April Best Lists | Book Pulse

A number of April’s best book lists are out. Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Costco’s book buyer, picks Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz as her own April read. Several notable authors get interviewed including Colm Tóibín, Mary Beard, and Tracy K. Smith.

LJ Reference | Review Alert, April 15, 2018

An informative and engaging introduction to the Bible for general readers; this insightful, enthusiastic portrayal of unrest in New York city offers general readers and students of all levels a solid starting place; a gamut of databases and resources that focus on pacifism—the flip side of armed conflict

LJ Fiction, Sf/Fantasy, Romance | Review Alert, April 15, 2018

A solid recommendation for historical fiction readers; a stunning, gritty story of survival that unfolds with raw emotion on every page; complex, intense, and engrossing, this riveting romantic thriller has a chilling gothic touch; a work of tremendous ambition, strangeness, and compassion that will appeal to fans of New Weird authors; Willis packs a punch with this slim novella

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, April 15, 2018

Le Guin fans will relish the intimate insights the novelist shares here; Hilburn’s well-researched book will be vital reading for Paul Simon devotees; Al Samawi’s debut memoir is a triumphant work that will appeal to broad readership; recommended advice for women who have been “leaning in” but feel stuck; expert guidance for gardeners in water-challenged areas; a highly recommended celebration of Vietnam’s tantalizing vegetarian and vegan cuisine

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark leads the holds count this week while The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer continues to get steady buzz. The Hugo Award finalists are out and Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell wins the 2018 Tournament of Books.

Gardening Blooms | Wyatt’s World

In April, scores of readers will head to the local plant store. Get them into the library, too, with books about gardening, from lush dwellings worth dreaming over to utilitarian plans for building flourishing spaces of their own.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

Anita Shreve passes away, Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel tops the bestseller lists, and Weike Wang wins the 2018 PEN/ Hemingway Award for for Chemistry .

E-Originals from Erickson, Goodman, and Greyson | Xpress Reviews

Readers who are searching for something to tide them over until the next “Black Dagger” book comes out should look no further than this series; Goodman’s second book in the series can be enjoyed by any contemporary romance reader, especially lovers of dogs and football; readers willing to withstand numerous ludicrous scenarios should have plenty of fun with this steamy romance

Nonfiction on Trans-Canadian Travel and London’s Influential Women | Xpress Reviews

Readers will get a better picture of Canada in Dave Bidini’s On a Cold Road; an essential purchase across the consumer, public, and academic market segments owing to its singular scope and acceptable execution

Fiction from Holt and Mackay, with a Starred Debut from Fine | Xpress Reviews

Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age adventure, Fine’s debut was written under the tutelage of Audrey Niffenegger; this tenth and final book in this best-selling Norwegian series is perhaps one of the best; Mackay delivers another gritty, staccato-told tale