Spotlight on Paulette Jiles | LibraryReads Author, October 15, 2016


In Paulette Jiles’s luminous new novel, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels the rough roads of northern Texas after the Civil War reading newspapers to paying crowds. As Jiles explained in a phone interview with LJ, “He wanted to move people into the wonderful world of imagination we all need, which he brings to people under the guise of news.”

Fun for the Whole Family | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, October 15, 2016


Video games are a natural fit for family fun, but it’s not always easy to find games that are both suitable for kids and engaging enough for adults. Still, there are numerous all-ages-appropriate games out there with substantial game play.

Killer Holidays: Escape Christmas Stress with These 26 Yuletide Titles


THERE’S PLENTY OF MYSTERY IN STORE for this holiday season, from Christmas cozies to hard-boiled holiday tales.

Top Fall Poetry: Great Reading Beyond the Basics from Veterans and Newcomers Alike


Delivered without showiness, Bennett’s imagery is arresting; Hollo is fun for all; in breathtaking language, Ritvo chronicles what it’s like to be living; intellectually astute and lit-up, sharply observed verse; Shapiro finally has his moment of triumph and honor

Audiobooks, October 2016 | Best Sellers


From The Last Mile and Fool Me Once to Family Jewels and Here’s to Us

LJ Reference Reviews: November 1, 2016


Readers considering having a baby will find Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn a valuable resource; a quality reference that condenses a monumental amount of information; AtoZdatabases offers a quick and convenient way to search a vast number of records in one place

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016


As always, the annual Pushcart Prize XLI is highly recommended; Kelly creates a world that is deeply felt; a revealing look at professional wrestler Rowdy; a solid offering for the tech-education collection; Anishinaabe activist Bellecourt’s riveting autobiography; an important study that teaches to decipher science and medical news

LJ Media Reviews: November 1, 2016


Ephron’s dazzling story reaches from London to Sicily; a great listen for Kennedy fans; this astounding menagerie of restored giallo captures much of the breadth and depth of the style; Wellman’s Ox-Bow Incident presents a morality tale in the guise

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 1, 2016


A nice option for fans of Abbott and Granger; a solid choice for mystery buffs who appreciate rough-hewed Australian humor; Unblemished worldbuilding from Ella; a dazzling, diverse Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year; emotional depth and wry banter are seared into every page of Higgins’s latest

All’s Fair in Love | Genre Spotlight: Romance


Romance, like many genres, is continually evolving and broadening its definition with new subgenres, trends, and crossovers.