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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 […]

Cover Trend Alert: Broken Lollipops

Cover Trend Alert: Broken Lollipops

Zoje Stage’s debut novel, the eerie thriller Baby Teeth (2018), marks the latest in a slew of books with lollipops on the cover. Shattered or sadly crumbled, these crushed candies are an omen that the salad days will soon be gone for the characters inside. Several of Liane Moriarty’s book covers feature exploding stuff, but the […]

Best New Books: Week of August 7, 2018

Best New Books: Week of August 7, 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  Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine, by Kevin Wilson  Belleweather, by Susanna Kearsley  The Bouncer, by David Gordon  Conscience, by Alice Mattison  The Court Dancer, by Kyung-Sook Shin  The Distance Home, by Paula Saunders  If You […]