The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The November 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 309 new reviews and 7 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 you do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!

It’s the Spotlight on First Novels, so get all of your TBR lists filled with our top 10 first novels in adult fiction, books for youth, and audio. Donna Seaman offers up a wonderfully diverse list of read-alikes to accompany the debut novel The Atlas of Reds and Blues, by Devi S. Laskar. Carnegie shortlisted debut author Tommy Orange makes a moving contribution to the latest “Writers & Readers.” Maggie Reagan scrolls through recent youth fiction titles that reinterpret the classics in this issue’s subscriber-exclusive “Trend Alert.” And to wrap up this very literary collection of features, Bill Ott waxes on the pleasures of reading fiction that takes a stab at the publishing industry for “The Back Page.”

Get your local library to hold all the great reviewed debut novels in this issue of Booklist!



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Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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