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 Books 2014: Graphic Novels


The best graphic novels of 2014 as chosen by Library Journal’s graphic novel columnists.

Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction


The best nonfiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction


The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

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.

Defending Your Castle | African American Fiction (And More!)


Edgy themes weave throughout urban fiction, but when it comes to loyalty to the family, look out. This month’s selections show men willing to torture, kill, and destroy other males who dare lay their hands on their wives and children. But don’t forget the women. They, too, will stand by their man…maybe while holding a […]

Best Books 2014: More of the Best

Liar, temptress

ALL BEST BOOKS 2014 ARTICLES:Best Books 2014: Top TenBest Books 2014: More of the BestBest Books 2014: Genre Fiction Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction Best Books 2014: Graphic Novels Best Books 2014: E-Originals Best Books 2014: Romance Abbott, Karen. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. Harper. ISBN 9780062092892. $27.99, ebk. […]

Best Databases 2014


This year’s best database roundup, as nominated by LJ’s readers, includes an intriguing mix of the tried-and-true as well as upstarts on their way to finding a place in all librarians’ toolkits. The members of our profession have always welcomed fresh ways of finding information and helping patrons, and the resources listed below offer useful, absorbing, and in some cases attractive avenues to explore along with some new ways to assist.