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150 Memoirs and Biographies of Women, by Women

150 Memoirs and Biographies of Women, by Women

I did this last year, but it feels like the day to do it again: 1 Like = 1 biography of a woman’s life written by a woman for u to read — #rachelsyme (@rachsyme) March 8, 2017 International Women’s Day was on Tuesday. To celebrate, the writer Rachel Syme did something amazing: in the […]

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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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10 Books for Fans of PBS’s SOUNDBREAKING

10 Books for Fans of PBS’s SOUNDBREAKING

Over the last week I have discovered PBS’s new documentary series Soundbreaking. I have not caught up on all eight episodes yet, but what I have seen was immediately addicting. The show starts with the producer’s role in the creation of pop music and expands to include histories of punk, hip-hop, and MTV—all the while mindful of […]

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Pride and Poverty: Beyond HILLBILLY ELEGY

Pride and Poverty: Beyond HILLBILLY ELEGY

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy has been on the NYT bestseller list for fifteen weeks. In talking about his Appalachian and Rust Belt youth, Vance—a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate—explores how the bottom rung of middle class always seemed out of reach for so many of his friends and family, how manufacturing jobs disappeared, marriages […]

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Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, 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 November 14 through 18 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, November 14  And Then the Sky Exploded, by David A. Poulsen Kids often grapple with […]

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Sharing Soldiers’ Stories on Veterans Day

Sharing Soldiers’ Stories on Veterans Day

Today, we honor servicemen and -women for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Tales of battle have been handed down for centuries, and writers of fact and fiction continue to explore not only what soldiers take into battle, but also what follows them home. Some of the best […]

Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry and More!

Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry 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 October 24 through October 28 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, October 24  Homesick for Another World, by Ottessa Moshfegh Man Booker Prize finalist […]

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They Are the Most Interesting Men and Women in the World
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They Are the Most Interesting Men and Women in the World

If the acquiring editors have it right, Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who played “the most interesting man in the world” in the Dos Equis beer commercials, doesn’t just play an interesting man on TV: he’s pretty interesting in real life, too. Earlier this week, Galleycat shared news that the character actor has signed with Dutton to […]

10 Great Reads for Wannabe Love Warriors

10 Great Reads for Wannabe Love Warriors

When Elizabeth Gilbert, Brené Brown, and Oprah are all raving about the same book, you know it’s going to be hot. So it’s no surprise that Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton is burning up the bestseller charts right now. And what’s not to love? The author describes her book as being “about shameless sex, God, […]

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Reviews of the Week: Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Bruce Springsteen, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Bruce Springsteen, 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 September 26 through September 30 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 26 Forward, by Abby Wambach Before retiring in 2015, soccer forward Wambach […]

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