Books and Authors

Reviews of the Week with Leigh Bardugo, Yangsze Choo, Caleb Roehrig, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Leigh Bardugo, Yangsze Choo, Caleb Roehrig, 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. Explore the best science fiction of China; rejoice in the release of a long-awaited debut; uncover a mystery surrounding a mythical creature; tag along on a heist with […]

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What Are YOUR Favorite Winter Novels?
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What Are YOUR Favorite Winter Novels?

With Chicago experiencing genuinely arctic weather (and the Arctic warmer than usual), most sensible citizens are waiting it out indoors. ALA’s offices are closed through tomorrow, and Booklist employees who have made it home from the Midwinter Meeting in Seattle are hunkered down at home. What to do with an unexpected reading day? Well, personally, […]

2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

2019 ALA Youth Media Awards

Early Monday morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the American Library Association announced the 2019 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Following is the complete list of this year’s winning and honor titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL  Merci Suárez Changes Gears, by Meg Medina (Candlewick)   Newbery Honor Books The Night Diary, […]

Best New Books: Week of January 29, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of January 29, 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 End of Loneliness, by Benedict Wells, tr. by Charlotte Collins  Judgment, by Joseph Finder  Three Little Words, by Jenny Holiday  Trouble No Man, by Brian Hart  We Cast a […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

Last night, the winners for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced! The two winners were awarded at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle, WA, during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Congratulations to Rebecca Makkai and Kiese Laymon! Here are the winning titles in fiction and nonfiction with the […]

Title Trend: The Books at the End of the World
By January 25, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Title Trend: The Books at the End of the World

For some, the “end of the world” is a faraway place to wonder about or even travel to. For others, it’s an event (usually not a pretty one, maybe with locusts and crying). As we ponder what exactly awaits us at the end of the world, let’s explore the ideas offered us by some books already […]

Reviews of the Week with Katrina Leno, Marwa Helal, Jan Wahl, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Katrina Leno, Marwa Helal, Jan Wahl, 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. Step into an imaginary—or is it?—world created by a forlorn teen; see through the eyes of a poet who has experienced the violent policing of migration firsthand; look […]

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An Interview with Sarah Smarsh, Author of HEARTLAND
By January 24, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

An Interview with Sarah Smarsh, Author of HEARTLAND

Annie Bostrom, Adult Books Associate Editor at Booklist, recently interviewed Sarah Smarsh about her book Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth​ (2018), the sixth Sarah Jessica Parker Pick for Book Club Central. In Heartland, Smarsh recalls her Kansas youth while compiling her families’ histories and turning a journalist’s eye on socioeconomic inequality in contemporary […]

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Sam Savage, R.I.P.: A Bibliography
By January 24, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Sam Savage, R.I.P.: A Bibliography

I was very saddened to hear the news that Sam Savage died last week, just days after the publication of his most recent book, An Orphanage of Dreams. The wit, intellect, artistry, and humanity of his books was truly inspiring—as was the fact that his career as a published author began at age 65. The […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Books

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Books

Sure, it’s still January 23, but here at Booklist, we’re giving February a head start! Our February 1 issue, featuring a Spotlight on Diverse Books—a perennial favorite—is now live. In it, you’ll find three new top 10s: Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Adults, Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Youth, and Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Youth. […]

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