Best Databases of 2016

The most highly acclaimed databases and digital reference products reviewed by LJ in 2016.

Best Reference Titles of 2016

The top reference titles published in 2016, selected by a committee of LJ reviewers and editors.

World War II Stories | Wyatt’s World

With the trailers arriving for Their Finest and The Zookeeper’s Wife, and the news that the British drama series Home Fires is returning to PBS, it’s a good time to build a World War II display. There are plenty of new books to add to the wealth of backlist titles.

Oscar Doc Nominees 2017 | LJ Media Reviews

With only days left until the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, LJ shares its reviews of the five nominees for Best Documentary Feature. Any way you look at it, we’ve got the winner. See if you agree.

What We’re Watching and… | What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” meets “What We’re Watching” in a snowstorm before the Oscars.

In or Out? | Memoir

This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

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.

Thirty-Four Must-Have Spring Books | Editors’ Picks 2017

A host of new titles are coming your way, courtesy of long hours of perusing catalogs, quizzing publicists, reading galleys, and seeking what’s worthwhile on the horizon.

What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

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

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.