The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions

The December 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 251 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!

booklist-december-15The current issue puts the spotlight on book discussions. Rebecca Vnuck provides a list of titles for libraries hoping to draw younger, diverse professionals to their book groups. Joyce Saricks brings a selection of audiobook titles to book groups burned out on mainstream literary fiction. Donna Seaman assembles read-alikes for this year’s Carnegie Medal shortlist titles in fiction and nonfiction.

Meanwhile, our youth editors tackle big issues. Julia Smith limns the state of the middle-grade novel with three of its finest purveyors. Sarah Hunter suggests recent YA books about teen poverty. Maggie Reagan explores rape culture as depicted in YA literature. Michael Cart susses out the lack of diversity in books for youth.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the December 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 four Book Links issues each year! Visit www.booklistonline.com.

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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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