Archive for September, 2016

Reviews of the Week: Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Bruce Springsteen, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Bruce Springsteen, 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 26 through September 30 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 26 Forward, by Abby Wambach Before retiring in 2015, soccer forward Wambach […]

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A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance
By September 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance

A note from the editor: This is the final entry in #SeptemberRomance, our month-long celebration of romance novels. For more—way more!—great romance coverage, click here. Twenty years ago or so, my friend Debbie Mazoyer and I decided to team up and try our hand at writing romances. We chose the nom de plume Deborah Shelley, […]

Flipping the Bird at Censors

Flipping the Bird at Censors

Cindy: Many libraries and English teachers have spent the week building displays and discussing book censorship to honor Banned Books Week. Thank you. Meanwhile, there have been several teen books that have recently flipped the bird at censors in their cover art. Have you read any of these books? Do you have them in your […]

By September 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Born to Run

On Tuesday, rock legend Bruce Springsteen released his autobiography, Born to Run (Simon & Schuster), which June Sawyer lauds in her starred Booklist review: “Through the magic of his songs, and now the wizardry of his prose, Springsteen has healed many a heart by reimagining moments from his own life.” In the video above, Springsteen describes the origins of […]

Top Romance on Audio
By September 29, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Top Romance on Audio

The American Association of Publishers reported a 35.3% increase in audiobook downloads—the strongest gain in any literary format—as well as a lusty boom in audio production: 9,630 more titles were published than in the previous year, bringing the number of audiobooks published in 2015 up to 35,574. That’s an increase of 29,374 titles in the past five years—and […]

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Booklist Readers: Keir Graff

Booklist Readers: Keir Graff

If it seems strange to profile Keir Graff, the editor emeritus of the Booklist Reader,  consider that we’re using this feature to profile all Booklist staff, whether hired this year or back before the turn of the century. (Keir hasn’t been here that long—but almost.) We find many of them in new roles, as we do […]

We’d Prefer Not To: Novels about the Misery of Work

This week marks the release of The Ferryman Institute, Colin Gigl’s excellent debut novel about an immortal tasked with escorting the deceased to the afterlife. Spoiler alert: supernatural jobs can be filled with just as much drudgery as terrestrial ones. Gigl’s the latest in a long line of Anglophone novelists who’ve tackled the misery of work. Here […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Continuing Series Nonfiction and Food

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Continuing Series Nonfiction and Food

The October 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 276 new reviews and eight 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 […]

The Important Thing about Library Orientation
By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The Important Thing about Library Orientation

Is there any time more ripe with possibility and expectation than the beginning of a new school year? I’m brimming with ideas and excited to see students coming back. I must admit, however, that I’m less excited about library orientation: the same lesson over and over again, the listing of rules and expectations. If I […]

Romance Unbound: Romantic Novels in Other Genres
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Romance Unbound: Romantic Novels in Other Genres

Some great love stories may not be classified as romances, even though they richly convey the same appeal. What’s more, many romantic novels in other genres are series, so readers are privy not only to the courtship and wedding, but also to the pleasures of living out the happily ever. These titles will get you started—and […]