Nonfiction on Being a Beach Boy, Music, Mortality, and Murder | Xpress Reviews


Memoirs from Beach Boy cousins Brian Wilson and Mike Love; a review of positive stances toward our mortality; readers will have a strong understanding of what it was like to live in the United States in the late 19th century

US History, October 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Staging Shakespeare | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 1, 2016


Playgoers needing a reference guide before and/or after going to the theater will be delighted; actors and directors working on the plays will enjoy Wells’s insights; this ­readable account shows that Shakespeare is universal

Cases for Faith, Early Christianity, the Reformation, Self-Discovery | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, October 1, 2016


A balanced and sensitive treatment of suffering; a scholarly look at the birth of Christianity; a source of common ground and common cause; a breath of fresh air on a sorely misappropriated concept; an Emblem of Faith that is first archbishop Thomas Cranmer

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 15, 2016


An outstanding portrait of Jean Cocteau; Elvis’s legacy; holiday crafts; hikers in America, On the Trail; top fall poetry; civil rights attorney Julius Chambers; navigating The Gig Economy; Whole Cooking and Nutrition is a must-have; what humans can learn from Being a Dog

Nonfiction: Sports Writing, China, Elizabeth Bishop, Obesity, Russia, Space Travel | Xpress Reviews


Ajayi calls to mind Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist; recommended for sports nuts; an in-depth look at power in China; for poetry lovers, writers, literature enthusiasts, and fans of Elizabeth Bishop; a new look at obesity; a reinvigorated review of Cold War events; witticisms, pictures, and graphics about astronomy

Computer Science, September 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Health DVDs | Collection Development


While Fitbits and smartphones have taken “home fitness” outdoors, the consumer health DVD market continues to yield high customer appeal. These 31 programs offer plenty of viewing advice.

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World


Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

Nonfiction on Fashion and Film | Xpress Reviews


This survey of international scope will be of interest to both fashionistas and cinema buffs