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Best New Books, Week of August 15, 2017

Best New Books, Week of August 15, 2017

The following books, all released this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction  The Doll Funeral, by Kate Hamer  Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie  How to Behave in a Crowd, by Camille Bordas  Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities, by Hamish Steele   […]

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 7: Are Kids More Dangerous Than Adults?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 7: Are Kids More Dangerous Than Adults?

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. CHAPTER 17-18 & THE FOURTH INTERLUDE Shambling into Week 7, my copy of IT is beginning to fall apart. Pocket Books made a valiant effort with this almost cube-shaped paperback edition, but glue can […]

Reviews of the Week, with Cressida Cowell, Joe Hill, Jeff Flake, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Cressida Cowell, Joe Hill, Jeff Flake, 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 August 7 through August 11 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   August 7 The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell Long before our […]

The Winners of the 2017 Hugo Award, Reviewed

The Winners of the 2017 Hugo Award, Reviewed

The 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this afternoon in Finland. As The Verge noted, women swept this year’s prizes. Here are the year’s best sci-fi novels, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a full list of nominees and winners, visit the Hugo Awards website.   BEST NOVEL The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. […]

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 22: Romance Tropes

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 22: Romance Tropes

In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we revisit two of our favorite romance tropes and discuss some books that feature them in enjoyable ways. Tell us what you think: feedback AT theoralhistorypodcast DOT com       click to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher   SHOW NOTES Our Current Reads Carrie Himself, by Jess Kidd Inside […]

Further Reading: The Fiction of North Korea

Further Reading: The Fiction of North Korea

Editor’s Note: We originally published this feature in February, but recent events have made it extremely timely.       The three-generation Kim Dynasty has made North Korea one of the most reviled—and ridiculed—nations in the world. Memes depicting Kim Jong-un laughing about the fact that he’s “no longer the craziest leader” keep popping up on […]