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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Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. Joel Shoemaker, Library Director at Illinois Prairie District Library, first heard about the Short Story Dispenser at a library conference. The Dispenser, the brainchild of French publishing house Short Édition, […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 13, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 13, 2021

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 ★ Antiquities, by Cynthia Ozick ★ The Book of Otto and Liam, by Paul Griner ★ Composite Creatures, by Caroline Hardaker ★ Dance with Death, by Will Thomas ★ In the […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 6, 2021

Best New Books: Week of April 6, 2021

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 ★ Bobby March Will Live Forever, by Alan Parks ★ Caul Baby, by Morgan Jerkins ★ First Person Singular, by Haruki Murakami and translated by Philip Gabriel ★ Gold Diggers, by […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 23, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 23, 2021

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 ★ Checkmate to Murder, by E. C. R. Lorac ★ The Smash-Up, by Ali Benjamin ★ Smoke, by Joe Ide ★ Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters, by Aimee Ogden ★ Waiting for a Scot […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 9, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 9, 2021

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 ★ The Absolute Book, by Elizabeth Knox ★ The Burning Girls, by C. J. Tudor ★ The Delivery, by Peter Mendelsund ★ A Lady’s Formula for Love, by Elizabeth Everett ★ […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 2, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 2, 2021

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 ★ Annie and the Wolves, by Andromeda Romano-Lax ★ The Bad Muslim Discount, by Syed M. Masood ★ Beneath the Keep, by Erika Johansen ★ City of a Thousand Gates, by […]

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2021 ALA Youth Media Awards

2021 ALA Youth Media Awards

This morning, as part of the annual festivities surrounding the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits virtual conference, the American Library Association revealed the winners of the Youth Media Awards in an exciting public webcast. To see who won the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other prestigious awards for children and teens (plus their Booklist reviews), read on. JOHN […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 19, 2021

Best New Books: Week of January 19, 2021

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 ★ Before She Disappeared, by Lisa Gardner ★ The Forever Sea, by Joshua Phillip Johnson ★ Knock Knock, by Anders Roslund and translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel ★ The Mask of […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 12, 2021

Best New Books: Week of January 12, 2021

After a brief hiatus, we return with the very best books publishing right this second. Literally; the following books all received starred reviews in Booklist and will hit shelves either today or another day this week. To read our starred reviews before the books go on sale, subscribe to Booklist. Adult Fiction ★ The Captive, by […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 15, 2020

Best New Books: Week of December 15, 2020

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 ★ Situation Normal, by Leonard Richardson Adult Nonfiction ★ Saving America’s Amazon, by Ben Raines and E. O. Wilson Youth Fiction ★ Coming Up for Air, by Nicole B. […]

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