Nonfiction: Sports Writing, China, Elizabeth Bishop, Obesity, Russia, Space Travel | Xpress Reviews


Ajayi calls to mind Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist; recommended for sports nuts; an in-depth look at power in China; for poetry lovers, writers, literature enthusiasts, and fans of Elizabeth Bishop; a new look at obesity; a reinvigorated review of Cold War events; witticisms, pictures, and graphics about astronomy

Fiction from Grisham and Woods, a Debut, and Best American Science Fiction | Xpress Reviews


For sophisticated sf/fantasy readers; a captivating and suspenseful tale from Grisham; a debut that doesn’t quite catch fire; noir with a side of vulgar

Health DVDs | Collection Development


While Fitbits and smartphones have taken “home fitness” outdoors, the consumer health DVD market continues to yield high customer appeal. These 31 programs offer plenty of viewing advice.


Questioning the Future | Designing the Future


Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

Graphic Novel from Ben Katchor | Xpress Reviews


A wonderful peek into an old yet new world, Katchor’s work pleasantly combines art and character, opening readers’ eyes and ears to the sights and sounds of this metropolis

Nonfiction on Fashion and Film | Xpress Reviews


This survey of international scope will be of interest to both fashionistas and cinema buffs

Fiction from Gray, Larsen, Morrell, and Preston & Child | Xpress Reviews


Gray’s historical mystery will prove to be humorous and entertaining; Larsen’s impressive second novel is a solid choice for adventurous readers; aficionados of the Morrell’s trilogy are going to miss De Quincey and company; this twisty and bizarre 16th Pendergast series installment will puzzle and delight fans

African History September 2016 | Best Sellers

November 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Arend, Ash, Lindsey, and Meredith, plus “Silver Desire” | Xpress Reviews


The tenth “Six Pack Ranch” is as good as the first; readers will be reminiscing about young love; book three in Lindsey’s “Geek Girl Mysteries” series is lots of fun; Meredith latest will appeal to those who enjoy seeing unlikable heroes get their comeuppance; Aasolid, varied depiction of sex and desire among the older set

October 2016 LibraryReads


The October LibraryReads list includes historical fiction from Paulette Jiles, the latest installment of Tana French’s “Dublin Murder Squad” series, Brit Bennett’s dazzling debut, and, from Charlaine Harris, the first Aurora Teagarden mystery in more than a decade. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads […]