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Reviews of the Week with Sylvia A. Harvey, Daven McQueen, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sylvia A. Harvey, Daven McQueen, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles. Booklist stands in solidarity with the Black community and is dedicated to amplifying the stories, research, and creativity of BIPOC in this space, now and always. For this week’s informative and wonderfully creative #ReviewsoftheDay, check out the list […]

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Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, the world’s seen many days straight of protest, of resistance, of demands for change, of work—hard work. And this work can look like many things: enduring the tear gas and rubber bullets of police at rallies; running supplies to […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 2, 2020

Best New Books: Week of June 2, 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 ★ A Burning, by Megha Majumdar ★ The Choice, by Gillian McAllister ★ The Clutter Corpse, by Simon Brett ★ An Elegant Woman, by Martha McPhee ★ Exciting Times, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review 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. It’s been a short but eventful week. This week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek highlight brave self-discovery, COVID-19 facts and best practices for young readers, and a timely, […]

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Best New Books: Week of May 26, 2020

Best New Books: Week of May 26, 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 Jesus, by J. M. Coetzee ★ The Jane Austen Society, by Natalie Jenner ★ The Shooting at Château Rock, by Martin Walker ★ Something to […]

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Cover Trend: Retro Bathing Suits

Cover Trend: Retro Bathing Suits

Well, beaches here in Chicago are closed—but don’t tell these cover models that. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend—and Booklist‘s Spotlight on Historical Fiction—this cover trend roundup presents a quartet of summer releases set against iconic historical backdrops. For those of you unable to head to the beach, we recommend diving in to one […]

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Reviews of the Week with Martha McPhee, Suzanne Collins, Gail Tsukiyama, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Martha McPhee, Suzanne Collins, Gail Tsukiyama, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review 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. This collection of titles, featuring a smattering of reviews from our latest spotlight on historical fiction, plus the most anticipated titles already available, emphasizes […]

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10 Questions for Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

10 Questions for Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

New York Times best-selling Jayne Ann Krentz has built a successful career writing novels under three pen names: Amanda Quick for romantic suspense set in the past, Jayne Ann Krentz for the present, and Jayne Castle for the future. Inspired by her own love of books, such as The Black Stallion and the Nancy Drew […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Reference and Historical Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Reference and Historical Fiction

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. Would you like to see specific topics explored through webinars, blog posts, podcasts, […]

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Best New Books: Week of May 19, 2020

Best New Books: Week of May 19, 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 ★ Latitudes of Longing, by Shubhangi Swarup ★ Rodham, by Curtis Sittenfeld ★ Rule, by Rowenna Miller ★ Say Yes to the Duke, by Eloisa James ★ The Silence, […]

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