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December 1 & 15: Break out the red carpet because a bunch of stars are headed your way (starred reviews, that is!)
Browse previous issues:
November 1 & 15 2023: Meet the Literary World's Freshest Voices
October 15 2023: Seeing Art in the Everyday
October 1 2023: Rallying for the Right to Read
September 15 2023: This Fall, We're All about Witchy and Gothic Romance
September 1 2023: The Science of Oceans, Nuclear Fissions, Architecture, and . . . Butts?
August 2023: Strange New Books
July 2023, v.2: Learn about Archiving Webcomics, Building Community, and More in This Year’s Graphic Novels Guide!
July 2023: This Issue Is a Slam-Dunk
June 2023: Meet your favorite figures—in person or through reading
May 15 2023: Real Places, Real Times, and Fictional Characters—It's Our Spotlight on Historical Fiction
May 1 2023: We Dedicate This One to Bill Ott, a Dear Leader and Friend
April 15 2023: Curious about brains, bodies, or relationships? We've got a book for that.
April 1 2023: Books for School and Summer
March 15 2023: It's Award Season, Baby!
March 1 2023: See the Trees & Smell the Roses
February 15 2023: Stuck in the middle is just where I want to be
February 1 2023: Respect for Graphic Novels and History
January 1 & 15 2023: A Brand-New Spotlight for a Brand-New Year
December 1 & 15 2022: A Season of Stars and Celebrations
November 1 & 15 2022: Behold! These Authors Are Making Their Big Debuts
October 15 2022: The Art We Return To, the Art We Discover
October 1 2022: Who can resist dumplings and dinosaurs?
September 15 2022: Love Is in the Air and on the Page
September 1 2022: Books for Nerds & Athletes Alike
August 2022: A Whole Month of Robots, Faeries, Monsters, and More
July 2022, v.2: Mang(i)a! Mang(i)a! Eat Up These Comics and Graphic Novels
July 2022: Read-a-Little, Talk-a-Little: Our Top Picks for Book Clubs
June 2022: Hear Us Out: Audiobooks, Biographies, & Memoirs
May 15 2022: And the Rest Is Historical Fiction
May 1 2022: It'd Be a Crime Not to Read These Books
April 15 2022: Well(ness) Said: Books on Health & Medicine
April 1 2022: Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Summer Readin' and Series Nonfiction
March 15 2022: Award Winners, This Year and of Years Past
March 1 2022: Give a Hoot about the Environment
February 15 2022: Good Books are the antidote
February 1 2022: History Meet Graphic Novels
January 2022: A Tip-Top Start to the New Year
December 15 2021: Our 2021 Faves, Just for You
December 1 2021: Gorgeous writing, profound stories, even humor: this is sci-tech
November 2021: Fresh Voices, New Perspectives
October 15 2021: When we say "the arts," we mean everything from paintings to TV series
October 1 2021: Books to Fill Your Bellies and Brains
September 15 2021: Looking for quintessential pleasure reading?
September 1 2021: Happy New (Volume) Year!
August 2021: Existential Dread Is Also a Feeling
July 2021: #ReadGraphic Is Here!
July 2021: We Literally Can't Stop Discussing Books
June 2021: In June, we read with our ears!
May 15 2021: Making fiction from fact
May 1 2021: Get a clue! Mysteries on tap
April 15 2021: More (and More and More) Middle Grade!
April 1 2021: Everything under the Sun!
March 15 2021: March List Mania!
March 1 2021: Stirring words and calls to action
February 15 2021: Good books are strong medicine
February 1 2021: Consequential Art
January 2021: An abundance of book recommendations for pleasure and illumination!
December 15 2020: Star Power! Booklist's top titles of the year
December 1 2020: Now with Audio!
November 2020: It takes courage and conviction to take that first plunge
October 15 2020: Surprise! It's Art!
October 1 2020: Cooking and Coping
September 2 2020: Love and Basketball and Soccer and Fencing and Football and ...
September 1 2020: Grown-ups dream of love
August 2020: Brave and Spooky Worlds to Soothe Your Embattled Soul
July 2020: One Newsletter Wasn't Enough!
July 2020: Wish you were here!
June 2020: Portraits, self-portraits, and a focus on politics illuminate true-life stories
May 15, 2020: Historical fiction equals time travel; reference equals facts
May 1, 2020: Crime fills the time while sheltering in place; crime fiction that is!
April 9, 2020: Stuck in the Middle
April 1, 2020: Forging ahead by gorging on books
March 26, 2020: Sheltering in Books
March 15, 2020: Take Note!
March 1, 2020: It's environmental, Dear Everyone
February 2, 2020: Be healthy minded; explore and share our Spotlight on Health & Wellness
February 1, 2020: Lifting Every Voice
January 1, 2020: New Year, New Us! (But we're still obsessed with books, don't worry.)
December 15, 2019, #2: Oh, Did We Forget Something?
December 15, 2019: We did it! We the book-loving editors of Booklist selected the best of the best for 2019
December 1, 2019: Science Rules!
November 15, 2019: Books to Warm Your Soul
November 1, 2019: First Novels, Great Emojis, and an Editor's LOLs
October 10, 2019: We celebrate art and the artful use of aesthetic emotions for readers' advisory
October 1, 2019: Get ready to binge a new series - or maybe a bag of Halloween candy
September 12 , 2019: Is it love or just jet lag?
August 29 , 2019: If Only There Was a Varsity Team for Reading
August 8 , 2019: Cats and Dog Pics
July 8, 2019: #ReadGraphic
June 13, 2019: Prying, snooping, spying, eavesdropping: all's fair in biography
June 6, 2019: The Best of Mystery Month 2019
May 16, 2019: Spring Brings Change—to Booklist, Too
May 2, 2019: The Year's Best Crime Novels - and a Fond Farewell
April 11, 2019: We <3 Middle Grade
April 1, 2019: Do Your Research
March 15, 2019: Hey, Good Lookin'
March 1, 2019: Provocative New Reads Look to the Past
February 15, 2019: Be well - and well read!
February 1, 2019: Diverse Books Belong Literally Everywhere
January 1, 2019: Booklisters' Personal Bests
December 15, 2018: 2018's Best Books and Audio
December 1, 2018: Happy 50th Anniversary, Apollo!
November 15, 2018: The Many Faces of Spirituality
November 1, 2018: The Future of Read Alert
October 15, 2018: At Least We Still Have Art
October 1, 2018: Food, Glorious Food!
September 20, 2018: Our Cup Runneth Over!
September 15, 2018: Isn't REaD Alert Romantic?
September 1, 2018: Sports, Not Sportsball
August 1, 2018: SF! Fantasy! Horror! Mitch Albom!
July 1, 2018: Graphic (Novel) Content - and Picture Books!
June 15, 2018: Like the Biography Channel, but with Books
June 1, 2018: The Best of Mystery Month 2018
May 15, 2018: Urgent Gardening! Critical Crafts! Life-or-Death Reference!
May 1, 2018: The Year's Best Crime Fiction
April 15, 2018: Reelin' in the Years
April 5, 2018: Health & Wellness Roundup
April 1, 2018: Presenting the Best of the Best
March 15, 2018: Series Nonfiction and a Seriously New Editor
March 1, 2018: Out with the Old
6/9/16: Double Issue, Double Fun: Biographies & Audiobooks
6/1/16: The Best of Mystery Month 2016
5/12/16: We're Crafty . . .
4/28/16: The Best Crime Fiction of the Last 12 Months
4/8/16: Historical Fiction, E-Reference, and PLA
3/24/16: Series Nonfiction, Book Groups, and a New Newsletter
3/10/16: Warning: Contains Graphic Material
2/25/16: ALA's "Best" Lists and the Best Women's Fiction
2/11/16: Which Books Make YOU Laugh?
1/28/16: Top 10 Multicultural Fiction and Nonfiction - for Kids and Adults
1/7/16: Neither Snow nor Rain. . .
12/15/15: Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015
12/1/15: Spotlight on Science & Health - Read It on Our New App!
11/12/15: Books That Go Beyond Belief
10/29/15: A Free Digital Edition of Booklist's Spotlight on the Arts
10/15/15: The First Digital Edition of Booklist - Yours Free!
10/1/15: Dig in to These Mouthwatering Books!
9/10/15: Gaze into the Eyes of the Book You Love
8/27/15: A Sports Top 10 without Baseball?
8/6/15: Booklist's Inaugural Spotlight on LGBTQ Literature
7/9/15: Get Down to Business with Middle-Grade Fiction
6/11/15: The Best Biographies, Audiobooks, and More!
6/1/15: The Best of Mystery Month
5/14/15: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror - with FOUR Top 10s!
4/30/15: The Year's Best Crime Fiction
4/9/15: Top 10 Historical Fiction - and More!
3/26/15: Travel, Series Nonfiction, and ... Mystery?
3/12/15: ALA's Best Lists, Women's Fiction & John Green
2/26/15: These Graphic Novels Are a Sight for Sore Eyes
2/12/15: Literature to Sustain You - and the Environment
1/29/15: Spotlight on Multicultural Literature
1/8/15: Cold? We've Got Hot Books
12/18/14: Announcing Booklist's Top of the List & Editors' Choice
12/4/14: Is Science Bad for Your Health?
11/13/14: Our Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books
10/30/14: This Will Be Music to Your Ears
10/16/14: An October Spook-tacular
10/02/14: One Blog to Rule Them All
9/11/2014: There's More to Romance than Rakes and Rogues
8/28/2014: A Sports Issue So Strong, You'll Swear It's on Steroids
7/31/2014: What Is New Adult Fiction? We've Got the Answer
7/03/2014: Stay Indoors! (And Read the Carnegie Winners)
6/05/2014: Our Blockbuster Annual Conference Issue!
5/31/2014: The Best of Mystery Month
05/16/2014: A Monster Mash-up of Aliens, Unicorns, and Zombies
05/02/14: It's Mystery Month
04/11/14: Is Historical Fiction History?
04/04/14: Series Nonfiction and Lives of the Poets
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