Books and Authors

Reviews of the Week with David Litchfield, Adrian Tomine, Jin Yong, and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Litchfield, Adrian Tomine, Jin Yong, 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. Fanciful flights and illustrated narratives comingle in this week’s #ReviewsoftheDay as our issue spotlight […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The August issue of Booklist has materialized and is now live! The annual spotlight on science fiction/fantasy and horror has an exciting cluster of top-10 lists, including the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult books, adult book debuts, youth books, and youth audiobooks. To accompany the starred review of Attack Surface, the latest novel […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: V. T. Bidania

The Shelf Care Interview: V. T. Bidania

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Capstone. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to debut author V. T. Bidania, author of the Astrid and Apollo series, which kicks off with Astrid and Apollo […]

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Best New Books: Week of August 4, 2020

Best New Books: Week of August 4, 2020

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 Death of Vivek Oji, by Akwaeke Emezi ★ The Eighth Detective, by Alex Pavesi ★ Harrow the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir ★ In the Valley: Stories and […]

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Reviews of the Week with Raven Leilani, Daniel Nayeri, Alice Randall, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Raven Leilani, Daniel Nayeri, Alice Randall, 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. Gather around—either virtually or in a small group, keeping your social distance—to discuss the […]

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Bookmakers: Kat Leyh’s Snapdragon

Bookmakers: Kat Leyh’s Snapdragon

In this spellbinding tale of a feisty young girl, Snap, and her bond with the enigmatic town loner, the magic of the natural world slowly seeps into everyday life. Lucky for readers, the magic of Snapdragon isn’t confined to Snap’s small town; it emanates from Leyh’s bright, energetic illustrations; heartwarming dialogue; and moving portrayals of love, identity, and […]

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Bookmakers: Trung Lê Nguyễn’s The Magic Fish

Bookmakers: Trung Lê Nguyễn’s The Magic Fish

Trung Lê Nguyễn’s debut graphic novel, The Magic Fish, tells of Tiến and his mother, Helen, a Vietnamese immigrant who struggles with her English. As she comes to terms with losing her homeland and he searches for a way to overcome their language barrier and tell her that he’s gay, they are brought together by the […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 28, 2020

Best New Books: Week of July 28, 2020

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 Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows, by Olivia Waite ★ Everything Here Is Under Control, by Emily Adrian ★ I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, by […]

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Reviews of the Week with Lilliam Rivera, Walter Mosley, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Lilliam Rivera, Walter Mosley, 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. Gather around—either virtually or in a small group, keeping your social distance—to discuss the […]

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Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Booklist Adult Books editor Donna Seaman just wrapped up this year’s Shout ‘n Share webinar, the virtual equivalent of the beloved Book Expo program starring library staff from across the country—and the forthcoming titles they’re most excited about. This year we had the pleasure of hearing from Robin Bradford, collection development librarian for the Pierce […]

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