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Passport to Romance

Passport to Romance

An intimate dinner for two at an off-the-beaten path Tuscan ristorante. A moonlight stroll along the Left Bank of the Seine. Watching the sun come up over the savanna. Letting the gentle breeze caress your cheek while standing on a warm beach in the Caribbean. It all sounds wonderfully romantic, doesn’t it? That is, until […]

Reviews of the Week: with Megan Whalen Turner, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Megan Whalen Turner, Elizabeth Strout, David Sedaris, 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 March 20 through 24 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, March 20  Thick as Thieves, by Megan Whalen Turner For Kamet, slavery has been his […]

THE HATE U GIVE: A Powerful Debut Teen Novel

THE HATE U GIVE: A Powerful Debut Teen Novel

Cindy: I doubt that there are many people who haven’t heard about Angie Thomas’s powerful debut novel, The Hate U Give (2017), which is collecting rave reviews and even has a movie adaptation in the works. Booklist intern Amanda Shepard—who just happens to be a past student and teen book club member of mine—wrote about […]

Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion

Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has named Kwame Alexander as this year’s Summer Reading Champion. The poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist takes over the post held most recently by Kate DiCamillo, who championed summer reading for two successive years. As part of his duties, Alexander will compile a summer reading list, built around this year’s […]

THE MAGICIANS S2 E9: Lesser Evils

THE MAGICIANS S2 E9: Lesser Evils

Ah, the classic option of choosing the lesser evil. Trying to be a do-gooder in the land of magic, however—there aren’t very many “lesser” options for the evil that’s out there. Tonight, our motley group of friends finds themselves embroiled in decisions both major and minor, and there is also a musical number from Les […]

Hostile Questions: S.J. Kincaid

Hostile Questions: S.J. Kincaid

S.J. Kincaid knows a lot about genetic engineering, evil corporations, and technology used for nefarious means. And yet, as far as we can tell, she doesn’t work in politics. Lest you think we are delivering you fake news, her newest work, The Diabolic, is most definitely a book—if you attended any book conferences last year, […]