Author Archive: Annie Bostrom

Annie Bostrom is Associate Editor, Adult Books, at Booklist. She is a cat person, but also really likes dogs. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Annie.

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Book Trailer Thursday: Two New Book-to-TV Adaptations

As has been previously cited, we have an officially unofficial rule here at the Booklist Reader that any book trailer featuring James Franco earns a Book Trailer Thursday spot; our judges have confirmed that this one qualifies, though technically it’s a trailer for a TV show. The adaptation of Stephen King’s alternate-history 11/22/63 (Scribner, 2011), […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Salt to the Sea

I must admit that the title of today’s BTT is a little bit of a lie—the actual Salt to the Sea (Philomel) trailer can be found here. Instead, I’ve chosen to post this eight-minute video of Ruta Sepetys’ discussing the frame, setting, and her own extensive research for her new historical novel, alongside some truly extraordinary photos. I think […]

By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Haters

In the trailer for his new novel The Haters (Abrams), Jesse Andrews says everything goes “completely horribly” when he tries to talk and play his guitar at the same time. Clearly, the same thing doesn’t happen when he’s writing and being funny, or turning his first book, the much loved Me and Earl and the […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)

This week on BTT, we celebrate the first-ever Booklist Spotlight on Humor. . .-ous Alligators! Snappsy, of Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) (Penguin), didn’t ask to be in this book trailer either, and yet. . . Here, as in the book, a narrator takes control of the scene, adding […]

Funny without a Y (Chromosome): 25 Hilarious Books by Women in Media
By February 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Funny without a Y (Chromosome): 25 Hilarious Books by Women in Media

The “See! Women ARE funny!” approach to applauding the women who make us laugh is so over. Instead, I present to you this by-no-means-exhaustive list of books by those same ladies (and in one case, a book about them) that’s too full to fit a teacup yorkie in it, let alone a man. It’s a good problem to have. The […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Sudden Death

In celebration of the publication of Álvaro Enrigue’s Sudden Death, out this week, Riverhead is releasing a series of videos of staff having a go at phrases in the Purépecha language. Diego Báez calls the book “joyfully disorienting,” and says it will “reward readers who won’t mind feeling like wanderers lost in the increasingly erudite […]

By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Silent History

Before FSG released a print version of The Silent History in the summer of 2014, the book began in an altogether unique format: as a serially published interactive app created by Eli Horowitz, former publisher of McSweeney’s, with a team of writers and designers. Some passages even remain unseeable until the app user reaches a […]

By January 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The 2016 Caldecott and Newbery Medalists

Book Trailer Thursday asks two titles to share today’s spotlight, and I don’t think they’ll mind. They are, after all, two of the most talked-about titles for kids, as winners of the 2016 Newbery and Caldecott Medals. The awards were announced just last week, at ALA’s Midwinter meeting in Boston. This blogger happens to think […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Cockatoo, Too

Unless you hate the sound of children’s laughter, you’ll enjoy today’s BTT for Cockatoo, Too, by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Little Bee). Cockatoos and toucans and tutus and can-cans. . . Can-can you see where this is going? Booklist reviewer Annie Miller says Cockatoo, Too is a natural fit for read-alouds, and that tripping over the […]

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This Is Dedicated To: Animals

This Is Dedicated To: Animals

This group of book dedications—all to animals and from books both about and not about animals—might be my favorite yet. Why? Because I love animals; because it seems that a dedication to an animal is inherently sweet and sometimes funny; and lastly because, in a way, they make me think that dedications are often foremost […]