Bone Clocks, Bullying, Plumbing, and Necromancy | What We’re Reading

The Skull and the Nightingale

What LJ/SLJ/JLG staff and their families are reading this week!

Traveling Booklandia | What We’re Reading

Suspicion

We’re inspired by maps and Travellers, music and muses, Italian wives, everymen in danger, and magical realism vs. scientific worldbuilding this week.

Macho Classics, Mean Wit, and Maria Semple | What We’re Reading

All the Pretty Horses

This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staff are reading some devasting children’s literature, particularly savory romance, smart and serious discussions of education reform, a popular page-turner, and classics that disappoint or challenge in various ways. Dig in! It’s a hearty offering.

Tear Jerkers, Literary Thrillers, and a Love Song to Video Games | What We’re Reading

Rose

This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are reading lots of hot forthcoming books: Elizabeth Wein’s follow-up to Code Name Verity, Marisha Pessl’s noiry Night Film. I’m most intrigued by a novel my colleague Meredith Schwartz just finished, Austin Grossman’s You, which she promises is like (at least a little bit) many of my own favorite books.

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