Neal Wyatt

About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt is LJ's reader's advisory columnist. She writes The Reader's Shelf, RA Crossroads, Book Pulse, and Wyatt's World columns. She is currently revising The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, 3d ed. (ALA Editions, 2018). Contact her at nwyatt@mediasourceinc.com.

Cookbook Countdown: Ending with Sweets | Wyatt’s World

Kick off the holiday season on a sweet note by building a display of baking books. These five titles serve as excellent starting suggestions.

The Costa Shortlist and Literary Listens | Book Pulse

The shortlist for the Costa Book Awards is out, as are new literary podcasts. The NYT explores what we have gotten wrong about Thanksgiving.

LJ’s Top Ten Picks and Genre Bests | Book Pulse

Library Journal names its picks for the Top Ten Books of 2017 and its selections for Best Genre Fiction. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is announced.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The People vs. Alex Crossby James Patterson leads the holds count and Wrinkle in Time gets a new trailer.

Cookbook Countdown: Sliding into Home Plate | Wyatt’s World

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, readers have mere days to game up. Help them prepare with these works by professional chefs, who make their living running restaurants.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

Lee Child and a photo collection featuring President Obama top the bestseller lists; Marilyn Stasio has a new crime column.

The National Book Awards & Best of the Year Lists | Book Pulse

The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

Louise Erdrich’s latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST

Tina Brown, Joe Biden, & Kevin Young Make Noise | Book Pulse

Tina Brown’s The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, Joe Biden’s Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose , and Kevin Young’s Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News draw critical attention. The NBAs are tomorrow.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

End Game by David Baldacci leads the holds count at the start of the week and the #1 LibraryReads November pick and the #1 Indie Next December selection hit shelves.