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The January Booklist Reader Is Here—Digitally and in Print!

Cover of current Booklist ReaderThe January Booklist Reader is here: start reading and sharing digitally today!


Order Booklist Reader in print for your patrons!

You can share physical copies of Booklist Reader with library-building visitors now! Don’t miss out on this valuable patron resource, which brings Booklist’s quality book and audiobook recommendations, author interviews, original features, and so much more directly to readers of all ages. Order your first fifty online today or by calling 1-888-350-0949, and learn more about this exciting patron resource on our blog! 


Booklist Review of the Day

by Richard Bausch

​Fiction virtuoso Bausch’s psychologically lush and situationally entangled tale is catalyzed by the building of a glitzy Globe Theater in Memphis and its ambitious, inevitably stormy opening production of King Lear.

Reviews in This Issue

Current Features

Shelf Care logoShelf Care #26: A Deep Dive into Book Groups
By Susan Maguire

On this episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to Indianapolis (IL) Public Library’s Montoya Barker about all things book group. Then, Susan chats with Booklist Audio Editor Heather Booth about what she’s reading and loving.

carnegie medalAndrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction

​Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which were were announced by 2023 selection committee chair Stephen Sposato at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards during ALA LibLearnX.

Trade Secrets: How to Use Book Awards to Help Readers Find Books They’ll Love
by Stephen Sposato

​​The art of connecting readers with books they’ll enjoy is as challenging as it is rewarding. Book awards can be a helpful and time-saving tool in this wonderful field of matchmaking, but with so many awards available, it’s important to develop some strategies to harness their potential.

promo image from HBO's The Last of UsRead-alikes for The Last of Us: Innovative Takes on Fungi, Zombies, and the Apocalypse
By Biz Hyzy

Fans of the new TV series or beloved video game will want to get their hands on these horror and survivalist tales which likewise feature people who band together to flee war, zombies, or terrifying microorganisms.

photo of Booklist Reader in libraryLibraries Serving Communities: How Libraries Are Sharing Booklist Reader with Patrons (Part 2)

This month, we launched the print edition of Booklist Reader, and we’re celebrating by highlighting some of the wonderful, innovative ways libraries are sharing Booklist Reader digitally and in print​.

Trend Alert: Audio Originals
by Heather Booth

Audio-exclusive and audio-original titles are being published with increasing frequency. Why are publishers foregoing print for some of their hottest authors, and how are audio-originals changing the way we hear audiobooks?

Digital Editions