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The Mechanics of Love: 22 Tales of Handyman Romance

The Mechanics of Love: 22 Tales of Handyman Romance

We can’t explain why men who work with their hands and know their way around a toolbox are so sexy, but there’s no denying that they are. This list contains more than 20 hunky men—and a couple of talented women—who know what to do with a hammer. Gimme Some Sugar, by Kimberly Kincaid Being one half of a celebrity […]

This Week on Well Read: Anuradha Roy Talks about Sleeping on Jupiter

This Week on Well Read: Anuradha Roy Talks about Sleeping on Jupiter

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Anuradha Roy will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Sleeping on Jupiter (2016), a Man Booker Prize nominee released September 6. Through the lives of townspeople and travelers—Badal the tourguide; Nomi the filmmaker; Vidya the vacationer— in the fictional town […]

New Adult Romance: An Introduction

New Adult Romance: An Introduction

New Adult is a romance subgenre that has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Despite this popularity, the phrase “New Adult” leaves most people scratching their heads. The basic, underwhelming criteria for New Adult is that the style falls somewhere between the Young Adult and Adult genres, and the age of the protagonist is between 18 […]

The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2016

The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2016

“Sweet sassy Satan!,” as Old Granny Kraus used to cackle. (No, she didn’t.) Is it that time of year again already? Now that you mention it, October’s approach does explain a few unsettling visions I’ve been blaming on an outdated glasses prescription. How when I get on the train every morning, I expect everyone to turn toward […]

Reviews of the Week: Mary Balogh, Jayne Ann Krentz, Anna-Marie McLemore, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Mary Balogh, Jayne Ann Krentz, Anna-Marie McLemore, 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 September 19 through September 23 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 19  Vietnam: A History of the War, by Russell Freedman How could an undeclared […]

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

On Wednesday, when the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2016 fellows, Gene Luen Yang among them, Booklist released a collective cheer. “Gene’s work in the field of children’s literature and graphic novels makes him utterly deserving of this award,” says Sara Hunter,  Booklist’s senior editor of Books for Youth. “Not only does he pen entertaining stories full […]