Well Read for the Summer | The Reader’s Shelf

As June heats up, new summer reading opportunities unfold. Those in search of a great story and wide-ranging delights might consider an array of popular genres.

A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

SF/Fantasy’s Best: Nebula Award Winners, Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees

Charlie Jane Anders’s All the Birds in the Sky won the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad was one of six novels to be short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Britain’s most prestigious sf literary prize,

June 2017 LibraryReads

Summer is on its way, and the June LibraryReads list has a handful of great beach reads. New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh is back with a captivating novel full of lust and betrayal. Set during World War I, Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network tells a fascinating story of courage and sacrifice, while Matthew Sullivan’s Midnight […]

Book Club Picks, a Literary Detective Story, and More | Books for Dudes

The best fiction makes the possible probable, and Doug continues his search for it in this month’s Books for Dudes column.

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.

Ahlborn’s Pick of the Month, Briggs, Chambers, Hurley, Palmer, Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 2017

Ahlborn does a good job of keeping her monster offstage and out of sight; an enjoyable series for urban fantasy fans; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied; this short novel is marred by the singularly unappealing lead character

LibraryReads April 2016

Ten best books chosen by librarians across the country as their top reads for the month of April, featuring Curtis Sittenfeld’s modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

Detectives, Fun Facts, Biking Across America | Books for Dudes

If you enjoy having your brain stretched and to have a good laugh along the way, try Books for Dudes. It’s good stuff. Here we continue the trend of last month’s amazing run of choice notable nonfiction titles.

Short Fiction Is Cool Again: Tor.com Announces Inaugural Novella List

Last summer Tor.com, which has been publishing original short fiction on its site, announced a new imprint “dedicated to publishing the best novellas and short novels from emerging writers as well as established authors.” On February 12, it released its initial list of titles.