Author Archive: Courtney Eathorne

Courtney Eathorne is a former Booklist intern, current reviewer, and a hungry, hungry bookeater. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Playwriting and can be seen leading food-and-beer bicycle tours around the city of Chicago with Bobby’s Bike Hike. Follow her reading and eating on instagram at @ceathorne.

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Waterproof YA: 10 Swimming-Themed Novels

Waterproof YA: 10 Swimming-Themed Novels

With summer in full swing, teens deserve lit that’s as cool and refreshing as a jump in the deep end. The following titles all feature a strong swimming motif, and are perfect for young readers trying to beat the heat—or those hiding in the cold, wishing for its return.   Aquamarine, by Alice Hoffman This […]

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DEAD GIRLS: Alice Bolin on the Saintly White Women Who Are Literally Killing Us

DEAD GIRLS: Alice Bolin on the Saintly White Women Who Are Literally Killing Us

  Alice Bolin, the nonfiction editor of Electric Literature’s popular web magazine Okey-Panky, is set to release her first book, Dead Girls, a sharp collection of essays due in June from William Morrow. In it, she explores society’s infatuation with a beautiful, innocent corpse, as well as the ways in which this cultural trope has affected […]

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Reviews of the Week: Michael Lewis, James Rhodes, Isaac Marion, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Michael Lewis, James Rhodes, Isaac Marion, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from December 5 through 9 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, December 5  The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds, by Michael Lewis Early on […]

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Reviews of the Week: Mary Miller, Melissa Marr, Shannon and Dean Hale, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Mary Miller, Melissa Marr, Shannon and Dean Hale, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 28 through December 2 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, November 28  One Blood Ruby, by Melissa Marr Lilywhite Abernathy returns, though now she goes […]

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Reading to Remember: Books from 2016 to Revisit in 2066

Reading to Remember: Books from 2016 to Revisit in 2066

2016 has been a very long year. How will the world remember it? Through books, of course. Short of bottling its scent, our best bet for recreating the feeling of being alive in 2016 will be to read the stories, both fiction and nonfiction, that survived it. Below are a handful of titles to keep in […]

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Mary Roach’s Zaniest Antics, Ranked

Mary Roach’s Zaniest Antics, Ranked

Mary Roach, award-winning author of six humorous, disgusting books, is one of the most objectively fascinated people on earth. The author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003) and, most recently, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she is endlessly amused and intrigued by the natural world around her. On her author website, she emphasizes […]

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Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 14 through 18 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, November 14  And Then the Sky Exploded, by David A. Poulsen Kids often grapple with […]

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Reviews of the Week: Patricia Bosworth, Rachel Cusk, Jakob Wegelius, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Patricia Bosworth, Rachel Cusk, Jakob Wegelius, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 7 through 11 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, November 7  The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s […]

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A Different Stage: 13 More Great Plays for Readers

A Different Stage: 13 More Great Plays for Readers

Neil Hollands recently posted an excellent article featuring a baker’s dozen of important plays to get library patrons to the dramatic literature shelf. All are classics. He chose very impressive works of modern theatre. In comparison to Greek, Elizabethan, and Victorian plays, Hollands’ selections are fresh and cutting edge. But that edge gets even sharper! Hundreds […]

Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry and More!

Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 24 through October 28 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, October 24  Homesick for Another World, by Ottessa Moshfegh Man Booker Prize finalist […]

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