Reading Novels One, Two, Three | Wyatt’s World

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Debut novels are delightful because they promise future works to follow. Second books then confirm the hope of the first, while third novels launch a career. Here are five titles that combine such offerings, introducing readers to fresh voices and proving the power of authors who have more to say.

An Unlikely Mix: Tall Tales and Short Stories | Wyatt’s World

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As 2017 unfolds, the range of fresh works for readers to discover is wide and divergent, including new short story collections from beloved authors and grand tales by masters of adrenaline.

Ring in the New with a Debut | Wyatt’s World

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Earnest resolutions are not the only way to begin a new year—try a debut novelist. These five recently released and forthcoming titles introduce a plethora of possibilities.

Legends That Live On: Begin with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, the Norse gods lead me down a winding path.

Back Pocket RA: The Year Concludes with Memorable Fiction | Wyatt’s World

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As 2016 nods its head in farewell, here are five novels that will long be read, well into next year, and the years beyond.

Ten Years of Lists—and Counting | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2017

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In 2007, the first Reading List Council began work. To mark its tenth anniversary, the original members of the committee revisit some of their favorite winners.

Back Pocket RA: Nonfiction | Wyatt’s World

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These five memorable titles span a wide range and are likely to be long remembered

A Cycling Legend, a Huck Finn Sequel, and a Copycat Killer | Books for Dudes

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Hey, all years wind down, and 2016 had to end sometime. Whether it was a great year for you (like it was for me) or a sucky one, it’s one for the books. And by “books” I mean thrillers, lit fic, nonfic, and other assorted frippery.

Back Pocket RA: Genre Fiction | Wyatt’s World

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The end-of-the-year countdown continues, with genre fiction taking center stage. Here are five novels from 2016 not to forget

Back Pocket RA: Poetry | Wyatt’s World

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Poetry kicks off the countdown to 2017 and a multiweek survey of titles not to miss. Suggest these books to anyone looking for a bit of space and reflection as the year fades away