Obscure Holiday Book Roundup: National Love a Tree Day

May 16 is National Love a Tree Day! And we’re celebrating with a list of children’s books that feature individual trees worthy of your love. We’ve got magical trees, sentient trees, talking trees, special-but-nonetheless-treelike-trees, and we even have some good ol’ nonfiction trees! Whether you love them or love to hate them, show our floral friends some respect, because without them, we wouldn’t have any air to breathe or, more importantly, pages to read.

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14 #OwnVoices Mysteries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Ready for some double duty? As you may know, May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (woo-hoo! happy me!). Additionally, May is also #MysteryMonth at Booklist. To celebrate, here’s a list that hasn’t been done before on the Booklist Reader: mysteries and thrillers by #OwnVoices APA writers.

2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

A day before many fantasy fans took a break from reading to catch a beloved series end its epic reign on television, the Nebula Awards® were presented at the fifty-fourth Annual 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference in Woodland Hills, California. We are so pleased to see a smart, forward-thinking alternate history, penned by the very talented Mary Robinette Kowal, get the top prize!

The Man Booker International Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the best literature in translation, has been announced. We are very excited for Jokha Alharthi (the first Omani woman to have her novel translated into English) and her prize-winning title, Celestial Bodies. Congratulations also go to translator Marilyn Booth.