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Reviews of the Day, 2020: Adult Books

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Adult Books

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the […]

10 Questions for Melissa Croce

10 Questions for Melissa Croce

Melissa Croce traded in the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest for the hustle and bustle of working in New York City. When Melissa is not on the job helping spread the word to librarians about books, she might be found pursuing any one of a number of her interests, which include sleeping, seeking answers […]

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Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Booklist Adult Books editor Donna Seaman just wrapped up this year’s Shout ‘n Share webinar, the virtual equivalent of the beloved Book Expo program starring library staff from across the country—and the forthcoming titles they’re most excited about. This year we had the pleasure of hearing from Robin Bradford, collection development librarian for the Pierce […]

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Cover Trend: Retro Bathing Suits

Cover Trend: Retro Bathing Suits

Well, beaches here in Chicago are closed—but don’t tell these cover models that. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend—and Booklist‘s Spotlight on Historical Fiction—this cover trend roundup presents a quartet of summer releases set against iconic historical backdrops. For those of you unable to head to the beach, we recommend diving in to one […]

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Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

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. ★ Tropic of Violence, by Nathacha Appanah and translated by Geoffrey Strachan How can a story so harrowing, so wrenching be so gorgeous? In […]

Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

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. ★ Banned Book Club, by Kim Hyun Sook with Ryan Estrada, illustrated by Ko Hyung-Ju Busan-based wife-and-husband team Kim and Estrada mine […]

Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

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. ★ We Had No Rules, by Corinne Manning Corinne Manning’s author statement couldn’t be clearer: “I had no idea how to write […]

Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982
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Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982

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. ★ Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, by Cho Nam-Joo and translated by Jamie Chang Cho’s narrative is part bildungsroman and part Wikipedia entry. […]

Filling a Lack of Voices from Inside Việt Nam: Talking with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Filling a Lack of Voices from Inside Việt Nam: Talking with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Thousands of Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s devoted readers should have been meeting her live over these next few weeks to hear about The Mountains Sing, her first novel in English. But an unprecedented pandemic has made the Indonesia-based Nguyễn’s worldwide tour impossible for now. What you can do, of course, is read her book (for […]

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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 […]