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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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Reviews of the Week, with Matt Taibbi, Libba Bray, Rachel McKibbens, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Matt Taibbi, Libba Bray, Rachel McKibbens, 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 2 through October 6 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   October 2  Sit, by Deborah Ellis A verb, […]

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Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

This month’s Booklist contains a Spotlight on series nonfiction that includes includes two articles about biomes. What if I told you I had no idea what a biome was until I saw these articles? I can’t tell if my education failed me, or a biome is just one of these newfangled terms that Gen Y-ers […]

Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

Celebrate National Taco Day with Kids’ Books

  As anyone on Twitter will have by now discerned, it’s #NationalTacoDay! These books for youth, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, exult the taco in all it’s taco-y glory. Dragons Love Tacos, by Adam Rubin Tacos are high on the list of dragon-friendly foods. Who knew? There is, however, a major qualification: the salsa […]

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2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2017 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you not attending the awards ceremony, don’t forget to join us on Twitter the evening of November 15 as Booklist Reader editor Eugenia Williamson live-tweets the whole […]

Getting Started with the Global Read Aloud
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Getting Started with the Global Read Aloud

The 2017 Global Read Aloud kicked off yesterday, and I’m here to help. Author and educator Pernille Ripp founded the program as a way to connect students and teachers from different locales around the topics of books. (Think One Book One School or One Book One City, but on a global scale.) Each year, Ripp […]

Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which recognizes writers whose works advocate peace, social justice and global understanding, today announced its 2017 winners. Patricia Engel’s The Veins of the Ocean, this year’s fiction winner, traces the aftermath of a terrible crime. In What Have We Done, nonfiction winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood offers a complicated portrait of […]

2017 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

2017 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

Last night, at the tail end of one of the least-funny days in recent U.S. history, Trevor Noah’s first book took home the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In her starred Booklist review review for Born a Crime,  Donna Seaman calls the Daily Show host’s voice “fresh and tonic” while landing jokes about growing up mixed-race […]

Best New Books: Week of October 2, 2017

Best New Books: Week of October 2, 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 Dead Shall Be Raised / Murder of a Quack, by George Bellairs  Fresh Complaint, by Jeffrey Eugenides  Friends and Traitors, by John Lawton  The Indigo Girl, by Natasha Boyd  Manhattan […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Emily Fridlund, Hilary Reyl, Anne Fadiman, and More!
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Reviews of the Week, with Emily Fridlund, Hilary Reyl, Anne Fadiman, 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 August 28 through September 1 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   September 25  More Than We Can tell, by Brigid […]

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