The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Science and Health

The December 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 269 new reviews and 10 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!

c1de1The current issue puts the spotlight on science and health. We bring you the top 10 science books of 2016, the top 10 health and medicine books, and the top 10 science and health books for youth. Dan Kraus reports on the trend of rare diseases and disorders in YA fiction, Donna Seaman provides a core collection of titles about women in STEM, and Sarah Hunter, a core collection of biographical picture books about scientists.

As for our columnists: Neil Hollands puts forth the call to rethink readers’ advisory services. Joyce Saricks provides a guide to the narrative talents of Bahni Turpin. Kristi Elle Jemtegaard dives into Vox Books’ innovative approach to read-along books. And Bill Ott sings the praises of the palliative powers of drinking gin while reading about World War II.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the December 1 issue is also live. It’s a great new way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the former Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist.

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