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The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2017, Considered

It’s Banned Books Week! In its honor, let’s revisit the list of the 10 most challenged books of 2017, compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and released in April. (Watch the video above for more information.) We’ve annotated the titles therein with excerpts from and links to their Booklist reviews, as well as […]

Reviews of the Week, with Sally Field, Kate Silber, Tahereh Mafi, and More!
By September 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week, with Sally Field, Kate Silber, Tahereh Mafi, 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 September 17–21 below.   Monday, September 17  Love à la Mode, by Stephanie Kate Strohm Henry’s dying to prove to his strict Korean mother that […]

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2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize committee announced the shortlist for its 2018 award, with the winner to be announced on October 16. Find the shortlist titles below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. (Everything Under and The Long Take will be published in January, while Milkman doesn’t yet have a U.S. publication date.)   Everything […]

Hungry for Love: 16 Tales of Food-Based Romance
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Hungry for Love: 16 Tales of Food-Based Romance

Food has the ability to engage at least four of our basic senses, five if you count the sound of popcorn popping or the sizzle of a hot steak. is it really surprising that food is often an important ingredient in romance fiction? Couple that sensory appeal with just how steamy things can get in […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 18, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of September 18, 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 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton  Black Diamond Fall, by Joseph Olshan  Button Man, by Andrew Gross  Charlesgate Confidential, by Scott Von Doviak  The Infinite Blacktop, by Sara Gran  My Struggle: Book […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Title Title Title Title Title
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Cover Trend Alert: Title Title Title Title Title

I’m a big fan of text-only and typographically interesting covers, so I did a big swoon when I saw the cover of Jill Soloway’s upcoming memoir She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy, and I was oh-so-pleased when a friend told me about Hey Ladies, a book told entirely through emails, and I discovered its cover also […]

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10 Questions with Mary Jo Putney
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10 Questions with Mary Jo Putney

Early in her writing career, which began with the publication of The Diabolical Baron in 1987, Mary Jo Putney began testing the traditional boundaries of historical romance. She tackled topics like alcoholism and domestic abuse, set her stories in a wide range of locales from China to Indonesia, and even added a dollop of magic […]

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National Book Award for Fiction 2018 Longlist Announced
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National Book Award for Fiction 2018 Longlist Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction, thus concluding a week of longlist announcements. The finalists are coming in October. To follow are the longlist selections, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews. Stay tuned for a guest column in the November 1 issue of Booklist from nominee Tommy Orange! […]

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National Book Award for Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced
By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

National Book Award for Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced

  The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. To follow are their selections, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s fiction announcement!   American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, by Victoria Johnson Brothers […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel
By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

As we introduce the latest installment of our long-running annual spotlight on romance, we begin the third year of our new tradition: #SeptemberRomance. For the next two weeks, The Booklist Reader will delight all your senses with daily romance injections. Subscribe to our daily updates to get these love notes delivered straight to your inbox. The […]

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