Members of the American Library Association (ALA) RUSA-CODES Reading List Council, which annually presents its picks for the best in genre fiction, are pleased to share their top summer reads.
According to book purveyor Baker & Taylor, “sales of Spanish-language material has grown over the last three years to over $12M at list.” Need we say more? These 31 titles should bolster any collection or create a solid core for those starting out. ¡Vámonos!
Psychological suspense, unreliable female narrators, and gritty antiheroes dominate the spring/summer lineup
This year’s race for president is hot and heavy, but it may not be all that unusual as campaigns go. These 29 resources offer an abundance of information on the roots of elections, how to become a more effective voter, and the evolving role of women in politics.
This season’s first novels range over a multitude of time periods, global settings, and genres, and come from authors with a variety of backgrounds. Hear what the critics have to say!
LJ’s 2016 materials survey of public libraries nationwide was full of surprises, with long-standing trends suddenly turned on their heads.
From the Syrian cuisine of Aleppo and the rescued manuscripts of Timbuktu to women crime writers and the Broadway phenomenon that is Hamilton, these 33 new books have captured our imagination this season
Going to the Olympics in Rio or planning a trip via armchair, these sources will help travelers make the most of their time.
Agatha Christie was the queen of the traditional mystery, and every year Malice Domestic, a fan convention, honors those titles published in the previous calendar year that best typify the qualities of Dame Christie’s work (no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence, among other elements). The nominees for the 2015 Agatha Christie Awards reflect a wide range of authors, publishers, styles, and themes.
Books on the craft of writing often fall into three categories: the practical, meant to teach readers to construct entertaining works; the academic, meant to mold the aspiring writer into an artist; and titles that are a mix of the two. Whatever an aspiring writer’s needs, these 30 resources should help wannabes become wordsmiths.