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Thu, May 29th, 2014
Book Trailer Thursday: The Good Girl
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

We’ve reached the end of our #MysteryMonth of Book Trailer Thursdays, but not before we go out on a creepy note. Rebecca Vnuk says that Mary Kubica’s debut thriller, The Good Girl (Harlequin MIRA), “will have readers guessing what’s really going on until the final pages.” In the case of this trailer, it’s the final […]


Wed, May 28th, 2014
A tribute to Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Posted by: Donna Seaman

As news of Maya Angelou’s passing quickly spread, we find ourselves contemplating her tremendous accomplishments and universal resonance. The list of awards bestowed upon poet, writer, performer, professor, and activist Maya Angelou in recognition of her groundbreaking work and commanding persona is long and distinguished. Angelou received The National Medal of Freedom from President Obama […]


Wed, May 28th, 2014
The Power of Libraries Booth at Book Expo
Posted by: Rebecca

Lucky enough to be attending Book Expo America conference in NYC this week? Be sure to stop by the Power of Libraries, in booth #1242 (naturally, come say hello to us at the Booklist booth, as well, booth #1043!). There are five library consortia from across the country that are collaborating on this theme. The […]


Tue, May 27th, 2014
Gay Romance Comes Out at the Romantic Times Convention
Posted by: Pat Henshaw

GLBT romance came out of the erotica closet at the Romantic Times convention in New Orleans in May 2014 to stand as its own entity, a legitimate romance subgenre. Canadian GLBTQ romance author Heidi Belleau explained, “Until recently, queer characters in books were either serial killers or dead people.”  Having them now be the heroes […]


Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Hostile Questions: Rainbow Rowell
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

We at Hostile Questions HQ have been tapping the phones of thousands of authors since we founded our operation in 2012 and it’s time to go public with yet another bombshell. In March 2013, General Rowell (Codename: “Rainbow”) launched a frontal assault against the young-adult world with the Printz Honor-winning (and also Everything-Else-winning) Eleanor & […]


Thu, May 22nd, 2014
2013 Nebula Awards Winners
Posted by: Sarah Grant

Congratulations to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America’s 2013 Nebula Awards winners—the best of Science Fiction and Fantasy last year. Below are the winning titles. Novel Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie Novella “The Weight of the Sunrise,” by Vylar Kaftan Novelette  “The Waiting Stars,” by Aliette de Bodard Short Story “If You Were a […]


Thu, May 22nd, 2014
Book Trailer Thursday: The Three
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

Booklist reviewer David Pitt calls horror thriller The Three (Little, Brown) a “very creepy, very effective novel,” displaying the author’s stroke-of-genius use of an oral-history format to tell the story of The Three: the mysterious, only survivors of four simultaneous worldwide plane crashes. Tune in next week for the last remaining #mysterymonth BTT!


Tue, May 20th, 2014
Share Your #MysteryMonth Reading, Win a Year of Booklist!
Posted by: Keir Graff

Mystery Month is rolling right along, and now it’s time for you to get into the act! From now until midnight on Thursday, May 22, share a picture of the mystery you’re currently reading (or listening to), and you will have a chance to win a free year of Booklist, Booklist Online, and Book Links. Just tweet a […]


Fri, May 16th, 2014
Mystery Mom: Growing up with a Crime Novelist
Posted by: Biz Hyzy

Editor’s note: Biz Hyzy recently completed an internship for Booklist. Do mystery writers become hyper-aware of danger because they constantly write about it, or do people with danger-prone imaginations become mystery writers? I’m not sure one precedes another. Instead, I believe both are manifestations of a person’s personality. And, as the daughter of mystery author Julie […]


Thu, May 15th, 2014
Book Trailer Thursday: Midnight Crossroad
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

The May 15th Spotlight on SF/Fantasy issue of Booklist went live on Booklist Online yesterday, and there are still 15 days of #MysteryMonth to go. Thankfully Charlaine Harris delivers all of the above, with a side of paranormal romance, in the first book of a planned trilogy. Rebecca Vnuk says Midnight Crossroad (Ace) is sure […]





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