Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews.


The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

The summer may have faded, but love springs eternal here at Booklist. As we introduce the latest installment of our long-running annual spotlight on romance, we begin the second year of our new tradition: #SeptemberRomance. For the next two weeks, The Booklist Reader will delight all your senses with daily romance injections: interviews with famous romance novelists, essays about romance classics, and more!

Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Shortlist Announced

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced the shortlist for its annual literary prize. Awarded to one work of fiction and one work of nonfiction, the prize, according to the organizers, “recognizes works that question established ways of thinking and advance Brooklyn Public Library’s mission of bringing together the borough’s diverse communities to explore urgent social, political, and artistic issues.”  To follow is the shortlist, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available.

Warm Cups, Warm Hearts: Coffee Shop Romance

Sometimes, the best blend is the one you drink with someone special. The following books are frothy, highly caffeinated tales of romance that just happen to be set in and around coffee shops. I don’t bean to be rude, but if you’re ready to espresso a little affection and need a little inspiration. . . then these are the books for you. (I promise, no more coffee puns.)



Save the Trees! Fairies, Fracking, and Environmental Fights

Lynn: The bare bones of Emma Carroll’s In Darkling Wood (2017) seem simple enough. Alice’s little brother Theo desperately needs a heart transplant, and the call from the hospital has finally come. Alice goes to stay with Nell, the spiky, strong-willed grandmother Alice doesn’t remember, in a cottage surrounded by ancient forest. Nell hates the forest and announces that she intends to cut it all down.