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Romance Writers of America Announces Contest Finalists

Romance Writers of America Announces Contest Finalists

If you love reading about love, you’re in luck. Yesterday, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) announced the 2017 contest finalists for the RITA Award (the most prestigious award for published romance fiction) and the Golden Heart Award (an award honoring exceptional unpublished romance). From contemporary to paranormal (to even erotic!), there’s something for every […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Kay D.’s Oddity Woods

Webcomics Wednesday: Kay D.’s Oddity Woods

We’re in the midst of our Spotlight on Middle Grade fiction, and I can’t think of a better time to showcase a webcomic about a tween detective embarking on a spooky adventure. This week’s Webcomics Wednesday pick, Oddity Woods, opens on chase though an eerie forest, which, for all its pink and purple shadowing, still exudes a […]

Best New Books: Week of March 20, 2017

Best New Books: Week of March 20, 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 Gargoyle Hunters, by John Freeman Gill  Infinity Engine, by Neal Asher  The Lawrence Browne Affair, by Cat Sebastian  Mississippi Blood, by Greg Iles  Our Short […]

More Wives, More Daughters, More Girls: A Trend that Won’t Die

More Wives, More Daughters, More Girls: A Trend that Won’t Die

I know what’s on your mind: When you roll out of bed in the morning, comb your hair, and brush your teeth, you think, “Gee, there just aren’t enough books with “wife,” “daughter,” or “girl” in the title. I read all the ones Booklist compiled last summer (here and here). If only there were more!” Well, fear not, voracious […]

Reviews of the Week: with Paula Hawkins, Lisa Unger, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Paula Hawkins, Lisa Unger, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and More!

Monday, March 13 The Red Hunter, by Lisa Unger Unger’s knack for blending encroaching danger with complex relationship themes is as sharp as ever here, as she creates characters facing the tangle of betrayals and mistakes that have shaped their identities.     Tuesday, March 14 On the Spot, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Lea […]

2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Yesterday, the National Book Critics Circle announced their 2017 award winners. Here they are, linked to their Booklist reviews. To read an interview with Matthew Desmond, who won this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, click here. For a full list of this year’s finalists, click here.   Fiction La Rose, by Louise Erdrich   General […]