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Reviews of the Week: Ann Patchett, Katharine McGee, Jeffrey Toobin, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Ann Patchett, Katharine McGee, Jeffrey Toobin, 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 July 18 through July 22 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, July 18 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Patchett’s seventh novel (This Is the […]

Covering the Dark is Rising

Covering the Dark is Rising

Lynn and Cindy: When Cindy bought an updated box set of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising Sequence (2013), it reminded us that we haven’t played the book cover game for quite a while. This classic¹ has had a wide array of different covers over the years, and our school collections contain several of them. The 2013 box set […]

BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

“BoJack Horseman”—everyone’s favorite cartoon about a wealthy, depressive horse—has returned to Netflix for a third season. As any fan will tell you, the show centers on the trials and tribulations of the erstwhile star of “Horsin’ Around,” a 90’s sitcom about a groovy single horse who adopts two adorable orphans. The show follows BoJack as he revives his […]

Book Trailer Thursday: You’ll Grow Out of It

Book Trailer Thursday: You’ll Grow Out of It

Comedian Jessi Klein’s collection of essays navigates the complexities of adulthood, womanhood, and stock shelves at Trader Joe’s (all right, that last one is a joke). The trailer reflects the humorous yet relatable nature of her work—which makes sense, given her experience as a lead writer for big hit comedies like Inside Amy Schumer. In this trailer, […]

2016 RITA Winners Announced

2016 RITA Winners Announced

Romance fans, take heed! This past weekend, Romance Writers of America honored the best romance fiction titles of the year at the ceremony for the RITA Awards, named for the RWA’s first president, Rita Clay Estrada. Here’s a handy list of winners, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible: Best First Book Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn […]

20 Works of Artful Imitation

20 Works of Artful Imitation

As the country obsesses over the source material of the speech Melina Trump delivered at the Republican National Convention, we readers can distract ourselves with works from contemporary authors who’ve paid homage to books past. To follow is a list of titles in which imitation isn’t only flattery—it’s art.   The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King (The Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur […]