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LibraryReads November 2017

LibraryReads November 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its November 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  Artemis, by Andy Weir   TOP 10 The City of Brass, by S. A. […]

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews.   An American Café, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe Ready for a change from the banking career that proved […]

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

This month’s Booklist contains a Spotlight on series nonfiction that includes includes two articles about biomes. What if I told you I had no idea what a biome was until I saw these articles? I can’t tell if my education failed me, or a biome is just one of these newfangled terms that Gen Y-ers […]

2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2017 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you not attending the awards ceremony, don’t forget to join us on Twitter the evening of November 15 as Booklist Reader editor Eugenia Williamson live-tweets the whole […]

Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

Winners of the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which recognizes writers whose works advocate peace, social justice and global understanding, today announced its 2017 winners. Patricia Engel’s The Veins of the Ocean, this year’s fiction winner, traces the aftermath of a terrible crime. In What Have We Done, nonfiction winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood offers a complicated portrait of […]

2017 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

2017 Thurber Prize Winner Announced

Last night, at the tail end of one of the least-funny days in recent U.S. history, Trevor Noah’s first book took home the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In her starred Booklist review review for Born a Crime,  Donna Seaman calls the Daily Show host’s voice “fresh and tonic” while landing jokes about growing up mixed-race […]

Eye for an Eye: 15 Books for Fans of Lisbeth Salander

Eye for an Eye: 15 Books for Fans of Lisbeth Salander

Last month, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, David Lagercrantz’s continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, came out to rave reviews and long waiting lists. “The legacy of Lisbeth Salander lives on in the fifth installment of the Millennium series,” wrote Michael Ruzicka in his Booklist review. “Once again, Lagercrantz succeeds in carefully staying […]

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Booklist Partners with WNBA for National Reading Group Month with “Great Group Reads”
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Booklist Partners with WNBA for National Reading Group Month with “Great Group Reads”

We’re very pleased to be once again working with the Women’s National Book Association for their National Reading Group Month this October. Want to learn more? Here’s the press release:   Booklist, the American Library Association’s premier review source for public libraries and schools, has been selected once again to collaborate with the Women’s National […]

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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Cuban and Cuban-American Literature
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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Cuban and Cuban-American Literature

Once upon a time, Cuba was an enigmatic, faraway place that conjured up images of I Love Lucy, history lessons about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and recurring headlines about Guantánamo. As far as books go, two loomed large: Cristina García’s Dreaming in Cuban, a multi-generational family epic and National Book Award finalist, and Oscar Hijuelos’ […]

2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced
By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced

Throughout the week, the National Book Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Awards. Below, a list of titles, listed by category, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.         Fiction A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Barren Island, by Carol Zoref Dark at the Crossing, by Elliot Ackerman […]