Oprah Picks An American Marriage | Book Pulse

Oprah picks An American Marriage as her newest Book Club pick and The Friend by Sigrid Nunez gets attention from the NYT and Vanity Fair.

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

#1 LibraryReads pick The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah leads holds this week. Also publishing this week is the #1 Indie Next pick, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border by Francisco Cantú.

Olympic Reading | Wyatt’s World

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin on February 9. Held in the mountainous province of PyeongChang, South Korea, the games will offer a chance for readers to explore Korean history and culture in many different ways.

Romance Novels, Spies, and Women Doctors | Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, romance novels, spies, and women doctors lead me down a winding path.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

New bestsellers arrive, but The Woman in the Window and Fire and Fury hold on to their top spots on the NYT lists. The small screen adaptation of Altered Carbon gets a glowing review and a new illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland closes the week.

Countdown to Valentine’s Day | The Reader’s Shelf

While romance novels delight all year long, they have a seasonal moment to shine brightly as we approach Valentine’s Day. Five librarians offer their picks to mark the occasion and highlight the range of the genre.

NBA Goes International, Staunch Prize Backlash, and Authors on Air | Book Pulse

The National Book Award changes its line-up and a backlash is simmering around the Staunch prize. Meanwhile, PBS and the NYT announce their next Now Read This book club pick, and new “best of the month” lists appear.

Mary Beard and Helen Dunmore : Celebrating British Women Writers | Book Pulse

Poet Helen Dunmore wins the Costa Book of the Year award for her collection Inside the Wave and Mary Beard gets a glowing profile in The Guardian.

Pennie Picks Lincoln in the Bardo; the NYT on the New Zadie Smith | Book Pulse

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders gets even more attention as Costco’s influential book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, picks it as her book of the month. BuzzFeed focuses on Romance novels, looking at how the political climate is changing the genre.

Discover Paris in 2018 | Readers’ Advisory Crossroads

To read this guide is to travel to Paris. Sprinkled throughout are color photos, which capture everyday life and key tourist sites. The design allows readers to wander the city, with daily schedules based on individual arrondissements.