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

Cover of current Booklist ReaderThe March 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

Natural Beauty
by Ling Ling Huang

An unnamed narrator takes the stage in this haunting and immersive novel. Her childhood was intrinsically linked to the piano, as she studied with her talented parents and became a prodigy herself. But her studies at the prestigious conservatory were interrupted by an accident, and now she must give up a life of music for a steady income.

Reviews in This Issue

Current Features

High-Demand Read-alikes: Tales of Asylum Seekers, Family, and Love
by Donna Seaman

The Wind Knows My Name entwines the stories of a Jewish Holocaust survivor and present-day asylum seekers thwarted at the U.S./Mexico border in a tale that draws on crimes against humanity, suffering and compassion, courage and love, and the wonders of mystical powers.

LibraryReads logoLibraryReads April 2023 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library.

Top 10 Picture Books about Journeys
by Sarah Hunter

Transformative journeys, both literal and metaphorical, are at the heart of these exceptional picture books, reviewed in Booklist between March 15, 2022, and March 1, 2023.

Booklist Backlist: Map It Out
by Sarah Hunter

The authors of these middle-grade fantasies guide readers on thrilling adventures in which cartography is key to the plot, but don’t count on tea-stained parchments as the only navigation tools—some of these maps are on paper, of course, but others are just as ingeniously constructed as the fantastical worlds they delineate.

The Essentials: Trashy Reads (to Treasure)
by Julia Smith

Garbage might not spring to mind as a fertile topic of discussion, but a number of fantastic books—both fiction and not—celebrate the wonders found in trash heaps and recycling bins. From artists working with found materials to creative inventions to urban renewal, these stories are sure to inspire.

sampling of book coversSee the 2022 Booklist Blog Readers’ Choice Awards Nominees—and Vote for the Winners!

The ballots are in, and the nominees have been announced! Now, it’s your turn to vote for your favorite book cover, protagonist, villain, couple, and/or plot twist from the 2022 adult or YA novel nominees below. Voting ends Wednesday, March 22.

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