Novel New Directions: Fresh Takes on the Literary Mashup | RA Crossroads

Begin with Theodore Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, a smart, engrossing, and multilayered read in which characters lay claim to both their past and future.

Nina George | LibraryReads Author Spotlight

Nina George’s The Little French Bistro conveys the mysteries of life and love through the inter­actions among the inhabitants of that small Breton town. A resident of both Berlin and Brittany, George graciously answered a few questions LJ posed to her via email.

Fiction: Beattie, Brookmyre, Conroy, DePalo, the Hammers, James, MacColl, Moggach, Waters, More | Xpress Reviews

A medieval tale; Beattie’s welcome stories; Jack Parlabane races against the clock; Conroy’s impressive literary fiction; DePalo hits a lot of right notes; a solid Scandinavian noir; Holohan’s debut is elegantly written; Conroy is totally satisfying; MacColl’s historical fiction is a perfect fit; a darker Moggach; a heaping dose of scientific and historical intrigue; and overpowering pieces from Waters

A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

The Second Time Around | Day of Dialog 2017

Five authors discuss the ups and downs of writing a second novel.

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

While Lee’s series offers plenty of gripping space opera action, the real pleasure is the inventive worldbuilding; this addictive story from the legendary Jo Beverley overflows with intrigue and breathtaking ardor; Adebayo’s work makes a blazing entry onto the list of talented, upcoming writers from Nigeria

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo now lives at No. 3; The Zookeeper’s Wife enters with movie buzz

Summer Reading, A Running Start | Wyatt’s World

One of the hottest reading seasons of the year is about to begin, and the delights are plentiful. From Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness to Roxane Gay’s Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body to several killer thrillers, readers have some prime choices, with plenty more are on the way.

Fiction from Boyett & Mitchroney, Ephron, Grant, Maron, and Oates | Xpress Reviews

Sf mixed with alternative history; a satisfyingly creepy read for fans of Southern gothic fiction; a very complex plotline seeks to tie up loose ends in Grant’s long-running series; Maron’s fans will enjoy this while wiping away tears of farewell; Oates’s short dark pieces are compelling

June 2017 LibraryReads

Summer is on its way, and the June LibraryReads list has a handful of great beach reads. New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh is back with a captivating novel full of lust and betrayal. Set during World War I, Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network tells a fascinating story of courage and sacrifice, while Matthew Sullivan’s Midnight […]