The August issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 326 new reviews and 9 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 do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!
August marks Booklist‘s first Spotlight on LGBTQ Literature. See the top 10 LGBTQ books published in the past year for adults and youth, as well as on audio. Donna Seaman revisits prominent lesbian modernists in her read-alikes list. And in “Love and Survival,” Michael Cart rounds up the most memorable characters in the growing body of LGBTQ literature for youth.
In another vein, school is just around the corner—for some, a reason to be excited, for others, a reason to worry. Julia Smith has the best books to explore those first-day jitters in “That Back-to-School Feeling.”