Family Matters | French on Fridays


I’ve got real, surreal, and unreal families crowding into my brain this week.

Mr. Mercedes Snags Best Novel | Edgar Awards 2015

Stephen King and his new best friend. Photo credit Steven Speliotis

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King’s foray into hard-boiled crime fiction, was named the Best Novel at the Mystery Writers of America’s 69th Annual Edgar Awards banquet.

Shining, Creeping, Haunting, Turning, Scaring | What We’re Reading

The Haunting of Hill House

In the run-up to Halloween, the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and warlocks at LJ/School Library Journal share their favorite scary reads.

Horror Short Stories | Wyatt’s World


Readers might need to consider short stories to fit in some frights before the season passes them by; here are five collections that should please fans and intrigue those dipping into the horror genre for the first time.

Award Winners Cusk, King, Saramago | Fiction Reviews


Cusk should be more familiar to American readers, and this novel is a solid start; King fans will rejoice that the horror master is back in fine form; Nobel Prize winner Saramago’s never-before-published first novel.

Early Mantel, Brand-new King, & a Leprechaun Bachelor Party | November Audio in Advance | Fiction

snow queen

Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Andersen, Hans Christian. The Snow Queen and Other Stories. Naxos. Read by Clare Corbett. Fairy tale fans and Frozen-philes interested in exploring the film’s source material will want to listen […]

He Says: Five Excellent Male Narrators | Wyatt’s World

Mr. Mercedes

Bramhall has a rich, appealingly gruff voice, Herrmann combines a deft hand at pacing, emotionally dimensional accents from Jackson, Petkoff keeps listeners invested, Patton is joyfully easy on the ear

Fiction Reviews | September 15, 2013


Reviews of Traveling Sprinkler, Doctor Sleep, and Quiet Dell, plus a full list of fiction reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.

Returning to Stories: Five Continuations of Note | Wyatt’s World


Five books with familiar characters, who reemerge in new locations and time periods.

Steve Jobs, Harry Houdini, and Beyoncé | What We’re Reading


This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are dipping into some classics (both new and old) of the horror genre, taking behind-the-scenes looks at today’s technology, and looking at historical figures with new eyes.