A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

Fiction from Dahl, Leon, Macallister, Pywell, and Vargas, plus Newcomers | Xpress Reviews

A surefire winner for any mystery or suspense fan; Leon’s longtime fans will find many of their favorite elements; a crowd-pleaser for lovers of historical fiction; a thread of suspense weaves with elements of the paranormal; in a crowded field of art history whodunits, this first novel stands out

Audiobooks from Hart, Leon, Reynolds, Scottoline & Serritella, and Silva | Xpress Reviews

Kate Reading does an excellent job narrating Hart’s Don’t Go Home; Commissario Brunetti investigates a stalking; Reynolds restricts himself here to a deadly dilemma; mother and daughter Scottoline and Serritella team up again; Silva is highly recommended for all Gabriel Allon fans

Audiobooks from Billingham, Box, Leon, Littlefield, McKinney, & Mones | Xpress Reviews

A terrific murder mystery from Billingham, some Pickett shorts from Box, more Brunetti from Leon, psychological character studies from Littlefield, McKinney’s latest fails to impress, an unconventional romance and a Chinese setting from Mones

Language lessons, linked novellas, and a history of the gondola | November Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s picks

Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, The Alchemist and the Executioness. Brilliance Audio. Narrated by Jonathan Davis and Katherine Kellgren. In these audio-first linked novellas, sf writers Bacigalupi (The Doubt […]

Thieves, Friends, Fashionistas, and Yoo-Hoo Sex | What We’re Reading

The Story about Ping

The LJ/School Library Journal staff reads a designer bio, a kiddie classic, an office romance, a cyber/technothriller, a Darcy duo mystery, and a story about (maybe) a girl’s struggles.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, October 4, 2013

Keane’s latest ignites Fever, another romantic comedy from Kinsella, le Carré tells A Delicate Truth, more Commissario Guido Brunetti from Leon, McKinley retells Beauty and the Beast, McVeigh’s historical fiction is highly recommended, a delightful treat from Malliet, a dark but engrossing read from Shafak

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, March 15, 2013

A new Brunetti mystery, a tale of natural disaster modification, an exciting and unpredictable thriller especially for Buffalonians, a fluid and absorbing novel of ideas from Yehoshua