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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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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The April 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 283 new reviews and ten 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 […]

Booklist Readers: Sarah Hunter

Booklist Readers: Sarah Hunter

Sarah Hunter, today’s Booklist Reader, is a senior editor in our Books for Youth department. She writes about webcomics for us every other Wednesday and is as great a baker as she claims.   What are you an expert on? I’m not sure I’d qualify as an expert, but I’m an excellent baker, something my Booklist colleagues seem pretty […]

Cover Trend Alert: Rifle Paper Co.

Cover Trend Alert: Rifle Paper Co.

The whimsical floral patterns from Rifle Paper Co. should be familiar to any of us who kill time at Paper Source, peruse home decor blogs for aspirational wallpaper ideas, or enjoy looking at iPhone cases with leopards on them. But the stationer’s aesthetic has become more influential than we thought: a spate of recent and forthcoming novels feature […]

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Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander— poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist—has begun his role as the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2017 Summer Reading Champion with a series of PSAs about summer reading. In addition to the above, there are more now available on the Collaborative Summer Library Program website. Check ’em out!

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Trump for Kids!

Trump for Kids!

EDITOR’S NOTE: A fascinating article in today’s New York Times delves into the potential perils of publishing children’s books about Donald Trump. Booklist’s own Daniel Kraus weighed in on the issue. “Publishers are a little nervous,” he said. It’s easy to see why. The post below, which originally appeared on The Booklist Reader in November 2016, gives a sneak […]

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BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: Novels of Africans Abroad

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: Novels of Africans Abroad

The PEN Foundation awarded the PEN / Faulkner Award to Imbolo Mbue for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers. Announced yesterday, the prize recognizes the best work of fiction published by an American in a calendar year. Mbue’s book follows a pair of ambitious Cameroonians who move to New York at the beginning of the Great Recession. The […]

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Further Reading: Phone Sex

Further Reading: Phone Sex

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. As The O’Reilly Factor continues to lose advertisers over multi-million dollar lawsuits settled against its host, the depositions of Bill O’Reilly’s accusers have started circulating on Twitter. While it’s completely inadvisable to read these—please trust us on this—suffice it to […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 3, 2017

Best New Books: Week of April 3, 2017

Adult Fiction  American War, by Omar El Akkad  Bad Blood, by Nick Oldham  Bad Seeds, by Jassy Mackenzie  Dark Side of the Moon, by Les Wood  Earthly Remains, by Donna Leon  Marlena, by Julie Buntin  Meeting with My Brother, by Mun-yol Yi  Miss You, by Kate Eberlen  The One True Love of Alice-Ann, by Eva […]

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