Traveling Back in Time: Discovering the Woolly Mammoth

Two books in which readers can learn how the discovery of the woolly mammoth—among other archeological discoveries—were documented or lost, and gain information on how the woolly mammoths lived their lives; readers who are interested in popular science will find either book interesting

Whats Up Doc?

Intriguing stories of one man’s life as an anesthesiologist and fascinating historical information on Parkinson’s disease and the man behind it all; readers who are in the medical field, along with casual readers, will find either book a worthwhile read

Counting Sheep

These titles are full of relaxation exercises, bedtime behaviors, and benefits of a good night’s sleep. Readers who suffer from insomnia or sleep loss and are interested in learning more about why it happens and what can be done to help will find both books a fascinating read

Fiction from Davis, Gregory, Lange, Olsen, and Solwitz, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

About another New York City residential landmark; Gregory’s perspective on late Tudor England’s turbulent history will delight fans; Hughes has richly imagined the life of a remarkable historical figure; Lange knows how to reel in his audience with plenty of misdirection; for fans of women’s fiction about couples, families, genealogy, and genetics; great for indulging “the suspension of disbelief” with a unique setting; expect to be taken to the brink more than once—highly recommended

E-Originals from Bielman, Brookes, Sebastian, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

This Devil Wears Prada–type tale will have readers rushing through the pages; for those seeking plot-driven books and characters involved in what are currently considered alternative relationships; a unique and entrancing romance that touches the heart deeper than most; this contemporary retelling of the Anastasia myth is chock-full of elegance in the most romantic city in the world

Nonfiction on Alcoholism, a Daughter’s Memories, a Woman Who Codes | Xpress Reviews

Relevant facts about important players associated with the history of alcoholism and how it has been treated in the United States; an affecting memorialization of a good man in dire straits; recommended for anyone intrigued by technology and its implications

Graphic Novels from Azzarello & Risso, Hennessey & McGowan, and Unferth & Haidle | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for anyone interested in fantasy-tinged mob thrillers who are not turned away by foul language or gore; an approachable introduction for those starting a deeper study of gaming; I, Parrot has the bones of a better story but not the meat

Awards Season Gets Underway | Christian Fiction Reviews

Linden’s debut novel is a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship, family ties, and the complexities of love; Reid is in a class by herself with this tender love story with an unusual twist; Sleeman’s gritty, high-octane plot will keep the pages flying until the heart-stopping finale; White once again demonstrates her mastery of historical detail with polished prose and thorough research

Picking Up Books | What We’re Reading (& Watching)

What a whirl the spring and summer has been for the “What We’re Reading & Watching” gang! We survived LJ’s annual Day of Dialog (DoD), BookExpo (formerly Book Expo America, or BEA for you acronym fans), and then a quick swoop into Chicago for the ALA Annual conference, June 22–27. Books ruled all over, and […]

Thicker Than Water: Family Stories | The Reader’s Shelf

Family dynamics drive these six novels, exploring how relations act upon one another, from the way a mother binds a daughter—or sets her free—to the complexities of marriage to how siblings become mutual anchors.