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Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ We Had No Rules, by Corinne Manning Corinne Manning’s author statement couldn’t be clearer: “I had no idea how to write […]

Bookmakers: Kat Leyh’s Snapdragon

Bookmakers: Kat Leyh’s Snapdragon

In this spellbinding tale of a feisty young girl, Snap, and her bond with the enigmatic town loner, the magic of the natural world slowly seeps into everyday life. Lucky for readers, the magic of Snapdragon isn’t confined to Snap’s small town; it emanates from Leyh’s bright, energetic illustrations; heartwarming dialogue; and moving portrayals of love, identity, and […]

Bookmakers: Trung Lê Nguyễn’s The Magic Fish

Bookmakers: Trung Lê Nguyễn’s The Magic Fish

Trung Lê Nguyễn’s debut graphic novel, The Magic Fish, tells of Tiến and his mother, Helen, a Vietnamese immigrant who struggles with her English. As she comes to terms with losing her homeland and he searches for a way to overcome their language barrier and tell her that he’s gay, they are brought together by the […]

Best New Books: Week of July 28, 2020

Best New Books: Week of July 28, 2020

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 Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows, by Olivia Waite ★ Everything Here Is Under Control, by Emily Adrian ★ I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, by […]

Reviews of the Week with Lilliam Rivera, Walter Mosley, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Lilliam Rivera, Walter Mosley, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Gather around—either virtually or in a small group, keeping your social distance—to discuss the […]

Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Booklist Adult Books editor Donna Seaman just wrapped up this year’s Shout ‘n Share webinar, the virtual equivalent of the beloved Book Expo program starring library staff from across the country—and the forthcoming titles they’re most excited about. This year we had the pleasure of hearing from Robin Bradford, collection development librarian for the Pierce […]

Best New Books: Week of July 21, 2020

Best New Books: Week of July 21, 2020

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 ★ Annihilation Aria, by Michael R. Underwood ★ Ashes of the Sun, by Django Wexler ★ The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, edited by by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff […]