Suggestions for February, African American History Month | Wyatt’s World


Learn, honor, and remember: read the Selected Letters of Langston Hughes, Lewis’s March, the Randalls’ new cookbook, White House correspondent Ryans’s memoir, and debut novelist Solomon’s Disgruntled.

Ruined Worlds: Five New Postapocalyptic Novels | Wyatt’s World


The Only Ones prove to be apocalpytic-proof, Haig begins a new trilogy, strong worldbuilding and characterization from Newman, Repino’s debut battle tale, surreal adventures from first novelist van den Berg.

Anticipations: Books Long Awaited | Wyatt’s World


Valentine’s Day reading does not have to be limited to the Romance genre. It can also be centered on books readers have been yearning to experience for some time.

Franklin and Norman’s Siege Winter | RA Crossroads


The final book written by Ariana Franklin and assuredly completed by her daughter Samantha Norman, is a grand yet intimate historic adventure that weaves the fates of three women and highlights the full force of the Anarchy of England.

Russian Reading | Wyatt’s World


There seems to be a sudden flurry of books about Russia right now. From Limonov to Stalin, these five titles attest to epic journeys, lives, and a country’s past and present.

The Countdown Ends in Your Kitchen: Home Cooking | Wyatt’s World


From Bittman’s How To Cook Everything Fast and Cowin’s Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen to the playbook for Dinner, these cookbooks will teach you how to prepare a delicious meal.

Cookbook Countdown: Baking | Wyatt’s World

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For those who want either to move beyond the pumpkin or pecan pie or simply learn to bake better before tackling a new version, these five books will both instruct and inspire.

A Doctor’s Notebook: Exploring the Medical World | The Reader’s Shelf


The allure of stories about doctors—and medical professionals in general—is not limited to ER, House, and The Knick, as these six works of fiction and nonfiction prove.

Discover Our Past: From Lives in Ruins to Indiana Jones | RA Crossroads


Taking readers across centuries and around the planet, Johnson provides a collection of linked essays and character portraits centered on the archaeologists who toil in obscurity to discover our past in Lives in Ruins.

Countdown to Thanksgiving: A Four-Week Tour of Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Five key 2014 cookbooks about which every collection development librarian and readers’ advisor should know.