LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, February 1, 2018

Crosley’s growth and maturity as a writer shines in this collection; a highly readable story about starting over in a new world, Patriot Number One is hard to put down; accessible science writing about the brain that can be enjoyed by all readers; Mitchell’s spirituality is at once vibrant and intriguing—anyone interested in holistic traditions will find her work rewarding

Reviewers of the Year 2017

In honor of all our reviewers, and especially those whose work made an indelible impression this year, LJ editors thank you for your dedication, expertise, and trusted insights. Here’s to many more years of working and learning together.

RA Back Pocket: Poetry | Wyatt’s World

Poetry might not constitute the highest circulation stats in libraries, but it is ever more relevant. Here are five collections from 2017 to be long remembered, proving reliable suggestions to readers of all interest levels.

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, January 2018

The Art of Mystery looks beyond the usual academic treatment, for writers and readers alike; Steib’s energetic and inspiring voice guarantees readers will find at least one takeaway to improve their lives; a compelling study that will interest those who wish to learn about German culture; an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden

Pass Me My Paintbrush: 13 New Craft/DIY Books

Step-by-step acrylic painting projects with intriguing quotations from successful artists, an array of quilt, pillow, and stuffed toy projects, and tips on how to redesign your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bath with a bohemian spin; whatever your project may be, you can find it here

Sports | Best Sellers, November 2017

Women in Sports; The Cubs Way; Shark Drunk

Fido Photos | Art Reviews

Two books perfect for people who love dogs and are enthusiastic about photography.

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, December 2017

A thoughtful Strange Journey for anyone who has ever viewed organized religion as spiritually repressive; a must-read for lovers of world literature and the art of translation; the essential coach’s handbook—Grow Wherever You Work; this upbeat book offers a nonjudgmental and flexible guide to making healthy changes

Exciting Poetry for Fall: 14 Titles Range Widely To Bring a Fresh Reading Experience

Good work for readers who like their verse philosophical; satisfying work from rising-star Chang; readers of international poetry will appreciate discovering a splendidly translated new voice; a one-of-a-kind debut for teenage newbies and experienced poetry readers alike

Creative Spaces: 8 Inspirational Craft/DIY Books

Simple step-by-step watercolor projects, illustrations and instructions offering consistently clear DIY diagrams and pictures, and advanced knitting designs featuring long repeats, knotted and interlaced cables, delicate lace, and bobbles; all crafting needs can be found here