Language Arts, February 2017 | Best Sellers

May 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

Real-life advice for The Artist as Cultural Producer; an important addition to feminist theory; Nichols offers an exquisite example of revisionist history; starred and “marriage-minded” memoirs; from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes fun, varied, and great cooking

The Nordic Way to Happy | Wyatt’s World

On the heels of calm interventions such as adult coloring books and only keeping possessions that spark joy, a new lifestyle movement is afoot. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish concept that encourages finding meaning in the everyday.

Drawing and Painting Animals, Quilled Mandalas, Digital Fiber Art | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 1, 2017

No matter if it’s drawing, knitting, crocheting or quilting, this section is filled with crafts that will appeal to all levels of creativity; whether you are just starting to pick up a pencil or you’re an advanced artist seeking inspiration from others, this is the place for you

To Spy, or Not To Spy | Arts and Humanities, February 1, 2017

An intriguing study highlighting the tension between Hemingway’s Soviet sympathies and his identity as a U.S. patriot, particularly during the Cold War; a fascinating book that will appeal to readers curious about the political agendas behind CIA manipulation of publishing in America

Literary Criticism, January 2017 | Best Sellers

March 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

Zornberg’s Moses is not for the faint of heart; Horta’s scholarly, albeit witty and entertaining analysis and style will have wide appeal; Hatch’s memoir will move readers who are interested in global health, medical education, and biographies in general

Music & Art, January 2017 | Best Sellers

March 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Legends That Live On: Begin with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, the Norse gods lead me down a winding path.

Reviewers of the Year 2016

A huge thank you to all our contributors, and special recognition to those who made this year even more outstanding. Interested in joining the LJ reviewing team? Click on the article for further details.