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Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Moviegoers who want to stay steeped in the deliciously overwhelming feelings they had watching Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will find plenty of tales of grit, despair, inspiration, and insurmountable odds while browsing the 940.53s. Librarians can save them a little time and look like heroes themselves by handselling these other retellings of epic events. (And, don’t forget […]

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Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey: 10 Contemporary Novels for Fans of Jane Austen

Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey: 10 Contemporary Novels for Fans of Jane Austen

Two hundred years after the author’s death (on July 18, 1817), Jane Austen remains one of the most revered writers in the English language. Beyond the many updated versions of her now-classic plots, contemporary authors continue to explore her themes of love, loyalty, social class, and self-deception. From the wild west and high seas to India […]

Sisterhood of the Barefoot Beach Reads

Sisterhood of the Barefoot Beach Reads

In her latest, The Identicals, queen of coastal women’s fiction Elin Hilderbrand focuses on twin sisters who learn about their other half when they pull a Parent Trap-style swap one summer. Readers who love books about the bonds (and bruises) of sisterhood will get great ideas of what to read next from Rebecca Vnuk’s “Core Collection: Sisters […]

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Ten More Suspense-Drenched Tales for Fans of INTO THE WATER

Ten More Suspense-Drenched Tales for Fans of INTO THE WATER

Following the success of The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins’ second novel, Into the Water, was an instant bestseller. Fans can’t get enough of Hawkins’ twisty, secretive suspense. Fortunately, you can tide them over until her third book with these dark domestic thrillers, linked to their Booklist reviews, where things—and by that, I mean people—are not always […]

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Actual Epistolary Beach Reads

Actual Epistolary Beach Reads

In the May 23, 2017 “Match Book” column in the New York Times Book Review, a reader named Anetra Smith explains that she’s going on a much-needed beach vacation and would like to bring some epistolary novels because she loved The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger and The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. She received suggestions for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, […]

Fire Read with Me: Twisty Titles for TWIN PEAKS Fans

Fire Read with Me: Twisty Titles for TWIN PEAKS Fans

  Whether its appeal is supernatural or surreal—or both—Twin Peaks captured the imagination of an entire generation of television viewers. Showtime’s new limited-event series picks up 25 years after the original left off. These novels share some of the absurd and arresting qualities that made David Lynch’s mesmerizing show so delightfully off-kilter.   American Gods, by […]

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10 Mysteries with Women in the Lead

10 Mysteries with Women in the Lead

In these gripping tales of detectives, deception, and domestic life, women are much more than damsels in distress. These fictional females—each created by a male author—are out for justice and won’t let glass ceilings or thick heads get in their way.    Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson  Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon  Celine, […]

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More Gods and Legends for Neil Gaiman Fans

More Gods and Legends for Neil Gaiman Fans

Between his newest bestseller Norse Mythology and the recent premier of the American Gods TV series on STARZ, fans of Neil Gaiman are having a field day. Help his devoted readers keep their love for epic lore alive by recommending these other mythical tales.    Achilles, by Elizabeth Cook An Arrow’s Flight, by Mark Merlis The Centaur, by […]

A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

Book buyers love Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled  Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. Nine-to-fivers can live (and drink) vicariously through the 18 months this former Huffington Post editor spent preparing for the Certified Court of Master Sommelier exam. Oenophiles aren’t the only ones willing […]

After S-TOWN: 10 More Eccentric Characters

After S-TOWN: 10 More Eccentric Characters

Admit it. You binge-listened the S-Town podcast and now you don’t know what to do with yourself. Who would blame you? You could—and should—read our weekly analyses here on The Booklist Reader, and in-between, you can read these titles, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, and acquaint yourselves with other yarn-spinners, outcasts, fanatics, fools, and chimerical characters.   A […]

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