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How to Read in a Busy World
By November 13, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

How to Read in a Busy World

It’s 2017. Your attention is being pulled in a million directions. You find yourself constantly refreshing the Twitter you had to create so that you would be updated on worldly news. The family group text that you regret making keeps blowing up with confusing memes. There’s a new show on Netflix that is only slightly […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 13, 2017
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Best New Books: Week of November 13, 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  Artemis: A Novel, by Andy Weir  Future Home of the Living God: A Novel, by Louise Erdrich  Skin Hunger, Eli Lang   Adult Non-Fiction  The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 6, 2017
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Best New Books: Week of November 6, 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  Alone on the Shield: A Novel, by Kirk Landers  Easy Errors, Steven Havill  The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith  Let Darkness Bury the […]

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By October 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: THE GLASS SPARE

This intense trailer is only a taste of what is to come in Lauren DeStefano’s new novel, The Glass Spare. Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child of a greedy king, must come to terms with her unique ability to turn living things into gemstones. In this novel of self-discovery, Wil will need more than her own willpower […]

Announcing the Booklist Book Safari
By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Announcing the Booklist Book Safari

Have you ever wanted to know what the person beside you on the train was reading, but didn’t want to be the creep looking over someone’s shoulders? Have I got news for you. I’m Fiona McMahon, I’m an intern at Booklist, and I’m here to do the creeping for you. I’ll be riding the trains […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE WIZARDS OF ONCE

In the first book of a new series by the author of How to Train Your Dragon, Warriors and Wizards come together in The Wizards of Once to fight against a dark power that’s more important than their constant feuding. As Maggie Reagan says in her Booklist review, “A cheeky, unidentified narrator sets the tone, and Cowell’s […]

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By September 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: I AM ALFONSO JONES

Tony Medina exposes the devastation of police brutality in his new YA graphic novel, I Am Alfonso Jones. Just when Alfonso seems to have life figured out, a police officer shoots him while he’s out shopping for a new suit. The story then follows Alfonso into the afterlife, where he watches his friends and family […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 18, 2017
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Best New Books: Week of September 18, 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  Murderous Mistral, by Cay Rademacher, translated by Peter Millar  The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott  Thalia: A Texas Trilogy, by Larry McMurty   Adult Nonfiction  Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk, by Michael […]

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By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS

The trailer for Shel Silverstein’s Runny Babbit Returns will warm the heart of anyone familiar with the beloved children’s poet. It is a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, which features Runny and other endearing characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. As Booklist editor Ilene Cooper says in her review, “Kids will laugh out […]

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Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Shortlist Announced
By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Shortlist Announced

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the shortlist for its annual literary prize. Awarded to one work of fiction and one work of nonfiction, the prize, according to the organizers, “recognizes works that question established ways of thinking and advance Brooklyn Public Library’s mission of bringing together the borough’s diverse communities to explore urgent social, political, […]