Tag: adult books

Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME
By February 11, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME

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. ★ b, Book, and Me, by Kim Sagwa and translated by Sunhee Jeong Although this book is set in a coastal suburb […]

Five More to Go: Paul Yoon’s RUN ME TO EARTH
By January 28, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Paul Yoon’s RUN ME TO EARTH

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. ★ Run Me to Earth, by Paul Yoon Traversing countries and continents during a half-century, Yoon’s (The Mountain, 2017) second novel unfolds […]

Five More to Go: Shokoofeh Azar’s THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE GREENGAGE TREE
By January 15, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Shokoofeh Azar’s THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE GREENGAGE TREE

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 Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, by Shokoofeh Azar Although the page facing the title of Azar’s first novel to be […]

2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Booker Prize committee, having pared a 13-title longlist (released in July) down to just six books, announced the 2019 shortlist this morning. Find each of the titles below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available—and stay tuned to hear all about the winner on October 14! ★ 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange […]

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Books by Booklist Authors: Ada Wolin’s GOLDEN HITS OF THE SHANGRI-LAS

Books by Booklist Authors: Ada Wolin’s GOLDEN HITS OF THE SHANGRI-LAS

Ada Wolin joined Booklist as an editorial assistant last year surrounded by a kind of hush: a recent Booklist intern and graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), she’d also already written her first book. An energetic kaleidoscope-spin through the Shangri-Las 1966 album, Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las, Wolin’s entry in […]

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Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Join us in wishing a warm and wonderful birthday to literary juggernaut Lawrence Ferlinghetti as he turns 100 this weekend! After serving in World War II, Ferlinghetti helped found City Lights, an independent San Francisco bookstore-publisher hybrid. Ferlinghetti went on to become an incredibly influential voice in poetry, publishing many of the most prominent poets […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Winding Curves

Cover Trend Alert: Winding Curves

I’ve been mentally filing away the winding roads and coiling snakes of these eye-catching covers for a while now, and some of my recent favorites include The Hike (2016), The Essex Serpent (2016), The Bear and the Nightingale (2017), The World Is a Narrow Bridge (2018), and Once upon a River (2018). When I started trying to compile a longer list, I found it wasn’t […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Millennial Pink Is Stronger Than Ever
By February 27, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Cover Trend Alert: Millennial Pink Is Stronger Than Ever

We’ve covered this trend once before but I think its continued presence warrants a revisit (you’ll notice a slew of 2018 and 2019 titles represented in this round-up). Plus, I recently learned that the Pantone color of the year is 16-1546, a.k.a. Living Coral. Plus, pink was clearly the color on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday. So for those not wanting […]

Book Trailer Thursday: STIFF

Steve Hughes’ debut, Stiff (Wayne State Univ.) is a collection of 16 risqué, often comic short stories with an interwoven thread throughout—the countless devices men use to fill the void in their lives in order to feel whole. From a story about a grieving man purchasing a robot that resembles his ex to a tale of a drug-addicted saxophone […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the eighth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards, sponsored by NoveList, in Seattle on Sunday, […]

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