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2017 Edgar Awards Winners

2017 Edgar Awards Winners

Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 2017 Edgar Awards in New York City. To follow is a list of winners, linked to their Booklist reviews. For more information, visit the Edgar Awards homepage—and don’t forget that Booklist and The Booklist Reader will start our annual Mystery Month celebration on Monday.   Best Novel The […]

Congrats to the Winners of the L. A. Times Book Prizes

Congrats to the Winners of the L. A. Times Book Prizes

We totally missed the announcement of this year’s Los Angeles Times book prizes, which happened last Friday. But it’s never too late to enjoy these winning titles, linked below to their Booklist reviews when available.  You can find a complete list of honorees here.   Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction  The Nix, by Nathan […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 24, 2017

Best New Books: Week of April 24, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout  Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer  Burn Town, by Jennifer McMahon  The Librarian and the Spy, by Susan Mann  The Standard Grand, by […]

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Reviews of the Week: with Mary Gordon, Philip Pullman, Shannon Hale, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Mary Gordon, Philip Pullman, Shannon Hale, 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 April 17 through 21 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, April 17  There Your Heart Lies, by Mary Gordon Gordon performs another astute and powerful variation […]

May LibraryReads on Audio!

May LibraryReads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader, along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the May 2017 LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and provide […]

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LibraryReads May 2017

LibraryReads May 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its March 2017 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today.   FAVORITE OF FAVORITES  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman   TOP […]

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These Books Just Won the Pulitzer Prize

These Books Just Won the Pulitzer Prize

The winners of the Pulitzer Prize were just announced. Here are this year’s winning books, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   Biography or Autobiography The Return, by Hisham Matar           Fiction The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (Read our interview with Whitehead—who also won this year’s National Book Award and […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 10, 2017

Best New Books: Week of April 10, 2017

Adult Fiction  Long Black Veil, by Jennifer Finney Boylan  Music of the Ghosts, by Vaddey Ratner  Penance, by Kanae Minato   Adult Nonfiction  An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back, by Elisabeth Rosenthal  Double Bind: Women on Ambition, edited by Robin Romm  The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy […]

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The Society of Midland Authors Announces Annual Awards

The Society of Midland Authors Announces Annual Awards

Hey Midwesterners! The Society of Midland Authors announced the winners of its annual awards today, which recognize “the best books by Midwest authors published in 2016.” We offer our hearty, corn-fed congratulations to this year’s winners, who will be honored at an awards dinner on May 9 in Chicago, hosted by Booklist’s own Keir Graff. (Details here.) The […]

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Reviews of the Week: with Colm Tóibín, Stewart Foster, Jessica Shattuck, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Colm Tóibín, Stewart Foster, Jessica Shattuck, 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 March 27 through 31 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, March 27  House of Names, by Colin Tóibín “Now it is your duty as the son of […]