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As You(Tube) Like It: 5 Must-See Literary Web Series
By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

As You(Tube) Like It: 5 Must-See Literary Web Series

April marked the five-year anniversary of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a vlog version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. In the years since, other YouTubers copied LBD’s formula, adapting famous novels into bite-sized episodes that went online once or twice a week. In some cases, a bunch of friends with no budget banded together; other projects required a full […]

A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books
By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books

Is there anything more divine than a juicy beef patty nestled beneath a blanket of gooey cheese, tucked within a golden bun? For us here at Booklist—or, at least, for me—the answer is “not a chance.” Join us in celebrating the greatest holiday you didn’t even know existed (#NationalCheeseburgerDay) with the mouthwatering burger-centric books below: […]

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2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced
By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced

Throughout the week, the National Book Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Awards. Below, a list of titles, listed by category, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.         Fiction A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Barren Island, by Carol Zoref Dark at the Crossing, by Elliot Ackerman […]

2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced
By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced

Earlier today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (YPL). Finalists will be announced on October 4.  Two of this year’s longlisted authors are previous National Book Award finalists, nine out of ten of the authors on the longlist are women, and two are debut […]

Deep in the Heart of Texas: 23 Books that Celebrate the Lone Star State

Deep in the Heart of Texas: 23 Books that Celebrate the Lone Star State

From ALA.org: In the wake of historic flooding fueled by Hurricane Harvey, the American Library Association (ALA) and the library community continue their commitment to disaster relief efforts within the Gulf Coast Region. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is being affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast,” said […]

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Eleven Historical Novels for Fans of THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES

Eleven Historical Novels for Fans of THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES

Critics and readers are loving John Boyd’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies. With comparisons to Charles Dickens and John Irving, this sweeping novel follows Cyril Avery from his illegitimate 1945 Irish birth through the next incredible 70 years. A gay man at odds with the treatment of homosexuals in Ireland, he nevertheless finds ways to let love into […]

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Beyond Books: Memoirs That Reckon with Death
By August 15, 2017 1 Comments Read More →

Beyond Books: Memoirs That Reckon with Death

Being part of the “sandwich generation” caught between aging parents and almost-adult children means that mortality begins to loom heavier as the years pass. Sharing the burden of tragedy with thoughtful, wise, and gentle others through books is certainly one of the most readily-available balms. For those moments you need a little guidance, here are […]

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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2017 RITA Winners Announced

2017 RITA Winners Announced

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) have announced the 2017 winners of the RITA Awards, honoring works of outstanding romance fiction. Named after the first president of the RWA, Rita Clay Estrada, the awards were given to the following titles: Best First Book Once and For All: An American Valor Novel, by Cheryl Etchison Contemporary Romance: Long […]

2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

Earlier today, the judges of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction revealed their longlist. The winners will be announced, and their authors honored, at a ceremony in London on October 17. Visit the Man Booker website for exclusive interviews, articles, and other news about the shortlist authors. Following are the nominated titles, listed by country of […]