Asia Known & Unknown | LJ Reviews


Armchair travelers, tourists, and students of contemporary Sri Lanka will relish Elephant Complex; Mould’s memoir will stimulate interest in Kyrgyzstan; with Subramanian’s study Sri Lanka will finally get the spotlight it deserves

Library Leadership, Electronic Resources, Self-Study | LJ Reviews


Creating Leaders is for librarians in any kind of leadership role, whether formally or informally; an overview of the impact electronic resources; how to capture data that will promote services and demonstrate value-added activities

Q&A: J.K. Ullrich | SELF-e

Blue Karma

J.K. Ullrich’s self-published debut, Blue Karma, is getting rave reviews. The novel won Library Journal’s first Self-Published Ebook Award in Science Fiction, Top Medalist Honors, and the New Apple Summer 2015 Ebook Award. In this interview, Ullrich discusses the world she creates, sf, and her own reading interests. Blue Karma is available to read on […]

Nonfiction; Cookies & Beer, European Architecture, Mont Blanc, The Twilight Zone, NYC | Xpress Reviews


A solid jumping-off point for 16th-century European history, pairing cookies and beer, architecture of Communist countries, a tour of Mont Blanc, all about The Twilight Zone, a trio of tomes for lovers of the Big Apple

Graphic Novels from Cannon & Fischer, Pfeifer & Co., and Wong & Mochizuki | Xpress Reviews


Cannon and Fischer’s this tale is done well and deserves consideration, watch Catwoman find the balance between vigilante and villain, patrons interested in poetry and avant-garde comics will be intrigued by the Perpetual’s innovative style

Fiction from Binchy, Chamberlain, Higashino, and May, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews


An unremarkable collection from Binchy, war fiction that is dramatic and raw, a hauntingly poetic and culturally enlightening debut, a total page-turner first novel, Higashino’s complex and riveting mystery, May’s tale of two nostalgia trips

E-Originals from Grant, Harris, Merritt, and Swafford | Xpress Reviews


A fantasy page-turner from Grant, a compelling series addition from Harris, Merritt’s Wild West–meets–Van Helsing aesthetic will please series fans, and plenty of fast bikes, leather, and inside details into the MC culture from Swafford

Microbiology, January 2016 | Best Sellers

March 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Notable Nonfiction & Poetry | ALA Midwinter 2016


Check out LJ‘s reviews of the 2016 selections of RUSA’s (Reference and User Services Association) Notable Books List

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Notable Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2016


LJ‘s reviews of the 2016 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.