Literary Guinea Pigs, Secret Lives of Grannies| Fiction Audio Coming in May

The past and the present, today and tomorrow, May’s audiobooks open the mind, the heart, and the soul

A Female Perspective | The Reader’s Shelf, November 1, 2016

From fiercely determined to quietly striving, the ladies filling these pages reward readers’ attention as they forge and define their lives.

A Suspenseful Lineup | 2016 Thriller Award Nominees

On April 14, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) organization announced its 2016 Thriller Award finalists in the categories of Best Hardcover Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult, and Best E-Book Original Novel

Running, Listening, Versing, Rhapsodizing, + Celebrating Sophie Hannah | What We’re Reading

As we prepare for a poetry-exclusive “What We’re Reading” column next week, here’s a transitional report on the books in our hands this week. Plus, a vist with author Sophie Hannah and her crew.

Turning Pages, Catching Tears, Learning Languages | What We’re Reading

The People in the Trees

WWR writers discuss gratitude, death, page-turners, princesses, true grit, eternal story lines, oddball narratives, and more this week.

Ch-ch-changes & Other Oddities | What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” mourns David Bowie and talks about our best reads of last year.

Talk of the Town: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

Let the countdown to the end of the year begin with this selection of “back-pocket” readers’ advisory (RA) possibilities that were the talk of the town.

A Year in Books: Student Picks from 2015 | The Reader’s Shelf, December 1, 2015

Mary Wilkes Towner and students in her Adult Popular Literature class at the School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, share their favorite titles of 2015.

Crisis of Character: Debut Psychological Fiction | The Reader’s Shelf, March 1, 2015

Psychological fiction of all kinds gives fans a chance to step outside of themselves and occupy the space of someone in grave danger. In this collection of debut novels readers become onlookers to murder, are taken over by a stranger, or search for a missing child.

First and Seconds: Debuts and Sophomore Efforts To Know in January | Wyatt’s World

Based on the books receiving attention in places where readers gather, here are five works—all debuts or second novels—you should get to know.