Best Media 2017: Games

LJ’s new gaming columnists have chosen their favorite games of the year. The titles include board games, video games, and a mobile title that will appeal to a wide range of patrons with differing interests and experience.

Best Media 2017: Music

This year, our ears were graced by many great albums—even a few brilliant ones. But two stood out from the crowd: Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds—my pick for album of the year—and ­Thundercat’s Drunk.

Best Media 2017: DVDs

LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick sticks to feature films for this annual best-of, listing more independent and international titles with greater diversity in genre and format

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.

LJ Media | Review Alert, January 2018

Thrill-ists will undoubtedly seek this irresistibly clever Chase; reactions will vary, but astonishment over the sheer artistry and deftness of juggling a number of genres will reign supreme; a must for anyone who has ever worked in a library or has ever read a book; this luscious new historical drama will enthrall viewers; ­fascinating, engaging, and heartwarming, Harold and Lillian will appeal to film buffs especially

Zadie Smith & Nassim Nicholas Taleb | February Nonfiction on Audio

A new essay collection from Zadie Smith, Patti Smith on why she writes, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb on accepting risks in everyday life.

New series from Rachel Hartman & Tamora Pierce | YA

Rachel Hartman launches a new series set in Goredd and Tamora Pierce tells the story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall.

Missing Persons | Stephanie’s Picks

February mysteries and thrillers featuring someone (or someones) going missing

Megan Frazer Blakemore, Vashti Harrison, & Margaret Peterson Haddix | Middle Grade

An illustrated group biography of exceptional black women, series installments from Blakemore and Haddix, and a biography of Madeleine L’Engle written by her granddaughters.

Audiobook Memoirs Publishing in February

Personal stories of near-death experiences, survivalist upbringings, and a quest for a mother’s history