Fiction from Arlidge and Cullen, and Debuter Critchley | Xpress Reviews


Arlidge delivers on the promise of the first Helen Grace thriller with Pop Goes the Weasel; Critchley’s debut is utterly readable, swiftly entertaining, and at moments blackly funny; fans of historical fiction and biographies will enjoy Cullen’s novel about Mark Twain

E-Originals from Anderson, Arthur, Astres, and Brown | Xpress Reviews


A slower build to the end would have helped Anderson’s latest, Arthur wraps up the “Restoration” trilogy; Astres is recommended for readers who enjoy unabashed sexual indulgence, settle in and be rescued by Brown’s great story

Literary Criticism, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, September 2015

Cast your eye on Watchman, in the top spot; Coates’s treatise enters nonfiction at No. 2

A Life of One’s Own | Memoir


The theme of this month’s memoir column is upbringing and what one does with it.

Cho’s Debut of the Month, Series from the Griffiths, Hunter, Weber, & Others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2015


THIS MONTH WE MULL the role and types of series in sf and fantasy. Regardless of their challenges, series are essential to speculative fiction and something all librarians should understand.

Chefs Bittman, Boyle, Elliot, Ottolenghi, Ronnen, & Others | Cooking Reviews, September 15, 2015


Bittman’s unconventional cookbook can help proficient cooks develop ideas, MasterChef Elliot’s hearty, classic dishes, Ottolenghi’s latest will challenge readers, Solomonov writes candidly about personal struggles and professional breakthroughs.

New Books, New Databases, New Attention to Indigenous Canadian Authors | Reference News, September 15, 2015


The experiment that is Open Access (OA) continues, and one publisher that reports related success is the innovative University of Regina Press, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Long and Short of It: Short Stories by Novelists | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2015


Treat yourself to some economical yet substantial works by popular novelists. These shorts can be savored in less time than it takes to do a load of laundry or run to the grocery store.

Location Drawing, T-Shirt Crafts, Chicken Coops, First Homes, & more | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 15, 2015


Art instruction with wide appeal potential; a must-have in libraries serving home builders; Leins’s standout quilting book stand out; clearly presented heirloom sewing techniques; clever ideas developed by amateurs will motivate others to tackle their own spaces