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May 2016 LibraryReads on Audio!

May 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 May 2016 LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and provide the ordering information […]

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Reviews of the Week: Harlan Coben, Annie Proulx, Jeff Hirsch, and More

Reviews of the Week: Harlan Coben, Annie Proulx, Jeff Hirsch, 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 April 4–8 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday April 4 Fool Me Once, by Harlan […]

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Tuning Up: 18 YA Reads about Teens in the Music Industry

Tuning Up: 18 YA Reads about Teens in the Music Industry

They negotiate with their band members, run from paparazzi, compete in epic talent shows, and suffer through rehearsals gone wrong. From teen celebrities to juvie wards, these are high schoolers who just want to live and breathe music. The books below capture their passions.   Amplified, by Tara Kelly Jasmine’s mind is made up—she wants […]

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May 2016 LibraryReads

May 2016 LibraryReads

May 2016 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten May titles chosen by librarians below, linked to Booklist reviews where available. Did you know that any public library staff member can nominate a book for  LibraryReads? Learn more about how to do that here.     Britt-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman (Favorite of Favorites)   City of the […]

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You Had Me at Historical: 19 Titles for Romance Fans

You Had Me at Historical: 19 Titles for Romance Fans

Those of us of a certain age might remember a series of commercials for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Here’s how they go: two people, one carrying an unwrapped bar of chocolate and the other person an open jar of peanut butter, bump into each other. The first person says, “You’ve got peanut butter in my […]

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Don’t Miss “Top 5” at PLA—Your Fast Guide to Authors You Should Know

Don’t Miss “Top 5” at PLA—Your Fast Guide to Authors You Should Know

If you’re just seeing this now and you’re at PLA, I hope you’ll come over to room 102/104/106 at 10:45 a.m. For four Public Library Association conferences in a row now I’ve been joined by a panel of rock-star readers’ advisors for a program we like to call the “Top 5.” This is where we take […]

Take Me out to the Ballgame: 36 Romances for Opening Day

Take Me out to the Ballgame: 36 Romances for Opening Day

There’s nothing like a man who knows his way around the pitch to fill a woman with baseball fever. And now that spring is here, the bases are being loaded. If you’re looking for a home run of a read to get you ready for opening day we’ve got just the thing with this list […]

Reviews of the Week: Jeffery Self, Jennifer Haigh, Terry Tempest Williams, and More

Reviews of the Week: Jeffery Self, Jennifer Haigh, Terry Tempest Williams, 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 March 28–April 1 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday March 28 Drag Teen, by Jeffery […]

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Patty Duke’s Call Me Anna and 15 Other Tales of Growing Up in the Spotlight

Patty Duke’s Call Me Anna and 15 Other Tales of Growing Up in the Spotlight

Actress Patty Duke has died. The Academy Award winner wrote about her experiences as child star in her 1987 memoir Call Me Anna; then, in 1992, she bravely shared her struggle with manic depressive illness in A Brilliant Madness. Readers curious to hear what others have to say about the life of a child star will find compelling […]

Jim Harrison, R.I.P.: A Bibliography
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Jim Harrison, R.I.P.: A Bibliography

Jim Harrison, novelist, poet, essayist, and man of prodigious appetites, died Saturday at his Arizona home. Strongly associated with his boyhood home of Michigan and also Montana, where he summered in later years—often compared to Hemingway, if more for his personality than his prose—he leaves behind a huge and highly respected body of work. In the […]