More Recent Posts

BookTube Meets Becoming: A Special Feature with Michelle Obama and John Green

BookTube Meets Becoming: A Special Feature with Michelle Obama and John Green

YouTube’s original learning special, appropriately titled “BookTube,” debuted yesterday morning with a roundtable discussion with former First Lady Michelle Obama, author of the New York Times best-seller Becoming. Moderated by fellow best-selling author and Booklist alumnus John Green, the panel also included popular YouTubers Jouelzy, Ariel Bissett, Kat O’Keeffe, Jesse George, and Franchesca Ramsey. If viewers aren’t instantly impressed […]

Sisters in Crime Opens 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Submissions

Sisters in Crime Opens 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Submissions

Sisters in Crime (SinC) has opened the submissions review process for the 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award. The award, named after the late trailblazing crime fiction author, has celebrated excellence and diversity in crime writing since 2014. Past winners include Mia Manansala (2018), Jessica Ellis Laine (2017), Stephane Dunn (2016), Vera H-C Chan (2015), and Maria […]

Best New Books: Week of March 19, 2019

Best New Books: Week of March 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  The Deepest Blue, by Sarah Beth Durst  The Good Detective, by John McMahon  In the Blink of an Eye, by Jesse Blackadder  The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley  Memories of […]

April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its April 2019 selections! Check out the 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 and have provided ordering information, when available. Please note that we have not yet had time to […]

2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Announced

2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Announced

Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the year’s award winners at the New School in New York City. Anna Burns’ enigmatic novel, Milkman, which also won the 2018 Man Booker Prize, picked up the top prize for fiction. Directorate S, Steve Coll’s detailed investigation into U.S. and CIA military involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan, took […]

Reviews of the Week with Dean Koontz, Sandhya Menon, Pico Iyer, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Dean Koontz, Sandhya Menon, Pico Iyer, 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. An exciting conclusion to a popular thriller series; a popular YA author’s return to rom-com and some familiar characters; a striking tribute to women photographers; a travel writer’s introspective […]