Archive for January, 2017

Booklist Readers: Courtney Eathorne

Booklist Readers: Courtney Eathorne

Today’s Booklist Reader is Courtney Eathorne, our fall 2016 intern. A senior at Columbia College Chicago pursuing a degree in playwriting, she won us all over very quickly. [Editor’s note: Myself included! She’s such a good writer and such a quick study and has so much energy.] Briana Shemroske agrees: “Courtney has been an enthusiastic, witty, hard-working machine […]

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30 Sports Stories for Fans of 30 FOR 30

30 Sports Stories for Fans of 30 FOR 30

ESPN’s award-winning series 30 for 30 is a runaway hit with viewers of all ages and interests. These short documentary films are compelling, sympathetic, and compulsively bingeable. (Thanks, Netflix!) Whether it’s live events like this weekend’s Superbowl or reports of games from years ago, that passionate quest to achieve a goal is the essence of great […]

The Top 109 Audiobook Titles of 2016
By January 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

The Top 109 Audiobook Titles of 2016

The American Library Association recognized the top audiobook titles for kids, teens, and adults at the 2017 Midwinter meeting in Atlanta. The following are must-haves for library collections and sure-fire suggestions for fans, newbies, and everyone in-between. The Association for Library Service to Children’s list of 27 audiobooks and musical recordings consists of quality titles aimed at […]

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Further Reading: Airplanes

Further Reading: Airplanes

The weekend news cycle, dominated by the fallout from President Trump’s travel ban, focused, in part, on those stranded in and protesting at airports across the United States. Planes and airports have long fascinated writers and readers alike. To follow, a list of titles about air travel, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible.   Biggles […]

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ALA Euphoria

ALA Euphoria

Lynn and Cindy: We are back from the inspiring ALA Midwinter Meetings in Atlanta and beginning to catch up on sleep and work. During that historical moment, it was perfect to be with so many like-minded people. Suffice it to say, the word “march” turned out to be a major theme that weekend. The Youth Media […]

Reviews of the Week: with Jim Shepard, Kristan Higgins, Brian Freeman, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Jim Shepard, Kristan Higgins, Brian Freeman, 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 January 23 through 27 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, January 23  The World to Come, by Jim Shepard Throughout this masterful, profoundly involving collection, […]

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The Magicians S2 E1: Knight of Crowns

The Magicians S2 E1: Knight of Crowns

Oh, hey fellow Brakebills students. . . Where did we leave off? Eliot and Margo are now the High King and High Queen of Fillory. Alice and Quentin are King and Queen as well. (Four rulers seems like a mess to me, but, you know, it’s drawing off the Narnia mythology here.) Oh, and Eliot […]

Buried in Books and Sticky Notes

Buried in Books and Sticky Notes

Cindy: Lynn and I are just back from the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meetings, and we’re still in the process of unpacking the books we scored at the exhibits and preview events. Posted by John David Anderson (author of last year’s Ms. Bixby’s Last Day) landed at the top of my luggage. Due in May, the novel concerns […]

By January 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: ALLEGEDLY

Though brief, this week’s featured trailer is too haunting not to share. Slashes of red text and flashes of jail juxtapose images of a pristine nursery. Meanwhile, speaking in tones both soft and self-assured, innocent and eerie, the narrator—16-year-old Mary B. Addison—insinuates that she is ready to tell her side of her story. Convicted of infanticide […]

Throwback Thursday: Romancing the YA Cover Art
By January 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Throwback Thursday: Romancing the YA Cover Art

Editor’s note: Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is Also a Star took home a Coretta Scott King Award on Sunday at the ALA Youth Media Awards. Long before these laurels, Yoon was a bestselling author whose iconic cover design launched scores of imitators—something Dan Kraus noticed long before anyone else. This post was originally published on […]