Spotlight on U.S. (9/2/20)

Today’s spotlight on America is as varied as the country itself, with a memoir of growing up in a paper mill town, a Russian-American political history, graphic journalism following a refugee family, a humorous take on the 50 states, a call for national unity, and a history of American authoritarianism. MILL TOWN: Reckoning with What […]

Read More…

Author Spotlight: Louise Penny (9/1/20)

LibraryReads Hall of Famer and New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny is back with the next adventure of everyone’s favorite Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. This time, Gamache finds himself in a Paris filled with family secrets and gruesome discoveries. ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE 4 starred reviews! “The strengths of this latest procedural from […]

Read More…

Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of adult books for teens includes an ANIMAL FARM-esque world, an intimate Irish memoir, and a harrowing blend of memoir and cultural investigation. TALKING ANIMALS by Joni Murphy97803745387438/4/2020 “Murphy’s urban update of Animal Farm and Alfonzo’s intellectual and emotional conundrums will intrigue advanced YA readers.” —Booklist, YA Interest INVENTORY by Darran Anderson97803742775818/4/2020 […]

Read More…

Author Spotlight: Héctor Tobar (8/24/20)

Today’s spotlight is on the award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Héctor Tobar, who’s bringing us his take on the great American novel. His latest story bridges fiction and nonfiction to tell the sweeping narrative of real-life adventurer and storyteller Joe Sanderson. THE LAST GREAT ROAD BUM 2 starred reviews! “When Joe Sanderson of Urbana, Illinois, […]

Read More…

Booklist Fall Adult Announcements Webinar Recap (8/21/20)

In case you missed it, or just can’t get enough of the excitement, here are all the titles we presented at today’s Booklist Fall Adult Announcements webinar. You can also watch the archived presentation here. THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah | 9781250178602 | 2/9/2021WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris Whitaker | 9781250759665 | […]

Read More…

Booklist SFF/Horror 2020 Spotlight

Calling all SFF/Horror fans! Booklist picked the top 10 books and debuts from 2020 that need to be on your shelves. Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror: 2020 NETWORK EFFECT: A Murderbot Novel by Martha WellsUPRIGHT WOMEN WANTED by Sarah Gailey Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror Debuts: 2020 THE EMPRESS OF SALT AND FORTUNE by Nghi […]

Read More…

Author Spotlight: Ashley & JaQuavis (8/21/20)

Today we’re spotlighting the youngest Black writers to ever debut on the New York Times list, Ashley & JaQuavis. Their latest is the first in a new spin-off trilogy set within their bestselling Cartel series world with even more high society wealth, love, and family. MONEY DEVILS 1: A Cartel Novel The Cartel series world […]

Read More…

Booklist’s Top 10 Fantasy/SF for Youth: GIRL, SERPENT, THORN

Booklist has named their Top 10 Fantasy / Sci-Fi for Youth of 2020, and GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust made the list! GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust9781250196149Available now from Flatiron BooksAges 12-18 “In her sophomore novel, Bashardoust draws from the myths and religions of her own Persian culture to create a world simmering […]

Read More…

Author Spotlight: Beth O’Leary (8/18/20)

Today we have the pleasure of spotlighting the delightful Beth O’Leary, author of two wonderfully heartwarming and enchantingly addictive novels about love and family. In THE SWITCH, we meet a grandmother and granddaughter who trade homes and figure out who they want to be along the way. THE SWITCH 2 starred reviews and a LibraryReads […]

Read More…

Thriller Thursday: Cozy Mysteries (8/13/20)

Today we’re curling up with some cozies with some delectable trouble in the Ho-Lee Noodle House, a Lobster Festival gone wrong, the first in a new series set in the remote Scilly Islands, and a pair of rare falcons at a Renaissance Faire. KILLER KUNG PAO: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien “Lana is […]

Read More…

css.php