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2016 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2016 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

It’s that time again: Adventure Time Man Booker Prize time! According to the venerable organization’s press release: The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia […]

Booklist Readers: Caitlin Brown

Booklist Readers: Caitlin Brown

For today’s Booklist Reader profile, we turn to Caitlin Brown, our Summer 2016 intern and a Chinese Studies major at Lake Forest College. Since May, she’s helped with the daily tasks for the Adult and Youth sections of Booklist, all while writing book reviews and blog posts. Come fall, she’ll be spending a year in China to undergo a language […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Taylor Robin’s Never Satisfied

Webcomics Wednesday: Taylor Robin’s Never Satisfied

This week’s installment of Webcomics Wednesday checks off a lot of the webcomics hits: magic, talking cats, fashion, and a diverse gang of plucky kids. Taylor Robin’s Never Satisfied, set in a kingdom watched over by a pair of looming, enigmatic statues, concerns neophyte magicians who compete in a series of weekly contests to become their city’s next magical representative. […]

Where’s the Index? A Grandmother’s Tale

Where’s the Index? A Grandmother’s Tale

Lynn: All of you reading Bookends even occasionally know that I am a besotted grandmother. It is true that we do shamelessly use all 5 boys as reading guinea pigs, but it is also true that I adore them and talk about them at every opportunity. So I wouldn’t blame you if you scoff at […]

2016 Eisner Award Winners

2016 Eisner Award Winners

On Friday at Comic-Con, the Eisner Awards acknowledged the best of the best in the comics field.  (To find out more about the history of the awards and past winners, visit its official website.) Below, a list of this year’s winners in each category, with links to Booklist reviews when available.   Best Short Story: Killing and Dying, by Adrian Tomine Best Single Issue/One-Shot: […]

Audiobook Stars: 27 Top Titles for Summer 2016

Audiobook Stars: 27 Top Titles for Summer 2016

Too hot to read? Kick back, close your eyes & listen to any of the 116 terrific audiobooks reviewed in Booklist this summer for the best in the art of audiobook production and narration. Start with the 27 adult and youth starred reviews below to hear why this diverse selection has been recognized for notably […]