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Get Ready for BOOKLIST at Midwinter

Get Ready for BOOKLIST at Midwinter

If you’ll be attending ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta this year, be sure to visit Booklist! We’ll be in booth #1925. Join us as we kick off our 50 Years of YA celebration with cake! Stop by the Booklist booth on Friday, January 20th at 5:30pm to help kick off #50YearsofYA with a slice of delicious sheet […]

Booklist Readers: Biz Hyzy

Booklist Readers: Biz Hyzy

Our reader this month: Biz Hyzy. She started out as a Booklist intern in 2014, then joined as an editorial assistant to the Adult Books and Audio departments in 2015. Her day-to-day duties include tracking the reviewing process, compiling newsletters, and—most importantly—calling dibs on the most appealing galleys she sees in the mail. What do […]

The Decline of Western Civilization: Robert Coover’s HUCK OUT WEST

The Decline of Western Civilization: Robert Coover’s HUCK OUT WEST

What kind of adulthood would you have imagined for Huck Finn? Coover brilliantly envisions what comes next when Huckleberry Finn lights out for the territories. After leaving St. Petersburg with Tom Sawyer, he hits the high and low points of the Wild West Zelig-like, riding for the Pony Express, witnessing the mass hanging of 38 […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Emma Donoghue Talks about THE WONDER

This week on Well Read, best-selling, award-winning author Emma Donoghue—of Room (2010) fame—will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent novel, The Wonder (2016), released September 20. A historical thriller set in 1859 Ireland, Donoghue’s latest introduces English nurse Lib Wright and her “unsettling mission”: the care of 11-year-old […]

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Reviews of the Week: Laini Taylor, Tom Angleberger, Amy Sutherland, Joe Lansdale

Reviews of the Week: Laini Taylor, Tom Angleberger, Amy Sutherland, Joe Lansdale

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 3 through 6 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Tuesday, January 3  Rusty Puppy, by Joe Lansdale Lansdale is an Edgar-winning author of more than 40 novels […]

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Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Jackie Evancho, the platinum-selling singer who, at the age of 10, won America’s Got Talent for her preternaturally precise renditions of Callas and Puccini, will perform at the presidential inauguration. Although her appearance was announced last month, Evancho’s all over the […]

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The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2016

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2016

The January 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 307 new reviews and 18 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 do […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Margot Livesey Talks about MERCURY

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Margot Livesey will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Mercury (2016), released September 27. The tale of a Thoroughbred racehorse (the book’s namesake), ex-equestrian Viv Stephenson, and the depths of dangerous obsession, Mercury, writes Booklist reviewer Carol […]

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The 2017 Carnegie Award Ceremony: Prepare Thyself

The 2017 Carnegie Award Ceremony: Prepare Thyself

Midwinter is coming up, and with it, the sixth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in Atlanta on Sunday, January 22. Get ready. On Tuesday, Booklist Adult Books editor and Carnegie committee chair Donna Seaman will host a webinar on this year’s finalists—and three of them […]

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Further Reading: Congressional Power

Further Reading: Congressional Power

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Congressional ethics and power are all over the news today. Those who read The New York Times woke up to this alarming announcement: “House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an […]

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