A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight


Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Attention-Grabbing Stories | African American Fiction (and More!)


Overworked plot devices can destroy readers’ enthusiasm, so it’s such a thrill to discover fresh out-of-the-ordinary action in this month’s selections.

Intrigue and Inspiration | African American Fiction (and More!)


My background evaluating young adult books has me always noting a novel’s first sentence. A teenage audience has to be hooked early and fast. Most readers are familiar with famous first lines such as these three that grab readers’ attention: You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of […]

Best Books 2013: Ebook Romances


A librarian selects her favorite ebook romances of 2013

Best Books 2013: Women’s Fiction


The best women’s fiction of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Thrillers


The best thrillers of 2013.

Best Books 2013: SF/Fantasy


The best sf/fantasy of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Mystery

The best mysteries of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Historical Fiction


The best historical fiction of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Christian Fiction


The best Christian fiction of 2013.