Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

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One idea solidified by the fascinating February 15 panel, discussion “Challenging Topics, Challenging Times: Four Best-Selling Authors Reflect upon Culture, Creativity, and Changing the Conversation,” is that all Americans need to keep reading.

34 Must-Have Spring Books | Editors’ Picks 2017

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The 34 new books that are tickling our imagination this season From the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the future of American journalism after Edward Snowden, from psychological thrillers featuring unreliable narrators to a beloved romance author’s final novel, the titles chosen by my review colleagues reflect both our professional “beats” and personal passions. A […]

What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

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Fiction, both classic and contemporary; nonfiction; and film and TV for readers who have finished George Orwell’s 1984 and still hunger for more titles to give them perspective on the current social and political climate.

SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

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Author and Iraq War veteran Jessica Scott’s new “Falling” series tackles the effects of war on those who serve as well as the people who love them. The first book in the series, Before I Fall, takes the top spot of most read Romance in SELF-e Select.

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2017

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On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of reading list, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ‘s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.

Welsh’s Debut of the Month, Cain, Khan, Mackay, Obregón, Hillerman, New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, February 1, 2017

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THE NEW YEAR brings a variety of (fictional) crimes from across the various seas, as well as offering up a bounty of American mysteries.

Fiction, Nonfiction, & Alt-Facts | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” gang is back, with rule-breaking queens and foodies, outlined protagonists, scary strangers, brother correspondents, and pink roaches, to name a few subjects.

Travels & Translations | Memoir

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This month’s column has two memoirs in translation and two by Americans who take to the road

2017 Gumbo | What We’re Reading

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We’re reading: aloud, long-form journalism, parental nightmares, New Orleans novels, Wild Westerns, Richard III rewrites, Brooklyn books, whodunits, a raconteur’s remembrances, & more Lippman!

Legends That Live On: Begin with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, the Norse gods lead me down a winding path.