Books and Authors

Mike Hammer Lives

Mike Hammer Lives

Author Max Allan Collins remembers that when he was a teenager back in the early sixties, he was drawn to the work of the notorious mega best-seller Mickey Spillane. While the literary establishment was blowing gaskets over sadism and masochism—not to mention sex and ultraviolence—in the work of this hardest of hard-boiled authors, Collins was […]

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Let’s face it: the world’s a mess. Who doesn’t need a good laugh in the face of the apocalypse? (You know, laugh to keep from crying and all that jazz.) And Good Omens, a product of the combined genius of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, has had us giggling over the threat of doomsday since […]

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August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

So many good books, not enough pages. This is the Burden of the Booklist Editor, alas, and it is a Weary Burden that Doth Make My Shoulders Stoop. ANYWAY. Here’s a bunch of real good science fiction, fantasy, and horror that didn’t make it into the August spotlight issue due to space being finite and […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The August issue of Booklist is, at last, alive! Forgive us our fanciful and frightful furor over the annual Spotlight on Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror. Okay, enough alliteration, we have a throng of top-10 lists, which includes the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult, youth, debut fiction, and adult audiobooks. Booklist contributor Zara Rix […]

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In Awe and Gratitude: Toni Morrison, 1931–2019

In Awe and Gratitude: Toni Morrison, 1931–2019

From The Bluest Eye (1970) to this year’s The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has transformed literature and our perception and understanding of humanity, race, and racism by courageously, creatively, and indelibly addressing complex and freighted realities which warp and poison our communities and our lives. Reading Morrison […]

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Best New Books: Week of August 6, 2019

Best New Books: Week of August 6, 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 the Water in the World, by Karen Raney ★ Berta Isla, by Javier Marías ★ A Dangerous Man, by Robert Crais ★ Dead at First Sight, by […]

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The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

July—and thus, Graphic Novels in Libraries Month—has officially drawn to a close, but we have a sneaking suspicion #ReadGraphic books across the globe will remain ever open! As our pins (did you get one? we hope you got one!) proudly proclaim, “Comics ARE Real Books,” and it’s been our distinct pleasure devoting 31-plus days to […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kristen Meinzer, Ruta Sepetys, Oge Mora, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kristen Meinzer, Ruta Sepetys, Oge Mora, 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 culturally rich coming-of-age story in which a teen reconnects with her Haitian homeland; a lively how-to on starting your own podcast; a dramatic historical fiction from a […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 31, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 31, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! It’s time for your weekly roundup of recordings from our most recent webinars, which means perusing the very latest in lit from a variety of subjects (yoga! book clubs! graphic novels!), no prior registration required. This week we present you with two wonderful webinars, The Art of the (Graphic) Novel, Part II, […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 30, 2019

Best New Books: Week of July 30, 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 ★ Atmosphæra Incognita, by Neal Stephenson ★ Game of Snipers, by Stephen Hunter ★ Never Have I Ever, by Joshilyn Jackson ★ Speaking of Summer, by Kalisha Buckhanon ★ […]

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