Author Archive: Eugenia Williamson

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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Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, 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 15 through 19 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   May 15 Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, by David Garrow Garrow makes some unusual stylistic […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 266 new reviews and eight 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 […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: SMALL CRIMES

Title: Small Crimes Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Macon Blair, Pat Healy First Aired: April 28, 2017 (Netflix) Where you can watch it: Netflix Cat ladies suffer from a distinct dearth of positive representation in film and on television. Almost always, we are portrayed as one-dimensional punchlines, our precious, precious cats […]

LibraryReads June 2017

LibraryReads June 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its June 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 Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz   TOP 10 The Alice […]

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Small-Press Lineup: Down & Out Books

Small-Press Lineup: Down & Out Books

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again! Legal Name and Alias: Eric Campbell, Founder and CEO/Publisher Accomplices: Rick Ollerman, Editor, Down & Out: The […]

Booklist Readers: Charlotte Chadwick

Booklist Readers: Charlotte Chadwick

Today’s Booklist Reader is spring intern Charlotte Chadwick, who’s about to receive a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a minor in publishing from Lake Forest College. While working with us these past few months, she’s been doggedly logging books in our online database while assisting with social media. She’s been killing it helping me […]

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Further Reading: Federal Judges

Further Reading: Federal Judges

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. As CNN reports, President Trump is bristling against—and lashing out at—the ruling of the federal judge who defanged the administration’s threat to block funds to sanctuary cities. Although a sitting president’s antagonism towards the judiciary is certainly newsworthy, fiction writers […]

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It’s Mystery Month 2017!

It’s Mystery Month 2017!

One week from today, Booklist will embark on our most exciting annual ritual: Mystery Month! This year marks the eighth successive month-long celebration of all things mysterious—and my first. I started working here last year just as Mystery Month was wrapping up, and now I’m taking the wheel. How delicious. Tomorrow, we’ll host the first of two […]

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Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. When Steve Stephens murdered Robert Godwin on Sunday, he filmed the despicable deed and uploaded the video to Facebook. Millions of people watched it before Facebook pulled it down. While the murder and its aftermath shocked the nation—and rightfully so—crime […]

The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016, Considered

As we near the end of National Library Week, let’s consider the ten most challenged books of 2016. The list, compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and released this week, draws on data from across the country. (Watch the video above for more information.) We’ve annotated the titles therein with excerpts […]

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