Mobile Menu Mobile Search

Booklist Online: More than 180,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association


You must be logged in to read full text of reviews.

> Logged-in users can make lists, save searches, e-mail, and more!

> Try a free trial or subscribe today

Quick Search
Go to Advanced Search
Current Issue

December 1, 2018           BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Sci-Tech
Top 10 Sci-Tech Books:    2018
Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for    Youth: 2018

Subscriber Exclusive
Core Collection: The Moon    and Beyond
Core Collection: Exploring    Space

Writers & Readers: It's    the End of the World
The Back Page:    Serendipity and the    Whole-Life Novel

From BookLinks

November 2018

November 2018 Issue

Common Core Resources

Review Of The Day

Opposite of Always
by Justin A. Reynolds

Reynolds’ snappy, dialogue-driven debut is a coming-of-age story with a time traveling twist. High-school senior Jack King meets Kate extra cute at a party while he’s visiting her college, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Kate’s ill, and their romance is heartbreakingly short-lived. Her death, however, sends Jack back in time to the moment they first meet, and every time he fails to save her, he returns to that moment again, getting another chance at love and, in the process, learning valuable things about himself.

    >>Read More

The Back Page: Serendipity and the Whole-Life Novel
by Bill Ott

​Serendipity provides a special kind of pleasure in our reading lives, and that pleasure is enhanced all the more when much of one’s reading time is taken up with reviewing assignments. Some of my most memorable serendipitous encounters with books have taken place in airports, typically when I’m on the way home from a trip.

Writers & Readers: It’s the End of the World
by Shaun David Hutchinson

I like ending the world.

There was a guy when I was in high school. There’s always a guy in these stories, isn’t there? This one had wavy blond hair, blue eyes, he played football, and he didn’t know I existed. In my dreams, he and I met and talked and found out all the things we had in common.

Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth: 2018
by Sarah Hunter

Covering everything from the lowliest fungus to the vast reaches of space, these top 10 sci-tech titles for youth, reviewed in Booklist from December 1, 2017, to November 15, 2018, cover a broad scope of science topics in a variety of engaging formats sure to capture the eyes of curious readers. 

Top 10 Sci-Tech: 2018
by Donna Seaman

The best in popular-science writing reviewed in Booklist from December 1, 2017, to November 15, 2018, includes mind-whirling books on everything from black holes to the redrawn “tree of life” to dinosaurs, beavers, precision engineering, climate change, and space travel.

Carte Blanche: A Golden Age?
by Michael Cart

Here are some words I never thought I would write: it’s a golden age of LGBTQ literature for young adults. And, yet, so it is, in terms of both quantity and quality. Consider, in the former case, that thus far this year 94 LGBTQ-themed books have appeared from mainstream publishers, compared with 64 last year and a modest annual average of 24 titles from 2000 through 2009. The current numbers increase exponentially when we include the output of a number of small niche publishers whose work is exclusively LGBTQ focused—such publishers as Bold Strokes and Harmony Ink.

Refer Madness: Reference On Call
by Chad Comello

You know how doctors are always on call? Someone has a heart attack on an airplane or chokes at a restaurant, and doctors, nurses, or other care providers jump to the rescue, even if they are off the clock...Professionals never know when they will be called to duty, librarians included.

| | | | | | | |