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Six-guns and Six Starred Reviews: Great Westerns for the National Day of the American Cowboy

Six-guns and Six Starred Reviews: Great Westerns for the National Day of the American Cowboy

Did you know that today, July 25, is the National Day of the American Cowboy? Yee haw! Now, ideally, you’ll be celebrating by saddling up Old Paint for a ride out onto the ol’ prairie, where you’ll round up some dogies before settling in around the campfire for son-of-a-gun stew and a few shots of […]

Beyond The Little Paris Bookshop: More Books and Baked Goods for the Brokenhearted

Beyond The Little Paris Bookshop: More Books and Baked Goods for the Brokenhearted

While the sane ultimately concede that there’s no such thing as perfect, we all indulge in the occasional fantasy about the store clerk, librarian, or bartender who will look deep in our eyes and say, “Ah, yes. I know exactly who you are and what you need. Sit while I fetch the enchanted item that […]

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Reviews of the Week: Patrick Ness, Salman Rushdie, Dr. Seuss, Sue Grafton, and Louise Penny

Reviews of the Week: Patrick Ness, Salman Rushdie, Dr. Seuss, Sue Grafton, and Louise Penny

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 July 20–24 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, July 23rd The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick […]

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El Chapo and the War on Drugs: 6 Books to Help You Dig In

El Chapo and the War on Drugs: 6 Books to Help You Dig In

The latest escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, has brought renewed attention to the war on drugs and the challenges facing Mexico—if perhaps not enough focus on America’s appetite for drugs, which certainly contributes to the problem. Whether you’re looking around nervously, worried that a narcotraficante is burrowing into your backyard, […]

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 July 13–17 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, July 13th Purity, by Jonathan Franzen Franzen follows Freedom (2010) with Purity, a novel […]

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The Read ‘n Rave Report: 65 Books That Should Be on Your Radar

The Read ‘n Rave Report: 65 Books That Should Be on Your Radar

Booklist and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) debuted a new program at this year’s Annual conference: Read n’ Rave. Modeled after the popular Shout n’ Share panels that take place at the end of Book Expo every year, the program brings together a panel of collection development librarians who roam the exhibit aisles in […]

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Mockingbird and More: The Literary Class of 1960

Mockingbird and More: The Literary Class of 1960

So, Harper Lee’s having kind of a big week, right? But she only wrote two books. And, they’re probably not on the shelf right now. Why not remind readers of the other works with remarkable staying power that were published or produced that year ? What a time to promote the Wayback List!  (Mockingbird/Green Eggs and Ham mashup, anyone?) […]

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Shark-Safe: 18 Beach Reads for the Landlubber

Shark-Safe: 18 Beach Reads for the Landlubber

If your readers prefer their beachside adventure books more domestic than deadly, steer them away from Shark Week—full steam ahead to these relationship-focused reads. These are “drown your sorrows” stories of love, lost and found, not “drown in the ocean while trying to escape a man-eating shark that has a vendetta against you and your […]

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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 July 6–10 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, July 6th A Lucky Life Interrupted, by Tom Brokaw Brokaw has […]

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August 2015 Library Reads on Audio!

August 2015 Library Reads 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 August 2015 LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and providing the ordering […]