Soccer, Sunshine, and Secret Agents | Books for Dudes

This month’s reviews include guides to soccer terminology and reconnecting with nature, fiction about secret agents, and a moving true story of arson in rural Virginia.

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2017

On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of reading list, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ‘s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.

Fiction from Hurwitz, Rosenfeld, and Ryan, plus Debuts and Mermaids | Xpress Reviews

Hurwitz excels at writing smart characters and plots; Luke is another compelling diversion from Ryan; Kamata’s coming-of-age story mixes bits of magical realism with the trials of growing up in the 1970s suburban Midwest

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, November 22, 2013

Historical fiction from Higginbotham, a well-crafted mystery from Hurwitz, fans of “Bourne” might want to try SYLO, Picoult is a Perfect Match for readers, Roberts’s fans will want Chesapeake Blue, Wolitzer is highly recommended