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Author Archive: Carolyn Kelly

Carolyn Kelly is currently an intern for Booklist. A senior at Princeton University, she is studying English. When she isn’t reading a wide array of literature to try and decide what work to write about for her undergraduate thesis, she can be found trying to win tickets in the Hamilton lottery.

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Four Thousand Years of Literature, One Podcast

Four Thousand Years of Literature, One Podcast

  Anyone who enjoys reading can benefit from an understanding of literature past. Some may follow an early passion to study literature in depth and earn an English degree; many more who simply wish to familiarize themselves with foundational texts may read independently. Academics and amateurs alike can appreciate the literary lessons and discussions in […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nnedi Okorafor, Jeffrey Eugenides and More

Reviews of the Week, with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nnedi Okorafor, Jeffrey Eugenides 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 August 14 through August 18 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   August 14  Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor This highly […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: UNRAVELING OLIVER

At this year’s Book Expo America, award-winning radio and TV writer Liz Nugent introduced her first novel, a thriller that was named Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Unraveling Oliver (Simon & Schuster / Scout) begins when title character Oliver—loosely based on a real-life Irish criminal—savagely and unexpectedly attacks his […]

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2017 RITA Winners Announced

2017 RITA Winners Announced

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) have announced the 2017 winners of the RITA Awards, honoring works of outstanding romance fiction. Named after the first president of the RWA, Rita Clay Estrada, the awards were given to the following titles: Best First Book Once and For All: An American Valor Novel, by Cheryl Etchison Contemporary Romance: Long […]

Book Trailer Thursday: THE LIBRARY OF FATES

In this week’s video, YA author Aditi Khorana introduces her “feminist historical fantasy,” The Library of Fates (Penguin/Razorbill). Set in a magical ancient India, the book tells the story of Princess Amrita, a young woman whose harmonious kingdom is suddenly threatened by the brutal Emperor Sikander. To appease him and save her people, Amrita offers […]

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

If you’re one of those people who feels twitchy without a book in your hands, listening to librarians is a great way to feed your addiction until you can get back to reading again. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is produced by OverDrive, an e-book and audiobook distribution platform. Its hosts, staff librarians Jill Grunenwald […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: ALONE by Chabouté

The trailer for Chabouté’s Alone (Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster), an award-winning graphic novel and international bestseller newly available in English, introduces readers to the solitary life of a lighthouse-keeper stationed in the middle of the ocean. The hermit has only fish and a dictionary to occupy his days—until the sailor responsible for his provisions begins […]

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Best New Books, Week of July 10, 2017

Best New Books, Week of July 10, 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  A Catalog of Birds, by Laura Harrington  Alone, by Christophe Chabouté, translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger  Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney  Dark Saturday, by Nicci French  Death on Delos, by Gary […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: WATCH ME DISAPPEAR

In Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown, Billie Flanagan finds trips to the wilderness of Northern California to be a welcome reprieve from Berkeley motherhood. After Billie vanishes while hiking alone, leaving only a destroyed cell phone and a hiking boot, her heartbroken husband and teenage daughter must come to terms with her presumed death. […]

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Best New Books, Week of July 3, 2017

Best New Books, Week of July 3, 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  Chasing Down a Dream, by Beverly Jenkins  Egypt’s Sister, by Angela Hunt  Scandalous Ever After, by Theresa Romain  The Graybar Hotel, by Curtis Dawkins  The Hidden, by Sally Spencer  The Reason You’re […]

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