A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

Audiobooks by Brontë, Foster, Gregory, Griffin & Butterworth, White, & More | Xpress Reviews

A nonessential Jane Eyre; A surprising political/sf thriller that literally keeps you guessing until the last sentence; for public libraries with a demand for Gregory’s novels or other historical fiction; for those trying to improve their cultural literacy; recommended for readers who are experiencing a “crisis of meaning”

Fast Five with Karen White

Do you have any superstitions?  Whenever I get on an airplane, I have to give the plane a nice pat as I board, otherwise it might crash. My entire family does this. What was the first audiobook you narrated? A very gossipy book about the Kennedy family which is thankfully now out of print. Who […]

Fiction from Arlidge, Brown, Faulks, Gowda, Guez, Lee, Oates, and White, Williams, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

Another solid read from Arlidge; a beautiful and unusual book about familial love; Faulks’s new novel ends on a note of poignancy; a quick-paced and suspenseful story; Oates’s impossible loved story is ultimately heartbreaking; engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, December 27, 2013

Espionage from Berenson, another highly acclaimed story from Dolan, stories of shape-shifting dragons from Grant, a compelling Mock mystery from Krajewski, a well-written thriller from McMahon, and a final Return to Tradd Street from White