Archive for October, 2015

Reviews of the Week: Ann Morgan, Ruth Ware, Illeana Douglas and More
By October 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Ann Morgan, Ruth Ware, Illeana Douglas and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 26–30 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, October 26 Beside Myself, by Ann Morgan […]

Posted in: Book Lists
Capers, Cozies, and Other Crime Fiction You Might Have Missed

Capers, Cozies, and Other Crime Fiction You Might Have Missed

Every year we offer a crime fiction webinar on the Tuesday before Halloween, and that’s no coincidence. The holiday echoes the genre nicely, from the sweetly costumed toddlers and cozies all the way through to the horrific Jason-masked teens and serial killers. It’s also, in our minds, the start of the best weather for crime fiction. Certainly we read the genre all […]

We Were Scared and Scarred for Life, Too!

We Were Scared and Scarred for Life, Too!

Cindy: Recently, Julia Smith wrote about being scarred for life by scary books she read as a child. That Likely Stories post made our hair stand up end as we remembered the books that haunt us to this very day. I loved being scared to death as a kid. I begged my mother to let […]

Happy Halloween from the Black Cats of Booklist!
By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Happy Halloween from the Black Cats of Booklist!

Evidently, black cats have the lowest adoption rate and highest euthanasia rate in shelters. One possible reason is because they’re kind of hard to see, so they’re harder to make a connection with at, say, a poorly-lit kennel. If these photos are any indication, yes, they’re kind of hard to see. Unless flooded in natural […]

By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

This Week on Well Read TV: Annie Jacobsen Talks about The Pentagon’s Brain

This week on Well Read, New York Times–bestselling author Annie Jacobsen will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her recently published book, The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency (2014). Drawing on declassified memos, private documents, and interviews with numerous researchers and scientists, Jacobsen offers a […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Officer Panda, Fingerprint Detective

Ashley Crowley is probably really good at “Two Truths and a Lie.” I’ll have a go for him: 1) Writes and illustrates books for kiddos; 2) Captures criminals and brings them to justice; 3) Prefers red lifesaver candies over all other colors. Can you guess which statement is a lie?? Believe it or not, it’s […]

Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 2
By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about presenting on a panel called “Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy” with fellow librarians at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. And on Tuesday, I wrote in detail about three of the titles I discussed. And now here are three more that I hope you’ll find worthwhile, whether for pleasure reading or […]

Posted in: Book Groups, Book Lists
The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts
By October 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The November 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 268 new reviews and 11 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 […]

Posted in: Inside Booklist
Do Open Graves Make Readers Open Books?

Do Open Graves Make Readers Open Books?

Cindy and Lynn: Maggie Reagan’s review of Jennifer Donnelly’s These Shallow Graves reminded us of a recent trend on YA book covers: open graves. Be sure that these books are included in your Halloween book displays this week! Are there any we’ve missed? Leave the title and author in the comments and we’ll add update this post to add […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
Book Award for Midwestern Authors Is Now Accepting Submissions
By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Book Award for Midwestern Authors Is Now Accepting Submissions

The Society of Midland Authors is now accepting submissions for its annual literary awards, which will honor books published in 2015 by Midwestern authors. Know an eligible author or publisher in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin? Let them know! Last year, Booklist Books for Youth contributing editor (and Illinois resident) […]