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Aunt Lydia’s Forbidden Bookshelf: Three Books to Read After THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Aunt Lydia’s Forbidden Bookshelf: Three Books to Read After THE HANDMAID’S TALE

  The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale wrapped up last night. If you’re already missing the object of your obsession, you can always read (or reread) Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, since this dystopian nightmare fuel for feminists and anyone who appreciates not living in a totalitarian faith-based state has been keeping people up at […]

Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago

Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago

We here at Booklist don’t have to travel far for this year’s ALA Annual next week, since it’s going down right here at Chicago’s glorious McCormick Place. But we are going to be super busy, since we’ve got so much going on—some might say too much. Between events, catch us at booth #3217, where, in […]

The Latest Booklist: 50 Years of YA

The Latest Booklist: 50 Years of YA

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 349 new reviews and 17 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or […]

“Nope! I’ve never had any aspirations to be a musician”: Don Lee talks LONESOME LIES BEFORE US

“Nope! I’ve never had any aspirations to be a musician”: Don Lee talks LONESOME LIES BEFORE US

When Don Lee’s first book came out 16 years ago, he probably didn’t know then that more than half his writing career would be spent in Rosarita Bay, a fictional California seaside town that bears more than a passing resemblance to the real-world Half Moon Bay on Highway 1 in Northern California. Of the five books Lee […]

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

  After a 2013 memo about sexual harassment was leaked to the press, newspapers at home and abroad have been speculating on whether or not Uber CEO Travis Kalanik—no stranger to controversy—might lose his job. Kalanik has been accused of poisoning company culture with laddish (some might say horribly sexist) behavior. Fictional CEOs are no strangers to […]

Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Our latest Booklist Reader? Dan Kaplan, Periodicals Manager, who can often be spotted zipping around Chicago’s River North neighborhood on his motorcycle.   What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? 1) I love summer in Chicago because I can alternate commuting options between train, bicycle, and motorcycle—the latter two competing for my attention on […]