Tag: adult fiction

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 […]

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Moonshine for a Review? Adulting Looks Like Fun

Moonshine for a Review? Adulting Looks Like Fun

  Cindy: I’m used to getting some strange marketing packages from publishers, but this week a notable one showed up: a book called If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, a box of buttermilk biscuit mix, and a small, empty bottle of branded moonshine. Wait. Moonshine? Why is my bottle empty? Fortunately, before I accused […]

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Further Reading: Airplanes

Further Reading: Airplanes

The weekend news cycle, dominated by the fallout from President Trump’s travel ban, focused, in part, on those stranded in and protesting at airports across the United States. Planes and airports have long fascinated writers and readers alike. To follow, a list of titles about air travel, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible.   Biggles […]

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Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.       Crowds have been very much in the news this past week: crowds large and small, violent and calm, paid and unpaid. For a terrifying (and terrifyingly well-written) look at the danger of crowds, read John […]

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RUSA Book and Media Awards

RUSA Book and Media Awards

On Sunday, the ALA’s Reference and User Services Association awarded the Carnegie medals for excellence in fiction and nonfiction—but they weren’t the only adult titles recognized. Here are three others RUSA honored this weekend at their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of notable titles and […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Jayne Ann Krentz Talks about WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Jayne Ann Krentz will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent romantic suspense novel, When All the Girls Have Gone (2016), released November 29. Her twenty-eighth stand-alone writing under her married name (Krentz writes historical romance as Amanda […]

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Sniffles and Snouts: 25 Books for Fans of “A Dog’s Purpose”

Sniffles and Snouts: 25 Books for Fans of “A Dog’s Purpose”

Between the feel-good, viral sensation of “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs” and the film adaptation of the bestselling novel A Dog’s Purpose, be prepared for a run on your books about furry friends and the feels. Here are 25! The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein  A Big Little Life: A Memoir of […]

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Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book Awards Announced

It was a big day for Jewish book awards yesterday. The Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award, intended to honor “books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.” Meanwhile, the Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the 2016 National […]

LibraryReads February 2017

LibraryReads February 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its February 2017 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today. FAVORITE OF FAVORITES  I See You, by Clare Mackintosh TOP 10 All Our […]

The Decline of Western Civilization: Robert Coover’s HUCK OUT WEST

The Decline of Western Civilization: Robert Coover’s HUCK OUT WEST

What kind of adulthood would you have imagined for Huck Finn? Coover brilliantly envisions what comes next when Huckleberry Finn lights out for the territories. After leaving St. Petersburg with Tom Sawyer, he hits the high and low points of the Wild West Zelig-like, riding for the Pony Express, witnessing the mass hanging of 38 […]

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