Getaway Books…About Cats and Dogs | Wyatt’s World


Need yet another refuge from the anxiety of the election now that the third and final presidential debate is history? Apparently, viewing cat videos is an effective tonic for many. In that vein, here are five books on cats and dogs that provide an escape.

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.

Reading Bob Dylan


Here are a few recommended reads about the Nobel-winning troubadour, rock and roll’s poetry man.

Globe-Spanning Adventures | Wyatt’s World


October brings a number of particularly riveting crime novels—from legal to historical to quasi-true tales—that allow readers to travel the globe and back in time.

Book-Based Career Day | Wyatt’s World


These five memoirs, each by a known name in their field, serve as the literary equivalent of a career day.

Oh, the Horror! | The Reader’s Shelf, October 1, 2016


Here are just some of the debuts that horror fans can look to this ­Halloween season.

Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | RA Crossroads


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, all things Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

Escape into Reading | Wyatt’s World


Need a break from politics? Even as the next round of debates unfold, great new fall books arrive, offering a refuge. Here are five choices to aid varied getaways.

Difficult Questions, Yoga for Athletes, and a Vengeful Ghost | Books for Dudes


Between planning the finances for the next family vacation and figuring out if I really should set that springing clause in my last will and testament, I don’t know if I want to crack a book that’s not a chess manual or the latest quarterly earnings statements. Unless it’s a good book.

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World


Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.