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Beyond Caitlyn Jenner | Collection Development: Transgender Fiction & Nonfiction, June 1, 2016


The past ten years have seen dramatically increased visibility of transgender people in the public eye. For those in the community and those wanting to understand more about it, these 30 resources will fill in many of the blanks.

Best Media 2015: Music


The cast recording of the Broadway musical Hamilton is easily the album of the year, selected (and rhapsodically described) by both LJ music contributors Robin Bradford and Steve Kemple as an essential library purchase. Their other selections include pop, rock, classical, jazz, and more.     Robin Bradford Halestorm. Into the Wild Life. Atlantic. I just […]

Best Media 2015: Video Games


It’s been another great year for gaming. The Xbox One and Playstation 4 hit their stride in earnest, the Wii U proved to be the little console that could, and the PC continued to be the premier platform for innovative indie titles. Here’s how to spend this year’s money updating your circulating games collection and […]

Best Media 2015: Audiobooks


lj ljThis year’s best audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range. Genres on display among the fiction titles include literary fiction, mysteries, and Westerns. The nonfiction list addresses little-known religions, the sinking of the Lusitania, and memoirs about race, caring for an aged parent, and living with mental illness, among other topics. […]

Best Media 2015: DVDs


LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick’s annual best-of list cites five titles in each of four categories for a score of films you won’t want to miss

Best Media 2014: Best Video Games


The best video games of 2014, chosen by LJ’s gaming columnist, M. Brandon Robbins

Best Media 2014: Best Music


The 2014 mainstream and under-the-radar music chosen by Steve Kemple and Matthew Moyer

Best Media 2014: Best Audio


This year’s best fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range.

Best Media 2014: Best Video


Digitally restored classic films—domestic and foreign—and television miniseries, especially crime dramas, reign amid fewer but notable documentaries in LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick’s annual best-of list.

Fiction from Abercrombie and Hodgson; Nonfiction from Hofmann | Audiobook Reviews


Abercrombie entertains and surprises with plot twists right up to the final pages, Lee does an excellent job telling Hodgson’s story and bringing its many characters to life, a familial “contract” that covers behavior on tech devices and online.