Graphic Novels from Dixon & Kwapisz and Thompson & McClaren | Xpress Reviews


Civil War buffs might find Civil War Adventure a worthwhile read; Thompson and McClaren’s provocative premise and popular art style that will attract readers, yet few will gain real satisfaction here

Fiction from Arlidge and Cullen, and Debuter Critchley | Xpress Reviews


Arlidge delivers on the promise of the first Helen Grace thriller with Pop Goes the Weasel; Critchley’s debut is utterly readable, swiftly entertaining, and at moments blackly funny; fans of historical fiction and biographies will enjoy Cullen’s novel about Mark Twain

E-Originals from Anderson, Arthur, Astres, and Brown | Xpress Reviews


A slower build to the end would have helped Anderson’s latest, Arthur wraps up the “Restoration” trilogy; Astres is recommended for readers who enjoy unabashed sexual indulgence, settle in and be rescued by Brown’s great story

Literary Criticism, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, September 2015

Cast your eye on Watchman, in the top spot; Coates’s treatise enters nonfiction at No. 2

Cho’s Debut of the Month, Series from the Griffiths, Hunter, Weber, & Others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2015


THIS MONTH WE MULL the role and types of series in sf and fantasy. Regardless of their challenges, series are essential to speculative fiction and something all librarians should understand.

Location Drawing, T-Shirt Crafts, Chicken Coops, First Homes, & more | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 15, 2015


Art instruction with wide appeal potential; a must-have in libraries serving home builders; Leins’s standout quilting book stand out; clearly presented heirloom sewing techniques; clever ideas developed by amateurs will motivate others to tackle their own spaces

Arts | Best Sellers, September 2015


Paris, forgery, Basquiat, Japan, Kahlo/Rivera, and Great Qing

LJ Reference Reviews: September 15, 2015


New reference titles, from Nixon Tapes to Folksongs to the World Cheese Book, plus eReviews of The Churchill Archive, Judaic Scholar Digital Reference Library, and Quetzal.

Audiobooks from Box, Clark, Spindler, and Trenow | Xpress Reviews


Joe Pickett is on the case in a new Box title; listeners fond of psychological thrillers will revel in Spindler’s cast of suspects, trail of clues, twists, and turns; Trenow’s historical fiction is hauntingly beautiful—a not-to-be-missed audiobook