MILFs, Monarchs, Miller, Makers, Murder, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

The “What We’re Reading & Watching” crew covers a lot of ground this first week of May, with gladiators, queens, playwrights, golden girls, animators, and MILFs, plus Giancarlo Esposito & Roxane Gay!

Research at Risk? | Notable Government Documents 2016

This year’s Notable Government Documents reflect what’s on everyone’s minds: climate change and how to preserve the data.

Graphic Novel from Nicole J. Georges, About Her Dog | Xpress Reviews

This well-written, splendidly illustrated title would be a good YA crossover. It will stir the hearts of misunderstood riot grrrls, owners of unruly canines, and LGBTQ readers

Nonfiction on Board Games, Muffins & Biscuits, and Teeth | Xpress Reviews

This book will appeal to readers interested in a comprehensive history of board games; Gibson’s latest will be a big hit for bakers of all levels; an excellent book for those with a serious interest in anthropology

Life After Loss, Intuitive Art, Recovery Memoirs, Building Resiliency | Self-Help Reviews

TAKE A BREAK, BREATHE, AND HELP OTHERS Except for a few books, this column reviews the newest works dealing with the most challenging aspects of life.

E-Originals from Christian, McGovern, and Taylor | Xpress Reviews

Christian’s fast-paced plot and action-packed scenes are more than enough to keep readers turning the pages; a good purchase that will appeal to romance readers who like a sweet story with just the right amount of spice; a fun, lighthearted departure from standard romance fare

Computer Science, May 2017 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Sargent’s Women will be a lasting addition to arts collections; excellent new work from important poet Akbar; a breezy social history for readers interested in tales of a bygone era; those seeking pleasure reading will enjoy this caper through the cosmos

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Engrossing erotic crime from Castille, with playful writing, abundant sex, and plenty of melodrama from Wild & Bliss; Binet’s latest is sensational fun for the intellectually astute; genre experts pick the top summer reads; a grim, spare, and fascinating first novel from sf’s Tidbeck

Celebrating National Poetry Month | Wyatt’s World

Close out April, National Poetry Month, by sharing and reading poems new and old. From backlist favorites to debut works to titles not yet on the shelves, here are five books to underscore the vibrant power of the poet and poetry reader.