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Further Reading: Porn Stars

Further Reading: Porn Stars

  While Stormy Daniels directs the national conversation, let’s take a moment to celebrate novels that put porn stars at the front and center of the (dramatic) action. When compiling this list of recommended novels (linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews when available), I noticed the preponderance of crime fiction that features porn star characters of […]

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More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

We all deserve a good romcom. Luckily, Love, Simon, the hotly anticipated movie based on Becky Albertalli’s well-loved YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, is now in theaters. The film’s marketing went all-in on the coming out angle, as Simon is the first big teen romcom with a gay lead, but front-and-center queerness isn’t the book’s only […]

Best New Books: March 13, 2018

Best New Books: March 13, 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 Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian  Last Ferry Home, by Kent Harrington  Let Me Lie, by Clare Mackintosh  The Life to Come, by Michelle de Kretser […]

April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

April LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its April 2018 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided the ordering information. Please note that we have not yet had time […]

2018 PEN / Faulkner Award Finalists Announced

2018 PEN / Faulkner Award Finalists Announced

PEN / Faulkner has announced the five finalists for its 2018 award, linked below to their Booklist reviews when available. First given in 1981, this notable fiction award has recognized authors like Philip Roth, Michael Cunningham, and Ha Jin. This year’s winner will be awarded the final prize at the 38th Annual PEN / Faulkner Award […]

Reviews of the Week, with Paula McLain, Florence Gonsalves, Makiia Lucier, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Paula McLain, Florence Gonsalves, Makiia Lucier, 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 February 26–March 2 below, so you can revisit the week’s best. Monday, February 26  Love and Other Carnivorous Plants, by Florence Gonsalves Danny and Sara […]

Further Reading: WITCH HUNT!

Further Reading: WITCH HUNT!

Early this morning, our President tweeted out a cryptic, two-word tweet in ALL CAPS. WITCH HUNT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2018   What could it mean? I tried yelling “WITCH HUNT!” in the voices of Fred Schneider and Mark E. Smith, yet gained no further insight. Or, should I say, I GAINED NO […]

Reviews of the Week, with Jewell Parker Rhodes, Jesse Ball, Anthony Ray Hinton, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Jewell Parker Rhodes, Jesse Ball, Anthony Ray Hinton, 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 February 12–16 below, so you can revisit the week’s best.   Monday, February 12  Census, by Jesse Ball Ball writes subtly speculative and haunting […]

The Latest Booklist: Spring Youth Preview

The Latest Booklist: Spring Youth Preview

The February 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 254 new reviews and four new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or you do subscribe but haven’t […]

Reviews of the Week, with Nic Stone, Nafkote Tamirat, Mo Willems, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Nic Stone, Nafkote Tamirat, Mo Willems, 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 February 5–9 below, so you can revisit the week’s best.   Monday, February 5  The Parking Lot Attendant, by Nafkote Tamirat The unnamed, 16-year-old narrator […]

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