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Reviews of the Week with Espé, Peter Mendelsund, Angie Thomas, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Espé, Peter Mendelsund, Angie Thomas, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Exciting new releases from lauded voices in graphic novels, audio, and fiction shine in […]

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LibraryReads February 2021 Picks
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LibraryReads February 2021 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library. LibraryReads is designed to […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 19, 2021

Best New Books: Week of January 19, 2021

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 ★ Before She Disappeared, by Lisa Gardner ★ The Forever Sea, by Joshua Phillip Johnson ★ Knock Knock, by Anders Roslund and translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel ★ The Mask of […]

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The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2020

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2020

Happy New Year from Booklist! After a very eventful year and months of remote meetings over the year’s best books, we can finally reveal the January 1 & 15 Editors’ Choice issue, which features editor-selected best-of lists for adult books, books for youth, adult books for young adults, audio for adults, and audio for youth. Also featured […]

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Looking Back on Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Looking Back on Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Last January, which now feels like approximately 8,000 Januarys ago, we here at Booklist set out to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. The precise date of the historic milestone was August 26, 2020, but our celebration went year-round: we underscored reviews of powerful, female-centered stories with a special “Women […]

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Reviews of the Week with Carole Boston Weatherford, Chad Sanders, Hena Khan, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Carole Boston Weatherford, Chad Sanders, Hena Khan, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Essential American history and personal stories of triumph over strife shine in this week’s […]

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Reviews of the Day, 2020: Audio

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Audio

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the Day are high-demand […]

Best New Books: Week of January 12, 2021

Best New Books: Week of January 12, 2021

After a brief hiatus, we return with the very best books publishing right this second. Literally; the following books all received starred reviews in Booklist and will hit shelves either today or another day this week. To read our starred reviews before the books go on sale, subscribe to Booklist. Adult Fiction ★ The Captive, by […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #12: Editors’ Choice 2020
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Shelf Care, Episode #12: Editors’ Choice 2020

Every year, Booklist editors pull together the most noteworthy books of the year for Editors’ Choice, and every year, Susan Maguire chases them down to talk about those books. This year was both no different and completely different, as each of our fine editors sent in a voice note featuring favorites from the list, books […]

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Reviews of the Day, 2020: Graphic Novels

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Graphic Novels

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the Day are high-demand […]