Summer Escapes: Roll Out the Beach Towel with Some Genre Fiction

Vacation season is approaching, and readers will be contemplating their book lists as carefully as they plan their holidays. To help them find that perfect literary escape, LJ turned to genre fiction columnists and genre experts. Here are their picks for what they anticipate to be hot summer reads.

Globe-Spanning Adventures | Wyatt’s World

October brings a number of particularly riveting crime novels—from legal to historical to quasi-true tales—that allow readers to travel the globe and back in time.

Fiction from Grisham and Woods, a Debut, and Best American Science Fiction | Xpress Reviews

For sophisticated sf/fantasy readers; a captivating and suspenseful tale from Grisham; a debut that doesn’t quite catch fire; noir with a side of vulgar

Audiobooks from Caletti, Grisham, and Newcomer Tarkington | Xpress Reviews

An empowering story of feminine friendship and what one does when finding oneself at a midlife crisis; a highly recommended Grisham title for libraries where the author circulates well; an engrossing debut novel populated by intriguing, complicated people

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham | LJ Review

Grisham, John. Rogue Lawyer. Doubleday. Oct. 2015. ISBN. 9780385539432. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385539449. F In his latest, Grisham introduces ­Sebastian Rudd, a renegade street lawyer with an unconventional yet right-minded approach toward advocating for the powerless. Rudd’s cases involve social misfits—all wrongfully accused. There’s the drug-addled sexual pervert from a satanic cult, wanted for molesting and […]

Legal Thrills from Grisham and Stone | LJ Reviews

Grisham devotees will enjoy a convincing plot propelled by a memorable protagonist; Stone grabs American readers with a complex plot, strong character development, and a nitty-gritty portrayal of ­London’s seamier side

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, January 2014

Books most in demand at libraries.

Returning to Stories: Five Continuations of Note | Wyatt’s World

Five books with familiar characters, who reemerge in new locations and time periods.

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