Books and Authors

10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

Fueled by an abundance of coffee, Minnesota resident Abby Jimenez founded her award-winning company, Nadia Cakes, in her own kitchen in 2007 after discovering she had a rare flair for handling buttercream and pastry bags. After taking home the gold in Food Network’s Cupcake Wars developing a cult following among sweet-toothed fans around the globe, […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 11, 2019

Best New Books: Week of June 11, 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 ★ Air Logic, by Laurie J. Marks ★ The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason ★ The Friend Zone, by Abby Jimenez ★ Mrs. Everything, by Jennifer Weiner ★ Sisters […]

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Turning Up the Volume from 3 to 10: Talking with Blake Crouch

Turning Up the Volume from 3 to 10: Talking with Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is the best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, and several of his genre- and mind-bending projects have been adapted for film and television. His Wayward Pines trilogy, which begins with the star-reviewed Pines, was adapted into a television series for FOX; he is the creator of the TNT show Good Behavior, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Tracy McCubbin, Eve L. Ewing, Rachel Poliquin, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Tracy McCubbin, Eve L. Ewing, Rachel Poliquin, 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 nonchastising method for decluttering; a glimpse at an artist and bowerbird making beautiful creations side by side; a research endeavor that inspired a volume of poetry; a […]

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Booklist’s Donna Seaman in Conversation with Eve Ensler

Booklist’s Donna Seaman in Conversation with Eve Ensler

Tonight at the Swedish American Museum, Booklist‘s own Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman will join renowned author, activist, and playwright Eve Ensler in conversation. The event, hosted by independent bookstore Women & Children First and cosponsored by Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, will also include a reading from Ensler’s best-selling latest, The Apology, a Q and A […]

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Leaving Home: Talking with Sarah Dessen

Leaving Home: Talking with Sarah Dessen

These days, it’s pretty hard to imagine the YA landscape without Sarah Dessen. With a body of work that has earned her a Margaret A. Edwards award for her contributions to children’s literature and a thoughtful, accessible writing style that has ensnared a loyal legion of fans, Dessen is a staple in the field. Her […]

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Shout ‘n Share! Booklisters Call Out Enticing Fall Titles

Shout ‘n Share! Booklisters Call Out Enticing Fall Titles

We were so excited to present this year’s Shout ‘n Share at Book Expo in New York City, an event where we called out forthcoming books we’re excited about, presenting as many brief synopses as possible in a quick hour. And now we’re delighted to share the shout-outs here, with the able help of Booklist […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 4, 2019

Best New Books: Week of June 4, 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 ★ All Manner of Things, by Susie Finkbeiner ★ Among the Lost, by Emiliano Monge ★ Ayesha at Last, by Uzma Jalaluddin ★ The Body in the Castle Well, […]

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Don’t Lose Ur Head: Six Post-Six Reads

Don’t Lose Ur Head: Six Post-Six Reads

Sorry not sorry, but people (including me) have been losing their heads over Six, a new pop concert musical about the six wives of Henry VIII. After debuting at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Six began an open run in London’s West End. It also recently made its American premiere, opening at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, […]

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2019 ITW Thriller Award Finalists Announced

2019 ITW Thriller Award Finalists Announced

In recent #MysteryMonth news, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the finalists for the 2019 Thriller Awards. The awards celebrate the best in the thriller genre, which, unlike a conventional whodunit, keeps readers at the very edge of their seat or, at least, losing sleep to find out what happens in the next energetic chapter. […]