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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

As we introduce the latest installment of our long-running annual spotlight on romance, we begin the third year of our new tradition: #SeptemberRomance. For the next two weeks, The Booklist Reader will delight all your senses with daily romance injections. Subscribe to our daily updates to get these love notes delivered straight to your inbox. The […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 2018 Longlist Announced

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 2018 Longlist Announced

  This morning, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. This marks the first longlist announcement of the week: tomorrow comes nonfiction and poetry, and on Friday, fiction. A list of finalists will arrive on […]

By September 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Nothing Can Be Squishy: Donna Seaman on Criticism

Nothing Can Be Squishy: Donna Seaman on Criticism

Today, the National Book Critics Circle blog ran an interview with our beloved Adult Books editor, Donna Seaman, as part of their series on the craft of criticism. In it, they called her “the queen of the 250 word or less review” and dove into her process. Here are some highlights. On brevity: I think […]

2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon

2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon

Last weekend mystery and crime writers from all over gathered at Boucheron, the World Mystery Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida for four days of panels, interviews, signings—and, of course, awards. Winners of the Anthony Awards, the Barry Awards (voted on by readers of the crime magazine Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine), and the Macavity Awards (voted on […]

By September 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Reviews of the Week, with Nic Stone, Rosellen Brown, Frederick Backman, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Nic Stone, Rosellen Brown, Frederick Backman, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 4–7 below.   Tuesday, September 4  Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life, by Jane Sherron de Hart University of California history professor de Hart dynamically devotes more […]

R.I.P. Burt Reynolds: A Brief Bibliography

R.I.P. Burt Reynolds: A Brief Bibliography

Burt Reynolds has died at age 82. This is incredibly sad news, not least because I’m certain that very few people under 30 have any idea who he is. (I might have toed the line of actionable workplace offenses when I showed a recent intern a picture of his 1972 Cosmopolitan centerfold. No, I’m not […]