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Best New Books: Week of October 16, 2017

Best New Books: Week of October 16, 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  Deep Freeze, by John Sandford  A Natural, by Ross Raisin  Pulse, by Felix Francis  Righteous, by Joe Ide  Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak   Adult Nonfiction  American Wolf: A […]

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Reviews of the Week, with John Green, Walter Isaacson, Cristina García and More!

Reviews of the Week, with John Green, Walter Isaacson, Cristina García 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 October 9 through October 13 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   October 9  Here in Berlin, by Cristina García Feeling […]

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Celebrate Indie Author Day with Booklist!

Celebrate Indie Author Day with Booklist!

October 14 marks the second annual Indie Author Day, an event in which more than a hundred libraries worldwide celebrate local, independently published authors by hosting panels, networking events, open mics, and more. Booklist has long supported indie authors. In fact, we feature reviews of independently published books in every issue. In 2015, we partnered with […]

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Sisters in Crime Turns 30

Sisters in Crime Turns 30

Sisters in Crime—an organization whose stated mission is “to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers”—turns 30 this year. In honor of the milestone, the Sisters released a fascinating report on their expansive history. “Raising Women’s Voices for 30 Years” delves into how the group set about helping women crime […]

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LibraryReads November 2017

LibraryReads November 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its November 2017 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today. FAVORITE OF FAVORITES  Artemis, by Andy Weir   TOP 10 The City of Brass, by S. A. […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The October 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 274 new reviews and seven new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or you do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Announcing the Booklist Book Safari
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Announcing the Booklist Book Safari

Have you ever wanted to know what the person beside you on the train was reading, but didn’t want to be the creep looking over someone’s shoulders? Have I got news for you. I’m Fiona McMahon, I’m an intern at Booklist, and I’m here to do the creeping for you. I’ll be riding the trains […]

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Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac
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Talking Chicago Food Writing with Matt Kirouac

  Is Chicago America’s best food city? We think so. (Check the salad bars of River North for Booklist editors on Mondays, where you can find us paying penance for a weekend of overindulging in delectable local restaurant fare.) Matt Kirouac set out to choose 90 can’t-miss restaurants in a city with more than 7,000. […]

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews.   An American Café, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe Ready for a change from the banking career that proved […]

Best New Books: Week of October 9, 2017

Best New Books: Week of October 9, 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  The Book of Swords, by Gardner Dozois  Catapult, by Emily Fridlund  The Power, by Naomi Alderman  You Were There before My Eyes, by Maria Riva   Adult Nonfiction  Code Girls: […]

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