Articles tagged "Booklist"

Happy #PubDay (12/10/19)

A turbulent family drama in 1957 America and a historical love story filled with secrets and heartache come together in this #pubday celebration.

THE WONDERFUL by Saskia Sarginson

“Set against a historical backdrop that will surprise many readers, Sarginson’s novel movingly captures the private and at times painful evolution of a resilient and inventive protagonist.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE GLITTERING HOUR by Iona Grey

“[T]he shifting narratives form a sweeping historical saga that captures the desires and dilemmas of the heart.”–Booklist

Thriller Thursday (12/05/19)

A Victorian detective on the hunt for a missing Oxford academic + a factory mystery with murder and a bad-tempered donkey + Teddy Roosevelt’s near death assassination or accident? + a private investigator hired by the number one suspect + a thriller author on the run in Alaska + a gripping murder case in an isolated New England town = this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

LAETITIA RODD AND THE CASE OF THE WANDERING SCHOLAR by Kate Saunders

2 starred reviews!

“[Saunders] is marvelous at working in what life was like in 1851 England through telling details…Throughout it all, Laetitia, practical and canny, makes a marvelous companion.”–Booklist, starred review

“Saunders’s exquisite prose and patient storytelling build a convincing Victorian voice, while Mrs. Rodd’s shrewd, energetic narration adds further appeal to the rich depiction of 19th-century landscapes and attitudes.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Happy #PubDay (12/03/19)

Astronauts exploring an otherworldly environment, the loves of our lives and the joys of reminiscing, and the US struggling to survive a world war with China–all in today’s #PubDay party.

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

2 starred reviews and a December Indie Next List pick!

“Highly recommended for those interested in sf invested in ecological concerns and speculative fiction that plays with narrative form. New readers will want to read BORNE before diving in to its multi-dimensional sequel.”–Booklist, starred review

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (11/21/19)

A librarian sleuth on a murder investigation + the lies that fester when witnesses stay silent = today’s #ThrillerThursday.

MURDER OFF THE PAGE: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane

“[F]ans and new readers will enjoy solving Ambler’s latest puzzle along with him. An apt choice for bibliophiles and those who like a New York City setting.”–Booklist

IMPOSSIBLE CAUSES by Julie Mayhew

“[A]uthor Mayhew (THE BIG LIE) makes her adult debut with an atmospheric thriller…Mayhew delivers some memorably creepy moments.”–Publishers Weekly

Happy #PubDay (11/19/19)

A man’s story written entirely in lists, an adventure-packed fantasy with magical beasts and unexpected heroes, and a unique fantasy world filled with winged lizards and dragons–all in today’s #PubDay celebration!

TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE by Matthew Dicks

A November LibraryReads Pick and a December Indie Next List Pick!

“Often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining, this superbly crafted work emphasizes the incalculable variety of the novel form.”–Booklist

KNIGHT OF THE SILVER CIRCLE by Duncan M. Hamilton

“Those who appreciate suspenseful battles fought with magic, swords, and wits will enjoy this epic page-turner.”–Publishers Weekly

UPON THE FLIGHT OF THE QUEEN by Howard Andrew Jones

“This powerful epic fantasy is a heart-racing, action-packed thrill.”–Publishers Weekly

Adult Books for Teens

From astrology to literary fiction to a powerful Holocaust memoir, these adult books are perfect for teen readers.

ASTRO POETS: Your Guides to the Zodiac by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century.

“Teen readers getting acquainted with their horoscopes will relish the in-depth guide to how the stars are affecting their lives.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“Lasky and Dimitrov are witty and divulge plenty about their own lives, which will entertain readers of all backgrounds.” —Publishers Weekly

AN ELEPHANT IN MY KITCHEN: What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival by Françoise Malby-Anthony and Katja Willemsen
A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER, by Lawrence Anthony’s wife Françoise Malby-Anthony.

“Conservation-minded teens will love the mix of emotion and adventure.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“All animal lovers will enjoy this book, particularly those concerned for the many animals in danger of extreme suffering and possible extinction at the hands of poachers.” —Library Journal

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Three Stars for SICK KIDS IN LOVE

Hannah Moskowitz’s contemporary YA romance, SICK KIDS IN LOVE, has received THREE STARRED REVIEWS!

“As aspects of modern culture blend with timeless themes, Moskowitz’s latest boasts a staying power that should secure it a place in every teen collection.” —Booklist, starred review

“Moskowitz does a splendid job of showing what the world looks like to the chronically but invisibly ill . . . A highly recommended work that’s thoughtful, funny, wise, and tender.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Following the teens through relationship issues and health challenges makes for touching reading. Most refreshing is Moskowitz’s ability to take up real issues connected to chronic illness without insisting that the kids who have them be either heroes or martyrs.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/13/19)

The biography of a cultural icon, a first-hand perspective on national and international matters, a memoir of legendary DEA agents, the journey into a reusable future, climate change from the U.S. military, a personal portrait of one of Hollywood’s best, & turning your passion into profit — all in today’s nonfiction round-up.

CARRIE FISHER: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller

“This is a worthy tribute to a strong, intelligent woman, and readers will appreciate Weller’s honest portrayal and thoughtful analysis.”–Booklist, starred review

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT: Defending America with Grit and Grace by Nikki R. Haley

A deeply personal look at the most significant current events by the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

MANHUNTERS: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña

“[Readers] wanting the real story and the brave men behind the TV show Narcos will be thrilled.”–Booklist

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Happy #PubDay (11/12/19)

The joys and struggles of a delightful Irish village + a hilarious, feminist graphic novel = today’s #pubday party!

AN IRISH COUNTRY FAMILY by Patrick Taylor

“Chockful of charm, colorful characters, and earthy wisdom, this gentle read is the perfect antidote for whatever ails you; urge readers to pour a cup of tea and cozy up for a return visit to Taylor’s delightful corner of the fictional universe.”–Booklist

LITTLE LULU: Working Girl by John Stanley

First released in the 1940s, Lulu Moppet is back following no rules and funnier than ever.

THE UNPASSING is a Booklist Top 10 Debut!

Booklist released their picks for the Top 10 First Novels of 2019, and Chia-Chia Lin’s searing debut THE UNPASSING made the list!

THE UNPASSING

A Library Journal Best Debut!

With flowing prose that evokes the terrifying beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, Lin explores the fallout after the loss of a child and the way in which a family is forced to grieve in a place that doesn’t yet feel like home. Emotionally raw and subtly suspenseful, THE UNPASSING is a deeply felt family saga that dismisses the American dream for a harsher, but ultimately more profound, reality.

“Lin’s majestic writing immerses the reader in the bodily experience of her characters, who writhe, paw, dig, salivate, and draw readers into their world.”–Booklist, starred review

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