Editors’ Spring Picks: 34* Titles To Wave a Flag About

From bone-chilling true crime to poignant family dramas to delightful romantic romps, these 34 picks are top-of-list reads.

Mystery Writers of America Edgar® Nominees Announced

On Edgar Allan Poe’s 209th birthday, the Mystery Writers of America announce the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Awards.

German-Style Parenting, Mindfulness for Teens, Veggies for Kids, Creative Families | Parenting Reviews

EAT YOUR VEGGIES! YOU’RE ENOUGH! TAKE RISKS! CREATE! Such are the admonitions of the upcoming parenting releases as chosen by our new columnist Julia M. Reffner, replacing Julianne Smith, a longtime LJ reviewer and the parenting columnist for 11 years. Thank you, Julianne. Welcome, Julia!

Choose Your Own Adventure | Memoir

Books about the journey to self-discovery dominate this month’s memoir column.

Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists Is Pure Magic | Library Reads Author

In Chloe Benjamin’s vibrant new novel, The Immortalists, four siblings in 1969 New York visit a fortune teller said to predict the date of one’s death. The reader can’t help but wonder how different their lives might have been had they never made that visit.

LJ Talks to Ruth Emmie Lang | Debut Spotlight

In her debut novel, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, Ruth Emmie Lang offers up the wondrous tale of Weylyn Gray, who was quite literally raised by wolves. She invites readers to experience his life through the perspectives of those who come into contact with this enchanting and unusually talented man.

Best Media 2017: Audiobooks

The best audiobooks of 2017 include short story collections, debut novels, memoirs, true crime, astrophysics, and poetry.

Best Media 2017: Games

LJ’s new gaming columnists have chosen their favorite games of the year. The titles include board games, video games, and a mobile title that will appeal to a wide range of patrons with differing interests and experience.

Best Media 2017: Music

This year, our ears were graced by many great albums—even a few brilliant ones. But two stood out from the crowd: Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds—my pick for album of the year—and ­Thundercat’s Drunk.

Best Media 2017: DVDs

LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick sticks to feature films for this annual best-of, listing more independent and international titles with greater diversity in genre and format