The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

c1Ap2The April 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 283 new reviews and ten 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 puts the spotlight on historical fiction. We have three top-ten lists: Donna Seaman gives the year’s best historical novels for adults, Julia Smith tackles historical fiction for youth, and Joyce Saricks narrows down the best historical fiction on audio. Donna Seaman also alerts us to the trend of haunted historical fiction. Spooky!

Our celebration of 50 years of YA continues with Ilene Cooper’s appraisal of youth fiction before The Outsiders and Michael Cart’s assessment of YA in the 1990s. Sarah Hunter rounds up promising middle-grade novels about living with prejudice.

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



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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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