Tag: adult nonfiction

Nine Read-Alikes for HEARTLAND, a Memoir by Sarah Smarsh
By January 23, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Nine Read-Alikes for HEARTLAND, a Memoir by Sarah Smarsh

As a journalist, Sarah Smarsh, a “fifth-generation Kansas farm kid,” has reported on class, rural America, and economic inequality. In her memoir, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, the first nonfiction SJP pick, Smarsh recalls her 1980s Midwestern upbringing and relays the stories of the family who […]

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Librarians Unite! 12 Tales of Librarian Badassery
By January 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Librarians Unite! 12 Tales of Librarian Badassery

In just over a week, Seattle’s population will temporarily expand with tens of thousands of librarians (and other literary obsessives). Talk about a convergence of brains, guts, dedication, faith—and unconditional love of knowledge! Because that’s what it takes to be a librarian in today’s rapidly changing, globally interlinked, evermore technological, brave new world. Books, in […]

Presenting Shelf Awareness’ Bookish Golden Globe Winners

Presenting Shelf Awareness’ Bookish Golden Globe Winners

Last night marked the celebration of the seventy-sixth annual Golden Globe Awards—but celebs and fans aren’t the only ones rejoicing. The literary world, too, it turns out, has much to celebrate. As Shelf Awareness so graciously announced this morning, many of yesterday’s winners (in both motion picture and television categories) began as books! Below we present […]

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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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