The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2017 Lists and a Spotlight on Women’s Fiction

The March 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 240 new reviews and 18 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!

march booklist coverThis issue is chockablock with lists. We’ve got the top 10 adult books that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant, authentic LGBT content from the 2017 Over the Rainbow Project and the Rainbow List of LGBT books for youth. We’ve got a list of recommended feminist books, fiction and nonfiction, for young readers from the Amelia Bloomer Project. We’ve got the best fiction for young adults from the Young Adult Library Services Association, as well as their list of great graphic novels for teens. We’ve got the best adult books from the Notable Books Council, and the year’s most notable children’s books from the Association for Library Service to Children. We’ve got the best adult genre fiction from the Reading List Council. We’ve got the Listen List of outstanding audio narration, as well as this year’s list of amazing audiobooks for young adults.

Enough lists for you? If not, try Neal Hollands’ column about selecting reading lists. Or check out the lists in our spotlight: Rebecca Vnuk’s top-10 women’s fiction and Joyce Saricks’ top-10 women’s fiction on audio.

Our 50 Years of YA celebration continues apace with this month’s guest speaker A. S. King on the pleasures and perils of being serious. Maggie Reagan takes in two new young-adult novels with bisexual protagonists.

The issue also features two interviews. Mary Burkey speaks with Listening Library audio producer Orli Moscowitz about the Odyssey Award. Sarah Hunter talks to Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell about March, Book Three. Elsewhere in the issue, Donna Seaman takes another look at One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Rebecca Vnuk reports on the trend of novels that ask “What if?”

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the March 1 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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