Although it’s painful to tear yourself away from your book, I’m going to suggest that you do so . . . to read some magazines. Relax, they’re about books.
New books are constantly coming out, and it can be hard to keep up with the book industry. Check out these magazines that can help you know which books you might want to read next.
1. Publisher’s Weekly
Publisher’s Weekly informs readers about publishing trends, book titles and authors to watch for, and summaries and reviews of books coming out soon. It covers a lot of major authors, titles, and publishing houses.
2. Bookmarks Magazine
Not only is this a cleverly named magazine, but Bookmarks Magazine has nearly 50 book reviews in each issue. Published every two months, this magazine would give you more than enough books for your TBR list for a long time. And then add more and more in the next issue.
3. New York Review of Books
The reviews available on the NYRB website are broken down into age ranges, genres, and topical categories. This website has a surprising variety of international literature available that you would probably not find easily elsewhere.
4. London Review of Books
Each issue of the LRB includes 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers, and journalists; short art and film reviews; and a poetry and letters page. Of any literary magazine, LRB has the largest circulation in Europe.
According to the website, Booklist publications, which includes Booklist Online and Booklist Magazine, has more than 170,000 total book reviews for librarians, book clubs, and book lovers, only available through subscriptions. These reviews are provided by the American Library Association to help librarians choose which books to order and library patrons choose which books to read or listen to.
6. Talking Writing And Other Literary Magazines
If you want a magazine with short stories in it, you could try reading Talking Writing, which features essays, first-person journalism, and poetry. Or you could try other literary publications recommended here. Many of them include lesser known authors and creative writing tips from academics or universities. So many stories, so little time!
Are there any magazines about books I missed? Which ones are you subscribed to?
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