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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

The Singles Table
by Sara Desai

​Opposites attract with hilarious, delicious consequences in Desai’s latest romcom, following The Dating Plan (2021). Jay and Zara meet on the paintball battlefield, where she leaves him humiliated and with a bruised butt, even though they were on the same team.

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Current Features

Trend Alert: Historical Romance Heroines Who Dare to Be Different
by John Charles

Recently, a whole new group of daringly different heroines has appeared on the scene.

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)...

The Shelf Care Interview: Karla Valenti and Emma Otheguy

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks with Karla Valenti, author of Lotería and Emma Otheguy, author of Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene.

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. 

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.

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