Book Trailers

Book Trailer Thursday: Modern Romance

This week, Aziz Ansari takes us back to a simpler time, when finding a date was as easy as popping in your latest shipped copy of Video Mate™.  Say what? First of all, despite what the name might conjure up, Video Mate™  is actually SFW. Second of all, I have no idea how this worked […]

Mystery Trailer Thursday: Pretty Baby

Mary Kubica’s second domestic thriller, Pretty Baby (Harlequin MIRA), features a Chicago setting, shifts in plot and perspective, and an ending that’s a genuine surprise. (We shared the trailer for Kubica’s debut during last year’s Mystery Month.)

Mystery Trailer Thursday: Pirate Hunters

Today’s Mystery Trailer Thursday is brought to you by a thriller from real-life: the search for the sunken seventeenth-century pirate ship Golden Fleece. A LibraryReads title for June, Robert Kurson’s Pirate Hunters (Random House) relays the excitement of the search for the golden-age ship and for information about its enigmatic captain, Joseph Bannister. Kurson thrillingly details “the highs and […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Memory Painter

The book trailer for Gwendolyn Womack’s just-released thriller, The Memory Painter, will haunt you. (At the very least, the music will!) As Booklist reviewer Christine Tran notes, the hidden messages in art, romance, historical flashbacks, and mysterious connections between individuals decades apart will appeal to fans of The Da Vinci Code and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.     […]

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Mystery Trailer Thursday: Cat Out of Hell

Did that cat just say “lamestream media?” You bet he did. This trailer for Lynne Truss’ Cat Out of Hell (Melville House) takes us to Meow Parlour, (which, in a different crime novel, might be a whole other sort of place) to meet the Cats’ Rights Activists who are upset by the author’s portrayal of […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Girl in Dior

In about the most elegant graphic novel—or any book—trailer you’ll ever see, Annie Goetzinger discusses her process in creating Girl in Dior (NBM), her evolution as an artist, and how she illustrated the well-known and often-photographed character who became “her Dior.” There’s French, there are the book’s magnificent spreads, there’s Satie. . . . So […]

Book Trailer Thursday: American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past

Hannah Nordhaus, author of American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past (Harper), here briefly touches on why the ghost in question—the author’s great-great-grandmother—is said to haunt a hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (If the ninety-second version of Nordhaus’ story gives me goosebumps, this is a book I should probably read in daylight hours only!) In her […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: I Was a Child

Bruce Eric Kaplan’s graphic memoir, I Was a Child (Penguin/Blue Rider), begins with the author’s birth in 1964, and covers his life through the death of both of his parents. Some of the highlights? TV and Cheez-Its. Michael Cart writes, “indeed, a quiet life, but a pleasantly diverting one, just like this memoir.”

Book Trailer Thursday: Pies and Tarts

Do you have two minutes? “Boom, pie.” Or at least, Boom, this trailer where making a galette des rois looks almost that easy. (My fellow Booklisters will want to pay special attention at 1:52.) Stephane Reynaud’s Pies and Tarts (Melville House) also catalogs many of the savory pies prepared as main dishes on the other side of […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Home

Carson Ellis’ picture-book debut, Home (Candlewick), showcases many types of homes for all kinds of creatures. In her starred review, Ilene Cooper calls out Ellis’ fanciful details that will keep kiddos returning for second and third peeks at pages. This author-interview style trailer features Ellis’ charming home, workspace, and shelves of books, all of which […]