Books and Authors

Reviews of the Week with Sarah Deming, Jokha Alharthi, Kekla Magoon, and More!
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Reviews of the Week with Sarah Deming, Jokha Alharthi, Kekla Magoon, 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. The story of a fiercely determined young woman who makes a better life for herself and her brother through her passion for boxing; a groundbreaking Man Booker […]

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10 Questions for Lenora Bell
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10 Questions for Lenora Bell

RWA Golden Heart winner and RITA-nominated Lenora Bell was inspired to begin writing romance fiction after reading an article by Eloisa James in 2005. When she’s not working on her latest historical romance, Bell tries to curb her collector’s cravings for vintage clothes, purses, and costume jewelry. A third-generation Alaskan who grew up in a […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 11, 2019
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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 11, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! At Booklist, the entire month of September is devoted to romance (speaking of, did you see contributor John Charles’s fabulous interview with author Minerva Spencer last week?) and with yesterday’s Romantic Reads webinar, sponsored by Sourcebooks, HarperCollins Publishers, Harlequin, and the Romance Writers of America, we kicked our celebration of all things […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 10, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of September 10, 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 ★ Ducks, Newburyport, by Lucy Ellmann ★ Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir ★ The Last Train to London, by Meg Waite Clayton ★ The Nanny, by Gilly Macmillan […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sonia Sotomayor, Margaret Atwood, Jojo Moyes, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sonia Sotomayor, Margaret Atwood, Jojo Moyes, 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. An inclusive picture book penned by a Supreme Court justice; the compelling true story of a courageous and defiant Olympic horse rider; the much-anticipated sequel to The […]

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10 Questions for Minerva Spencer
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10 Questions for Minerva Spencer

Rising romance star Minerva Spencer launched her writing career with the publication of Dangerous, the first installment in The Outcasts, her Regency-set historical trilogy, in 2018. Dangerous would go on to earn a spot on Booklist’s Top 10 Debut Romances: 2018. And it was was soon followed by Barbarous, which was chosen as one of […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 4, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 4, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! This week we offer an hour-long peek into the past, courtesy of Penguin Young Readers. In Hidden Histories: Highlighting Untold Stories from the Past, librarian Polli Kenn chats with four incredible historical fiction authors: Julie Berry, author of Lovely War; Rachel DeWoskin, author of Someday We Will Fly; Stacey Lee, author of […]

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2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Booker Prize committee, having pared a 13-title longlist (released in July) down to just six books, announced the 2019 shortlist this morning. Find each of the titles below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available—and stay tuned to hear all about the winner on October 14! 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, by […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 3, 2019

Best New Books: Week of September 3, 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 ★ After the Flood, by Kassandra Montag ★ All Out War, by Sean Parnell ★ The Best Horror of the Year, v. 11, edited by Ellen Datlow ★ The […]

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In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part II
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In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part II

This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for Part I. Last week, we shared a baker’s dozen of titles by Asian women writers, made accessible by dedicated, invaluable translators who continuously, miraculously enable anglophone readers in discovering, enjoying, and sharing books from around the world. My constantly regenerating, overflowing gratitude to translators […]