Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century

If your friend complains when you blunderschedule, try not to apologibe in response.  Liesl Schillinger's witty collection of necessary new words -- with charming avian illustrations from Elizabeth Zechel -- will have you on a jollyroll.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…