LibraryReads April 2016

Ten best books chosen by librarians across the country as their top reads for the month of April, featuring Curtis Sittenfeld’s modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer | LJ Review

Hammer, an experienced journalist who knows Mali and its historic city of ­Timbuktu well, interweaves three astonishing stories, reflecting both the vulnerability and strength of a rich Islamic culture in West Africa.

Editors’ Spring Picks 2016

From the Syrian cuisine of Aleppo and the rescued manuscripts of Timbuktu to women crime writers and the Broadway phenomenon that is Hamilton, these 33 new books have captured our imagination this season