Recommended, Commended, & Unrecommended | What We’re Reading

The Bees

The LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild staff is taking and making recommendations this week, with hive fiction, stalker stories, diversified heroines, L.A. hippies, women soldiers, faux-academic footnotes, and scrumptiously short stories.

Energy & Empathy | French on Fridays

Just Mercy

I found a real-life lawyer I admire!

Va- and Stay-cation Books | What We’re Reading

Mycroft Holmes

The “What We’re Reading” gang is going clear, fighting racial bias, forming friendships, drooling over maps, plotting poisoning, sleuthing with Mycroft, steampunking, time-traveling, and grabbing the tissues this week.

Eli Gottlieb | LibraryReads Author, August 2015

Best Boy

“I hope this novel can help contribute to a discussion of otherness in general and of humanizing that which we often regard as alien: the disabled, autistics, schizophrenics…its main purpose is finally to engage and to hold the reader inside a world.”

Rob Doyle | Debut Spotlight, August 2015


Rob Doyle is a reader’s writer. His riveting debut novel, Here Are the Young Men, has the potential to become a contemporary classic.

Mystery and More: Kate Morton’s Carefully Structured The Lake House Has Broad Appeal


History, mystery, a split yet deftly interlocking time frame, the complexities of family, the sweep of England’s grand country homes—of course it’s a Kate Morton novel.

Why Alice Still Matters: Celebrating 150 Years of Wonderland with Gregory Maguire


It’s been 150 years since readers first fell down the rabbit hole with the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , and no one’s been the same since.

Talking, Tweeting, Writing, Riding | What We’re Reading


“What We’re Reading” people find inspiration on Twitter, in the headlines, at the beach, and in Montana City this week.

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television


What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.

Reading and Reacting | French on Fridays

This week I realize that truth is harder, not to mention stranger, than fiction.