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Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, 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 June 19 through 23 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   June 19 Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo Wonder Woman’s backstory is fairly well-known—Amazon princess, […]

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Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Booklist Readers: Dan Kaplan

Our latest Booklist Reader? Dan Kaplan, Periodicals Manager, who can often be spotted zipping around Chicago’s River North neighborhood on his motorcycle.   What do you do when you’re not at Booklist? 1) I love summer in Chicago because I can alternate commuting options between train, bicycle, and motorcycle—the latter two competing for my attention on […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Ann Beattie, Mark Bowden, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Ann Beattie, Mark Bowden, 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 June 5 through 9 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   June 5  The Red-Haired Woman, by Orhan Pamuk Nobel laureate Pamuk’s (A Strangeness in […]

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LibraryReads July 2017

LibraryReads July 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its July 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 The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware   TOP 10 The […]

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The Best New Books: Week of June 5, 2017

The Best New Books: Week of June 5, 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  And Into The Fire, by Robert Gleason  Atomic Adventures, by James Mahaffey  Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy  The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry  A Fugitive in Walden Woods, by Norman Lock […]

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Anticipating the Audies

Anticipating the Audies

In March, we announced the finalists for the 2017 Audie Awards. Tonight, the winners will finally be revealed. If you’re not attending the ceremony but dying to watch it, take heart: You can live stream the proceedings starting at 7:30pm EST by clicking this here link. At midnight EST, we’ll publish a post with all […]

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Clues to My Crime: Rob Hart’s THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE

Clues to My Crime: Rob Hart’s THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Rob Hart tells us about what inspired The Woman from Prague, his latest Ash McKenna spy thriller, due July 11 from Polis Books.      BOOKS Six Days of the Condor, by James Grady (1974) A CIA […]

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Publishing U: How Do I Keep My Head Up while Finding a Publisher?

Publishing U: How Do I Keep My Head Up while Finding a Publisher?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, crime writer Leonard Chang shares his experience with keeping his head up while finding the right editor in a sea of not-so-enlightened ones.   My latest novel, The Lockpicker, had a tortuous history, […]

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Clues to My Crime: Jordan Harper’s SHE RIDES SHOTGUN

Clues to My Crime: Jordan Harper’s SHE RIDES SHOTGUN

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Jordan Harper tells us about what inspired She Rides Shotgun, named one of Booklist’s best crime fiction debuts of 2017, a book about an ex-con who seeks to punish the gang trying to kill him and takes […]

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Reviews of the Week: with Roxane Gay, Tanya Landman, Meg McLaren, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Roxane Gay, Tanya Landman, Meg McLaren, 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 May 22 through 26 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. May 22  Pigeon P. I., by Meg McLaren It was a rainy afternoon, and Vee the […]

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