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.

November Remembering | Classic Returns

The themes this month: cute dogs; autism; cross-dressing; vintage dressing; the idiocy of war; the aftereffects of the Holocaust and of AIDS.

Vive le Livre & More | What We’re Reading

A salute to Paris from the LJ/SLJ/JLG “What We’re Reading” team this week.