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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collecting Art | Wyatt’s World

Art volumes are complicated purchases. However, these tomes illustrate perfectly what a library offers its community—a place where books that may be out of reach for many are easily available. Here are five titles to consider.

All in Good Time | The Reader’s Shelf, November 15, 2016

Just as Ursula K. Le Guin once said, authors help readers sail the river of time. The boarding pass for a story can take one deep into history, far into the future, or allow bibliophiles to bounce back and forth.