Author Archive: Ken Otani

Ken Otani is a recent graduate from the MA English Language and Literature program at Central Michigan University. He enjoys reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and he likes dreaming up his own magical worlds during his free time.

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Best New Books: Week of October 23, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 23, 2018

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  Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah  The Line, by Martin Limón  Little, by Edward Carey  Pulse, by Michael Harvey  Red Moon, by Kim Stanley Robinson  The White Christmas Inn, by Colleen Wright   Adult Nonfiction  Debussy: A […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: A MAP OF DAYS

The peculiars return A Map of Days, the latest installment (and first in a new trilogy) of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. Although the wights were eliminated at the end of Library of Souls (2015), there is much work to be done to rebuild the world they destroyed. The first task facing the peculiars is learning how to blend in […]

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Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award
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Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

The Louis Shores Award Committee is currently inviting nominations for its 2019 recipient. Established in 1990, the Louis Shores Award recognizes an individual reviewer, group, editor, review medium, or organization for excellence in reviewing. The award recipient is selected for significant achievement related to a reviewing process that helps librarians make selection and collection development decisions. […]

Best New Books: Week of October 16, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 16, 2018

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 Craftsman, by Sharon Bolton  The Cross Country Runner: Collected Short Stories and Novellas, by Andre Dubus  The Darkness: A Thriller, by Ragnar Jónasson  Famous Adopted People, by Alice Stephens  In the House in the […]

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Reviews of the Week, with May-lee Chai, Roshani Chokshi, Matias Faldbakken, and More!
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Reviews of the Week, with May-lee Chai, Roshani Chokshi, Matias Faldbakken, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 8-12 below.   Monday, October 8  The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, by America’s Test Kitchen Thorough, generously illustrated introductory pages offer tips on cooking […]

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Best New Books: Week of October 9, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 9, 2018

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  Bitter Orange, by Claire Fuller  Crisis, by Felix Francis  Death In Paris, by Emilia Bernhard  Holy Ghost, by John Sandford  Killing Commendatore: A Novel, by Haruki Murakami, tr. by Phillip Gabriel and Ted Goosen  Mina, by […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: BROKEN THINGS

Lauren Oliver (Replica, 2016) continues to thrill teen audiences with her latest novel, Broken Things (Harper). Who killed Summer Marks five years ago? It wasn’t Mia or Brynn, her best friends, who everyone thinks are prime suspects, who were obsessed with Summer’s favorite novel, The Way into Lovelorn. When a discovery reopens Summer’s murder case, her friends […]

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Best New Books: Week of October 2, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 2, 2018

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 Angel in the Glass, by Alys Clare  The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction, edited by Ellen Datlow  Devil’s Day, […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: HIP & HOP IN THE HOUSE!

Hip is a bunny who raps super fast, while Hop is a turtle who raps super slow. Apart, their rapping doesn’t catch on with the crowd, and it is only by teaming up that they can grab the attention of the residents of Oldskool county. Hip and Hop in the House! collects both Hip and […]

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