Fiction from Cassidy, Scotch, and Wright | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for sf fans who enjoy stories in which the protagonists fight against seemingly impossible odds; given Scotch’s popularity among chick lit readers, this title will be popular despite its shortcomings; recommended where gentle romances have pride of place

Celebrating Jane Austen | RA Crossroads

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death on July 18, 1817. A proper celebration of the author’s life must begin with her iconic novels.

Audiobooks by Austen, Shinn, Vinet, and Voskamp | Xpress Reviews

This beloved and enduring novel is a wise choice for all library collections; for religious and self-help collections; if you have solid historical romance fans; a valuable addition to resources that address the psychology of self-harm

Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

Audiobooks from Austen, Chang, Graham, Henson, Kendrick, Kitfield, and Sanders | Xpress Reviews

An Austen classic; recommended for fans of hip-hop music itself; Graham will be popular in spite of herself; an absorbing read that is more than the typical celebrity memoir; Kendrick will find an audience; for listeners with an interest in the military; a must-listen for Sanders followers

Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | 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, all things Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

Different Strokes, Different Books | What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” this week is about what we could and couldn’t finish, bookwise.

Radicals, Fashionistas, Politicos, Young Jane, & More | Classic Returns

A crazy roundtable of reissues this month, including early works by Austen, a Black Panther’s memoir, a Chinese immigrant’s awakening, a theological thriller, a street graffiti bible, and more.

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld | LJ Review

In this charming modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Sittenfeld (Prep; ­American Wife) deftly brings Austen’s classic into the 21st century.

The Brontës and Austen Redux, Redux | Wyatt’s World

There is a new wave of retellings of Austen and the Brontës happening now and into the spring, seeking to reinvent the beloved classics. Here are five forthcoming titles in that mold.