Booklist’s Adult Books editors celebrated the year’s starred titles in one scintillating, annotated roll call in the December 15 issue. We have now selected the very best of the best across our reviewing spectrum to create a “Booklist Editors’ Choice” list that covers an inclusive range of outstanding adult books perfect for recommending to library patrons, books that combine literary excellence with popular appeal. To that end, we are very pleased to add a new “Editors’ Choice” category: Genre Fiction. There you will find our top picks for crime, fantasy, horror, romance, and science fiction.
Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
After Korean graphic novelist Gendry-Kim met Lee Ok-sun, one of few surviving so-called “comfort women” who were forced into sex slavery during WWII, she devoted herself to telling Lee’s harrowing story in this powerfully composed graphic work of biography and testament.