Fiction from Beck, Freeman, Patrick, Peterson, Weir, and First-Timer Konig | Xpress Reviews

Beck keeps the pages turning with plenty of suspense; fans of Freeman’s series should enjoy this fast-paced new addition; for readers who were horse-crazy girls; novels about second chances abound, but Patrick’s second novel rises to the top; Peterson’s book has a bit of an identity crisis; a well-written novel that should appeal to fans of Tudor-era fiction

Fiction, Nonfiction, & Alt-Facts | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” gang is back, with rule-breaking queens and foodies, outlined protagonists, scary strangers, brother correspondents, and pink roaches, to name a few subjects.

Regular & Irregular Books of the Season | What We’re Reading

New and seasoned “What We’re Reading” contributors discuss the books on their minds this week.

Busting & Building Bubbles | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” crew on books that extend outside their comfort zone, aka bubble-busting books. A few bubble-building books creep into the narrative too…

Resilient Rulers: From Victoria to Cixi to Catherine the Great | 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, Queen Victoria leads me down a winding path.

Fiction from Harper, Meltzer & Goldberg, Weir, and Debuter Raymond | Xpress Reviews

Harper’s latest is a bit disjointed, Meltzer and Goldberg have delivered a fast-paced and twisty thriller not to be missed, debuter Raymond’s story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages, readers will enjoy revisiting the familiar Tudor story with Weir as their guide

Iggulden’s Stormbird: Battling Kings and Their Comrades | RA Crossroads

Wars of the Roses

Richly set and vividly realized, Iggulden’s opening account of the long-waged battle for England’s crown is engrossing and deftly achieved.

Biographical Readings | Wyatt’s World

December biographies to enthrall readers

Working with The White Queen | Wyatt’s World

Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Kingmaker’s Daughter inspire a new TV series that inspire a new list of read-alikes.

Editors’ Picks Panel | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Library Journal’s sold-out 16th annual Day of Dialog, held May 29 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium, got off to a rousing start with the perennially popular Editors’ Picks panel. Five top editors from leading publishing houses shared their summer, fall, and winter favorites with an enthusiastic and packed audience of librarians eager to identify titles to […]