January 22, 2018

A Glowing Review Leads the Day | Book Pulse

The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith gets a rave review. The First Amendment gets coverage.

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

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin leads the pack this week. In a sign that the holiday season is definitely over, a slew of new books arrive. Fire and Fury continues to draw heat.

Best Media 2017: Audiobooks

The best audiobooks of 2017 include short story collections, debut novels, memoirs, true crime, astrophysics, and poetry.

Best Media 2017: Games

LJ’s new gaming columnists have chosen their favorite games of the year. The titles include board games, video games, and a mobile title that will appeal to a wide range of patrons with differing interests and experience.

Best Media 2017: Music

This year, our ears were graced by many great albums—even a few brilliant ones. But two stood out from the crowd: Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds—my pick for album of the year—and ­Thundercat’s Drunk.

Best Media 2017: DVDs

LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick sticks to feature films for this annual best-of, listing more independent and international titles with greater diversity in genre and format

From A to Y | Sue Grafton Remembered

Best-selling author Sue Grafton, who died on December 28, 2017, is now considered a game changer in the mystery genre. In Grafton’s memory, here are LJ’s first and final reviews of her wonderful alphabetically titled mysteries.

New Bestsellers; Trump Seeks to Stop Publication | Book Pulse

New bestsellers arrive and the firestorm over Fire and Fury heats up.

New Book Clubs | Book Pulse

Sing, Unburied, Singby Jesmyn Ward launches a new book club, a joint project of The New York Times and PBS’s News Hour.

Costa Award Winners | Book Pulse

The Costa Book Awards are announced with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fineby Gail Honeyman and Reservoir 13by Jon McGregor leading the wins.