The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

c1oc2The October 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 277 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 for access, you can take care of that today!

The current issue spotlights first novels. Annie Bostrom reports the year’s 10 best debut novels, Joyce Saricks brings us the top 10 debut novels on audio, and Donna Seaman ponders otherwise accomplished authors’ first forays into fiction. In our youth department, Julia Smith finds the top 10 first novels, Daniel Kraus takes another look at Richard Van Camp’s debut novel, The Lesser Blessed, Michael Cart considers the winners of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, Maggie Reagan announces the year’s 10 best short story collections, and Sara Hunter delves into YA and middle-grade fiction about time loops.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the October 15 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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