Books and Authors

Five More to Go: Sok-yong Hwang’s AT DUSK

Five More to Go: Sok-yong Hwang’s AT DUSK

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ At Dusk, by Sok-yong Hwang and translated by Sora Kim-Russell In just over a year, three Sok-yong Hwang titles—Familiar Things (2018), Princess […]

Best New Books: Week of July 15, 2019

Best New Books: Week of July 15, 2019

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 ★ At Dusk, by Sok-yong Hwang and translated by Sora Kim-Russell ★ Beirut Hellfire Society, by Rawi Hage ★ The Bird Boys, by Lisa Sandlin ★ The Eagle Has […]

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August LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

August LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its August 2019 selections! Check out the 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 ordering information, when available. Please note that we have not yet had […]

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Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries

Booklist’s Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries

Sure, you know all about Booklist‘s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month campaign by now; you’ve devoured the July issue’s Spotlight on Graphic Novels, attended the Art of the (Graphic) Novel webinar, registered for the upcoming Art of the Graphic Novel, Part II webinar, pinned our “Comics ARE Real Books” buttons to most of your clothing, […]

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Reviews of the Week with George Takei, Tillie Walden, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and More!

Reviews of the Week with George Takei, Tillie Walden, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A necessary graphic memoir about the forced internment of Japanese Americans during WWII; the artful journey of two runaways for a safe place to call home; the surreal […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Oh hey, webinar watchers! It’s been a while. But we’re officially back from our hectic Annual Conference-induced webinar hiatus—and just in time for Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages. In addition to generous […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 9, 2019

Best New Books: Week of July 9, 2019

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 Bookish Life of Nina Hill, by Abbi Waxman ★ The Chain, by Adrian McKinty ★ The Enlightenment of Bees, by Rachel Linden ★ King of the Mississippi, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Edwidge Danticat, Adrian McKinty, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Edwidge Danticat, Adrian McKinty, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A haunting short story collection that focuses on urgent contemporary issues; a youth-centered adaptation of the history of Indigenous people in the United States; a frightening and dark […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

Our July issue of Booklist is now live and we couldn’t be more excited for the annual Spotlight on Graphic Novels. We have top 10 lists for the year’s best in graphic novels and graphic novels for youth. Heather Booth surveys the audiobook field to find the most striking adaptations of the visual format on […]

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13 Fall Faves, Speed-Dating Style

13 Fall Faves, Speed-Dating Style

Oh, good gracious! I can’t stand it: soooo many amazing books and my aging eyeballs just can’t keep up! Last week at ALA Annual, I got to “Read ‘n’ Rave,” but I had such an embarrassingly overflowing list, the buzzer went off (uh-oh!), and I couldn’t finish sharing all my titles. #Greedy, yep! But here […]