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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 […]

Reviews of the Week: with Adrian McKinty, Bryan Cranston, Cao Wenxuan, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Adrian McKinty, Bryan Cranston, Cao Wenxuan, 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 February 13 through 17 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, February 13  Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, by Adrian McKinty The chronicles […]

Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   The three-generation Kim Dynasty has made North Korea one of the most reviled—and ridiculed—nations in the world. Memes depicting Kim Jong-un laughing about the fact that he’s “no longer the craziest leader” keep popping up on social […]

Ellen Emerson Scores a Hit with A SEASON OF DARING GREATLY

Ellen Emerson Scores a Hit with A SEASON OF DARING GREATLY

Lynn: Sometimes a book is just what you need at a particular time. That was the case for me with Ellen Emerson White’s A Season of Daring Greatly (2017). I’m a fan of baseball and baseball books. I love an underdog story and stories with an interesting ensemble cast. And in these challenging times, I […]