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In honor of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

In honor of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

The New York Times has reported that wealthy Asian-Americans have waged a campaign to make Crazy Rich Asians, opening today, a “bona-fide cultural phenomenon.” As Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks writes: [From] New York City to Los Angeles, Houston to Honolulu, these industry leaders and others have spent many thousands of dollars renting out dozens of theaters for special screenings […]

2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Shortlist Announced

2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Shortlist Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation has announced the 2018 finalists for its annual awards in fiction and nonfiction. Dedicated to “recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation,” the prize will be awarded on September 18. To follow is a complete list of finalists, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For more […]

Best New Books: Week of August 14, 2018

Best New Books: Week of August 14, 2018

  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories, by Abbey Mei Otis  Ball Lightning, by Cixin Liu, tr. by Joel Martinsen  Don’t Eat Me, by Colin Cotterill  Don’t Send Flowers, by Martín Solares, tr. by Heather Cleary […]

September LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

September LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its September 2018 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions when available and have provided ordering information. Please note that we have not yet had […]

We Love You, Laura Jean: YA Romance with Secrets, Family, and Heart

We Love You, Laura Jean: YA Romance with Secrets, Family, and Heart

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before starts streaming on Netflix on August 17. The film—whose trailer (above) has accrued more than four million views at the time of this writing—began as a 2015 novel from Jenny Han, which imbues a night-sweat inducing scenario (all your secret crushes find out!) with humor, charm, and swoon-worthy romance. […]

Radio Mysteries: Jon McGregor on THE RESERVOIR TAPES

Radio Mysteries: Jon McGregor on THE RESERVOIR TAPES

The ominous disappearance of a 13-year-old girl from an English village is the catalyst for Jon McGregor’s remarkable novel in linked stories, The Reservoir Tapes, originally broadcast on the BBC and out this week in the U. S. from Catapult. I talked with him about writing for radio, village life, and fascination.   MICHAEL CART: Would you describe […]