The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance & Travel

c1se2The September issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 264 new reviews and 12 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!

The current issue spotlights romance and travel. Those following the Booklist Reader’s daily romance coverage should be primed for our four top 10 lists featuring the year’s best romance novels for adults, the year’s best romance for youth, the year’s best romance on audio, and the year’s best romance debuts. John Charles took another look at the first sexually explicit romance and curated a core collection for romantic suspense. Daniel Kraus discussed sex in YA with two novelists with a lot to say about the matter. Maggie Reagan talked with Anna-Marie McLemore about transgender romance narratives. Our columnists got in on the fun, too: Michael Cart traced the history of young adult romance, and Bill Ott explored the romantic wisdom of the brothers Gershwin.

The travel-minded should try Annie Bostrom’s top 10 list of the year’s best literary travel books. Those interested in journeys of the temporal kind should check out Joyce Saricks’ listen-alikes of time travel-themed books on audio.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the September 15th issue is also live. It’s a great new way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and 4 Book Links issues each year! Visit or click the link above to take a peek.

Happy Reading!



About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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