Thicker Than Water: Family Stories | The Reader’s Shelf

Family dynamics drive these six novels, exploring how relations act upon one another, from the way a mother binds a daughter—or sets her free—to the complexities of marriage to how siblings become mutual anchors.

Wonder Woman, Wonderfully Reinvented | RA Crossroads

Already shaping up to be a cultural touchstone, the new Wonder Woman film illustrates the deep draw of bravery and honor while exploring superhero action and the heroic journey of coming of age.

Summer Travel: The Global Cooking Edition | Wyatt’s World

Summer cooking is abundant cooking, full of farmers market bounty and less expensive grocery produce. It is also a time of laid-back days that allow for culinary experimentation, and, of course, vacations. Checking all of those boxes, here is a global tour of new recipes to try and places to visit, even if it’s only through the pages of a book.

Audiobook Month Concludes with Speed | Wyatt’s World

Wrap up audiobook month with a set of fast-paced listens, perfect for that inevitable stretch when the commute comes to a standstill on the way to the beach, lake, or office.

Reading for Our Political Times | Wyatt’s World

From ongoing wars and mounting refugee crises to corrupt policies and the traumatic fight for health care, there is plenty of noise and heat in today’s politics. Well-argued and insightful nonfiction helps inform readers of these timely debates and adds much-needed perspective on the issues.

Novel New Directions: Fresh Takes on the Literary Mashup | RA Crossroads

Begin with Theodore Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, a smart, engrossing, and multilayered read in which characters lay claim to both their past and future.

Foodies Rejoice | Wyatt’s World

On June 16, The Great British Baking Show returns to PBS with Season 4, marking the perfect time to display new summer cookbooks and the best sure-bet titles. Here are four fresh choices plus one classic to accompany the series.

Summer Listening | Wyatt’s World

June is audiobook month, which nicely coincides with the start of summer reading. Here are five must-listens, perfect for hot commutes or epic road trips.

Summer Reading, A Running Start | Wyatt’s World

One of the hottest reading seasons of the year is about to begin, and the delights are plentiful. From Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness to Roxane Gay’s Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body to several killer thrillers, readers have some prime choices, with plenty more are on the way.

Timely Titles: FBI Fiction | Wyatt’s World

From Margaret Truman to Thomas Harris to James Patterson, authors of FBI fiction continue to build on a rich tradition and a long backlist. Considering recent headlines, now is a good time to generate a display and suggest titles. Below are some newer novels and one classic.