Crayon Art, LEGO Christmas, Crochet To Calm, Home Decor | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2016


Novelty-seeking adult readers of every artistic skill level will appreciate The Art of Crayon; LEGO building provides numerous options for creative fun; Schlosser’s expertise successfully combines with the uncommon focus on professional-quality home decor projects

How To Bake Everything, Taste of Persia, Southern Foods, German Baking | Cooking Reviews, October 15, 2016


Incredible value in an up-to-date, all-in-one volume from Bittman; an eclectic restaurant cookbook with bold takes on comfort food; a standout collection of regional Southern foods; Quinn’s latest doesn’t disappoint

November 2016 LibraryReads


The November LibraryReads list features a heart-wrenching story from Alice Hoffman about a girl from Long Island who loses her best friend in a car accident and struggles to regain her sense of self. Also included is another installment of the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child; a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird; a rich drama about friendship and music from Zadie Smith, and a powerful new novel from Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon.

The King’s Legacy | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 15, 2016


While sure to be an Elvis fan favorite, this quick read will also appeal to pop culture enthusiasts and designers; Harrison’s book is for die-hard Elvis fans as well as readers curious for insight into the continuing significance of the performer

From Ingrid Bergman to Saved! to A Taste of Honey | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, October 15, 2016


Stig Björkman’s refreshingly personal portrait chronicles a remarkable life; Eric Barbier takes an unusual approach with his heist picture; a diverse bunch of students at a Christian high school put their faith into practice; an often touching story of disaffected souls looking for love

Sophomore Triumphs | The Reader’s Shelf, October 15, 2016


Second novels can be tricky. Will the buzz surrounding a first splash be repeated, or will that sophomore effort turn out to be a one-hit wonder? Here are six titles that shine as much as the debuts that preceded them.

Johansen’s Pick of the Month, Bonesteel, Cain, Itäranta, Liu, Hugo Awards & New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, October 15, 2016


ANOTHER HALLOWEEN season is upon us, and this October brings several frightful treats, including L.X. Cain’s Bloodwalker, S.L. Grey’s The Apartment, and the new anthology Nightmares, edited by Ellen Datlow.

Best Memoir: Our Favorites of 2016, Part 2


A feel-good nonfiction beach read for the athletic and nonathletic alike; essential reading for all parents; beautifully told, Ghost Songs is likely to stay with readers for a long time; Tynan presents universal insight and wit

Q&A: Alexandra Horowitz, Author of Being a Dog


Conducting research and learning how to rely on her own sense of smell, Alexander Horowitz took a nosedive into the canine domain to ­understand a dog’s point of view in her latest book, Being a Dog.

Holiday Stories, Family-Centered Charmers, Paranormal Twists | Romance Reviews, October 15, 2016


IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…. Although as of this writing the days are still warm, the leaves are just starting to turn, and it’s not especially Christmassy outside, the romances crossing my desk tell another story.