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Booklist Readers: Maggie Reagan

Booklist Readers: Maggie Reagan

Our current Booklist Reader is Maggie Reagan, our youth department’s associate editor. She really loves horses. Books, too. You can follow her on Twitter @MagdalenaRayGun. What are you an expert on? I think they say you’ve mastered a skill once you’ve spent 10,000 hours or more on it, which pretty much makes me an expert […]

Seven Books for Fans of MISSING RICHARD SIMMONS

Seven Books for Fans of MISSING RICHARD SIMMONS

Did you know Richard Simmons is missing? Well, he is! Sort of. As the new podcast Missing Richard Simmons puts it, the beloved fitness guru “ghosted the world” back in 2014. The show delves into the reasons why he might have done so in the most suspenseful and entertaining way imaginable. (Are you listening to it? You should […]

SAVED BY THE BOATS: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11

SAVED BY THE BOATS: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11

Cindy:  Mine is a boating family and, as such, we’ve been rescued by other boaters and rescued others in turn. Even on small rivers and lakes, boaters follow an unwritten code to help other boaters: You don’t leave someone in distress on the water. As citizens fled the twin towers on September 11, 2001, that code benefited over […]

Best New Books: Week of February 21, 2017

Best New Books: Week of February 21, 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  His Cowboy Heart, by Jennifer Ryan  Devil in Spring, by Lisa Kleypas  I See You, by Clare Mackintosh  The Mother’s Promise, by Sally Hepworth  Old Bones, […]

March 2017 LibraryReads on Audio!

March 2017 LibraryReads on Audio!

Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the March 2017 LibraryReads.) For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we now also hunt down the producers of the audio versions and provide the ordering […]

A Celebration of Authorial Mustaches

A Celebration of Authorial Mustaches

Booklist loves Jim Shepard (and so does, like, everyone). In her starred review of his latest collection of short stories, The World to Come—out today!—Donna Seaman praises Shepard’s new stories as a “masterful [and] profoundly involving.” Shepard gets oodles of praise for his writing, and deservedly so, but do you know what else is masterful and […]