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Congrats to the Winners of the L. A. Times Book Prizes

Congrats to the Winners of the L. A. Times Book Prizes

We totally missed the announcement of this year’s Los Angeles Times book prizes, which happened last Friday. But it’s never too late to enjoy these winning titles, linked below to their Booklist reviews when available.  You can find a complete list of honorees here.   Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction  The Nix, by Nathan […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Mohsin Hamid Talks about EXIT WEST

This Week on Well Read TV: Mohsin Hamid Talks about EXIT WEST

This week on Well Read, internationally best-selling author Mohsin Hamid will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, Exit West, released March 7. Hamid’s fourth work of fiction following the success of Moth Smoke (2000), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia […]

Best New Books: Week of April 24, 2017

Best New Books: Week of April 24, 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  Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout  Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer  Burn Town, by Jennifer McMahon  The Librarian and the Spy, by Susan Mann  The Standard Grand, by […]

THE MAGICIANS S2 E12: Ramifications and E13: We Have Brought You Little Cakes

THE MAGICIANS S2 E12: Ramifications and E13: We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Fairy Gitmo, gods aplenty, and eyepatches—oh my! I’m doing a super post for the end of the season and recapping the last two episodes together. Boy, there is a lot to talk about! From Library shenanigans to angry fairies, The Magicians team brought the goods. Let’s dive in: RAM-ifications indeed. Quentin and Eliot find a guy who […]

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. When Steve Stephens murdered Robert Godwin on Sunday, he filmed the despicable deed and uploaded the video to Facebook. Millions of people watched it before Facebook pulled it down. While the murder and its aftermath shocked the nation—and rightfully so—crime […]

Against Bedtime: Picture Books for Sleep-Averse Toddlers

Against Bedtime: Picture Books for Sleep-Averse Toddlers

Lynn: I haven’t mentioned the Focus Group in a while. Currently, the oldest members are 13, the youngest three. They are all still highly opinionated about books. Little Oscar, definitely his own person, trundles around entertaining himself and doing his own thing. Oscar loves books, favoring anything about cars, trucks, and machines. He does not […]