Best Media 2017: Audiobooks

The best audiobooks of 2017 include short story collections, debut novels, memoirs, true crime, astrophysics, and poetry.

Best Media 2017: Games

LJ’s new gaming columnists have chosen their favorite games of the year. The titles include board games, video games, and a mobile title that will appeal to a wide range of patrons with differing interests and experience.

Best Media 2017: Music

This year, our ears were graced by many great albums—even a few brilliant ones. But two stood out from the crowd: Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds—my pick for album of the year—and ­Thundercat’s Drunk.

Best Media 2017: DVDs

LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick sticks to feature films for this annual best-of, listing more independent and international titles with greater diversity in genre and format

From A to Y | Sue Grafton Remembered

Best-selling author Sue Grafton, who died on December 28, 2017, is now considered a game changer in the mystery genre. In Grafton’s memory, here are LJ’s first and final reviews of her wonderful alphabetically titled mysteries.

New Bestsellers; Trump Seeks to Stop Publication | Book Pulse

New bestsellers arrive and the firestorm over Fire and Fury heats up.

New Book Clubs | Book Pulse

Sing, Unburied, Singby Jesmyn Ward launches a new book club, a joint project of The New York Times and PBS’s News Hour.

Costa Award Winners | Book Pulse

The Costa Book Awards are announced with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fineby Gail Honeyman and Reservoir 13by Jon McGregor leading the wins.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The New Year brings fresh book news, and plenty of new titles, including five librarian and bookseller picks publishing this week. Unbound by Stuart Woods leads in holds this week; Leila Slimani’s novel, entitled The Perfect Nanny in the US, wowed France, and President Obama offers his picks of 2017.

Reviewers of the Year 2017

In honor of all our reviewers, and especially those whose work made an indelible impression this year, LJ editors thank you for your dedication, expertise, and trusted insights. Here’s to many more years of working and learning together.