Shining, Creeping, Haunting, Turning, Scaring | What We’re Reading

The Haunting of Hill House

In the run-up to Halloween, the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and warlocks at LJ/School Library Journal share their favorite scary reads.

Horror Short Stories | Wyatt’s World

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Readers might need to consider short stories to fit in some frights before the season passes them by; here are five collections that should please fans and intrigue those dipping into the horror genre for the first time.

Read Along with Lonely Planet’s Best Travel in 2015 | Xpress Reviews

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Not a book to pack, Lonely Planet’s Best Travel 2015 might help readers choose a destination

Toil and Trouble: Spooky Halloween Reads | The Reader’s Shelf

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It’s time to get ready for the hordes of patrons who will begin to haunt the library and are in the mood for a good scare; this list of titles will help librarians arm themselves with some bloody-good suggestions.

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014

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The best books of the year, as chosen by LJ’s review editors, in the case of the top ten and the best of the rest, and by our reviewers and columnists, in the case of genre fiction and nonfiction. A fully annotated version of these lists will appear in upcoming LJReviews enewsletters and in the December issue of LJ.

That’s So Nineties | Memoir

The Call of the Farm

Remember the good times in these Nineties-themed memoirs.

Personal Bests | What We’re Reading

Truth Be Told

LJ/ School Library Journal staffers—and a special guest librarian—talk about Girls Gone and on the Train; Getting Better Than Before; Watching Anjelica; politics and prizes in China; what to wear; and animal-human transmissions

Don’t Trust These Ladies | African American Fiction (And More!)

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October’s lead female characters toy with men’s emotions, lie to them, steal their money, cheat on them, and even physically torture them. In particula, the authentic out-of-control take on a woman’s gambling addiction makes S.K. Collins’s Crooked G’s the pick of the month

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce November Favorites

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David Nicholls’s Us met my subway test, meaning it’s a book that I had to stop reading on the subway because I was laughing so hard I made a spectacle of myself (crying hard was another result of the book). Librarians around the country are loving Us, too, as they’ve picked it as their favorite […]

New York Comic Con: Highlights and Surprises

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It has been reported that 151,000 people attended New York Comic Con this past weekend, causing the annual event to beat its unrelated competitor, San Diego Comic-Con, in size. I last attended Comic-Con in 2009, as an ardent supporter of graphic novels. This time I attended for Library Journal, purposely seeking out panels about diversity […]

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