Thriller Thursday (8/18/22)

A murder at the Louvre set during World War II + a psychologist whose client suddenly goes missing + a crime reporter and homicide detective interpret clues left by a serial killer + estranged childhood friends find themselves competing to write the tale of a local legend = this week’s thriller Thursday! DIE AROUND SUNDOWN BY […]

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Debut Spotlight (8/16/22)

We’re spotlighting some exciting first-time authors with a complex and subversive story of a tight-knit community, a queer coming-of-age novel set in 1980s NYC, and an action-packed tech start-up adventure. THE LAST KARANKAWAS by Kimberly Garza “Written in lyrical, nearly hypnotic prose that makes the reader feel the Texan humidity, this is a brilliantly plotted, […]

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Booklist Adult Fall Faves Webinar Recap (8/16/22)

A huge thanks to everyone who attended today’s Booklist Fall Faves webinar! Here are all the titles we talked about: ROSES, IN THE MOUTH OF A LION by Bushra Rehman | 9781250834782 | 12/6/22THE INGENUE by Rachel Kapelke-Dale | 9781250834560 | 12/6/22THE VILLA by Rachel Hawkins | 9781250280015 | 1/3/23ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS by Stacy […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (8/12/22)

This Genre Friday brings us the ultimate round-up of new and upcoming sci-fi and fantasy releases, including a family who consumes books as food, a civil war breaking out in dystopian Hollywood, a man playing with time in the midst of World War I, the start to an epic fantasy series about an immortal man […]

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Author Spotlight: Paul Doiron (8/10/22)

Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch series has become a staple for readers of wilderness thrillers, featuring a game warden who discovers that natural predators aren’t the only killers lurking in the woodlands of Maine. In the series’ newest installment, readers are swept away to Hatchet Island on the coast of Maine, where a research trip ends […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (7/29/22)

This Genre Friday sci-fi/fantasy spotlight is packed full of new releases, from a tea monk and a robot exploring villages and discussing philosophy, to a queer romantic fantasy about a political marriage, and a journey to fight for freedom in the dystopian disunited states. A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book BY BECKY […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/28/22)

We’re giving extra thrills this Thursday with a fast-paced literary thriller about a dysfunctional Savannah family and the secrets they keep, the next adventure of Chet the dog, a missing bishop in Amish Country, and a Gothic coming-of-age tale set against the French Riviera. THE KINGDOMS OF SAVANNAH by George Dawes Green 3 starred reviews […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/27/22)

This literary fiction spotlight brings us two coming-of-age novels, from a woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated Hollywood to a boy’s life-changing summer spent at his family’s estate in rural Pakistan. NSFW BY ISABEL KAPLAN “Kaplan peels back the curtain to examine the culture of a television network in this sharply observed, completely absorbing debut […]

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Magical Books (7/26/22)

Today we are showing the magic in books with a charming story filled with family secrets and magical mystery, and the dazzling disappearance of a magician. IN THE MIDDLE OF HICKORY LANE by Heather Webber “The latest from Webber (THE LIGHTS OF SUGARBERRY COVE, 2021) features her trademark blend of family secrets, light mystery, and […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (7/22/22)

Today’s genre Friday has the ultimate roundup of new and upcoming romances, from fake dating and bingo sex pacts to Westerns and Regencies, and more! THE BODYGUARD BY KATHERINE CENTER A LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer and an Indie Next pick! “Center’s latest might be her most winning yet, a classic romantic set-up with two appealing, sympathetic leads. It’s […]

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