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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Celebrate Indie Author Day with Booklist!

Celebrate Indie Author Day with Booklist!

October 14 marks the second annual Indie Author Day, an event in which more than a hundred libraries worldwide celebrate local, independently published authors by hosting panels, networking events, open mics, and more. Booklist has long supported indie authors. In fact, we feature reviews of independently published books in every issue. In 2015, we partnered with […]

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Sisters in Crime Turns 30

Sisters in Crime Turns 30

Sisters in Crime—an organization whose stated mission is “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers”—turns 30 this year. In honor of the milestone, the Sisters released a fascinating report on their expansive history. “Raising Women’s Voices for 30 Years” delves into how the group set about helping women crime […]

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Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

This month’s Booklist contains a Spotlight on series nonfiction that includes includes two articles about biomes. What if I told you I had no idea what a biome was until I saw these articles? I can’t tell if my education failed me, or a biome is just one of these newfangled terms that Gen Y-ers […]

Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

  As anyone on Twitter will have by now discerned, it’s #NationalTacoDay! These books for youth, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, exult the taco in all it’s taco-y glory. Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin Tacos are high on the list of dragon-friendly foods. Who knew? There is, however, a major qualification: the salsa […]

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Great Group Reads 2017 Announced

Great Group Reads 2017 Announced

  We at Booklist are proud to once again partner with the Women’s National Book Association for National Reading Group Month. Every October, the WNBA supplies a list of Great Group Reads. The 20 titles on this year’s list have been chosen for their appeal to reading groups by a selection committee of writers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, publicists, and committed […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Food and Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Food and Series Nonfiction

The October 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 287 new reviews and 11 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 […]

Best New Books: Week of September 25, 2017

Best New Books: Week of September 25, 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  The Christmas Room, by Catherine Anderson  Five-Carat Soul, by James McBride  Trace, by Archer Mayor   Adult Nonfiction  Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend, by Meryl Gordon  The Comfort […]

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10 Questions for Sophia Nash

10 Questions for Sophia Nash

Before she became an award-winning romance novelist, Sophia Nash’s colorful career took her from television production to Congress, where she worked as a speech writer and press secretary, to the Washington International Horse Show, where she served as executive director. Her first book, A Secret Passion, was a finalist for the 2004 Romance Writers of America […]

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LibraryReads October 2017

LibraryReads October 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its October 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  Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak   TOP TEN  From Here to […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The summer may have faded, but love springs eternal here at Booklist. As we introduce the latest installment of our long-running annual spotlight on romance, we begin the second year of our new tradition: #SeptemberRomance. For the next two weeks, The Booklist Reader will delight all your senses with daily romance injections: interviews with famous […]

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