Author Archive: Eleanor Roth

A former Booklist intern and current Booklist reviewer, Ellie is a reader and writer based in Chicago. She holds a BA in writing from Wheaton College (IL) and is the assistant to the president at Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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Trend Alert: Witches

Trend Alert: Witches

I don’t know about you, but I am all here for the twenty-first century reclamation of the witch as a feminist icon. In a 2017 opinion piece for the New York Times, writer Lindy West (Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, 2016) responded to the cries of Hollywood creeps and abusers who were calling the […]

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Title Trend: Noun of Noun and Noun

Title Trend: Noun of Noun and Noun

Here’s one I know you know: the “Noun of Noun and Noun” title has been a popular trend—especially in YA fantasy—recently. The construction is so prevalent, in fact, that Twitter seems to regularly invite me to find my own title Mad Libs-style: “Your YA fantasy title is “The [last place you went] of [weather outside] […]

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Hope in the Apocalypse: Talking with Chuck Wendig about WANDERERS

Hope in the Apocalypse: Talking with Chuck Wendig about WANDERERS

Chuck Wendig is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of almost two dozen novels and ten works of nonfiction on writing (including Damn Fine Story). For young adults, he’s written the Atlanta Burns series and the Heartland trilogy (beginning with Under the Empyrean Sky), and for adults, his best known projects include […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Sunglasses

Cover Trend Alert: Sunglasses

🎵 “Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo.” 🎵 Summer is here, so put on your favorite sunnies and take a book outside. Bonus points if the cover rocks a pair, too! There’s no shortage of options, and some recent heavy hitters are notable participants in this trend. If you still haven’t read Kevin […]

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Turning Up the Volume from 3 to 10: Talking with Blake Crouch

Turning Up the Volume from 3 to 10: Talking with Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is the best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, and several of his genre- and mind-bending projects have been adapted for film and television. His Wayward Pines trilogy, which begins with the star-reviewed Pines, was adapted into a television series for FOX; he is the creator of the TNT show Good Behavior, […]

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Unraveling the Mysteries Within: Talking with Megan Miranda about THE LAST HOUSE GUEST

Unraveling the Mysteries Within: Talking with Megan Miranda about THE LAST HOUSE GUEST

Megan Miranda is the author of 10 mystery and suspense novels for adult and young adult readers, including the New York Times best-seller All The Missing Girls. Her latest YA novel, Come Find Me, which published in January, follows two teenagers whose investigations into family tragedies lead them to one another. In June, Simon & […]

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Mystery Month Cover Trend: Yellow Sans Serif Fonts

Mystery Month Cover Trend: Yellow Sans Serif Fonts

For Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month, which begins today, I’ve rounded up the suspense, crime, thriller, and mystery cover trend of 2018 and 2019: the yellow sans serif title. We all know not to judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t mean covers aren’t important communicative tools. And for the last two years, […]

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Title Trend: The Nouns of Full Names (MG Edition)

Title Trend: The Nouns of Full Names (MG Edition)

As we’re celebrating Middle-Grade Mania, it seems a most excellent time to release the MG edition of our ongoing Title Trend: The Nouns of Full Names feature. Earlier this year, I rounded up a host of examples in the YA edition, but this special installment has about twice as many books and reveals a few […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Winding Curves

Cover Trend Alert: Winding Curves

I’ve been mentally filing away the winding roads and coiling snakes of these eye-catching covers for a while now, and some of my recent favorites include The Hike (2016), The Essex Serpent (2016), The Bear and the Nightingale (2017), The World Is a Narrow Bridge (2018), and Once upon a River (2018). When I started trying to compile a longer list, I found it wasn’t […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Millennial Pink Is Stronger Than Ever
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Cover Trend Alert: Millennial Pink Is Stronger Than Ever

We’ve covered this trend once before but I think its continued presence warrants a revisit (you’ll notice a slew of 2018 and 2019 titles represented in this round-up). Plus, I recently learned that the Pantone color of the year is 16-1546, a.k.a. Living Coral. Plus, pink was clearly the color on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday. So for those not wanting […]