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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 March 9–13 below, so you can revisit the best of the week.   Monday, March 9th Falling in Love, by Donna Leon For many […]

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Do Not Disturb: Books with Bellhops

Do Not Disturb: Books with Bellhops

First Wes Anderson’s gorgeous film The Grand Budapest Hotel wins four academy awards. Now The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is climbing its way up the box office charts. Seems that hotels are the perfect place to have characters explore who they really are when the neighbors aren’t watching. Of course, novelists have known this for […]

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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 March 2–6 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, March 2nd Early Warning, by Jane Smiley Smiley continues the multigenerational, […]

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Keep the Holds List Happy: 2015 Movies Based on Teen Books

Keep the Holds List Happy: 2015 Movies Based on Teen Books

Everybody wants them: the books that this year’s hot movies are based on. Movie buzz gives books a nice bump, so be ready for the next “new” thing. When you run short on stock, here’s what to display and recommend next. Leave your own recommendations in the comments section for a chance to win a free […]

Reviews of the Week
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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 February 23–27 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, February 23rd A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of […]

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These YA Novels Are Graphic: Blurring the Line between Comics and Prose
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These YA Novels Are Graphic: Blurring the Line between Comics and Prose

Graphic novels have come to occupy their own tidy little corner of most libraries, staking an ever-expanding claim on the 741.5s (if you’re still using Dewey, that is). This, of course, makes perfect sense for readers looking only for sequential art narratives, as well as for readers looking just for sentences neatly ordered on a […]

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True Stories: African-American Nonfiction

True Stories: African-American Nonfiction

As you’re restocking your African-American History Month displays, don’t forget to feature your nonfiction collection. Here are some compelling stories that deserve a second look. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Martin Luther King, Jr. The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, by Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Boy (American Hunger): A […]

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The Real Meaning of “Books for Youth”

The Real Meaning of “Books for Youth”

At Booklist we use the phrases “Adult Books” and “Books for Youth” to sort titles for old people from those for young ones. (That’s a tad over-simplified, but you get the idea.) It’s also how we define editors. (Kind of like the Sharks v. Jets but with less snapping.) When I first started at Booklist those terms […]

March 2015 LibraryReads
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March 2015 LibraryReads

Check out the March 2015 LibraryReads below, linked to Booklist reviews where available. Stayed tuned for Booklist reviews of Prudence, The Witch of Painted Sorrows, Cat out of Hell, and Delicious Foods, too! The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, by Rachel Joyce (Favorite of Favorites) Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson […]

I Can Read Whatever I Want?!? A Sabbatical Reading List
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I Can Read Whatever I Want?!? A Sabbatical Reading List

We need to talk. You may want to sit down. Here, let me take your hand. Now listen. You know how I feel about you. This isn’t easy for me to say. But I am going on a sabbatical. For four months. Uh-oh. You’re crying. Please don’t cry. What’s four months? I’ll be back in […]