Tag: adult fiction

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2018 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 14. We will all be tweeting out the winners so follow along! Fiction A Lucky Man, by Jamel Brinkley […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Native Novels

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Native Novels

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews. (A version of this post appeared on October 9, 2017.)   An American Café, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe […]

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2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! There are 25 titles on the fiction longlist on 22 on the nonfiction list. See the full lists below, with links to Booklist reviews. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on October 24, […]

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National Book Award for Fiction 2018 Longlist Announced
By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

National Book Award for Fiction 2018 Longlist Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction, thus concluding a week of longlist announcements. The finalists are coming in October. To follow are the longlist selections, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews. Stay tuned for a guest column in the November 1 issue of Booklist from nominee Tommy Orange! […]

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Five More to Go: Crystal Hana Kim’s IF YOU LEAVE ME
By August 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Crystal Hana Kim’s IF YOU LEAVE ME

Introducing our newest feature, in which we give 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.    If You Leave Me, by Crystal Hana Kim In rendering her multivoiced, multilayered ancestral and cultural history into […]

Maternity Reads
By August 22, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

Maternity Reads

Although I’ve certainly experienced my fair share of reading ruts, I’m currently in a completely different and fabulous reading season. For the past few months, I’ve read so many books, all for a wonderful reason: I’ve been out on maternity leave.  Please don’t hate me if you are the parent of a very young child […]

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SEVERANCE: Not Just the End of the World As We Know It

SEVERANCE: Not Just the End of the World As We Know It

There are books that seep into you as you are reading them. Unexpectedly, you find yourself thinking about them while you’re performing everyday tasks: watching TV, eating, getting ready for bed, basically doing anything other than reading that particular book. Severance by Ling Ma was released this week. Unlike its fictional Shen Fever that slowly […]

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Reviews of the Week with J. C. Cervantes, Kim Stanley Robinson, Katherine Arden, and More!

Reviews of the Week with J. C. Cervantes, Kim Stanley Robinson, Katherine Arden, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 13-17 below. Monday, August 13  The Storm Runner, by J. C. Cervantes Zane Obispo is content exploring the volcano in his backyard with his […]

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Booklist Reader Horoscope: Planets in Retrograde

Booklist Reader Horoscope: Planets in Retrograde

Much like each successive season of The Bachelor, this summer has shaped up to be one of the dramatic ones on record. We’re blaming this on the five planets currently in retrograde—astrologically, planets in retrograde appear to be moving backwards across the sky, which means disruption and slowdowns in our daily lives. In the future, […]

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2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Shortlist Announced

2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Shortlist Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation has announced the 2018 finalists for its annual awards in fiction and nonfiction. Dedicated to “recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation,” the prize will be awarded on September 18. To follow is a complete list of finalists, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For more […]