Like a Rolling Stone | Music Matters

Throughout its history, Rolling Stone advocated for emerging artists that harken back to 1960s rock and roll while overlooking many albums that became classics; the following list includes some of the publication’s major hits (and a few misses).

Voices To Be Heard: Celebrate Black Women All Yearlong with These Noteworthy Titles

An essential collection for readers and students of black history and literature; an ambitious, electrifying memoir; a bawdy, laugh-out-loud tell-all with a liberal dose of heart; a much-needed addition to the endless catalog of celebrity memoirs; highly recommended for those interested in race, ethnicity, and social commentary

A Dictionary Gets a Makeover | Behind the Book

Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle are coauthors of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry (Rowman & ­Littlefield). The first edition of the dictionary was published in 2007 and the second this past July.

More 2017 Books Worth Your While | The Readers’ Shelf

What do book award chairs read during their off time? Below, the members of the American Library Association’s CODES awards share some personal favorites.

Indulge Your Readers’ Passions | Romance Reviews

What Is It About a Duke? Despite the rarity in real life of the existence of dukes, as well as other nobles, they are alive, well, and constantly multiplying on the pages of popular historical romances—especially those set during the 19th century. If your readers’ passions run toward high-ranking title-holders, check out the works below.

LJ Talks to Joseph Cassara | Debut Spotlight

The great gift of Joseph Cassara’s debut novel, The House of Impossible Beauties is his describing so acutely a little-portrayed community—queer people of color—in luxurious, gorgeously inflected language embodying gracefully intercut portraits to illuminating effect.

Bec & Co., D’Salete, Findakly/Trondheim, Longino & Others, Santos, Starks, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

As comics slide more and more into the mainstream, publishers have increasingly been encouraged to take chances on critical and historical texts exploring the medium and its cultural impact.

Slow Cooking | Science & Tech Reviews

A different look at traditional slow cooking, offering many recipes with quick cook times rather than a whole days worth of cooking; a new look at traditional slow cooking, new interesting recipes that should please all after slowly cooking all day

Lyme Disease | Science & Tech Reviews

Two books that should be helpful for chronic Lyme sufferers, Conquering Lyme offers a more scientific look at Lyme while The Lyme Solution is a more actionable course

Fonda Lee’s Epic Picks | BackTalk

Here are 12 fantasy novels and series inspired by cultures and eras that will take readers far from the Middle Ages.