Best Of

LJ Best Books 2017It's time again for LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry and literature, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles.
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You Might Also Like… | LJ Notable Books of 2017

After selecting the LJ Best Books, we’re ready to recommend other notable publications of 2017

Prep School Stories | Fiction Reviews

A troubling journey into the question of how involved teachers should be in their students lives; a debut novel chronicling the shift from young love to obsession.

Troubled Vets | Fiction Reviews

An emotional journey to attempt at understanding the affects of war and drugs use among vets; a complex thriller overshadowed by the tragedy of PTSD; an ex-Marine caught in an unfortunate situation leads to a thrilling adventure

Spring Fiction in Translation: Top Stories from Around the World

Altan’s U.S. debut is both an absorbing thriller and an intensive novel of ideas; luscious and affirmative work both the serious-minded and the lighthearted can enjoy; a well-constructed example of literary/commercial crossover that will prickle readers

The Ten Best Magazines Launched in 2016

Print mags hold an important place in the overall media landscape and are not about to lose their value.

Best Free Reference Websites & Apps of 2016

INFOdocket editor Gary Price highlights the top free online resources and apps that should be at the fingertips of every reference librarian.

Best Databases of 2016

The most highly acclaimed databases and digital reference products reviewed by LJ in 2016.

Best Reference Titles of 2016

The top reference titles published in 2016, selected by a committee of LJ reviewers and editors.

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2017

On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of reading list, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ‘s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.

Hilary Mantel, Alexander McCall Smith, Ron Currie | Fiction Finds

An eerie and adult take on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved Little Mermaid tale, a modern marriage tested by freedom, and Nazi war widows when the war is over.