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Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

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 June 22–26 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, June 22nd Big Top Burning, by Laura A. Woollett On July […]

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Welcome, Robot Overlords! 12 Books to Help You Prepare for the Coming Singularity

Welcome, Robot Overlords! 12 Books to Help You Prepare for the Coming Singularity

Robots have been trending in literature and film for a long time. But constant advances in technology give us more and more to think—and worry—about. The New York Times video series, Robotica, and the Atlantic article, “A World Without Work,” got me thinking: how is artificial intelligence affecting our lives? Robots already contribute to our labor […]

All the Best Books Compilation: Biographies and Memoirs

All the Best Books Compilation: Biographies and Memoirs

It’s time to highlight another category of the best books of 2014, as measured by the ABBC, which compiles all of the honors bestowed on books by 172 different authoritative sources. Today, we’ll count down the nine most frequently praised biographies and memoirs. Tied for eighth place is Andrew Roberts’ Napoleon. Roberts set out to […]

Living with Death: 9 Books about the Inevitable

Living with Death: 9 Books about the Inevitable

Life’s single guarantee—death—unifies this nonfiction list of great reads. Death touches all of us and eventually happens to all of us. But these nine books, most of them published in the last five years, demonstrate that death also humbles us, teaches us, intrigues us, evades us, inspires us, grosses us out, and makes us laugh. […]

Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

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 June 15–19 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, June 15th The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown […]

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July 2015 LibraryReads on Audio!

July 2015 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 July 2015 LibraryReads.) But what about those of you who prefer to listen rather than read? As a service to you, I hunted down the producers of […]

July 2015 LibraryReads

July 2015 LibraryReads

July 2015 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten titles below, linked to Booklist reviews where available. And if you haven’t already done so, be sure to register for Tuesday’s Booklist webinar “Library Love for Library Reads” here. Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradal (Favorite of Favorites) Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain Kiss Me, by […]

Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

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 June 8–12 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, June 8th Speak, by Louisa Hall In the near future, children, […]

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Sheroes: Female Superheroes Are Legion

Sheroes: Female Superheroes Are Legion

At this year’s ALA annual conference in San Francisco, I will be debuting a 200-plus book collection on female superheroes at the Children’s Plus booth. We at Children’s Plus hope that this list, titled Sheroes: Female Superheroes from Amelia to Zita!, will serve as a valuable shopping tool for our school and library customers looking to expand and diversify their […]

Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

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 June 1–5 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, June 1st More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera A smiling […]

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