Tag: adult nonfiction

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2018
By November 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Chicago Public Library Announces Best Books of 2018

The Chicago Public Library has announced their Best Books of 2018, chosen by our very own Chicago librarians. To follow are their choices for the ten best adult titles of the year—including the three finalists for this year’s Andrew Carnegie Award for Fiction—linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of their favorite titles for adults, kids, […]

LibraryReads Favorites of Favorites 2018

LibraryReads Favorites of Favorites 2018

This morning, LibraryReads announced its top selections from 2018! Check out the 10 titles below, all linked to their Booklist reviews. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book—vote for your favorite titles today! (Favorite of) Favorite of Favorites Educated, by Tara Westover   Top 10 An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones Circe, by Madeline Miller […]

Five More to Go: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s FRIDAY BLACK
By November 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s FRIDAY BLACK

Our newest 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.    Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Adjei-Brenyah’s dozen stories are disturbingly spectacular, made even more so by how he magnifies and exposes […]

Five More to Go: Alice Stephens’ FAMOUS ADOPTED PEOPLE
By October 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Alice Stephens’ FAMOUS ADOPTED PEOPLE

Our newest 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.    Famous Adopted People, by Alice Stephens “Everyone, it seems, is telling our story but us,” observes Lisa Pearl, the Korean-born, Bethesda, Maryland-raised […]

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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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 […]

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 Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced
By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

National Book Award for Nonfiction 2018 Longlist Announced

  The National Book Foundation has announced the 2018 longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. To follow are their selections, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s fiction announcement!   American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, by Victoria Johnson Brothers […]

Aretha Franklin: A Bibliography

Aretha Franklin: A Bibliography

  Aretha Franklin has died. In her lifetime, the musical giant inspired a trove of books about or inspired by her outsized legacy. In tribute, we offer this bibliography of recommended titles linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews—a small fraction of the books in which Franklin appears as a key figure in Black history, Civil […]

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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 […]