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Reviews of the Week: with Mary Gordon, Philip Pullman, Shannon Hale, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Mary Gordon, Philip Pullman, Shannon Hale, 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 April 17 through 21 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, April 17  There Your Heart Lies, by Mary Gordon Gordon performs another astute and powerful variation […]

YORK: A Treasure Hunt in an Alternate NYC

YORK: A Treasure Hunt in an Alternate NYC

Lynn: Just when I started to feel a little jaded—March does that to me—I read Laura Ruby’s wonderful new book, York: The Shadow Cipher (May 2017). This new series-opener is the perfect antidote to my grumpy case of the blahs that accompany the mud, temperature swings, and general brownness of my least-favorite month. The story […]

Book Trailer Thursday: WINDFALL by Jennifer E. Smith

Book Trailer Thursday: WINDFALL by Jennifer E. Smith

What would you do if your best friend (and long-time crush) won the lottery with a ticket you bought him for his birthday? Alice is about to find out, as her best friend Teddy just won $140 million under those circumstances. Author Jennifer E. Smith pitches her latest teen romance, Windfall, in this week’s Book […]

THE MAGICIANS S2 E12: Ramifications and E13: We Have Brought You Little Cakes

THE MAGICIANS S2 E12: Ramifications and E13: We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Fairy Gitmo, gods aplenty, and eyepatches—oh my! I’m doing a super post for the end of the season and recapping the last two episodes together. Boy, there is a lot to talk about! From Library shenanigans to angry fairies, The Magicians team brought the goods. Let’s dive in: RAM-ifications indeed. Quentin and Eliot find a guy who […]

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. When Steve Stephens murdered Robert Godwin on Sunday, he filmed the despicable deed and uploaded the video to Facebook. Millions of people watched it before Facebook pulled it down. While the murder and its aftermath shocked the nation—and rightfully so—crime […]

A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

Book buyers love Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled  Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. Nine-to-fivers can live (and drink) vicariously through the 18 months this former Huffington Post editor spent preparing for the Certified Court of Master Sommelier exam. Oenophiles aren’t the only ones willing […]