Books and Authors

The Magicians S2 E3: Divine Elimination

The Magicians S2 E3: Divine Elimination

Well, that ended badly. The show has cast off predictability to throw a major wrench in the beginning of season two, leaving fans stunned and confused. Let’s see what happened—but first, a warning of spoilers ahead: When Quentin, Alice, Penny, and Margo return from Brakebills to Fillory, they find Eliot acting very strangely. In turn, […]

LibraryReads March 2017

LibraryReads March 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its March 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  The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, by Hannah Tinti […]

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Love Letters to YA Authors to Warm Your Cold, Cold Hearts

Love Letters to YA Authors to Warm Your Cold, Cold Hearts

As part of our #50YearsofYA celebration, we put out the call for you to write a love letter to your favorite young adult book or author. You listened, and we’re so very grateful. Read these eloquently crafted sentiments that librarians and readers have penned to their favorite YA authors, and let them inspire you to write one of your own. […]

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Channel Spring with Kevin Henkes’ EGG

Channel Spring with Kevin Henkes’ EGG

Lynn: In the winter, it is especially good to be a librarian! We have to look ahead and buy spring books, so they’ll be here when the crocuses pop and the first baby birds hatch. At the top of my spring picture books list this year? Egg, by the masterful Kevin Henkes. Perhaps there is nobody better at […]

Best New Books: Week of February 6, 2017

Best New Books: Week of February 6, 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 12.30 from Croydon, by Freeman Wills Crofts  The Bertie Project, by Alexander McCall Smith  A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates  The Burning […]

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Three Fiction Series for Fans of SANTA CLARITA DIET

Three Fiction Series for Fans of SANTA CLARITA DIET

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in the new Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, the tale of a typical suburban family sent into turmoil when Barrymore’s character starts to projectile vomit, ejecting a strange organ-looking-thingy. Also, she doesn’t have a heartbeat anymore, and the couple’s teen daughter and her erstwhile crush stumble on the new family secret […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Special “Working with Words” Episode

In this special episode of Well Read, host Elisa Jaffe will be speaking with New York Times best-selling author Garth Stein (A Sudden Light, 2014) and Seattle Times book editor (and Well Read co-host) Mary Ann Gwinn about the writing process. In addition to these interviews, the episode will feature clips from past guests on subjects […]

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Further Reading: The Bowling Green Massacre

Further Reading: The Bowling Green Massacre

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. Kellyanne Conway has dominated the headlines since her most recent appearance on Hardball, when she cited “the Bowling Green Massacre” as the reason for President Trump’s travel ban. The massacre was, of course, easily disputed as fiction—but Conway’s hardly […]

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Reviews of the Week: with Chris Hayes, Deborah Kops, Cory Doctorow, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Chris Hayes, Deborah Kops, Cory Doctorow, 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 January 30 through February 3 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, January 30 A Colony in a Nation, by Chris Hayes Hayes has covered […]

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Write a Love Letter to Your Favorite YA Author

Write a Love Letter to Your Favorite YA Author

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and boy do we have the perfect way for you to express your love! Tell us why you love your favorite YA book or author for your chance to win a free subscription to Booklist. What’s more, we’ll share some of the best love letters with our readers, and send […]

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