Troubled Vets | Fiction Reviews

An emotional journey to attempt at understanding the affects of war and drugs use among vets; a complex thriller overshadowed by the tragedy of PTSD; an ex-Marine caught in an unfortunate situation leads to a thrilling adventure

November 2017 LibraryReads

With cold weather right around the corner there is no better time to curl up with a book, and the November LibraryReads is just the place to start looking. Fall in love with the compassionate characters you will meet in New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg’s heartwarming new book The Story of Arthur Truluv; ride along […]

ITW Thriller Awards 2017

The 2017 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Thriller Awards were presented, as they have been for the past 12 years, at a sit-down banquet at the Grand Hyatt in midtown New York City. Many people who’ve been there from the start were on hand Saturday, July 15, to present and accept accolades from their colleagues in […]

Well Read for the Summer | The Reader’s Shelf

As June heats up, new summer reading opportunities unfold. Those in search of a great story and wide-ranging delights might consider an array of popular genres.

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.

November 2016 LibraryReads

The November LibraryReads list features a heart-wrenching story from Alice Hoffman about a girl from Long Island who loses her best friend in a car accident and struggles to regain her sense of self. Also included is another installment of the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child; a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird; a rich drama about friendship and music from Zadie Smith, and a powerful new novel from Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon.

Fiction: Anderson/Peart, Child, Fox, Gayle, Lagercrantz, Quarles, Raybourn, & Williams | Xpress Reviews

Anderson & Peart return to steampunk, a superbly plotted new Reacher tale, love and loss from Fox, small-town tension from Gayle, a simple debut, Lisbeth Salander in the hands of Lagercrantz, time travel done right, a bang-up series opener from Raybourn, a fierce collection of stories from Williams

A Personal Jack Reacher, Popular Broadchurch, Ryan’s Jane Ryland Is Back, & Lots Lots More | Fiction Reviews

Longtime fans of the irresistible “Jack Reacher” series won’t be disappointed, Kelly’s unusual novelization stands on its own, Ryan’s novel packs a powerful punch, and offers a clever mix of mystery, corruption, and romance, a noir offering that escapes the limits of formula fiction.

After the Fourth | What We’re Reading

The LJ/School Library Journal crew enjoyed a long weekend of holiday reading about dysfunctional family members, unnatural creatures, early 20th-century New Yorkers, a hero who can’t say no, Texas dynasties, and tasty Narnian treats.

Thrilling Readers | Wyatt’s World

Unleashed

Suggest these five narrators to listeners hoping for mysteries and an electrified atmosphere