Diversity in Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Games, gamers, and gaming often experience well-deserved criticism when it comes to a lack of diversity and ­inclusiveness. However, there has been some progress made.

Master of Your Craft: 13 Fun and New Craft & DIY Books

DIY tattoos, a variety of predesigned crochet patterns that can be used as-is or adapted, and tips on find the best fabric for your specific project; whatever you’re in the mood to create there is a project here for you

Here’s to the Home Cooks! Ten Cookbooks Fit for the Home Chef

Plenty of party planning know-hows and presentation strategies, recipes that are clever yet practical, and no-nonsense dishes that will have you “falling” in love with seasonal treats; any of these books would be a great addition to the home cook’s collection

LJ Reference | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

The Definitive Shakespeare Companionis lively, approachable, and provides a wealth of material and analysis; Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East should find a home in any library serving undergraduates; there’s no question that Secret Files offers valuable primary source material; however, libraries should seek a free trial before committing to purchase

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

Bunny Mellon‘s story presents keen insights into the complex fabric of American culture and history; Creating Great Choiceswill improve anyone’s career; this useful guide to Garden Renovation is an excellent resource for the casual or inexperienced gardener and particularly new homeowners

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

Benedict “follows the war home,” engaging readers with an insightful story right up until the gut-wrenching conclusion; debuter McKibben will have readers grappling with the ethical questions of resistance; Chakraborty brings to vivid life the ancient mythological traditions of an Islamic world unfamiliar to most American readers

Dunkirk: The Battle That Altered History | RA Crossroads

In his storytelling approach to the events, figures, and actions of the start of World War II and the Battle of Dunkirk in the summer of 1940, Korda pulls readers in with a mix of history and his own family’s experience of war.

Nonfiction on Parenthood, Growing More Vegetables, and Hip-Hop Artist Gucci Mane | Xpress Reviews

Guaranteed to make any expectant mother weep but not a requirement for libraries; for a more productive garden that ultimately will lead to a more healthy environment for us all; recommended for rap music scholars and fans of Gucci Mane and trap music

Fiction from Chamberlain and Friedmann | Xpress Reviews

Secrets, intrigue, mystery, love, forgiveness, and drama—it’s all here. And it is riveting; readers won’t be able to put down this engrossing read until the final page

E-Originals from Chianese, Cole, Holmes, and Wyatt & St. George | Xpress Reviews

Forromance fans who appreciate strong female leads, handsome naval officers, and a dog playing matchmaker; fans of Cole will recognize the bandmates of Preload; Holmes’s sentiments are explored with great care; with broad appeal for readers of sexy contemporary romance, not just those who have an interest in MMA