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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 […]

LibraryReads October 2020 Picks

LibraryReads October 2020 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library. LibraryReads is designed to […]

By September 15, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Best New Books: Week of September 15, 2020

Best New Books: Week of September 15, 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 Awkward Black Man, by Walter Mosley ★ Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar ★ The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow, by Kim Vogel Sawyer ★ The Paris Secret, by […]

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Comparing Notes on Publishing Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Comparing Notes on Publishing Equity and Inclusion Efforts

In 2015, Lee & Low released its first Diversity Baseline Survey (DBS), which collected concrete data on the diversity of the publishing workforce. DBS was inspired by surveys being conducted within the technology industry, specifically by the work of a software engineer named Tracy Chou, who wondered why her industry, one so closely tied to […]

By September 14, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
The Shelf Care Interview: Kim Johnson and Alex Aster

The Shelf Care Interview: Kim Johnson and Alex Aster

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Random House Children’s Books and Sourcebooks. We have a special installment today in honor of our yearlong Women in Focus celebration. In addition to this podcast, be sure to check out our […]

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Reviews of the Week with Zadie Smith, Kelly Yang, Olivia Dade, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Zadie Smith, Kelly Yang, Olivia Dade, 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. This week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay celebrate bold voices from lauded authors and sharply written romance fiction. […]

By September 11, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance, Focus on Sports, and Focus on Travel

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance, Focus on Sports, and Focus on Travel

The special September 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live. We are twice as excited for this issue’s spotlight on romance with focuses on sports and travel. Inside, we have top-10 lists of both the year’s best romance debuts and the year’s best romance novels for adult and youth readers. Be sure […]

By September 10, 2020 0 Comments Read More →