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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 2, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 2, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! As you may already know, this October is gearing up to be a supremely exciting one (made only sweeter, of course, by the promise of end-of-the-month candy and dogs in dino costumes): the Women’s National Book Association is leading the charge behind National Reading Group Month, our pals over at YALSA just […]

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Best New Books: Week of October 1, 2019

Best New Books: Week of October 1, 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 Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019, edited by Carmen Maria Machado and John Joseph Adams ★ Bloody Genius, by John Sandford ★ A Distance Too Grand, […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on […]

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National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads
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National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? And that each year Booklist and the Women’s National Book Association join forces to celebrate? To kick off this year’s festivities, the WNBA has released its annual list of Great Group Reads, which were selected by a dedicated committee of writers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction & Food
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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction & Food

Like the cute quokka that adorns the latest October 1 Booklist cover, we could not be happier to announce that our Spotlight on Series Nonfiction and Food is live! This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of astronauts’ first walk on the moon and our Top 10 Series on Space Science and Exploration highlights the innovation […]

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Reviews of the Week with John Hodgman, Holly Black, Jonathan Van Ness, and More!
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Reviews of the Week with John Hodgman, Holly Black, Jonathan Van Ness, 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. Journey through secret rooms and exclusive spaces; experience the epic conclusion of a popular YA trilogy; inhabit the forest world of a precocious frog and her cacophonous […]

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Do You Read What I Read? 14 Romance Novels for the Holidays
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Do You Read What I Read? 14 Romance Novels for the Holidays

It might only be September, but for romance readers it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas—or Hanukkah! Every year the number of holiday romance titles with which publishers gift readers increases exponentially, and 2019 is no exception. The good news is that with such a bounty of choices, there truly is a holiday […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 25, 2019
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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 25, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! As of this Monday, fall’s officially arrived—and what better way to ring in the new season than with fresh series for your collection? To view last Thursday’s Fabulous Fall Series webinar, generously sponsored by Gareth Stevens Publishing, KidHaven Publishing, Lucent Press, Rosen Publishing, and West 44 Books, simply click the link you […]

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Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING
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Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste Maaza Mengiste’s indelible debut, Beneath the Lion’s Gate (2010), put Ethiopian historical fiction on countless […]

Best New Books: Week of September 24, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of September 24, 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 ★ Bomber’s Moon, by Archer Mayor ★ The Bone Ships, by RJ Barker ★ The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett ★ The Future of Another Timeline, by Annalee Newitz […]

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