Recommended, Commended, & Unrecommended | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild staff is taking and making recommendations this week, with hive fiction, stalker stories, diversified heroines, L.A. hippies, women soldiers, faux-academic footnotes, and scrumptiously short stories.

In Office: This Season’s Presidential and Political Picks

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A pragmatic political partnership; a moving portrayal of the Washingtons’ devoted relationship; Winik delivers a book of capital historical importance; a significant alliance in America’s founding; an unequaled biography of Henry Kissinger

Einstein and Friends: 100 Years of the General Theory of Relativity and Other Breakthroughs

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This centenary year of the publication of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity sees many books about the scientist and his achievements. Listed here are such titles along with forthcoming and recent works on other scientific breakthroughs.

Good Morning, Breast Cancer, with Love: Six Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A graphic memoir of female growth and independence, breast cancer survivor Lunden, journalist Robach offers up an encouraging story, Dr. Love is the go-to for all matters of the breast, Port’s latest, plus Lucas’s update

Betwixt and Between: New Adult Fiction | Collection Development, September 1, 2015

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New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.

Standout Fall Fiction Debuts | LJ Reviews

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A fresh voice and broadened scope to the Holmes canon; a must-read for fans and denizens of the Big Easy; a darkly comic debut about love and families; DeCarlo combines suspense and heartache; laughter, tears, and just plain fun from Noblin

Jock Jams | Memoir

Strong Is the New Sexy

The memoirs this month had me sweating vicariously as the authors portaged canoes, did planks in their living rooms, and hiked cross-country.

LibraryReads September 2015

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Some familiar names—Lee Child, Jonathan Evison, Jenny Lawson—have made this month’s LibraryReads, the list of what librarians are reading and loving lately. Happily, though, top of the list this time is a debut, Melissa DeCarlo’s The Art of Crash Landing. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No […]

LJ Reference Reviews: September 1, 2015

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Histories of American economics, costume, film composers, plus short takes on Broadway musicals, spy secrets, and Bigfoot. Here’s a list of reference titles and ereviews to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Back to School | Wyatt’s World

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Read in the school year with subject-aligned nonfiction. Be it history, math, art, or literature, there are a plethora of choices no matter the interest. Here are a wide-ranging five.