Crime Fiction’s “Girl” Power | Mystery Genre Spotlight

Women dominate psychological suspense, the Roaring ’20s hit historicals, and diverse representation improves but has a way to go; meanwhile, a debut thriller from Zoje Stage demonstrates a truly murderous mother-daughter connection

New Ventures for Nicole Kidman, Patrick Rothfuss, and More | Book Pulse

Nicole Kidman, Patrick Rothfuss, George Pelecanos, and Dennis Lehane all have new projects in the works. Junot Díaz writes about his childhood trauma. The NYRB Classics editions are making design news.

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

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline leads holds this week. NPR interviews Alisha Rai who talks about the lack of diversity in romance. The Romance Writers of America has released a statement about inclusivity and the RITA finalists are out. Cookbooks also have a diversity problem.

Expanding the Canon | Book Pulse

Ali Smith tops a new poll of literary masters, the May Indie Next list is out, and Black Panther will play in Saudi Arabia, the first film to do so in 35 years.

The 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Awards | Fitting Choices for Our Times

Established in 1935 by Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf and presented by the Cleveland Foundation, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are unique among national juried awards in honoring books that confront racism and celebrate diversity. Winners of this year’s 83rd annual awards were announced March 29 by 2015 honoree Marlon James. They include fiction […]

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

The Disappeared by C.J. Box leads the new bestseller lists. James Comey is already a hot ticket, the shortlist for the Dublin Literary Awards is out, Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties gets a trailer, and Rebecca Vanuk is named LibraryRead’s Executive Director.

The Silicon Standard | Technology in Focus

Further readings on current and coming tech and how it impacts the human experience.

Books Club Picks and More Best of the Month | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon names her newest book club pick and a few more best books lists for April arrive. Authors Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz have a new SF podcast and Roxane Gay has a pop-up magazine. Kenneth Branagh will star in the adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow.

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