Fiction from Baxter, Grafton, Sharp, Todd, Debuter Nugent, and a Mystery Anthology from Penzler | Xpress Reviews

Baxter’s second take on Wells is appropriate for young adult audiences; for book lovers, short story readers; enjoy Grafton’s California sleuthing sister; for fans of domestic suspense; series fans and Lee Child aficionados will appreciate Sharp’s latest; the new Todd title is flawed but still enjoyable for series fans

Geniuses & Gods, Podcasts & Presidents, “Mene” Moms, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

Books, movies, TV…it’s not quite enough for the LJ/School Library Journal “What We’re Reading & Watching” team. Now we add podcasts and menus to the menu.

2017 Gumbo | What We’re Reading

We’re reading: aloud, long-form journalism, parental nightmares, New Orleans novels, Wild Westerns, Richard III rewrites, Brooklyn books, whodunits, a raconteur’s remembrances, & more Lippman!

Busting & Building Bubbles | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” crew on books that extend outside their comfort zone, aka bubble-busting books. A few bubble-building books creep into the narrative too…

Preturkey, Postelection Tomes | What We’re Reading

Here’s “What We’re Reading” in these postelection, pre-Thanksgiving times

Fiction from Brown, Duchovny, Hall, Lippman, O’Connor, & Ryan | Xpress Reviews

A nicely written and worthy read from Brown; Duchovny pits the Bums against the Sox in1978; Hall writes tightly woven police procedurals; gothic-tinged family drama from Lippman; a May/December romance with lots of sex; back to Montana for Ryan

LibraryReads May 2016

The May LibraryReads list features a irresistible novel by Fredrik Backman about a woman who leaves her cheating husband and settles down in a town of misfits—and finding a second chance along the way.

Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills | Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Psychological suspense, unreliable female narrators, and gritty antiheroes dominate the spring/summer lineup

Cultivating the Best Habits | What We’re Reading

Better Than Before

LJ/School Library Journal staffers burnish their reading chops and cross off more titles from their 2014 TBR lists this week.

New releases from Anne Tyler, Matthew Quick, & Laura Lippman | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

Adler-Olsen, Jussi. The Alphabet House. Penguin. ISBN 9781611763645. Read by Graeme Malcolm. In the “Department Q” series author’s first stand-alone novel, British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young’s plane is shot down and they know they will be executed if captured. They manage to jump aboard a train reserved for wounded SS soldiers. In a moment […]