Audiobooks from Briggs, Grimes, Korelitz, L’Amour, & Rieger | Xpress Reviews

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A Terrific urban fantasy ride from Briggs, Hitchcockian influences from Grimes, well-crafted suspense from Korelitz, a coming-of-age Western from L’Amour, and epistolary novel from Rieger that doesn’t quite work in audio

E-Originals from Adele, Connolly, Dee, Jamieson, Rose, and a Historical Debut | Xpress Reviews

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SF romance of civil war, a sexy rags-to-riches historical, explicit heat in wine country, a trio of lovers end their trilogy, a historical debut of New Orleans, and a baseball romance that hits a home run

Physiology, August 2014 | Best Sellers

November 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Nine New Adult Reads To Keep You Up All Night

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Coeds and cliffhangers and coming of age—that’s what new adult (NA) fiction is made of. Aimed at the 18- to 25-year-old audience and focusing on firsts—first love, first job, first sex—these titles tackle tough issues.

Cold War History, the Life of Ward, Trials of Ali, plus Fast Scans & Trailers | Video Reviews

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An engaging examination of the influence of Western TV, an overdue reminder of what remains singular about Lynd Ward, a fascinating look into how Ali overcame prejudice through the courage of his convictions, and much more

President Carter, Anthony Doerr, Matthew Quirk, & the Boys of Wall Street | Audiobook Reviews

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An exceptional consciousness-raising book about global sexual discrimination; listeners must attend closely to Doerr’s story of innocents caught up in the darkness of World War I; Jay Snyder’s narration is simply masterly

Graphic Novels from Brubaker & Co., Ricard, and Wood | Xpress Reviews

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Brubaker’s latest is complete with gadgetry, exotic locales, and mysterious characters; Ricard’s tale falls flat; Wood’s technical weaknesses overwhelm her expressive style

Nonfiction: Tudor England, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Black Panthers, and Martin Luther King Jr. | Xpress Reviews

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Tudor adventurers for fans of travel narratives, Ham’s excellent work continues the atomic war debate, new details on civil rights history from a Black Panther, and Smiley on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

E-Originals from Barth, McNally, Macnamara, plus “The Naughty Nine” | Xpress Reviews

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“Nondating” won’t work in this small town, nine hot romance stories, regular people with normal problems having real sex, a new series needs to ramp up the excitement, and a Florida-set debut has broad appeal

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

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