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Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2019

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2019

It is not exaggeration, we think, to suggest that lists make the world go round. And it’s a time of deeply important lists: there’s the last-minute Thanksgiving grocery list, sundry holiday wish lists, your budget. Then there’s hallowed year-end book lists, specifically the Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2019: Top Ten, announced just moments […]

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Reviews of the Week with Brian Doyle, Gabby Noone, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Brian Doyle, Gabby Noone, 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. Two collections: one infused with nondenominational spirituality, another in praise of the ACLU’s defense of human dignity; two youthful adventures: one set in purgatory, another featuring the […]

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2019 National Book Award Winners Announced

2019 National Book Award Winners Announced

Last night, the National Book Foundation revealed the winners of this year’s awards at a New York City ceremony hosted by LeVar Burton. Today we present them, Booklist style: Fiction ★ Trust Exercise, by Susan Choi Nonfiction The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom Translated Literature Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming, by László Krasznahorkai and translated by […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 19, 2019

Best New Books: Week of November 19, 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 ★ Guilty Not Guilty, by Felix Francis ★ Mary Toft; or, the Rabbit Queen, by Dexter Palmer ★ The Second Sleep, by Robert Harris ★ Two Dead, by Van […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon
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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Hannon

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Irene Hannon, best-selling, RITA award-winning author who has written more than 50 romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction […]

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Reviews of the Week with Tae Keller, Simon Jimenez, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Tae Keller, Simon Jimenez, 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 magical-realist tale of a heartwarming Korean family; an exceedingly relevant satire of a bumbling braggart as he captains a ship of worried souls; a colorful story […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

Our annual Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality is now live and includes compilations of 2019’s Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books and Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth. Ilene Cooper explores the spiritual journey of Sarah Hurwitz, author of this fall’s Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 12, 2019

Best New Books: Week of November 12, 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 Andromeda Evolution, by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson ★ Drone, by M. L. Buchman ★ Eight Kisses, edited by Mindy Klasky and Lori Ann Bailey ★ […]

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Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Chang, P. M. Freestone, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Chang, P. M. Freestone, 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 woman’s self-discovery in an alarmingly new environment; a fantastic world where aroma yields magical qualities; an intricate portrayal of a young man’s inner voice; a museum’s […]

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Booklist at AASL National Conference in Louisville

Booklist at AASL National Conference in Louisville

Oh hey there, future AASL attendees! Booklist will be southbound and ready to feast on Hot Brown sandwiches—actually, I may be doing that alone—and mingle with conference-goers in T-minus seven days. If you’re also headed to Derby City for the one and only national conference dedicated solely to school librarians, be sure to stop by […]

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