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Reviews of the Week with Verlie Hutchens, Don Winslow, Laurie Halse Anderson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Verlie Hutchens, Don Winslow, Laurie Halse Anderson, 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. We’ve collected the reviews from January 7–January 11 below.   Monday, January 7 Trees, by Verlie Hutchens and illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong Free verse poems succinctly extol […]

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2018

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2018

Happy New Year from Booklist! After months of toiling over the selection of the year’s best books, we can finally reveal the January 1 & 15 Editors’ Choice issue, which features editor-selected best-of lists for adult books, books for youth, adult books for young adults, audio for adults, and audio for youth. Also featured are our annual […]

Authors on Tap: Keir Graff to Interview Bryan Gruley over a Beer in Oak Park, IL

Authors on Tap: Keir Graff to Interview Bryan Gruley over a Beer in Oak Park, IL

As part of Authors on Tap, an interview series sponsored by Oak Park, Illinois, independent bookstore The Book Table, Booklist Executive Editor Keir Graff will join author Bryan Gruley on Wednesday, January 16 at the BeerShop (1026 North Blvd., Oak Park, IL) to discuss Gruley’s latest novel, Bleak Harbor. Gruley, a lifelong journalist who was […]

2018 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

2018 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

The National Jewish Book Awards are North America’s longest-running awards program in the field of Jewish literature. Launched in 1950, they promote the reading of Jewish literature and inspire writers to continue its lasting legacy. Selected winners are listed below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The full list of winners and finalists can be found […]

Best New Books: Week of January 8, 2019

Best New Books: Week of January 8, 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  An Anonymous Girl, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen  The Burglar, by Thomas Perry  Daughter of War, by Brad Taylor  The New Iberia Blues, by James Lee Burke  An Orchestra of […]

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Presenting Shelf Awareness’ Bookish Golden Globe Winners

Presenting Shelf Awareness’ Bookish Golden Globe Winners

Last night marked the celebration of the seventy-sixth annual Golden Globe Awards—but celebs and fans aren’t the only ones rejoicing. The literary world, too, it turns out, has much to celebrate. As Shelf Awareness so graciously announced this morning, many of yesterday’s winners (in both motion picture and television categories) began as books! Below we present […]