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Shake Up Your Required Reading List with These Reimagined Classics

Shake Up Your Required Reading List with These Reimagined Classics

It’s October and we’re settling into the school year, so it’s the perfect time to shake up required reading lists. I love the classics, but I’ve also got some reimaginings of these favorites to jump-start your Socratic seminar. These take you beyond John Gardner’s Grendel and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea—which are already required reading anyway, right? […]

Anna Burns Wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize

Anna Burns Wins the 2018 Man Booker Prize

Milkman, by Anna Burns was just announced as the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize. The novel takes place in an unnamed city following the life of Middle Sister who just wants to blend in and absolutely does not want her encounter with the milkman to be known. Set against the backdrop of the […]

Best New Books: Week of October 16, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 16, 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  The Craftsman, by Sharon Bolton  The Cross Country Runner: Collected Short Stories and Novellas, by Andre Dubus  The Darkness: A Thriller, by Ragnar Jónasson  Famous Adopted People, by Alice Stephens  In the House in the […]

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Reviews of the Week, with May-lee Chai, Roshani Chokshi, Matias Faldbakken, and More!
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Reviews of the Week, with May-lee Chai, Roshani Chokshi, Matias Faldbakken, 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 October 8-12 below.   Monday, October 8  The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, by America’s Test Kitchen Thorough, generously illustrated introductory pages offer tips on cooking […]

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Publishing U: Raising the (Nonfiction) Stakes

Publishing U: Raising the (Nonfiction) Stakes

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, Tod Olson, author of the narrative nonfiction series, LOST, and the historical fiction series, How to Get Rich, explains how to capture life-or-death situations.  I was 11 when I learned that people, […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The October 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 311 new reviews and eight 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 you do subscribe but haven’t […]

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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 […]

Best New Books: Week of October 9, 2018
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Best New Books: Week of October 9, 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  Bitter Orange, by Claire Fuller  Crisis, by Felix Francis  Death In Paris, by Emilia Bernhard  Holy Ghost, by John Sandford  Killing Commendatore: A Novel, by Haruki Murakami, tr. by Phillip Gabriel and Ted Goosen  Mina, by […]

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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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Enjoy the Seasons with Sam Usher

Enjoy the Seasons with Sam Usher

 Lynn: The seasons are a perennial topic in primary and preschool classrooms. Especially for children who live in places where the seasons change dramatically, it is a fascinating one. Author and illustrator Sam Usher began his picture-book appreciation of the seasons with Rain (2017), and each subsequent tile has been a joyful appreciation of seasonal fun […]