Author Archive: Muriel Bernardi

Muriel currently serves as the Booklist intern for summer 2016. She is a student at the University of Chicago where she hopes to earn a degree in English Language and Literature.

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Book Trailer Thursday: Quit Calling Me a Monster!

Although most will admit that a fuzzy beast with horns, fangs, claws, and crazy eyes might sound pretty ferocious, this week’s Book Trailer Thursday focuses on a character that’s far from monstrous. In fact, he would prefer if you could refrain from that particular modifier. This sensitive purple creature is Floyd Peterson, and he’s the star of Jory John […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Do not be deceived: despite this video’s noncommittal charm, you definitely need to get your hands on a copy of Amy Schumer’s most recent success, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (Gallery). As soon as possible. Since we don’t know anything about Schumer’s bank account (inferences aside, of course—fame pays, as they say), our heartfelt recommendation of […]

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Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, 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 August 15 through August 19 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Tales of the Peculiar, by Ransom Riggs Fans of Riggs’ Miss Peregrine series […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Three Dark Crowns

Any video dictated by the eerie chanting of a small child has got to be good, and this week’s Book Trailer Thursday does not disappoint. As the video unfolds, the viewer receives a hair-raising glimpse of Kendare Blake’s much anticipated young adult novel, Three Dark Crowns (HarperTeen). Even if you don’t identify as a die-hard genre addict like […]

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Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

The literary field is thronged with daughters, wives and girls. This summer, we compiled lists—long, long lists—of novels featuring daughter, wife, and girl in their titles. In the end, we found more than 550 published in the last 20 years. Most recently, we’ve turned our gaze to the male half of the population, seeking out books […]

Book Trailer Thursday: How This Book Was Made

The charming characteristic of knowing how to laugh at one’s self is an attribute commonly affirmed, but perhaps never so well exemplified as in this week’s Book Trailer Thursday. In a series of delightfully quirky video fragments, author Mac Barnett and illustrator Adam Rex expose the creative environment that shaped their most recent foray into metafiction: How This Book Was Made (Disney/Hyperion). Acknowledging a […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: I Will Send Rain

With a humbling look to the past, this Thursday’s featured trailer gives life to the subject of Rae Meadow’s newest book I Will Send Rain, (Holt). Through the fictitious, yet unnervingly human, story of the Bull family, this forthcoming historical novel explores the struggles that real families endured during one of America’s most desperate crises: the Dust Bowl. The book trailer […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Hamilton Affair

In this week’s installment of Book Trailer Thursday, author Elizabeth Cobbs explores the historical and creative backdrop of her forthcoming novel, The Hamilton Affair (Arcade). Navigating the fierce conflicts and tempestuous romance of America’s most trendy founding father, Cobbs voices her own take on the story of Alexander Hamilton as she brings to life what she calls “one of the most remarkable stories, of all time, as well as […]

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2016 Eisner Award Winners

2016 Eisner Award Winners

On Friday at Comic-Con, the Eisner Awards acknowledged the best of the best in the comics field.  (To find out more about the history of the awards and past winners, visit its official website.) Below, a list of this year’s winners in each category, with links to Booklist reviews when available.   Best Short Story: Killing and Dying, by Adrian Tomine Best Single Issue/One-Shot: […]

So Many Americas!

So Many Americas!

In honor of Independence Day, here’s a slideshow of dozens upon dozens of books that name-check America, with commentary when needed.

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