Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, June 2015

At No. 15, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is one to watch; Kondo’s title on decluttering is tidily sitting atop nonfiction

The Born Frees, Future of Democracy, North Korea Memoirs, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 1, 2015

Burge’s incredible and inspiring account belongs in every library; students of American democracy, government officials, and young citizens should read Running from Office; Aldrich takes us inside the Little Free Library movement

National Geographic’s Jackson on Glaciers, Evolutionary Biologist Lane on the Properties of Life, Modern Jewish Cooking | Science & Technology Reviews, June 1, 2015

Jackson offers parallel glimpses of optimism, both for herself and for the future of the planet; Lane outlines what he hopes are the “beginnings of a more predictive biology”; Koenig writes “for the next generation of Jewish cooks.”

InteLex Past Masters Online; Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535–1922 | Reference eReviews, June 1, 2015

InteLex Past Masters Online is astonishing in breadth and depth; Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535–1922, will be of interest to academic libraries and historical societies

Encyclopedias of the Bible, Educational Technology, with an APA Dictionary of Psychology | Reference Reviews, June 1, 2015

Balentine has assembled an esteemed group of scholars who focus on the major issues and motifs in the Bible; SAGE covers the history of educational technology and the implications of the Internet for instruction

Projects To Create Joy, Geek Knits, Freeform Wire Art Jewelry, plus Bohemian Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 1, 2015

Creating tiny five-inch square paintings; instruction in a variety of homemaking-related skills, including cooking, sewing, and handicraft; how to produce jewelry using a freeform style of wire manipulating techniques

Frank Gehry, Poet Limón, the Lanterne Rouge, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 1, 2015

Gehry’s important role in contemporary architecture; intricate and accessible, Limón’s poems are deeply moving; an excellent first book for the novice chess player; Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture

A Little Bit of Everything: Short Story Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2015

Here are six debuts, each by a writer well worth watching, that prove the pleasures of reading are not reliant on a profusion of pages.

De Robertis, Groff, Leonard, And a Box of “Novel” Secrets | Fiction Reviews, June 1, 2015

De Robertis’s beautifully realized work is as evocative and textured as the tango itself; Groff’s novel offers high drama, hubris, and epic love, complete with Greek chorus–like asides; Liebert delivers a perfect summer read.

Up-and-Coming Authors Crucet, Doyle, Johncock, Katchur, Park, Phillips, & others | Debut Fiction, June 1, 2015

Crucet depicts with insight and subtlety the culture shock of the first-generation college student; Doyle’s brutal debut paints a stark picture of middle-class youth; Park’s brightly written and engrossing Re Jane