Book Lists

Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, and more!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 15 through August 19 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Tales of the Peculiar, by Ransom Riggs Fans of Riggs’ Miss Peregrine series […]

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Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

The literary field is thronged with daughters, wives and girls. This summer, we compiled lists—long, long lists—of novels featuring daughter, wife, and girl in their titles. In the end, we found more than 550 published in the last 20 years. Most recently, we’ve turned our gaze to the male half of the population, seeking out books […]

Hot for Teacher: 41 Reasons to Look Forward to Going Back to School

Hot for Teacher: 41 Reasons to Look Forward to Going Back to School

Rejoice! The academic year is on the horizon, and there are many chances for romance when school is in session. There’s always that cute new guy in your English class or the hottie you might meet cute (with him in just a towel) when you walk down to the co-ed showers. Teacher/student romances or teacher/parent […]

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September LibraryReads on Audio

September LibraryReads on Audio

From cozy mysteries to scholarly nonfiction, you’ll find great listens for every type of audiobook fan in the September LibraryReads list! Each month, librarians across the country choose the most buzz-worthy upcoming titles to be featured in the LibraryReads top 10. I’ve searched out the audio editions for you to add to your personal listening […]

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September 2016 LibraryReads

September 2016 LibraryReads

September 2016 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten September titles chosen by librarians below, linked to Booklist reviews where available (and look for the rest to be reviewed in our next issue). Did you know that any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads? Vote for your favorite titles vote for your […]

Every Suspense Novel is Blue

Every Suspense Novel is Blue

It seems like only yesterday that intrepid trend-spotters realized the majority of films in the past 20 years have used orange and teal as the dominant colors in their palette. The same thing seems to have happened in the world of suspense novel cover design, where blue has become the go-to hue. Exhibit A, The Woman in Cabin 10, is one of the summer’s hottest titles. Exhibits […]

2016: Year of the Wolf?

2016: Year of the Wolf?

Recently, our office has been abuzz with title trends—once you notice one, you just can’t stop. This week, we saw a heavy batch of titles with the world “wolf” in them land on our desks. After glancing through our records, however, I learned that roughly 20 to 30 wolf books are published every year; there were 22 in 2016, listed below. The wolf, a […]

Reviews of the Week: With Lisa Scottoline, Kenneth Oppel, Emma Donoghue and More!

Reviews of the Week: With Lisa Scottoline, Kenneth Oppel, Emma Donoghue and More!

Monday, July 25 Every Hidden Thing, by Kenneth Oppel In the late nineteenth century, Rachel Cartland and Samuel Bolt meet right before their paleontologist fathers get into a fistfight over a newly discovered dinosaur fossil. Locked in a vicious battle of one-upmanship, the professors, along with Rachel and Samuel, separately follow the same lead to […]

2016 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2016 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

It’s that time again: Adventure Time Man Booker Prize time! According to the venerable organization’s press release: The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia […]

BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

“BoJack Horseman”—everyone’s favorite cartoon about a wealthy, depressive horse—has returned to Netflix for a third season. As any fan will tell you, the show centers on the trials and tribulations of the erstwhile star of “Horsin’ Around,” a 90’s sitcom about a groovy single horse who adopts two adorable orphans. The show follows BoJack as he revives his […]