Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 2016

Hannah’s Nightingale soars to the top of fiction; Baldacci is squared; Kalanithi stays atop nonfiction with When Breath Becomes Air

Garenq’s “Financial Thriller,” Sollett, Meyerhoff, & Newcomers Morano, Piet | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, April 15, 2016

A true incident that had far-reaching political fallout; Sollett’s big-screen drama rises above its made-for-TV aesthetics; Meyerhoff’s visually arresting feature debut mixes old-school Super-8 and 16mm film; Piet has crafted a sneakily suspenseful low-key thriller

Puzzle It Out | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, April 15, 2016

The popularity of mobile games such as Angry Birds and Candy Crush has shown that simple-to-learn puzzle play can be a powerful tool for bringing video games to the masses.

Environmental Studies | Reference eReviews, April 15, 2016

IN THE WAKE OF the 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change, aka COP21, held in Paris, we look at several comprehensive full-text resources geared toward the research efforts of environmentalists, policymakers, activists, and students.

Smaill’s Debut of the Month, Charlton, Griep, Kay, plus Nebula Awards News & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, April 15, 2016

VISITING VIVIDLY IMAGINED worlds is a large reason so many readers enjoy sf and fantasy. The sights, sounds, rituals, and cultures all create a richly transporting experience.

Curtis Sittenfeld | LibraryReads Author, April 15, 2016

“I really like writing about characters who are smart but make a lot of mistakes or see things inaccurately, who are intelligent and observant and fairly misguided,” confided Sittenfeld in a conversation with LJ about her lusciously entertaining new novel, Eligible.

LJ Reference Reviews: April 15, 2016

Interpretations of God and popular culture; a focused study on the history and society of Jesus; a satisfying look at a variety of religious experiences; databases on sustainable designs and green resources

Q&A: Alison Case | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2016

Alison Case, an English professor at Williams College, MA, intimately knows the world of 19th–century British fiction, lending an unmistakable authenticity to the language and flow of her debut novel, Nelly Dean.

LJ Media Reviews: April 15, 2016

Ivan Doig’s final novel is a lighthearted tale of an orphan hopping the Last Bus to Wisdom; join the millions of fans who can’t get enough of Carole King, naturally

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 15, 2016

Librarian Coupe’s debut should resonate with readers; there’s much to love in Amy Snow; top spring indie fiction; slave narratives; from friends to lovers romances; dystopian sf from Smaill and Griep, another epic triumph from Guy Gavriel Kay