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LibraryReads November 2017

LibraryReads November 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its November 2017 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today. FAVORITE OF FAVORITES  Artemis, by Andy Weir   TOP 10 The City of Brass, by S. A. […]

Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac

Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac

  Is Chicago America’s best food city? We think so. (Check the salad bars of River North for Booklist editors on Mondays, where you can find us paying penance for a weekend of overindulging in delectable local restaurant fare.) Matt Kirouac set out to choose 90 can’t-miss restaurants in a city with more than 7,000. […]

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Best New Books: Week of October 9, 2017

Best New Books: Week of October 9, 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  The Book of Swords, by Gardner Dozois  Catapult, by Emily Fridlund  The Power, by Naomi Alderman  You Were There before My Eyes, by Maria Riva   Adult Nonfiction  Code Girls: […]

Reviews of the Week, with Matt Taibbi, Libba Bray, Rachel McKibbens, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Matt Taibbi, Libba Bray, Rachel McKibbens, 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 October 2 through October 6 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   October 2  Sit, by Deborah Ellis A verb, […]

Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

  As anyone on Twitter will have by now discerned, it’s #NationalTacoDay! These books for youth, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, exult the taco in all it’s taco-y glory. Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin Tacos are high on the list of dragon-friendly foods. Who knew? There is, however, a major qualification: the salsa […]

Lady Liberty On the Move: HER RIGHT FOOT

Lady Liberty On the Move: HER RIGHT FOOT

Lynn: Every now and then, a book comes along that makes us want to cheer and wave wildly. Picture us doing that right now for Her Right Foot (2017), by Dave Eggers. Full of fascinating facts about the iconic Statue of Liberty, it tells us the statue turned green around 1920, and that it was shipped […]