August 2017 LibraryReads

The August LibraryReads list really packs a punch. In Ann Hood’s new memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up With Books, she shares her love for literature and the transformative power it holds. Leah Weiss brings us a novel full of hope, heart, and finding the courage within, while New York Times bestselling author Daniel H. Wilson delivers […]

Garrett’s Debut of the Month, Alber, Bowen, Mrazek, Steiner, Penny, plus Newcomers Backlund and Johns | Mystery Reviews

Summer reading season is well underway, and this month’s titles offer opportunities to visit Hollywood, tour our nation’s capital, book some murderous European travel, and literally go to the dogs with a pack of ­canine-themed detective novels that are sure to have fans sitting up and begging for more.

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.

Reading for Valentine’s Day | Wyatt’s World

Roses, chocolate, and champagne are staples of Valentine’s Day, but books should become the fourth essential on the list. Here are titles both new and old, conventional romances and not, that solidify that point.

Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

August 2016 LibraryReads

The top ten books librarians across the country can’t put down

Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

The Big Reread: Louise Penny’s Mysteries

In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating […]

Best Books 2013: Mystery

The best mysteries of 2013.

Q&A: Louise Penny

An interview with Louise Penny, author of How the Light Gets In.