Author Archive: Annie Bostrom

Annie Bostrom is a marketing associate for Booklist publications. She lives down the street from Chicago’s second-highest-circulating library, and she knows this. Follow her on Twitter at @eyehustlin.

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For Fans of The Night Of: What to Read the Morning After

For Fans of The Night Of: What to Read the Morning After

In The Night Of, an eight-part series that aired on HBO this past summer, college student Nasir Khan’s innocent but unauthorized borrowing of his dad’s taxicab sets off a series of events that leads to his imprisonment and trial for murder. In the first episode, closed circuit shots of Naz, exiting the Queens tunnel on […]

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Epistolary Novels, Postcard-style

Epistolary Novels, Postcard-style

The main character in Alice Hoffman’s novel Faithful, out next month, receives encouraging postcards that help her through some seriously dark times. This got me searching for other instances of postcards-as-plot-devices in fiction. Postcards are great. On one side, you have a pleasing photograph, pint-sized fine art print, or splashy vacation scene—and that’s just the […]

October 2016 LibraryReads

October 2016 LibraryReads

October 2016 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten October titles chosen by librarians below, linked to Booklist reviews where available. (And look for the Booklist review of The Mothers in our September 15 issue.) Any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today. News of the World, by […]

July 2016 LibraryReads

July 2016 LibraryReads

July 2016 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten July titles chosen by librarians below, linked to Booklist reviews where available (and look for the rest to be reviewed in our next issue). Did you know that any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads? Learn more about how to do that here.   […]

BEA Comes to Booklist

BEA Comes to Booklist

For the past several years, Booklist staff have traveled to Book Expo America (BEA), but this year things are different. This year, BEA comes to Booklist. By which I mean, this year BEA is in Chicago. We’ll definitely miss the off-hours fun that having BEA at the Javits Center allowed, where we got to traipse around NYC, but […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Work Like Any Other

Adult books editor Donna Seaman heralded Virginia Reeves’ historical novel Work Like Any Other (Scribner), out this month, in Booklist‘s first Spotlight on Book Discussions, December 15, 2015 issue, predicting the novel’s many themes to spark inspired discussion among readers of all kinds. If you anticipated book-club demand in your own library and ordered several copies—or if you didn’t yet—you’ll […]

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Stick with Booklist at #PLA2016

Stick with Booklist at #PLA2016

April 5th through 9th, Booklist will be in Denver for our favorite biennial public library conference: PLA! Booklist booth swag has hit a Rocky Mountain high, if we don’t say so ourselves, with the brilliant book-love-proclaiming buttons and stickers at right. Come grab yours, along with complimentary issues of April 1 Booklist and April Book Links, at booth #1633. We’ll also be […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Julius Zebra

Julius is just your everyday, average zebra until fate forces him to become a hero. Captured from his local watering hole by Roman soldiers, Julius is dragged to the Colosseum where he must—gasp!—fight gladiators. Until a clever solution is reached, that is. Julia Smith promises that author and illustrator Gary Northfield leaves the ending of Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans […]

Come Pin with Booklist!

Come Pin with Booklist!

As you may have heard, Booklist is now on Pinterest—come pin with us! We don’t judge the zillions* of covers that march through here, but we certainly notice them; take a stroll down memory lane with one of our book-cover-update boards, or use one of our thematic-cover boards to create a quick display. We also hope […]

April 2016 LibraryReads

April 2016 LibraryReads

April 2016 LibraryReads are here! Check out the 10 April titles chosen by librarians below, linked to Booklist reviews where available. Don’t forget to register for our March 29 webinar, “Library Love for LibraryReads: Spring and Summer 2016,” where you’ll get a sneak peek of books you can read, share, and nominate for LibraryReads in the […]

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