Books and Authors

Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, 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 June 19 through 23 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   June 19 Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo Wonder Woman’s backstory is fairly well-known—Amazon princess, […]

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Ten Works of Contemporary Korean Literature in Translation

Ten Works of Contemporary Korean Literature in Translation

Despite Maureen Corrigan’s rather nasty NPR review of Korean author Kyung-sook Shin’s 2011 Stateside debut, Please Look After Mom—her phrase “cheap consolations of kimchee-scented Kleenex fiction” caused particular affront—Mom became a major bestseller. In a stroke of well-deserved vindication, Shin became the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize and has been credited with revitalizing the Korean […]

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Use Booklist Top 10s and Pin for the Win!

Use Booklist Top 10s and Pin for the Win!

Covers definitely catch the eye. But in our fast-paced world, patrons often find themselves overwhelmed by shelves and shelves of choices. They want the best books, fast. Here are three ways to take your readers’ advisory interactions to the next level with Booklist: Try showing one of our Pinterest boards to your customers. Every year, Booklist […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Gerda Saunders Talks about MEMORY’S LAST BREATH

This week on Well Read, former associate director of Gender Studies at the University of Utah Gerda Saunders will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her memoir, Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia, released June 13. Diagnosed with cerebral microvascular disease, a precursor of dementia, at age 61, […]

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Poetry, Football, and Dentistry? Nancy Pearl shares the story behind her first novel, GEORGE & LIZZIE

Poetry, Football, and Dentistry? Nancy Pearl shares the story behind her first novel, GEORGE & LIZZIE

Nancy Pearl’s first novel, George & Lizzie, comes out in September. How did she do it? Why did she do it? Booklist contacted the author of Book Lust, one of the nation’s favorite readers’ advisory librarians, and one of public radio and television’s most influential book and reading champions, to find out everything about how she became […]

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Jeff Sessions Preferred Dragnet: Talking with Al Franken, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Jeff Sessions Preferred Dragnet: Talking with Al Franken, GIANT OF THE SENATE

It’s a little nerve-racking to sit down with a giant of the Senate, but Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota wears the mantle lightly. To be clear, Giant of the Senate is the tongue-in-cheek title of his new book. But while it’s seasoned with humor, there’s plenty of meat. Franken, hardly looking old enough to […]

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Best New Books, Week of June 19, 2017

Best New Books, Week of June 19, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction   Here and Gone, by Haylen Beck  That Crazy Perfect Someday, by Michael Mazza  Trap the Devil, by Ben Coes   Adult Nonfiction  Housman Country: Into the Heart of England, by Peter Parker  Mastering […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Michael Connelly, Jeff Shaara, Brandy Colbert, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Michael Connelly, Jeff Shaara, Brandy Colbert, 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 June 12 through 16 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   June 12  The Someday Suitcase, by Corey Ann Haydu It seems to happen suddenly […]

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Girls to the Front: Jennifer Mathieu’s MOXIE

Girls to the Front: Jennifer Mathieu’s MOXIE

Let’s get one thing out of the way: You write about the rain when it’s sunny. These days, though, it’s always raining, and no one has time to wait for the sun. So you write heartbroken. You write frustrated. And you write angry. Last year saw a new wave of books that dealt with rape […]

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Aunt Lydia’s Forbidden Bookshelf: Three Books to Read After THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Aunt Lydia’s Forbidden Bookshelf: Three Books to Read After THE HANDMAID’S TALE

  The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale wrapped up last night. If you’re already missing the object of your obsession, you can always read (or reread) Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, since this dystopian nightmare fuel for feminists and anyone who appreciates not living in a totalitarian faith-based state has been keeping people up at […]

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