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The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2016

The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2016

“Sweet sassy Satan!,” as Old Granny Kraus used to cackle. (No, she didn’t.) Is it that time of year again already? Now that you mention it, October’s approach does explain a few unsettling visions I’ve been blaming on an outdated glasses prescription. How when I get on the train every morning, I expect everyone to turn toward […]

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

On Wednesday, when the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2016 fellows, Gene Luen Yang among them, Booklist released a collective cheer. “Gene’s work in the field of children’s literature and graphic novels makes him utterly deserving of this award,” says Sara Hunter,  Booklist’s senior editor of Books for Youth. “Not only does he pen entertaining stories full […]

Love through the Generations: Series Romance about Families

Love through the Generations: Series Romance about Families

There’s nothing romance readers love as much as a series, and there’s something especially warm and comforting about reading a series books with characters from the same family. You get to know them as secondary characters in one book, and cheer for them when they get their own book, with their own Happily Ever After. Here’s a trove of […]

21 Tales of Chocolate-Themed Romance

21 Tales of Chocolate-Themed Romance

In a romance novel, love can be all sweet and smooth, like a fine Lindor Truffle. But where’s the conflict? A good romance needs a little Rocky Road. Sometimes, like an Almond Joy, it needs to have a little nuttiness. No matter the flavor, chocolate-themed romances are a delicious treat for readers. Here are some of […]

Ridin’ Dirty: Biker Romance

Ridin’ Dirty: Biker Romance

What is it about a biker romance that gets women’s panties in a bunch? Is it the roughness around the edges? That bikers follow the rev of their own engines? The strange moral code they follow? The tattoos?  Whatever may appeal to you about bikers, make no mistake: they’re here to stay. While we pine for the return of Jax Teller and the […]

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The 2017 Carnegie Medal shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, October 26, and the […]