Besides offering New Perspectives, speakers at this aptly named panel at LJ’s inaugural Day of Dialog Brooklyn asked thought-provoking questions. Obama campaign blogger Sam Graham-Felsen‘s debut novel, Green (Random, Jan. 2018), depicts the experiences of a white boy in a mostly black school. His novel is a reflection of his lived experience, “what it felt […]
The “Great Book Club Picks” panel at LJ’s inaugural Day of Dialog/Brooklyn 2017
The popular “Editors’ Picks” panel, moderated here by LJ fiction editor Wilda Williams, commenced the half-day event, with six New York editors and publishers presenting a preview of their biggest fall 2017–winter 2018 titles. Debut authors, new imprints, existing lines exploring uncharted genre territories, and current topics were all part of the conversation.
A jewel in the slush pile, a killer clown, New York’s soul, umbrellas, and some lit for bored and brilliant kids.
Games, gamers, and gaming often experience well-deserved criticism when it comes to a lack of diversity and inclusiveness. However, there has been some progress made.
Title IX relates to equality for everyone in sports. Recently it has been in the news for issues other than athletics and physical education. These 30 resources will level any collection.
Some of the best novels are those that get people talking. By introducing a new perspective, featuring gripping plots, and tackling ethical dilemmas, they become perfect catalysts for discussion among bibliophiles.
Many of the books reviewed this month feature genre mashups and showcase how in the right hands such works can completely transcend their origins.
This month, our erotica titles plant their protagonists into sticky situations, to varying degrees of enjoyment.
Kurt Andersen’s latest book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, investigates the current state of American society, factors leading up to the Trump presidency, and the influence of mass media, past and present.
Coast into the Labor Day weekend with romanticized cityscapes, superheroes and superheroines, mythical creatures, and reading outside our comfort zones.
Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond
The “What We’re Reading & Watching” gang dons the safety glasses and checks out eclipse titles and more this week.
This month’s memoirs address the passage of time each in their own way: grieving loved ones, facing health issues, overcoming broken relationships, remarking on the milestones of children, aging, and rebuilding marriages and family connections.
A few final thoughts on the Romance Writers of America 2017 conference in Orlando, FL
A highlight of the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is Librarians Day, held this year on Saturday, July 29
Some 240,000 patients are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year, yet, there are very few evidenced-based titles on prostate health published annually. Here are 27 resources to help.
Awards presented at Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference in Orlando, FL, July 26–29
Debuts showcase diverse voices, epics reign, space operas blast off, and horror rises from the grave (again) in our annual sf/fantasy preview. Plus Kensington and Tor launch digital and podcasting sf imprints.
On Monday, July 27, HBO aired the documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, marking a run of special broadcasts leading up to the 20th anniversary of the princess’s death on August 31, 1997. For readers interested in learning more about Diana and the royal family, these excellent backlist titles and new releases make great additions to displays and booklists.
Here’s what the LJ/School Library Journal crew is reading and watching during the dog days of summer
The 2017 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Thriller Awards were presented, as they have been for the past 12 years, at a sit-down banquet at the Grand Hyatt in midtown New York City. Many people who’ve been there from the start were on hand Saturday, July 15, to present and accept accolades from their colleagues in […]
A grab-bag of titles about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost forgotten ancestors, a love story cut short, and a Renaissance philosopher.
This time the whole “What We’re Reading & Watching” gang is concentrating on the latter, not the former, and discussing what they’re watching on the telly (or tablet).
Laurie Gelman has put her stamp on the world of women’s fiction with her debut novel, Class Mom, which revolves around the antics of kindergarten class mom Jen Dixon.