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Reviews of the Week, with Gaël Faye, Linda Bailey, Andrew Smith, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Gaël Faye, Linda Bailey, Andrew Smith, 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 June 18–21 below. Monday, June 18  I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara, read by Gabra Zackman Part memoir, part true crime, and […]

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Koko the Gorilla: an Essential Bibliography

Koko the Gorilla: an Essential Bibliography

Koko the Gorilla has died. According to my Facebook feed, every 30- and 40-something I know is devastated. I’m devastated. She was such a beautiful and gentle and brilliant creature. Like so many of us, she was a cat lady. Like not so many of us, she got to know celebrities. She taught children (and […]

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Further Reading: Migrants

Further Reading: Migrants

As the nation turns its attention to the plight of the migrants detained at our borders, now’s a perfect time for readers to immerse themselves in the global migration crisis. The following recommended titles, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, explore the horrors migrants must endure both at home and abroad. (Earlier this week, we […]

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Waterproof YA: 10 Swimming-Themed Novels

Waterproof YA: 10 Swimming-Themed Novels

With summer in full swing, teens deserve lit that’s as cool and refreshing as a jump in the deep end. The following titles all feature a strong swimming motif, and are perfect for young readers trying to beat the heat—or those hiding in the cold, wishing for its return.   Aquamarine, by Alice Hoffman This […]

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Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

Six Blockbuster Books on the Big Screen

In a season often dominated by explosion-heavy action flicks and Transformers sequels, we look forward to watching these acclaimed novels and memoirs make their silver-screen debuts. Smuggle a paperback in with your movie snacks and head to the theatre for these adaptations. On Chesil Beach (May 18) Ian McEwan wrote the screenplay of his bestselling novella, […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Biography and Audiobook Showcase

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Biography and Audiobook Showcase

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 394 new reviews and 12 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 12, 2018

Best New Books: Week of June 12, 2018

  The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  Broken Ice, by Matt Goldman  The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis, by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis  Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata  Fight No More, by Lydia Millet  Harry’s Trees, by Jon […]

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Put Down the Vuvuzela and Read These Books Instead

Put Down the Vuvuzela and Read These Books Instead

On Thursday, Russia and Saudi Arabia will kick off in game one of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and like most sports fans, you’re thinking only one thing: Yes, but what should I read? Fear not, for I have selected 32 titles, one for each team in the finals—and all but one published since […]

Anthony Bourdain: 1956-2018

Anthony Bourdain: 1956-2018

This morning sees the tragic loss of a giant in the culinary world, Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain had the life most have dreamed about: after publishing the wildly popular Kitchen Confidential, which uncovered the “back of the house” in all its alluring debauchery, he went on to trek around the world, tasting every type of food […]

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LEAF LITTER CRITTERS: Poems from the Duff

LEAF LITTER CRITTERS: Poems from the Duff

Lynn: There’s nothing more fun for kids (and many adults) than grubbing in the dirt. Any gardener or small child knows that there are a lot of fascinating things to be found there—many of them wonderfully wiggly. But I had no idea of either the huge variety of critters to be found there or their […]