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2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Longlist Announced

2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Longlist Announced

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the longlist for its annual literary prize, given to one fiction and one nonfiction title. According to the press release, the winners and nominees were chosen for “subverting literary forms, pushing against established ways of thinking, or otherwise introducing new or challenging ideas.” The press release also noted the […]

Best New Books, Week of July 18, 2017

Best New Books, Week of July 18, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Afterlife, by Marcus Sakey  Beautiful Animals, by Lawrence Osborne  Final Girls, by Riley Sager  Less, by Andrew Sean Greer  The Late Show, by Michael Connelly  Like a Fading Shadow, by Antonio […]

2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

The International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards on Saturday at the Thrillerfest banquet. Find their Booklist reviews below. For a complete list of finalists, click here.  To read Best Young Adult Novel-winner A. J. Hartley’s explication of his influences—a Booklist Reader exclusive—click here.   Best Hardcover Novel   Before the […]

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 3: Does This Book Even Need Pennywise?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 3: Does This Book Even Need Pennywise?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 4-7 & THE FIRST INTERLUDE Nothing speaks to the way King just can’t stop with IT than the book’s four “interludes”—in total, about 120 pages of history lessons about Derry that probably could […]

Reviews of the Week, with Jason Reynolds, Tillie Walden, Daniel Handler, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Jason Reynolds, Tillie Walden, Daniel Handler, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and / or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from July 17 through 21 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   July 10  Spinning, by Tillie Walden Award-winning Walden’s first book-length work traces her […]

Celebrating WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES with Novels about Humanoid Monkeys

Celebrating WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES with Novels about Humanoid Monkeys

War for the Planet of the Apes opens today. Upon the conclusion of the latest (and best) iteration of the blockbuster sci-fi franchise, let’s take a look back on its debut. Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out in August of 2011, on the heels of two of the most devastating nonfiction chimpanzee narratives […]