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.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, June 2017

Baldacci is now a-Fix-ed at No. 1; if you’re not into Hillbilly, try Option B

Wonder Woman, Wonderfully Reinvented | RA Crossroads

Already shaping up to be a cultural touchstone, the new Wonder Woman film illustrates the deep draw of bravery and honor while exploring superhero action and the heroic journey of coming of age.

Summer Travel: The Global Cooking Edition | Wyatt’s World

Summer cooking is abundant cooking, full of farmers market bounty and less expensive grocery produce. It is also a time of laid-back days that allow for culinary experimentation, and, of course, vacations. Checking all of those boxes, here is a global tour of new recipes to try and places to visit, even if it’s only through the pages of a book.

More Writing, Less War: LJ Talks to Thomas J. Brennan and Finbarr O’Reilly

“I believe that consistent storytelling about war and trauma is the key to moving forward the conversation about war’s impact on mental health.”

Children & Divorce, Neuroscience & Teen Brains, Montessori Mastery, Risk-Taking | Parenting Reviews

Sound strategies for responding to the needs of children during and after divorce; the appeal of Hicks’s titles are their concise and direct approach; Price’s book brings an important voice to a much-needed conversation, highly recommended; Shatkin’s readable style, complete research, and useful case studies all combine cohesively

Claire Zion on Editing the Late Jo Beverley

We asked Zion to talk about her relationship with the much-revered author, Beverley’s process/themes, and her contributions to the romance genre.

Always Creating: 10 Craft & DIY Books for all Artists

If you want step-by-step exercises illustrate a range of techniques on a variety of projects, need help mastering simple embroidery, or if you’re looking for do-it-yourself crafts, you can find all you need right here

Reach for Something New | Romance Reviews

Summer is here, and the beach (mountains, backyard hammock) is calling. There’s nothing better than grabbing something cold to drink and diving into a favorite genre with a new title by an author you love.