Magazine Rack Readers’ Advisory: Summer Cooking | Wyatt’s World


For pie fans Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love; meat lovers Franklin Barbecue, gardeners The Good Cook’s Book of Tomatoes; ice cream fans Van Leeuwen Artisan; and Essential Pépin

Pushing Boundaries, Getting Lost, Cooking Like a Man | Books for Dudes

The Alchemist's Daughter

Heavy BFD favorite categories and books that push our boundaries in this month’s column.

Reading by the Numbers | Wyatt’s World


A grand literary historical debut, gripping stories told from multiple perspectives, the summer’s biggest must-read, a tale of family secrets that mixes Southern Gothic with suspense

A Personal Touch: Debut Memoirs | The Reader’s Shelf, July 2015


These debut memoirs, while told by very different people, mine the most powerful aspects of common stories—life and death, creativity and perseverance, loss and hope.

Revolutionary Reading | Wyatt’s World


Every year about this time, a desire for history and context about the founding of our nation bubbles forth. Satisfy readers with these five titles. And have a Happy 4th

Listening Trip: Audiobooks Set in San Francisco | Wyatt’s World


Wrapping up audiobook month are selections for road, train, and plane warriors heading off to the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in San Francisco, each title well set in the foggy and hilly city.

Mars: The Re(a)d Planet | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2015


Sf writers and their fans have been drawn to the Red Planet for decades. Here are some of the best intergalactic adventures published between 1950 and 2014.

A New Adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | 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, two magicians lead me down a winding path.

Modern “Radio” Dramas: Audio Stories for 21st-Century Listeners | Wyatt’s World


Radio dramas have given way to podcasts, and this new form of storytelling is as addictive and immersive as its early predecessor. Here are five to consider.

Liars, a Gunfighter, Adolescent Arms Dealers, and More | Books for Dudes

Buckley and Mailer

June’s BFD column includes some truly great fiction plus hardcore summertime hammock-worthy nonfiction.