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This Is Dedicated To: Animals

This Is Dedicated To: Animals

This group of book dedications—all to animals and from books both about and not about animals—might be my favorite yet. Why? Because I love animals; because it seems that a dedication to an animal is inherently sweet and sometimes funny; and lastly because, in a way, they make me think that dedications are often foremost […]

Reviews of the Week: Kali Wallace, Edna O’Brien, Stewart O’Nan, and More
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Reviews of the Week: Kali Wallace, Edna O’Brien, Stewart O’Nan, 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 January 4–8 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday January 4 The High Mountains of Portugal, […]

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February 2016 LibraryReads
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February 2016 LibraryReads

The second set of LibraryReads for 2016 are here! Check out the 10 February titles librarians listed as their favorites, linked to Booklist reviews where available.   Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys (Favorite of Favorites)   13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, by Mona Awad Be Frank with Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson Black Rabbit Hall, by […]

31 Second-Chance Romances for the New Year

31 Second-Chance Romances for the New Year

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? A new year brings with it a clean slate and a new beginning. For the couples in these romances, it also brings a second chance for love. Maybe they were friends who lost touch, or young lovers who were cruelly separated from one another, or maybe their romance simply faded […]

Revenge on the Range: More Westerns for fans of The Revenant

Revenge on the Range: More Westerns for fans of The Revenant

Based on Michael Punke’s historical novel of the same name, Leonardo DiCaprio is stunning audiences in the new movie The Revenant. Subtitled A Novel of Revenge, the book is a fictionalized account of frontiersman Hugh Glass. While trapping for Captain Andrew Henry, Glass suffers a near-fatal bear attack. Captain Henry assigns two men to remain with Glass […]

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A Hillary for All Seasons: Four Children’s Books about the Woman Who Would Be President

A Hillary for All Seasons: Four Children’s Books about the Woman Who Would Be President

With the 2016 election only a year off, the current Democrat frontrunners are Hillary, Hillary, and Hillary—at least in the number of children’s books about her. Over the summer, a reporter e-mailed to ask about Hillary Clinton books aimed at kids for an article she was writing. I replied that almost all of the titles […]

Reviews of the Week: A. C. Grayling, Sally Green, and More
By December 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: A. C. Grayling, Sally Green, 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 December 28–31 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday December 28 The Age of Genius, by […]

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Booklist’s Top 520 Books of 2015
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Booklist’s Top 520 Books of 2015

It might be a daunting number, but with two or three top 10 lists in every issue, a year’s worth of Booklist’s top titles is bound to be huge. In case you missed any, here we’re sharing all 52 lists from 2015 for a grand total of 520 titles, some of which are sure to […]

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Oops! Books about Bouncing Back from Blunders

Oops! Books about Bouncing Back from Blunders

So the good news, Steve Harvey, is that you’re in good company. The bad news? It’s because you announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant. But look, everybody makes mistakes—what matters is how you bounce back. Maybe it’s time to write a sequel to your book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: […]

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Reviews of the Week: Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Pennypacker, Ian Rankin, and More
By December 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Pennypacker, Ian Rankin, 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 December 14–18 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday December 14 The Man without a Shadow, […]

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