Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe | The Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Nominees


The Edgar Award nominees are announced, and LJ/SLJ has the goods on the books!

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2016

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At the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston, the Reference & User Services Association’s (RUSA) Reading List Council, made up of 12 expert readers’ advisory and collection development librarians, announced the 2016 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A short list of honor […]

Q&A: J.K. Ullrich | SELF-e

Blue Karma

J.K. Ullrich’s self-published debut, Blue Karma, is getting rave reviews. The novel won Library Journal’s first Self-Published Ebook Award in Science Fiction, Top Medalist Honors, and the New Apple Summer 2015 Ebook Award. In this interview, Ullrich discusses the world she creates, sf, and her own reading interests. Blue Karma is available to read on […]

Ringing In the New, Ringing Out the Old | French on Fridays


On keeping book lists, tallying totals, and reading in 2016

Elizabeth Strout | LibraryReads Author Spotlight, January 1, 2016


“People will go after you for combining poverty and abuse,” warns Sarah Payne, a writer admired by the eponymous heroine of Elizabeth Strout’s My Name Is Lucy Barton.

Weina Dai Randel | Debut Spotlight, January 1, 2016


The first in a duology coming out in March, The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel is a stunning debut for historical fiction fans, especially those fascinated by China’s glorious past.

Righting Past Wrongs: Alafair Burke’s The Ex


In Burke’s 11th novel, Olivia Randall’s once great love, Jack Harris—whose heart she broke when they were young but old enough for her to carry the guilt all these years later—returns in the most unexpected way.

Reviewers of the Year 2015 | LJ Reviews


Congratulations to 2015’s Reviewers of the Year

Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading


As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]

Q&A: Dave Ferraro | SELF-e


Dave Ferraro’s latest title, Yokai, was recently named Best Fantasy in Library Journal‘s Self-Published Ebook Awards and is available to read on the SELF-e platform.