In the Bookroom

A collaborative blog covering books, media, and publishing, including early previews of the hottest titles by Library Journal's review staffers, and op-eds and guest blogs by notable contributors. Follow us on Twitter: @LJReviews

Editors’ Fall Picks

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For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

The Devotion of Suspect X

As Labor Day looms and autumn approaches, LJ/School Library Journal staffers squeeze a little more summer reading into the schedule.

Survivors, Rebels, & Ruins | What We’re Reading

Lost New York

What are the SLJ/LJ editors reading this week? Stories of survival and more.

Chelsea Cain | LibraryReads Authors

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Chelsea Cain, author of One Kick

A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

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“When I think about what librarians have done for me over the years—provided a space, kept it neat and attractive, filled it with books and technology and opportunities for growth—I realize that what they were really doing was providing a home for me by another name.”

Going to a Bad Place | What We’re Reading

Death Note

Fiction takes us to some bad and Bad places this week

Learning from the Past | What We’re Reading

Orange Is the New Black

Time to go to prison, read to the kids, rumble with the Greasers and Socs, and pick a family with the School Library Journal/LJ staffers this week.

A Mystery Daphne du Maurier Might Have Written | RWA 2014

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I always get such a kick when a little-known author that LJ has covered suddenly gets wider recognition in the literary world. Linda Lappin’s Signatures in Stone, an atmospheric mystery that I reviewed last year, was honored this past weekend with the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

Family Stories, Twins, Con Artists, and Gatsby Love | What We’re Reading

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Now that LJ/SLJ staffers have relocated to a new office, we’re ready to report on what we’re reading again!

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

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