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Booklist launches Booklist Reader for library patrons and the public

Booklist proudly announces the launch of Booklist Reader, a new digital library patron–facing magazine featuring diverse readers’ advisory recommendations for readers of all ages.

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Booklist Review of the Day

It All Comes Back to You
by Farah Naz Rishi

​Things haven’t been the same since Kiran’s mom passed last year. She’s still living in Philly with her workaholic dad, while her sister, Amira, is in New York studying law. On the upside, Amira will be done soon and can move back—only there’s a change in plans.




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Current Features

Let’s Talk about Love: A Teen Romance Roundtable
​by Maggie Reagan

Here, we talk to four authors writing love stories for and about teens—A. R. Capetta (The Heartbreak Bakery, 2021), Sandhya Menon (10 Things I Hate about Pinky, 2020), L.C. Rosen (Camp, 2020), and Nicola Yoon (Instructions for Dancing, 2021)...

Top 10 Romance Debuts: 2021
by Donna Seaman

Booklist reviewers praised these exceptional romance fiction debuts over the past year, novels that choreograph love-over-obstacles in a TV studio, a university, at a rodeo, and in a 1920s Irish village. 

The Shelf Care Interview: Sara Pennypacker

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks to Sara Pennypacker, author of Pax: Journey Home.

Top 10 Romance Fiction: 2021
by Donna Seaman

Featuring Victorian London and present-day L.A., entrepreneurial witches, a stress-management coach, a movie star, and a PI, the best romance novels reviewed in Booklist during the last year exemplify the glorious range of this love-centric genre.

Top 10 Romance for Youth: 2021
by Sarah Hunter

Love takes many forms in this list of excellent romances for teens, all reviewed in Booklist between September 15, 2020, and September 1, 2021, which feature crushes, true love, and heartbreak—and, through it all, a healthy dose of meaningful self-discovery.

Booklist Backlist: Pro Wrestling Roundup
by Ronny Khuri

​Like it or not, professional wrestling has always been popular with children—of all ages—and why shouldn’t it be? The following titles are sure to pump up young wrestling fans, bringing the glamour, drama, and excitement of the squared circle to the page.

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