Christmas Literary Escapes: Head Home for the Holidays with These 21 Festive Titles

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These holiday tales will soon have you wanting to pack up and visit a small town (or island) for Christmas, so settle in for another snowy season of crime and family get-togethers.

The Heart of Romance | Genre Spotlight: Romance

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With multiple subgenres and various publishing platforms, romance titles are a valentine to a solid library collection. See what works are coming your way this season.

Graphic Novelists Filiu & David B., Hubert & Kerascoet, Kindt & Others, and More | Xpress Reviews

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A strong work on an extremely important bit of history, a delightfully French story that is unusual and unnerving, a book only for hard-core crime fans and sf fiends, and courageously bringing DC’s finest to the edge of despair

Fiction from Mitchell, Plame & Lovett, and Yu, Plus Two Debuts & Mystery Stories | Xpress Reviews

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Chilling and thought-provoking mysteries, a debut novel of connected short stories, an addictive and flowing debut, a brilliant book from Mitchell, Plame and Lovett’s second espionage foray will thrill, and another cozy Aunty Lee mystery

U.S. History, October 2014 | Best Sellers

January 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” in Nonfiction with Jerry Lee Lewis | Xpress Reviews

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Great balls of fire, it’s Jerry Lee Lewis, in his own words

E-Originals from Erickson, Hutton, Kelly, Layne, & Stone | Xpress Reviews

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A strong female lead from Erickson, a twist on the “marriage of convenience” trope from Hutton, enemies into friends from Kelly, a fast-paced new adult tale from Layne, and appealing push and pull from Stone

Audiobooks from Adams, McCullough Jr., & Palmer | Xpress Reviews

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Concise and well-organized advice from the dad of Dilbert, a slog from McCullough Jr., and plot twists from Palmer for those who persevere

Facts That Astonish, Everything To Know About Zombies, Race and Racism in the United States, & More | Reference Reviews

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Well-rounded essays offer concise perspectives of the vice president’s time in office, a fascinating, informative collection that anyone interested in the history of zombies will want to read, a focus on Muhammad and his legacy.

Political Journalism, Factory Farming, New Orleans, Marketing for Libraries, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Bai’s important cautionary tale will resonate with journalists and members of the media, Genoways’s debut provides readers with an exhaustive examination of the meatpacking industry, Berger’s ready reference for all library professionals

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