Timely Titles: FBI Fiction | Wyatt’s World

From Margaret Truman to Thomas Harris to James Patterson, authors of FBI fiction continue to build on a rich tradition and a long backlist. Considering recent headlines, now is a good time to generate a display and suggest titles. Below are some newer novels and one classic.

Fiction from Benford and Trigiani | Xpress Reviews

Benford’s title is recommended for an audience that enjoys alternate history with a solid grounding in reality; Trigiani’s truly pleasurable read will strike a chord with fans of Fannie Flagg

Short Stories for Distracted Minds | Wyatt’s World

A long novel can provide the perfect escape, sometimes a weeks-long fall into story, character, and place. But other times such needed focus is in short supply, and what readers really crave are brief pieces that can recenter their thinking—like boot camp meditation. Here are five collections to do just that.

All Ears: Top Audiobook Titles for Summer and Fall | Audio Spotlight

This summer and fall will see a plethora of extraordinary titles on audio, with something for every listener, from podcast enthusiasts to historical fiction fans to theater devotees.

Fiction includes “A Superhero Anthology” and works by Carey and Harrison | Xpress Reviews

Fans of superhero fiction will find that these imaginative stories; this action-packed sequel to The Girl with All the Gifts is a zombie thriller with a sympathetic cast of characters and multiple narrators; Harrison’s latest is a lackluster thriller

Hannah Lillith Assadi: A Lyricist at Heart | Debut Spotlight

Hannah Lillith Assadi’s first novel, Sonora, is a lyrical coming-of-age story about best friends Ahlam and Laura, who attempt to escape to New York City only to find that their troubled pasts have caught up to them there.

High-Profile Debut Novels: Four Distinctive and Newsworthy Works

Brassingthwaighte draws on his own legal aid work in Cairo to give us an intimate look at the refugee experience; debut novelist and celebrated memoirist Fuller aims to honor the history and culture of the Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation; ­Hamilton’s work both informs and humbles; Stansel is spare in language but big in purpose

Summer Escapes: Roll Out the Beach Towel with Some Genre Fiction

Vacation season is approaching, and readers will be contemplating their book lists as carefully as they plan their holidays. To help them find that perfect literary escape, LJ turned to genre fiction columnists and genre experts. Here are their picks for what they anticipate to be hot summer reads.

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Engrossing erotic crime from Castille, with playful writing, abundant sex, and plenty of melodrama from Wild & Bliss; Binet’s latest is sensational fun for the intellectually astute; genre experts pick the top summer reads; a grim, spare, and fascinating first novel from sf’s Tidbeck

Fiction from Blauner, Chamberlin, Hamilton, Herron, London, Nakamura, Shaara, Swinson, More | Xpress Reviews

Blauner’s first novel in more than ten years was worth the wait; Daily’s debut is good for those looking for a fluffy, fun summer read; aficionados of Gregg Hurwitz will quickly become Hamilton fans; London’s third “Highland Grooms” title is enchanting; Nakamura is for those who like their fiction dark; Shaara offers much to enjoy; Swinson delivers a superb second series installment