In the first of our six book reviews, Dale Brown looks at a volume on vocabulary research. Our second review, by Jonathan Fisher, examines a book exploring narrative identity in language teaching. The third review, by Tim Greer, considers a book introducing Conversation Analysis (CA) to language teachers. In our fourth review, Nicholas Marshall reports on a volume dedicated to the social context in which language learning occurs. The fifth review, by John Racine, examines another of the recently published books dealing with researching vocabulary. The final review comes from Paul Rowan, who reports on an edited volume focusing on adult learners in different L2 contexts.