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Reviews of the Week: Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Bruce Springsteen, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Bruce Springsteen, 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 September 26 through September 30 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 26 Forward, by Abby Wambach Before retiring in 2015, soccer forward Wambach […]

A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance

A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance

A note from the editor: This is the final entry in #SeptemberRomance, our month-long celebration of romance novels. For more—way more!—great romance coverage, click here. Twenty years ago or so, my friend Debbie Mazoyer and I decided to team up and try our hand at writing romances. We chose the nom de plume Deborah Shelley, […]

Flipping the Bird at Censors

Flipping the Bird at Censors

Cindy: Many libraries and English teachers have spent the week building displays and discussing book censorship to honor Banned Books Week. Thank you. Meanwhile, there have been several teen books that have recently flipped the bird at censors in their cover art. Have you read any of these books? Do you have them in your […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Born to Run

Book Trailer Thursday: Born to Run

On Tuesday, rock legend Bruce Springsteen released his autobiography, Born to Run (Simon & Schuster), which June Sawyer lauds in her starred Booklist review: “Through the magic of his songs, and now the wizardry of his prose, Springsteen has healed many a heart by reimagining moments from his own life.” In the video above, Springsteen describes the origins of […]

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Top Romance on Audio

Top Romance on Audio

The American Association of Publishers reported a 35.3% increase in audiobook downloads—the strongest gain in any literary format—as well as a lusty boom in audio production: 9,630 more titles were published than in the previous year, bringing the number of audiobooks published in 2015 up to 35,574. That’s an increase of 29,374 titles in the past five years—and […]

Booklist Readers: Keir Graff

Booklist Readers: Keir Graff

If it seems strange to profile Keir Graff, the editor emeritus of the Booklist Reader,  consider that we’re using this feature to profile all Booklist staff, whether hired this year or back before the turn of the century. (Keir hasn’t been here that long—but almost.) We find many of them in new roles, as we do […]