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Reviews of the Week: Gail Lumet Buckley, Sherman Alexie, Lane Smith, and More
By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Gail Lumet Buckley, Sherman Alexie, Lane Smith, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from February 1–5 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday February 1 The Black Calhouns, by Gail […]

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Calories Not Included: 26 Romances for Your Sweet Tooth

Calories Not Included: 26 Romances for Your Sweet Tooth

Sizzle. Nibble. Sip. We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but anyone who loves food will be smitten by these yummy stories of candlelight dinners, bad-boy chefs, and behind-the-scenes restaurant life.   Your Heart’s Desire, by Melody Carlson Picking up and moving halfway across the country isn’t easy […]

Not Your English Professor’s First Lines: Openers in Contemporary Children’s Books
By February 1, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Not Your English Professor’s First Lines: Openers in Contemporary Children’s Books

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an intraoffice debate must be in want of a blog post, and things are no different here at Booklist. The other day, we ended up discussing the topic of great first lines. You know the ones I’m talking about: “All children, except one, grow up.” “It was a […]

Reviews of the Week: Sarah Dooley, Kwame Alexander, Randy Wayne White, and More
By January 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Sarah Dooley, Kwame Alexander, Randy Wayne White, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from January 25–29 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday January 25 Andy Warhol was a Hoarder, […]

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Reviews of the Week: Ame Dyckman, Jonathan Stroud, C. S. Harris, and More
By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Ame Dyckman, Jonathan Stroud, C. S. Harris, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from January 19–22 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Tuesday January 19 Horrible Bear!, by Ame Dyckman […]

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Readers Remember Alan Rickman

Readers Remember Alan Rickman

It wasn’t only movie buffs who lost a legend when actor Alan Rickman passed away on January 14, 2016. He will be forever linked with some of literature’s most compelling characters. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (Blue Caterpillar) The Barchester Chronicles, by Anthony Trollope (Obadiah Slope) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (et al), by J.K. […]

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Reviews of the Week: Stephen Harrigan, Harlan Coben, Adam Hochschild, and More
By January 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Stephen Harrigan, Harlan Coben, Adam Hochschild, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from January 11–15 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday January 11 A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, […]

On a Bowie Binge? Consider These Books Set in the 1970s

On a Bowie Binge? Consider These Books Set in the 1970s

Pioneering singer, songwriter, painter, and actor David Bowie died last Sunday, leaving behind an artistic legacy that will endure. His songs can transport many listeners right back to when they first heard them. Two of his most renowned records, Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, were released in the early […]

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February 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!
By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

February 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the February 2016 LibraryReads.) For the listeners out there, here’s the ordering information for the audio versions for these titles. (Please note that we have not yet had time to review these new […]

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This Is Dedicated To: Animals

This Is Dedicated To: Animals

This group of book dedications—all to animals and from books both about and not about animals—might be my favorite yet. Why? Because I love animals; because it seems that a dedication to an animal is inherently sweet and sometimes funny; and lastly because, in a way, they make me think that dedications are often foremost […]