Summer Fiction: Genre Edition | Wyatt’s World


Part of the pure pleasure of summer reading is spending extended periods of time immersed in a favorite genre—be it a blend or a classic example. Here are five to suggest and display.

Books for the Bounty | Wyatt’s World


Help patrons find new vegetable-centered cookbooks, from Root to Leaf to The Broad Fork, readers will feel At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

McCullough’s Wright Brothers Take Flight | RA Crossroads


Blending social history, scientific innovation, and dual biography, McCullough offers a resonating account of American invention, hard work, and determination.

Early Summer Reading | Wyatt’s World


Like most celebrations, summer reading starts earlier and earlier each year. One might as well begin reading in the mode of the season sooner rather than later. Here are five ways to devise a plan of action.

Survival and Rescue | Wyatt’s World


The bravery, luck, resourcefulness, and generosity of individuals facing extraordinarily difficult circumstances—personal, cultural, and natural—have long fascinated readers. Here are five titles to suggest to fans of the genre.

Mysteries of the Past: Historical Crime Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2015


Ranging from the plague-riddled 1300s to a World War II–era village in England, each of these stories masterfully conjures time and place while also ensnaring readers in mysteries most violent, most thrilling, and most startling.

Kurson’s Pirate Hunters Lead the Quest for Buried Treasure | RA Crossroads


Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, pirate treasure leads me down a winding path.

Book Display Readers’ Advisory: Circus Stories | Wyatt’s World


Here are three new titles to put on display, plus two 2014 releases that might be languishing in the stacks, just waiting for companion works to give them a bit of shine.

Book Display Readers’ Advisory: Assemble Grown-Up Picture Books | Wyatt’s World


Build a book display of fine children’s books, or gather grown-up picture books—graphic novels, illustrated books, exhibition catalogs—that celebrate the pure delight of looking at a book as well as reading it.

Halfway to Horror: Halloween Previews | The Reader’s Shelf, April 15, 2015


From Jennifer Egan’s The Keep to Scott Smith’s The Ruins, this collection of titles brings plenty of ambiance to set a horrific tone, parodies of current times, looks to the future, and art that is both beautiful and scary.