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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Best New Books: Week of January 12, 2020

Best New Books: Week of January 12, 2020

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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Best New Books: Week of December 8, 2020

Best New Books: Week of December 8, 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 ★ Red Hands, by Christopher Golden ★ The Mermaid from Jeju, by Sumi Hahn ★ The Taxidermist’s Lover, by Polly Hall Adult Nonfiction ★ Mini Amigurumi Animals: 26 Tiny […]

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Best New Books: Week of December 1, 2020

Best New Books: Week of December 1, 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 ★ The Art of Violence, by S. J. Rozan ★ Big Girl, Small Town, by Michelle Gallen ★ The Blade Between, by Sam J. Miller ★ Bone Chase, by […]

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Reviews of the Week with Van Hoang, Barack Obama, and Shaun David Hutchinson!

Reviews of the Week with Van Hoang, Barack Obama, and Shaun David Hutchinson!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A fast-paced fantasy debut. The first in a series of presidential memoirs from Barack […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 24, 2020

Best New Books: Week of November 24, 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 ★ Notorious, by Minerva Spencer ★ The Thirty Names of Night, by Zeyn Joukhadar Adult Nonfiction ★ Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life, by Bill Madden

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Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2020

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: list time! And here to kick off another magical season of must-read roundups is Chicago Public Library, with their annual Best Books of 2020, announced yesterday. To peruse the top 20 (you know, for 2020) adult titles of the year, selected by Chicago librarians, see below—and for […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 17, 2020

Best New Books: Week of November 17, 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 ★ The Burning God, by R. F. Kuang ★ Eartheater, by Dolores Reyes and translated by Julia Sanches ★ Ink, by Jonathan Maberry ★ Matthew Henson and the Ice […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 10, 2020

Best New Books: Week of November 10, 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 ★ Fires of Vengeance, by Evan Winter ★ A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem, by Manda Collins ★ The Law of Innocence, by Michael Connelly ★ The Office […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 3, 2020

Best New Books: Week of November 3, 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 ★ The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020, edited by Diana Gabaldon and John Joseph Adams ★ The Best American Short Stories 2020, edited by Heidi Pitlor and […]

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