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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Best New Books, Week of June 19, 2017

Best New Books, Week of June 19, 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   Here and Gone, by Haylen Beck  That Crazy Perfect Someday, by Michael Mazza  Trap the Devil, by Ben Coes   Adult Nonfiction  Housman Country: Into the Heart of England, by Peter Parker  Mastering […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Michael Connelly, Jeff Shaara, Brandy Colbert, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Michael Connelly, Jeff Shaara, Brandy Colbert, 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 12 through 16 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   June 12  The Someday Suitcase, by Corey Ann Haydu It seems to happen suddenly […]

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Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago

Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago

We here at Booklist don’t have to travel far for this year’s ALA Annual next week, since it’s going down right here at Chicago’s glorious McCormick Place. But we are going to be super busy, since we’ve got so much going on—some might say too much. Between events, catch us at booth #3217, where, in […]

The Latest Booklist: 50 Years of YA

The Latest Booklist: 50 Years of YA

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 349 new reviews and 17 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 […]

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

  After a 2013 memo about sexual harassment was leaked to the press, newspapers at home and abroad have been speculating on whether or not Uber CEO Travis Kalanik—no stranger to controversy—might lose his job. Kalanik has been accused of poisoning company culture with laddish (some might say horribly sexist) behavior. Fictional CEOs are no strangers to […]

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Best New Books, Week of June 12, 2017

Best New Books, Week of June 12, 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 Accomplished Guest, by Ann Beattie  Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire  The Last Place You Look, by Kristen Lepionka  A House among the Trees, by Julia Glass  Lockdown, by […]

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For Hot Summer Days, Try These Cold Cases on Audio

For Hot Summer Days, Try These Cold Cases on Audio

Cold cases are hot in crime writing today. This subgenre that unites fans of historical mysteries with those who appreciate the scientific methods and tools—from cell phones to DNA—of contemporary crime stories. Here are some recommended titles on audio, linked to their Booklist reviews.   Blacklight Blue, by Peter May, read by Simon Vance Enzo Macleod, […]

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Further Reading: Clouds

Further Reading: Clouds

James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. In his prepared remarks, made public yesterday, the recently ousted F.B.I. director shared the details of his meetings with President Trump, recorded in memo form, during which the President made several references to the harm his presumed ties with Russia have caused on his ability to govern. In a metaphorical flourish, the […]

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Booklisters at Printers Row Lit Fest

Booklisters at Printers Row Lit Fest

Any Chicagoans reading this should know that the Printers Row Lit Fest is happening this Saturday and Sunday on historic Printer’s Row. Booklist editors will be out in full force, wresting ice cream cones from the hands of crying children appearing on panels, leading discussions, and being generally awesome. To follow is a Booklist-centric Printers Row schedule. I’ve linked event […]

Reviews of the Week: with Martin Walker, Riley Sager, Olivia Levez, and Haruki Murakami

Reviews of the Week: with Martin Walker, Riley Sager, Olivia Levez, and Haruki Murakami

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 30 through June 2 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   May 30  The Templars’ Last Secret, by Martin Walker Walker’s mysteries are […]

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