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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sci-Tech

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sci-Tech

It’s time to celebrate the innovative and scientifically proven in our annual Spotlight on Sci-Tech. This year’s best books in the fields of science and technology are highlighted in three top 10s for adult books, youth books, and audiobooks. Donna Seaman assembles a fascinating core collection on the prescient topic of artificial intelligence. Julia Smith […]

Reviews of the Week with Mildred D. Taylor, Eleanor Davis, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Mildred D. Taylor, Eleanor Davis, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Only three Reviews of the Day were posted this week, but we are very thankful for the courageous writing found in the final installment of Mildred A. […]

Best New Books: Week of November 26, 2019

Best New Books: Week of November 26, 2019

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 ★ Under Occupation, by Alan Furst ★ Wish Upon a Cowboy, by Jennie Marts Adult Nonfiction ★ The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family behind the Jewelry Empire, […]

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2019

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2019

It is not exaggeration, we think, to suggest that lists make the world go round. And it’s a time of deeply important lists: there’s the last-minute Thanksgiving grocery list, sundry holiday wish lists, your budget. Then there’s hallowed year-end book lists, specifically the Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2019: Top Ten, announced just moments […]

Reviews of the Week with Brian Doyle, Gabby Noone, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Brian Doyle, Gabby Noone, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Two collections: one infused with nondenominational spirituality, another in praise of the ACLU’s defense of human dignity; two youthful adventures: one set in purgatory, another featuring the […]

Best New Books: Week of November 19, 2019

Best New Books: Week of November 19, 2019

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 ★ Guilty Not Guilty, by Felix Francis ★ Mary Toft; or, the Rabbit Queen, by Dexter Palmer ★ The Second Sleep, by Robert Harris ★ Two Dead, by Van […]