November 2016 LibraryReads


The November LibraryReads list features a heart-wrenching story from Alice Hoffman about a girl from Long Island who loses her best friend in a car accident and struggles to regain her sense of self. Also included is another installment of the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child; a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird; a rich drama about friendship and music from Zadie Smith, and a powerful new novel from Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon.

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, & Loser Porn | What We’re Reading


This week the “What We’re Reading” team members from LJ/School Library Journal & Junior Library Guild range far and wide in fiction realms, from a utopian society with a dark side to Long Island and NYC to Loserland to WWII France to Los Angeles.

Love, Loss, & What We Read | What We’re Reading


Some books to ease the pain of loss this week.

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2015


Playing a part in fiction, weather is an element that can infuse a novel with an icy punch, a damp slap, or a languid shimmer—as the following six novels ably prove.

Q&A: Alice Hoffman


Alice Hoffman talks to LJ about her new historical novel set in 1911 New York City; from the April 1 issue.

In a Room of Their Own: Reading Women’s History Month | Wyatt’s World


Women writers have their views; five suggested titles

Getting Cancer Off Your Chest | Breast Cancer Roundup, September 1, 2013


15 titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.