Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction

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The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

Rainbow Rowell | LibraryReads Authors

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Rainbow Rowell

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

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Highlights of the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction panel at LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

Thieves, Friends, Fashionistas, and Yoo-Hoo Sex | What We’re Reading

The Story about Ping

The LJ/School Library Journal staff reads a designer bio, a kiddie classic, an office romance, a cyber/technothriller, a Darcy duo mystery, and a story about (maybe) a girl’s struggles.

Cavett, Gaiman, Gowns, Nuts, Birds, and Rainbows | What We’re Reading

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This is a week of exotic and dystopic; gowns, girls, and speaking squirrels; TV talkers and phone callers; and Neverwhere, London, for the LJand SLJ crew.

Debuts from McKeon and Ng, Small Press Fiction, Summer Suspense, & More | Fiction Reviews

All That Is Solid Melts into Air

A matter-of-fact but emotionally powerful All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, One Plus One is about more than a road trip, Ng shrinks enormous issues into the dynamics of a single family, Rowell is like a best friend

Last Stanza: Poetry and Prose | What We’re Reading

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As National Poetry Month draws to a close, we share a few more treasured poems (and some novels and nonfiction) with you.

Post–Valentine’s Day Books | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers wear their hearts on their collective sleeves this week!

Editors’ Spring Picks

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Fascinating histories, romances, crafty how-tos, memoirs, biographies, novels by old favorites and debut authors, and more are among the forthcoming Spring titles LJ editors don’t want you to miss.

Pop Culture Advisory: The Fault in Our Stars

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What to read, watch, listen to, and play until the release of the The Fault in Our Stars film

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