Modern Lovers by Emma Straub | LJ Review


An engaging story of shifting relationships, Straub’s third novel (The Vacationers; Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures) focuses on Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe, who have been friends since their college days

Five Reasons Why | Wyatt’s World


Recently Digital Book World reported on why people buy books. In this blog post, Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks, lists eight. Here are five of his eight precepts, matched to an appropriate title.

Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World


Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

Galley Guide Discoveries: 12 Spring Books You Shouldn’t Miss


If Library Journal’s galley guides serve to bring good books to your attention, they also serve to bring good books to mine. Here are 12 books I discovered while compiling the ALA Midwinter guide. Take a look at them all.