Author Archive: Briana Shemroske

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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The 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century

The 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century

Let the mania begin! Today through Friday, April 12, we’ll be unveiling our Books for Youth staff’s selections of this century’s 50 best middle-grade novels for modern libraries. Each day, two to three titles (appearing in alphabetical order by author last name) will be revealed at both @ALA_Booklist (Twitter) and @Booklist (Facebook). Which books will be announced today? Follow […]

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Happy anniversary to us! Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month will be here before we know it, starting on May 1. This year, we’d like you to contribute: Are you a member of a mystery-themed book group? Are you a librarian who loves to make creative, mystery-themed book displays? (Are you both?) We want to hear […]

Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Today, Booklist celebrates the launch of its first-ever original podcast, Shelf Care. The brainchild of Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Shelf Care seeks to unite listeners with rock-star librarians, the publishing world’s latest trends, and need-to-know reading recommendations from the editors at Booklist. I recently sat down with Susan, met her microphone (it’s […]

Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

For the past three years, the Booklist Reader Update newsletter has graced subscribers’ inboxes Monday through Friday, relaying the latest cover trends, reading recs, adorable animals, and the occasional existential quandary (see below). Starting next week, however, the Booklist Reader Update will transform from day-to-day rundown to weekly digest, easing the load on your inbox while ensuring […]

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March LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

March LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its March 2019 selections! Check out the 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 and have provided ordering information, when available. Please note that we have not yet had time […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 12, 2019

Best New Books: Week of February 12, 2019

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  American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson  The Cassandra, by Sharma Shields  The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders  Death Is Hard Work, by Khaled Khalifa and translated […]

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#WhatIsReading: Celebrate the Joys of Reading with OverDrive, Inc.

#WhatIsReading: Celebrate the Joys of Reading with OverDrive, Inc.

What does reading mean to you? If you ask Adam Sockel, Marketing and Communications Specialist at OverDrive, Inc.—and cohost of the Professional Book Nerds podcast—you’ll learn reading a book, much like recalling a cherished memory, can conjure up the “moments in time that stick with us.” For some (and this is purely hypothetical), this might […]

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They Said WHAT?!: Match These 10 Writers with Their Words of Wisdom

They Said WHAT?!: Match These 10 Writers with Their Words of Wisdom

“It’s doubtful that anyone with an Internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction.” If you were anywhere in the Twitterverse last Thursday, you may already be intimately familiar with this statement. As number eight on Jonathan Franzen’s “10 Rules for Novelists,” published by literary culture website LitHub last week—and by The Guardian in […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle on Sunday, […]

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A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books
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A Bun-dle of Beautiful Burger Books

Is there anything more divine than a juicy beef patty nestled beneath a blanket of gooey cheese, tucked within a golden bun? For us here at Booklist—or, at least, for me—the answer is “not a chance.” Join us in celebrating the greatest holiday you didn’t even know existed (#NationalCheeseburgerDay) with the mouthwatering burger-centric books below: […]

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