Tag: adult fiction

Beautiful Nightmares: At the Intersection of #WITMonth and Horror

Beautiful Nightmares: At the Intersection of #WITMonth and Horror

We are somehow over halfway through August, which means we are also over halfway through Booklist’s annual Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror. But did you know it is also Women in Translation Month? So, why not feature books where female authors, female translators, and horror intersect? The prose in the following three books is lyrical […]

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Five More to Go: Yoko Ogawa’s THE MEMORY POLICE
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Five More to Go: Yoko Ogawa’s THE MEMORY POLICE

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 Memory Police, by Yoko Ogawa and translated by Stephen Snyder Without names, these people, this island, could be […]

Let’s Go to the Beach!

Let’s Go to the Beach!

Summer was off to a mild start here in Chicago . . . then last weekend’s heat wave made it very clear the season—and its sweltering 95-degree temps—was upon us. Whether you’re ready to head to the beach, the pool, or just want to dream of being near (ice-cold) water, here are some reads guaranteed […]

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Title Trend: Noun of Noun and Noun

Title Trend: Noun of Noun and Noun

Here’s one I know you know: the “Noun of Noun and Noun” title has been a popular trend—especially in YA fantasy—recently. The construction is so prevalent, in fact, that Twitter seems to regularly invite me to find my own title Mad Libs-style: “Your YA fantasy title is “The [last place you went] of [weather outside] […]

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Five More to Go: Sok-yong Hwang’s AT DUSK

Five More to Go: Sok-yong Hwang’s AT DUSK

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ At Dusk, by Sok-yong Hwang and translated by Sora Kim-Russell In just over a year, three Sok-yong Hwang titles—Familiar Things (2018), Princess […]

13 Fall Faves, Speed-Dating Style

13 Fall Faves, Speed-Dating Style

Oh, good gracious! I can’t stand it: soooo many amazing books and my aging eyeballs just can’t keep up! Last week at ALA Annual, I got to “Read ‘n’ Rave,” but I had such an embarrassingly overflowing list, the buzzer went off (uh-oh!), and I couldn’t finish sharing all my titles. #Greedy, yep! But here […]

Hope in the Apocalypse: Talking with Chuck Wendig about WANDERERS

Hope in the Apocalypse: Talking with Chuck Wendig about WANDERERS

Chuck Wendig is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of almost two dozen novels and ten works of nonfiction on writing (including Damn Fine Story). For young adults, he’s written the Atlanta Burns series and the Heartland trilogy (beginning with Under the Empyrean Sky), and for adults, his best known projects include […]

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Transgender Pride, Literally: 11 Titles by #OwnVoices Authors and More

Transgender Pride, Literally: 11 Titles by #OwnVoices Authors and More

Happy final Friday of Pride Month. Wow . . . that went by quickly! I have 25 (no lie!) more books on, under, next to, and all around my desk that I will not be covering here, which is actually a good thing, because that’s proof that twenty-first-century titles by and about the transgender and […]

Cover Trend Alert: Sunglasses

Cover Trend Alert: Sunglasses

🎵 “Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo.” 🎵 Summer is here, so put on your favorite sunnies and take a book outside. Bonus points if the cover rocks a pair, too! There’s no shortage of options, and some recent heavy hitters are notable participants in this trend. If you still haven’t read Kevin […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month by the Book(s)!

Immigrant Heritage Month by the Book(s)!

June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, which began in 2014 and has been recognized and celebrated by the (Obama) White House as “a time to celebrate diversity and immigrants’ shared American heritage” since 2015. “Immigration,” the White House declares, “is part of the DNA of this great nation.” Perhaps now more than ever—fueled by the ubiquity of alarming […]