E-Originals from Alexander, Allen, Loveless, Macnamara, & Robson | Xpress Reviews

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A feel-good holiday romance, a good girl wants to be bad, a gay action star faces a midlife crisis, a sexually charge romance for historical fans, a dizzying array of paranormal characters for series fans

Toil and Trouble: Spooky Halloween Reads | The Reader’s Shelf

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It’s time to get ready for the hordes of patrons who will begin to haunt the library and are in the mood for a good scare; this list of titles will help librarians arm themselves with some bloody-good suggestions.

Best Books 2014: Romance

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Library Journal‘s Romance reviewer Kristin Ramsdell puts the Top Ten Best Romance of 2014 in perspective

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014

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The best books of the year, as chosen by LJ’s review editors, in the case of the top ten and the best of the rest, and by our reviewers and columnists, in the case of genre fiction and nonfiction. A fully annotated version of these lists will appear in upcoming LJReviews enewsletters and in the December issue of LJ.

Penguins and Back Pain and Military Dogs Oh My! | Science & Technology Reviews

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Of the many books on perennially popular penguins, this is far and away the best; an invaluable work to those facing the onset of back pain and the dizzying range of treatment choices; proof of the intensity of the human-animal bond.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, October 2014

The Heist steals the top spot from The Goldfinch; Unbroken breaks back into No. 1.

The Debt Industry, Bonapartes & Kennedys, Berlin, Plus Pro Media, Best Travel, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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A biography of Napoleon that stands apart from the rest, key concepts of copyright as they relate to academic libraries and higher education, sexual diversity in the German capital, the tragically short life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

The Furniture Bible, Wedding Dress, Design from Japan, the Hamptons | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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This fantastic go-to source for furniture care belongs in any public library, brides will find both inspiration and tips in Drinan’s guide, Graham explains the components that define Japanese art and design.

London’s Ottolenghi, Peternell’s Zeal for Simple, Vegan Holiday Foods | Cooking Reviews

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Ottolenghi’s latest doesn’t disappoint. Expect demand; Peternell teaches readers a fundamental cooking repertoire; the co-owners and executive chefs of New York City’s high-end vegan restaurant Candle Cafe share recipes.

Writers’ Lives, Jack O’Brien, Pushcart Prize XXXIX, & Lots Lots More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Interviews with authors, performers, and thinkers for the New York Times Book Review’s recurring By the Book feature, O’Brien’s exuberant, charming account of his career, a continuation of the series’ classic tradition.

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