Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

LJ Talks to Daniel Mendelsohn

Author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn’s literary memoir An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic tells at least two stories. At 81, Mendelsohn’s father, a retired research scientist, decided to sit in on his literature professor son’s Odyssey seminar at Bard College. After that, the father-son duo retraced Odysseus’s route on a Mediterranean sea cruise.

Audiobooks from Boyd, Grann, and Penrose | Xpress Reviews

For libraries wishing to enrich their historical fiction collections; for those interested in Native American history, civil rights, and the history of forensic science in this county; mystery fans will find great satisfaction with the meticulously researched setting

Graphic Novels from Cates & Co. and Wertz | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for readers who enjoy epic fantasy in rural settings; for anyone who enjoys graphic nonfiction and biography and especially for those interested in New York City’s various buildings and types of architecture

There’s Always Room for Creativity: 13 Craft/DIY Books

Creative women offering tips on forming a comfortable, welcoming home; simple, easy-to-memorize, basic stitch patterns; and fun, playful, and unexpectedly painterly crayon drawing; whatever you are in the mood to create, you have come to the right place

September 2017 LibraryReads

Though warm weather may be coming to an end, that just gives you another reason to curl up with one of these outstanding books. New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore’s new book Jane, Unlimited will take you on a journey filled with new adventures around every corner; the novel Caroline: Little House, Revisited will […]

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, August 2017

Into the Water floats to the top; Al Franken joins the nonfiction list

Nonfiction on a Passion for Birds and Animal Behavior | Xpress Reviews

Flawed but nevertheless recommended for those interested in natural history and the history of science; those wanting fresh insight on animal thought should look elsewhere

Fiction from Carter, Khan, Ponicsán, Thomas, and Debuter Robins | Xpress Reviews

Khan’s ambitious work is a good choice for popular fiction readers; a countercultural spirit and rollicking humor shine through in this worthy sequel; this debut offers a suspenseful and twisty foray into the world of obsessive love; Thomas advances her marvelous take on the Holmes canon

E-Originals from Alward, George, LeCoeur, Rock, and Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

This fairy-tale romance doesn’t require gratuitous sex scenes to capture readers’ heartstrings; the wide cast of characters and witty interplay make for a rollicking read; the mix of epistolary advice and raw romantic action is intoxicating; readers who gravitate toward second chance romances will be rewarded; Zanetti hits a home run with this one