Book Review

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 25, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 25, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia....

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Books Riot’s YA Book Deals of the Day: September 25,
2021

Books Riot’s YA Book Deals of the Day: September 25, 2021

The best YA book deals today, sponsored by Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez. ...

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Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman: Sweet Stationery Kits for Letter
Writing Joy

Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman: Sweet Stationery Kits for Letter...

Stationery kits are all the rage right now, and it’s likely thanks to the dark academia...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 24, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 24, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski...

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US Senate Finance Committee Presses Publishers on Library
Ebook Contracts

US Senate Finance Committee Presses Publishers on Library...

Earlier this year, Fight for the Future — a group of technology experts, policy...

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YA Books With Muslim Main Characters: The List List
#468

YA Books With Muslim Main Characters: The List List #468

Lightning couldn’t strike twice, could it? Madalyn needs clear skies desperately....

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10 Magical Middle Grade Reads

10 Magical Middle Grade Reads

There are three important laws in Ezomo’s village: Don't go to The Valley, don't...

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The Best Isekai Light Novels

The Best Isekai Light Novels

Isekai novels are a sub-genre of light novels that have taken the manga and anime...

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“What did I know of mortal babies?”: Six Parenthood Lessons
From CIRCE

“What did I know of mortal babies?”: Six Parenthood Lessons...

Nothing truly prepared me for parenthood until I was thrown right into it with the...

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Eight Horror Books About the Ocean That Will Make You Glad
Summer is Over

Eight Horror Books About the Ocean That Will Make You Glad...

As summer draws to a close and fall emerges, us beach-goers say goodbye to the water...

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The Essential, Authoritative, and Indispensable Collection
of Literary References in Calvin and Hobbes

The Essential, Authoritative, and Indispensable Collection...

While some beacons of childhood nostalgia are better left as memories, I suspected...

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Why “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” Is Bad Advice

Why “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” Is Bad Advice

It’s a Saturday morning and you’re looking for a nice way to relax from your hectic...

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Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman: Sweet Stationary Kits for Letter
Writing Joy

Wait A Minute, Mr. Postman: Sweet Stationary Kits for Letter...

Stationary kits are all the rage right now, and it’s likely thanks to the dark academia...

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12 TV Shows Based on YA Books

12 TV Shows Based on YA Books

While I love a good movie adaptation, I have been living for all of the YA books...

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Times Are Changing: COVID-19 and Library Late Fees

Times Are Changing: COVID-19 and Library Late Fees

Almost any reader with a library card will be familiar with the concept of library...

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COMPLAINT!

COMPLAINT!

In an era of Black Lives Matter, MeToo, and a host of diversity, equity, and inclusion...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 23, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 23, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Jambor Publishing. Today’s Featured...

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Buckle Up, Me Hearties: Best YA Pirate Stories

Buckle Up, Me Hearties: Best YA Pirate Stories

  Lane Garrow has a secret—one that could get her killed. A life at sea hiding as...

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Book Fetish: Volume 474

Book Fetish: Volume 474

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 474, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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Digital Escapes for Readers & Writers: 20 Must-Read
Online Literary Journals

Digital Escapes for Readers & Writers: 20 Must-Read...

We are in a renaissance for online literary journals. Especially in regards to the...

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20 Unabashedly Bi Books for Bi Day of Visibility

20 Unabashedly Bi Books for Bi Day of Visibility

Give me a plethora of unabashedly bi books for Bi Day of Visibility this year —...

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How Jane Austen Raised Seven Gothic Novels From the
Dead

How Jane Austen Raised Seven Gothic Novels From the Dead

With October creeping up on us, it’s time again to devote ourselves to the literature...

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Horror Manga Artists to Fuel Your Nightmares

Horror Manga Artists to Fuel Your Nightmares

You can find a wide variety of genres in the manga format. As we’ve discussed numerous...

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Terrifying, Mysterious, and Still
Relevant

The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Terrifying, Mysterious, and...

I first encountered the story “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” when I was five, watching...

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Plan a Fall Day and We’ll Give You a Book to
Preorder

Plan a Fall Day and We’ll Give You a Book to Preorder

Gosh, I love fall. From the book stacks to the hypnotizing smells of apple and cinnamon...

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10 Authors Like Shirley Jackson

10 Authors Like Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson is having a moment. Between the 2015 release of Let Me Tell You,...

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How Are Romance Novel Covers Made?

How Are Romance Novel Covers Made?

I know romance covers sometimes feel like a punchline to the rest of the world,...

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Central York School District (Finally) Overturns Ban On
Antiracist Books

Central York School District (Finally) Overturns Ban On...

On September 9, we wrote about the student protests happening in Central York after...

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BROKEN PIECES OF GOD

BROKEN PIECES OF GOD

Eddy Kimes, one of the main characters in Seaburn’s tale, is a longtime supervisor...

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LGBTQ-Friendly 3rd Grade Teacher Reinstated to Her
Classroom

LGBTQ-Friendly 3rd Grade Teacher Reinstated to Her Classroom

On September 13th, we wrote about Lauren Crowe, a third grade teacher from Glen...

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Book Riot’s Children’s Deals for September 22, 2021

Book Riot’s Children’s Deals for September 22, 2021

Today’s edition of children's book deals is sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 22, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 22, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Atria Books. Today’s Featured Deals...

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Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 22,
2021

Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 22,...

Today's edition of Romance Deals is sponsored by MIRA Books. $0.99 Summer Heat by...

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

When she was 8, the family moved to India, where her art matured considerably. Noticing...

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YA Books About Fat Girls Kicking Butt

YA Books About Fat Girls Kicking Butt

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway a copy of NEVER SAW ME COMING...

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There’s a Playlist for That: My Summer 2021 Reading
Playlist

There’s a Playlist for That: My Summer 2021 Reading Playlist

If this whole writer/editor thing hadn’t worked out, I’d loosely plotted out one...

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On Being a Comics Reader vs. Being a Comics Fan

On Being a Comics Reader vs. Being a Comics Fan

I did not read comics as a kid. The first graphic novel I can remember reading is...

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16 French Books Available in English Translation

16 French Books Available in English Translation

I’m back once again to recommend you a list of incredible books available in English...

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The Reader They Don’t Think They Are: Building A Reading
Habit in Elementary-Aged Kids

The Reader They Don’t Think They Are: Building A Reading...

There is a discussion in reading spaces about reading preferences, and it hinges...

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What Witches Actually Do During the Autumn Equinox: A
Bookish Guide to Mabon

What Witches Actually Do During the Autumn Equinox: A Bookish...

Welcome to autumn, friends! While most places in the Northern Hemisphere are already...

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If You Love GOSSIP GIRL, These Books Are Perfect For
You

If You Love GOSSIP GIRL, These Books Are Perfect For You

*Kristen Bell voice* Hello, friends. This is your one and only source for the scandalous...

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I Love You A Latte: 10 Delicious Coffee Shop
Romances

I Love You A Latte: 10 Delicious Coffee Shop Romances

Coffee shop romances demonstrate how fiction and fan fiction have been blurring...

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Book Character Costumes for the Coolest Teacher in
School

Book Character Costumes for the Coolest Teacher in School

Book character costumes for teachers? Sign me up! If there’s one thing I miss about...

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The Best Horror Books Of The Decade

The Best Horror Books Of The Decade

Two full decades past the new millennium, time has gotten…well, wonky. Maybe it’s...

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Get Paid $1300 To See Which Stephen King Movies Give You
Nightmares

Get Paid $1300 To See Which Stephen King Movies Give You...

USDish, a television provider, is holding a contest for a horror fan’s dream job:...

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RAVENS IN THE RAIN

RAVENS IN THE RAIN

The story begins in a busy Las Vegas casino, and the authors immediately set a dark...

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IF WINE COULD TALK

IF WINE COULD TALK

In the midst of her final year as an advertising student at the University of Florida,...

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PERIL

PERIL

One of Woodward and fellow Washington Postreporter Costa’s most memorable revelations...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 21, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 21, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The Hawthorne Legacy. Today’s Featured...

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OUT OF DARKNESS Pulled For Review in Central Texas Middle
Schools

OUT OF DARKNESS Pulled For Review in Central Texas Middle...

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez  is a 2016 Michael L. Printz Award finalist,...

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Quiz: Surviving Middle School

Quiz: Surviving Middle School

Lightning couldn’t strike twice, could it? After a terrible year, Madalyn needs...

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6 Mysteries and Thrillers on Audio

6 Mysteries and Thrillers on Audio

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway a copy of NEVER SAW ME COMING...

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Riot Recommendation: Best Books About Mindfulness

Riot Recommendation: Best Books About Mindfulness

Who really understands the concept of karma? Half the time when people are referencing...

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Music Books for Kids: 14 Titles to Teach and Inspire

Music Books for Kids: 14 Titles to Teach and Inspire

“I loved this book when I was a kid!” I plucked The Philharmonic Gets Dressed —...

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Creepy Fun: 35 New YA Horror Books To Devour

Creepy Fun: 35 New YA Horror Books To Devour

Every season is horror season, as far as I’m concerned, but we all can collectively...

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Fashion Heroes: Squirrel Girl

Fashion Heroes: Squirrel Girl

If you’ve been around for a while, you may have seen some of my Fashion Disasters...

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12 Bookish Hats for Bookworm’s Heads

12 Bookish Hats for Bookworm’s Heads

For book lovers, there’s nothing like a literary accessory to announce your love...

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Romance Anthologies

Romance Anthologies

I’ll be honest. I can’t even remember the first romance anthology I read. The only...

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On Reading May Sarton’s JOURNAL OF A SOLITUDE After Our Own
Year of Solitude

On Reading May Sarton’s JOURNAL OF A SOLITUDE After Our...

“I feel cluttered when there is no time to analyze experience. That is the silt...

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What I Learned From The Sealey Challenge

What I Learned From The Sealey Challenge

Even though it began in 2017, this year was the first I’d heard of The Sealey Challenge....

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A Guide To Finding The Best Free Online English Literature
Courses

A Guide To Finding The Best Free Online English Literature...

There’s a difference between reading a piece of work and critically analysing it....

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THE SUNSHINE SQUAD

THE SUNSHINE SQUAD

123 Sunshine St., located in a multiethnic community, is the apartment-building...

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THE BRONZED BEASTS

THE BRONZED BEASTS

Immediately following the devastating events of The Silvered Serpents (2020), Séverin,...

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MILK TEETH

MILK TEETH

Edith and Skalde live in "the territory," a landscape blighted by oppressive heat....

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SUPERSIZED LIES

SUPERSIZED LIES

Weight-loss advice is everywhere, and yet it can often be contradictory. Is diet...

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PITCH PARTNERS

PITCH PARTNERS

Part friendship story, part biofiction, and part marketing tool, this entry is closely...

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A NATURAL HISTORY OF MAGICK

A NATURAL HISTORY OF MAGICK

Introduced as a mysteriously found “scrapbook,” dated 1925, of one Conrad Gessner,...

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HUGH

HUGH

Charming, fashionable, erudite, and gay Englishman Hugh Entwistle is portrayed as...

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HORODNO BURNING

HORODNO BURNING

Esther Leving is a remarkable young woman—a voracious reader, she can write in six...

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KWAME NKRUMAH'S MIDNIGHT SPEECH FOR INDEPENDENCE

KWAME NKRUMAH'S MIDNIGHT SPEECH FOR INDEPENDENCE

The book opens with Kwame Nkrumah gazing at the British Union Jack while waiting...

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WHERE NO ONE SHOULD LIVE

WHERE NO ONE SHOULD LIVE

Dr. Maya Summer is the hero of Miller’s tale. She is the harried public health director...

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AWAKENING

AWAKENING

In this self-help book, Martin, whose last book was Make It Rain (2018), encourages...

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EM

EM

Thúy, who was born in Vietnam and lives in Quebec, delivers a series of interconnected...

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LAST WORDS ON EARTH

LAST WORDS ON EARTH

The first novel in English translation by the Spanish-born author Serena isn’t strictly...

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THE WRONG END OF THE TELESCOPE

THE WRONG END OF THE TELESCOPE

It has been decades since the surgeon, a Harvard alumnus in her late 50s who lives...

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FIRST LOVE, TAKE TWO

FIRST LOVE, TAKE TWO

Houston-based doctor Preeti Patel is juggling multiple anxieties: Not only does...

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ON LOCATION

ON LOCATION

Told to take more risks in a meeting where her idea for a series on hiking in Utah...

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FOR EVERY LITTLE THING

FOR EVERY LITTLE THING

The rising sun, doggy kisses, a parent’s hug, fireflies, butterflies, friends and...

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AT THIS VERY MOMENT

AT THIS VERY MOMENT

At any one time, an uncountable number of events are happening. Just a few are included...

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INCLUSIVE 360

INCLUSIVE 360

The importance of DEI affects businesses large and small, and Smith, who owns a...

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THE GENETIC LOTTERY

THE GENETIC LOTTERY

Harden, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, treads a veritable...

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Book Riot’s SFF Deals for September 20, 2021

Book Riot’s SFF Deals for September 20, 2021

Today’s edition of SFF Daily Deals is sponsored by St. Martin's Press. Today’s Featured...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 20, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 20, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown...

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Book Riot’s Mystery Deals for September 20, 2021

Book Riot’s Mystery Deals for September 20, 2021

Today's edition of Mystery Deals is sponsored by Henry Holt & Co. $0.99 Opium and...

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8 New YA Fantasy Series From Your Favorite Authors

8 New YA Fantasy Series From Your Favorite Authors

Apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her people die. The King and...

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Libraries Are For Everyone (and Everything): 5 Unexpected
Items Your Library Will Lend You

Libraries Are For Everyone (and Everything): 5 Unexpected...

Rock Paper Scissors is the latest exciting domestic thriller from the queen of the...

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Reading Pathways: Rochelle Alers

Reading Pathways: Rochelle Alers

If you were to ask me about my introduction to romance novels, an author I will...

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The Best Bible Story Books for Kids to Read

The Best Bible Story Books for Kids to Read

Bible story books for kids are a great access point into one of the world’s largest...

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An Introduction to the Book-Length Essay

An Introduction to the Book-Length Essay

You might be wondering, “I didn’t think there was such a thing as the book-length...

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6 More Sherlock Holmes Comics That Are Worth a (Sherlock)
Scan

6 More Sherlock Holmes Comics That Are Worth a (Sherlock)...

A few months back, I wrote a list of five exceptional Sherlock Holmes comics that...

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How to Start Reading Fiction (When You Only Read
Nonfiction)

How to Start Reading Fiction (When You Only Read Nonfiction)

Are you trying to start reading fiction, but you can’t get as invested as you can...

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SURVIVOR 41: Heroes Vs. Villains, Literary Edition

SURVIVOR 41: Heroes Vs. Villains, Literary Edition

How do you top Survivor season 40: Winners at War? This burning question has occupied...

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In with DNF-ing, Out With Real World Settings: Results From
the WHEN IN ROMANCE Listener Survey

In with DNF-ing, Out With Real World Settings: Results...

By now, it’s no secret that people are reading more romance than they were at the...

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8 More Indigenous Horror Books to Haunt Your Shelves at
Night

8 More Indigenous Horror Books to Haunt Your Shelves at...

I acknowledge and pay my respects to the Cammeraygal People of the Guringai tribe...

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D IS FOR DROOL

D IS FOR DROOL

Lying wakeful in his moonlit bedroom, the pale-skinned lad from the I Need My Monster...

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JACOB'S LADDER

JACOB'S LADDER

It’s the fall of 1969, and 16-year-old Malachi “Mally” Jacobs has just returned...

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NOBODY OWNS THE MOON

NOBODY OWNS THE MOON

The fox goes by the name of Clive Prendergast and leads a quiet, understated life....

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A WICKED WIND

A WICKED WIND

Civil war has devastated the realm of Ilyar, as rebel forces have besieged its capital....

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 19, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 19, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Forge Books. Today’s Featured Deals...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 18, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 18, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Simon & Schuster, publishers of The...

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Book Riot’s YA Deals of the Day: September 18, 2021

Book Riot’s YA Deals of the Day: September 18, 2021

Today's edition of YA Daily Deals is brought to you by Tor Teen. $1.99 The Darkness...

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THE RED FLETCH

THE RED FLETCH

When 16-year-old Alys Fletcher’s brother, Hob, sets off with Robin of Locksley to...

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9 of the Best Recent Vampire Reads

9 of the Best Recent Vampire Reads

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Nevernight Chronicle, Jay Kristoff,...

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2021 National Book Awards Longlists Announced

2021 National Book Awards Longlists Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the longlists for the 2021 National Book...

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New Middle Grade Graphic Novels for Summer and Fall

New Middle Grade Graphic Novels for Summer and Fall

In my humble opinion, summer and fall are the perfect seasons for kids to plunk...

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How I Started My Book Podcast (And You Can Too)

How I Started My Book Podcast (And You Can Too)

I’ve been obsessed with podcasts for a long time now. I’ve listened to them since...

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5 Little Known Goodreads Features That Rate 5 Stars

5 Little Known Goodreads Features That Rate 5 Stars

Did I even really read a book if I didn’t shelve it as “read” on Goodreads? As “the...

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Epic Listens: 9 Works of Epic Poetry on Audio

Epic Listens: 9 Works of Epic Poetry on Audio

Poetry is one of the world’s oldest forms of storytelling. From Homer’s Odyssey...

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The World’s Most Expensive Bookshelves You Definitely Can’t
Afford

The World’s Most Expensive Bookshelves You Definitely Can’t...

At Book Riot, we’re always looking for more bookshelves: because you can never have...

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Comparing Rafia Zakari’s AGAINST WHITE FEMINISM to Seyward
Darby’s SISTERS IN HATE

Comparing Rafia Zakari’s AGAINST WHITE FEMINISM to Seyward...

 There are many current events that lawyer and author Rafia Zakari’s new book Against...

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Comic Book Accessories You’ll Need To Survive This
Semester

Comic Book Accessories You’ll Need To Survive This Semester

It’s that time of year again! School is back in session, and whether you’re still...

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The Top Amazon Books Across Time

The Top Amazon Books Across Time

For those of you who were not yet born in the dark ages of the internet, back when...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 17, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 17, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas with...

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7 Novels For Living Out Your Cottagecore Fantasies: The List
List #467

7 Novels For Living Out Your Cottagecore Fantasies: The...

Beloved television reporter Lily Atwood has it all—fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable...

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12 YA Romance Titles That Make Me Wish I Was A Teen
Again

12 YA Romance Titles That Make Me Wish I Was A Teen Again

When I was a teen I loved to read books, especially romance books that centered...

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DUMPLING DAY

DUMPLING DAY

Recipes from Nigeria, Syria, China, Russia, Mexico, and more reveal tasty fillings...

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BAREFOOT BOOKS WATER

BAREFOOT BOOKS WATER

This intriguing, oversized title combines science and story to explore water in...

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DINNER ON DOMINGOS

DINNER ON DOMINGOS

Every Sunday, narrator Alejandra heads to Abuelita’s house for dinner with her extended...

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STALKER STALKED

STALKER STALKED

Lexi Mazur is a pharmaceutical rep with a pill addiction and a fondness for vodka....

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 16, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 16, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos...

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Quiz: Which The Lord of the Rings Character Are You?

Quiz: Which The Lord of the Rings Character Are You?

Celebrate Hobbit Day on September 22 by reading this great modern classic and the...

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8 Poetry Collections From 2021 to Read Right Now

8 Poetry Collections From 2021 to Read Right Now

Award-winning fantasy author Fran Wilde returns to her roots in Clock Star Rose...

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Book Fetish: Volume 473

Book Fetish: Volume 473

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 473, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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8 Books by Female Pulitzer Prize Winners That Aren’t the
Book They Won For

8 Books by Female Pulitzer Prize Winners That Aren’t the...

First things first, the Pulitzer Prizes are a big deal. I’m a talking prestigious,...

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Four Fun Facts About Mexican Superhero Comics

Four Fun Facts About Mexican Superhero Comics

Mid-September is a special time for both the Latinx community and comic book fans....

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For the Love of Outside: 15 Nature Books for Kids

For the Love of Outside: 15 Nature Books for Kids

Although I probably don’t get outside and into nature as much as I should, I do...

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Fascinating Books About the British Royal Family

Fascinating Books About the British Royal Family

If you’re a fan of the British royal family, there’s no shortage of reading you...

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Amazon Original Stories: What They Are and Why You Should
Read Them

Amazon Original Stories: What They Are and Why You Should...

As a lifelong reader of multiple books and stories at once, I’ve perfected a juggling...

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9 of the Best 2021 Romantic Comedy Books

9 of the Best 2021 Romantic Comedy Books

If I were to sum up the romantic comedy genre in one word, it would be “joy.” Few...

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Fed Up With People: 10 Great Horror Books About
Cannibalism

Fed Up With People: 10 Great Horror Books About Cannibalism

I accepted this assignment writing about great horror books about cannibalism for...

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13 Funny Twitter Responses to the Idea of Rating YA
Books

13 Funny Twitter Responses to the Idea of Rating YA Books

At least once a week, I turn to my partner and ask, “Do you want to hear the latest...

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Instead of School Board, Leander Police Investigate Book
Challenge

Instead of School Board, Leander Police Investigate Book...

You might recognize Leander Independent School District (LISD) in Texas from another...

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TWO NAILS, ONE LOVE

TWO NAILS, ONE LOVE

New York City, 2000. As Ethan Kenichi Taniguchi waits for his mother to arrive at...

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THE SEARCH FOR MUKUROB

THE SEARCH FOR MUKUROB

Father David Callaghan is considering stepping down from the pulpit. The brutal...

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Book Riot’s Children’s Deals for September 15, 2021

Book Riot’s Children’s Deals for September 15, 2021

Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry Get This Deal...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 15, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 15, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The Robber Girl by Franny Billingsley....

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Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 15,
2021

Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 15,...

Today's edition of Romance Deals is sponsored by BookClubbish. $0.99 Reformed Rakes...

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Rock Out With These YA Books About Bands

Rock Out With These YA Books About Bands

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway a copy of Never Saw Me Coming...

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Live Your Home Library Dream With These Ex Libris
Stamps

Live Your Home Library Dream With These Ex Libris Stamps

Are you always lending out books? Need a way to keep tabs on your titles and the...

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Add These Top Leadership Books to Your Tool Kit

Add These Top Leadership Books to Your Tool Kit

In a capitalist world, good leaders are hard to come by, especially for subordinates...

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On Growing Up With Beloved Characters

On Growing Up With Beloved Characters

I was 12 when I first met Mary Russell, 12 years old and in need of a book as I...

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Book Clubbing During A Pandemic: The Online/Offline
Experience

Book Clubbing During A Pandemic: The Online/Offline Experience

Many used to scoff at the way technological advancements has made us prone to living...

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Inspire a Love of Literacy With These Reading Games for
Kids

Inspire a Love of Literacy With These Reading Games for...

Games are fun, and reading games can help make reading fun, too! Whether you’re...

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16 Of The Best Romance Manhwa For Every Romance
Reader

16 Of The Best Romance Manhwa For Every Romance Reader

Reading manhwa gives me a serotonin boost. You can be so tired and grumpy getting...

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The Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations

The Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations

There is a smorgasbord of Shakespeare adaptations and retellings out there, in both...

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Clue Attitude: Agatha Christie in Contemporary Literature
and Pop Culture

Clue Attitude: Agatha Christie in Contemporary Literature...

For all you mystery fans at home keeping score, Agatha Christie would have been...

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20 Must-Read Space Fantasy Books

20 Must-Read Space Fantasy Books

I’ve always had a soft spot for science fantasy. Chock that up to being raised on...

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School District Maintains Ban of Antiracist Books Despite
Student Protests

School District Maintains Ban of Antiracist Books Despite...

Last week, we covered the student protests happening in Central York school district...

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THE MOO-STERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF COW

THE MOO-STERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF COW

Muppets are always getting hilariously confused—like Traveling Matt, who explored...

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WE WANT SNOW!

WE WANT SNOW!

A brown-skinned child with close-cropped black hair joins two tights-clad children...

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SMALL BUT MIGHTY

SMALL BUT MIGHTY

Common critters like fireflies are presented alongside more-obscure critters like...

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MORE THAN JUST A GAME

MORE THAN JUST A GAME

Today, the ubiquity of Black and brown faces on basketball courts can be easily...

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MERANDA AND THE LEGEND OF THE LAKE

MERANDA AND THE LEGEND OF THE LAKE

Eleven-year-old Meranda hasn’t been back to Cape Breton since she was tiny, but...

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BETTER DAVIS AND OTHER STORIES

BETTER DAVIS AND OTHER STORIES

Walker’s tales set fictional and real-life creative figures—drag queens, sitcom...

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FOR MALICE AND MERCY

FOR MALICE AND MERCY

Karl and Marta Meyer joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany...

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COMBATIVE TO COLLABORATIVE

COMBATIVE TO COLLABORATIVE

This book offers a variety of suggestions for how to navigate the most difficult...

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FOR YOU

FOR YOU

“We would do anything for you….Because you do anything for the two of us,” the children...

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Supply Chain Challenges: Put Your Book Orders In Now For The
Holidays

Supply Chain Challenges: Put Your Book Orders In Now For...

As a general rule, I avoid the mention of Christmas or other gifting holidays any...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 14, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 14, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Familius, Helping Families Be Happy....

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The Best Places to Read Light Novels (And No, We Don’t Mean
At the Beach)

The Best Places to Read Light Novels (And No, We Don’t...

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out where to read light novels online. Below...

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Take This Quiz and Get a Novel About the Dark Side of
Celebrity Culture

Take This Quiz and Get a Novel About the Dark Side of Celebrity...

Beloved television reporter Lily Atwood has it all—fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable...

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I Love L.A.: 10 of the Best Books About Los Angeles

I Love L.A.: 10 of the Best Books About Los Angeles

A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick. FORECAST: Storm clouds are...

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Good For You: 8 Authors to Follow on TikTok Who Are Doing
Great

Good For You: 8 Authors to Follow on TikTok Who Are Doing...

I can’t be the only one whose screen time has skyrocketed to a shameful degree since...

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Top 18 Books like SHATTER ME to Obsess Over

Top 18 Books like SHATTER ME to Obsess Over

Books like Shatter Me are dramatic. Monstrously powerful teenage girls are on the...

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Feel Like a Fairytale Character (Without the
Costume)

Feel Like a Fairytale Character (Without the Costume)

Want to feel like a fairytale character — and not just on Halloween? You don’t have...

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It’s the Twilight Renaissance, and We’re Just Living in
It

It’s the Twilight Renaissance, and We’re Just Living in...

It’s 2021, yet from the sheer amount of Twilight memes shared on my Instagram feed,...

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20 Steamy Romance Novels That Will Light Up Your
World

20 Steamy Romance Novels That Will Light Up Your World

*Insert hot pepper emoji right here* I started reading steamy romance novels very...

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8 Audiobooks Narrated by Adjoa Andoh

8 Audiobooks Narrated by Adjoa Andoh

Over the last several years, Adjoa Andoh has taken a spot with my favorite audiobook...

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How Do The Trauma And Revolutions Of The Non-Occident Get
Featured In Fiction?

How Do The Trauma And Revolutions Of The Non-Occident Get...

What roles do individuals play in revolutions? What position do they hold in the...

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THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP PRESENTS THE BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF
THE YEAR

THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP PRESENTS THE BEST MYSTERY STORIES...

Many of this year’s best follow a familiar road: pitting a rugged male hero, often...

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YOU GOT ANYTHING STRONGER?

YOU GOT ANYTHING STRONGER?

Union and her husband, former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, are a Black American celebrity...

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BLANCAFLOR, THE HERO WITH SECRET POWERS

BLANCAFLOR, THE HERO WITH SECRET POWERS

In a twist from the traditional trope in which a damsel in distress is saved by...

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WHAT ABOUT WILL

WHAT ABOUT WILL

Twelve-year-old Trace Reynolds, who is White and Puerto Rican, wants to get noticed...

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THIS BOOK CAN DO ANYTHING

THIS BOOK CAN DO ANYTHING

A person representing the book—achieved with simple, bold black lines for the face...

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THE BOOK OF AMAZING TREES

THE BOOK OF AMAZING TREES

Five chapters are further broken down into double-page spreads with headlined text...

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ENEMY AT THE GATES

ENEMY AT THE GATES

The CIA asks Rapp to protect Nicholas Ward, the first trillionaire ever, who has...

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THE EXTRAORDINARY PAUSE

THE EXTRAORDINARY PAUSE

With a minimal but meaningful text and naïve illustrations in a limited palette,...

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THE BIG BOOK OF GIANT DINOSAURS AND THE SMALL BOOK OF TINY
DINOSAURS

THE BIG BOOK OF GIANT DINOSAURS AND THE SMALL BOOK OF TINY...

Each part of this Italian import features 18 spread-filling dinosaurs in side views,...

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CAN'T SAY IT WENT TO PLAN

CAN'T SAY IT WENT TO PLAN

Zoë, Samira, and Dahlia are off to the coast with their respective friends to celebrate...

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DARK THINGS I ADORE

DARK THINGS I ADORE

In 2018, Max Durant, a once-acclaimed but now fading artist and art professor, is...

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THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS

THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS

Olive Smith and professor Adam Carlsen first met in the bathroom of Adam's lab....

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AMANDA, TOY ENGINEER

AMANDA, TOY ENGINEER

The narration in Amanda Bright’s voice explains to young readers that “anything...

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TESS PENDRAGON AND THE WAND OF AVALON

TESS PENDRAGON AND THE WAND OF AVALON

Seven years ago, children from prominent families were hidden at a magical boarding...

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DINOSAUR EXPLORERS

DINOSAUR EXPLORERS

The “meat” bit is literal (visually, anyway) in this Italian import, as lists of...

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HOW TO FIND A FOX

HOW TO FIND A FOX

Brief text on each page, with the occasional paragraph of further information in...

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REGENERATION

REGENERATION

In order to mitigate the disastrous effects of climate change, we must figure out...

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

The organizing premise of this novelty book is the ubiquitous pile of delivery boxes...

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THE BLUE BOOK OF NEBO

THE BLUE BOOK OF NEBO

Veteran writer Ros structures this novel as diary entries written by Dylan and his...

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TEACHING BLACK HISTORY TO WHITE PEOPLE

TEACHING BLACK HISTORY TO WHITE PEOPLE

“African American history should be a graduation requirement in every high school,...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 13, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 13, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Traitor by Amanda McCrina with Fierce...

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Teacher Pulled From Classroom After Highlighting Inclusive
Materials

Teacher Pulled From Classroom After Highlighting Inclusive...

It’s not just books being targeted by conservative, white supremacist groups across...

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Book Riot’s Mystery Deals for September 13, 2021

Book Riot’s Mystery Deals for September 13, 2021

Today's edition of Mystery Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing. $2.99 A Midsummer’s...

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8 New Adult LGBTQ Romance Reads You’ll Fall For

8 New Adult LGBTQ Romance Reads You’ll Fall For

New Adult LGBTQ romance: a genre I would love to see so much more of. The first...

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Book Darts, Dice Rolls, and Other Creative Ways to Pick Your
TBR

Book Darts, Dice Rolls, and Other Creative Ways to Pick...

I’m sure this comes as a surprise to no one, but I have a lot of books to read....

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Cookbook Showdown: Best Buttermilk Biscuit Recipes

Cookbook Showdown: Best Buttermilk Biscuit Recipes

Welcome back to Cookbook Showdown, where we take four different recipes for the...

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The Best Light Novel Recommendations for New Readers

The Best Light Novel Recommendations for New Readers

Spend enough time delving into the world of manga and you’ll run across the term...

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Book Riot’s SFF Deals for September 13, 2021

Book Riot’s SFF Deals for September 13, 2021

Today’s edition of SFF Daily Deals is sponsored by Grand Central Publishing and...

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Rediscovering a Love of Fan Fiction in My 30s

Rediscovering a Love of Fan Fiction in My 30s

I grew up on fan fiction. My love for a certain book franchise led me to fanfic,...

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New Horror Novels: 18 Books to Keep You Scared in
2021

New Horror Novels: 18 Books to Keep You Scared in 2021

New horror novels are welcome any time of the year. But fall is right around the...

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A History of Library Hand

A History of Library Hand

Back to School Sale Spotlight – Diverse Reads Save 25-50% on these multicultural...

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What Makes a Great Long-Running Series?

What Makes a Great Long-Running Series?

This post contains spoilers for The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold. If...

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8 Middle Grade Books About 9/11

8 Middle Grade Books About 9/11

Yusuf Azeem's been waiting almost all his life for the chance to participate in...

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Indigenous Owned Bookstores You Need To Visit

Indigenous Owned Bookstores You Need To Visit

Independent bookstores have been in the headlines a lot since 2020, and for good...

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WOOFAPALOOZA

WOOFAPALOOZA

Smith’s novel starts off with all the high tension of a professional dog meet. It’s...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 12, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 12, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Rebecca Rode’s TIDES OF MUTINY. Today’s...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 11, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 11, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Willodeen by Katherine Applegate. Today’s...

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Book Riot’s YA Deals of the Day: September 11, 2021

Book Riot’s YA Deals of the Day: September 11, 2021

Today's edition of YA Daily Deals is brought to you by Penguin Teen.  $2.99 Cemetery...

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Wow, Okay, Unfollowing Now: A Bookish Tweet Round Up

Wow, Okay, Unfollowing Now: A Bookish Tweet Round Up

Book Twitter loves jumping on a meme and making it literary, and I am here for it....

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 10, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 10, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by There Will Come a Darkness by Katy...

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Exploring Black Horror in the YA Space: The List List
#466

Exploring Black Horror in the YA Space: The List List #466

Lane Garrow has a secret—one that could get her killed. A life at sea hiding as...

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What Makes A Good Board Book?

What Makes A Good Board Book?

I don’t think I understood the importance of board books until I had a child of...

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8 Current and Future YA Sci-Fi Titles to Add to Your
TBR

8 Current and Future YA Sci-Fi Titles to Add to Your TBR

There’s nothing I love more than a good sci-fi novel. There’s simply something about...

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How To Keep The Peace At Book Club

How To Keep The Peace At Book Club

Book club is supposed to be a safe space to talk about books, completely geek out...

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8 TikTok Book Challenges and Trends To Join

8 TikTok Book Challenges and Trends To Join

Whether you’re just getting started on BookTok or you’ve been going for a while...

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What Is “Worthwhile” Reading?

What Is “Worthwhile” Reading?

I’ve encountered it in discussions with my real-life job colleagues, with customers...

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First Appearance Flashback: Archie Andrews

First Appearance Flashback: Archie Andrews

Superheroes have been around a long time, and most of the characters and genre conventions...

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20 Kids’ Reading Chairs to Snuggle Into With a Good
Book

20 Kids’ Reading Chairs to Snuggle Into With a Good Book

There’s nothing like adorable kids’ reading chairs to spruce up a reading nook and...

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Agatha Christie’s CROOKED HOUSE and The Thrill of Guessing
The Killer

Agatha Christie’s CROOKED HOUSE and The Thrill of Guessing...

Back in July, Tirzah Price wrote an article for Book Riot that asks an important...

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Hit Me: Books About Gamblers and Gambling

Hit Me: Books About Gamblers and Gambling

All bets are off as #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen introduces...

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RENEWABLE OR NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES?

RENEWABLE OR NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES?

In terse, impersonal prose paired to generic photos, “resources”—including fish,...

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OTTERS: RIVER OR SEA?

OTTERS: RIVER OR SEA?

After giving basic facts about mustelids, the family to which otters belong, the...

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YAY FOR BIG BROTHERS!

YAY FOR BIG BROTHERS!

A human big brother and his younger sibling, both presenting White, leaf through...

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THE PANGOLIN REVELATION

THE PANGOLIN REVELATION

In science class, Loran learns about animal adaptations, defined as “body parts...

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I AM HATZEGOPTERYX

I AM HATZEGOPTERYX

Accompanying Bradley’s mostly monosyllabic narrative, which begins with “I can hatch”...

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ROADRUNNER

ROADRUNNER

In the inaugural title of the publisher’s Singles series, which celebrates the single...

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POOPER SNOOPER

POOPER SNOOPER

The first clue that this book will be fun as well as informational is the 3-D look...

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PLEASE DON'T TELL COOPER THAT JACK IS A RABBIT, BOOK 2 IN
THE COOPER THE DOG SERIES

PLEASE DON'T TELL COOPER THAT JACK IS A RABBIT, BOOK 2...

Feinberg returns with another tale about Cooper, a “civilized” canine who skis and...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 9, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 9, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publisher of L.A....

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Students Protest Book Bans in Pennsylvania School
District

Students Protest Book Bans in Pennsylvania School District

Opponents of “Critical Race Theory” have had a field day over the last few months....

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Book Fetish: Volume 472

Book Fetish: Volume 472

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 472, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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Featured Trailer: PARTLY CLOUDY by Tanita S. Davis

Featured Trailer: PARTLY CLOUDY by Tanita S. Davis

Madalyn needs clear skies desperately. Moving in with her great-uncle, Papa Lobo,...

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10 Chilling Historical Thrillers

10 Chilling Historical Thrillers

It is said that if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. The...

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Raising My Standards In Books Scared Me Off Reading

Raising My Standards In Books Scared Me Off Reading

Recently, I wrote about quitting 3-star reads. I’ve long ago stopped reading 1-...

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To Absent Friends: Harris Hobbs

To Absent Friends: Harris Hobbs

Even superheroes need friends! And, just like friendships in real life, some of...

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20 Must-Read Audiobooks for the Whole Family

20 Must-Read Audiobooks for the Whole Family

Audiobooks are my secret weapon. I’m an elementary librarian and a mother of young...

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4 Tips And Ideas For Creating Great Kid’s Reading
Nooks

4 Tips And Ideas For Creating Great Kid’s Reading Nooks

Creating a reading nook for your kids is a great way to encourage them to read more...

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alexandre
Dumas

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas is one of the best-known authors in history. But how much do you...

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On Being A Reader: Before And After Social Media

On Being A Reader: Before And After Social Media

There are many types of readers, and several ways of being one, but if you conciliate...

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Top Books 2021: The Most Highly Ranked and Widely Read Books
on Goodreads This Year

Top Books 2021: The Most Highly Ranked and Widely Read...

Have you been googling “top books 2021” lately? So have lots of people! Obviously...

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What Is Dark Academia And Why Is It So Popular

What Is Dark Academia And Why Is It So Popular

Dark Academia has recently been gaining a lot of attention, with many new popular...

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THE LYING SEASON

THE LYING SEASON

Seventeen-year-old Piper Rose, a senior at Millington Valley High School in Pennsylvania,...

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SANCTUARY

SANCTUARY

Beneath the false sky and within the high walls of Sanctuary, life is secure and...

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Book Riot’s Children’s Deals for September 8, 2021

Book Riot’s Children’s Deals for September 8, 2021

Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Peachtree Publishing Company. Today’s...

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Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 8,
2021

Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 8, 2021

Today's edition of romance deals is sponsored by BookClubbish. $2.99 Mrs. Martin’s...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 8, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 8, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Sourcebooks. Today’s Featured Deals...

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Reach for the Stars With These Zodiac Books for
Babies

Reach for the Stars With These Zodiac Books for Babies

When I worked in libraries, one of the things I learned quickly is that there are...

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What Are Libraries Doing for National Library Card Sign-Up
Month?

What Are Libraries Doing for National Library Card Sign-Up...

National Library Card Sign-Up Month has been around since 1987. It began as a response...

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Literary Tea Infusers for a Cozy, Relaxing Fall

Literary Tea Infusers for a Cozy, Relaxing Fall

Like we knew it would be, deep in our heart of hearts, 2021 is shaping up to be...

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Read-Alouds Rock: Falling in Love with Early Chapter Books
All Over Again

Read-Alouds Rock: Falling in Love with Early Chapter Books...

What were some of your favorite early reader chapter books as a kid? Have you reread...

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12 of the Best Korean Light Novels You Can Read Right
Now

12 of the Best Korean Light Novels You Can Read Right Now

Korean literature in translation has given us some true gems the past few years....

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Quiz: Which Antiracist Book Should You Read Next?

Quiz: Which Antiracist Book Should You Read Next?

In the spring and summer of 2020, in the wake of the global protests after the murders...

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20 Of The Best Fall Books For Kids

20 Of The Best Fall Books For Kids

Looking for fall books for kids? There are a lot of autumn books to choose from....

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10 Genre-Blending Fantasy Books

10 Genre-Blending Fantasy Books

If the popularity of The Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones, and Shadow and Bone...

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Hindu Epics: Are They Myths?

Hindu Epics: Are They Myths?

Human beings are storytellers by birth. Whether those stories are etched on the...

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5 YA Books With Great Grandparents

5 YA Books With Great Grandparents

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to give away a copy of Never Saw Me Coming...

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THE BRILLIANCE OF THE COLOR BLACK THROUGH THE EYES OF ART
COLLECTORS

THE BRILLIANCE OF THE COLOR BLACK THROUGH THE EYES OF ART...

“Of all the tincts that can fill up a canvas,” Moore emphasizes, “black exudes brilliance.”...

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New Releases Tuesday: The Books Out This Week You Should
Know

New Releases Tuesday: The Books Out This Week You Should...

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a new batch of book releases! Here are a...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 7, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 7, 2021

Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by .  Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 Such...

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Welcome Back: 9 Great Books About Returning to the Childhood
Home

Welcome Back: 9 Great Books About Returning to the Childhood...

“Beautiful, inspiring, emotional, masterful.”—Heidi Chiavaroli, Carol Award–winning...

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Witchy Bookish Goods For Leaning Into Your Magic

Witchy Bookish Goods For Leaning Into Your Magic

Some folks believe witch season is once a year, beginning around this time and,...

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My Relationship to Manga: A Microcosm of Growing Up Japanese
American

My Relationship to Manga: A Microcosm of Growing Up Japanese...

Through the entirety of my teenage years, I hated manga. Like, really adamantly...

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8 Books That Preach the Gospel of Health at Every
Size

8 Books That Preach the Gospel of Health at Every Size

I went to an ear, nose, and throat specialist because my chronic fatigue had been...

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Barrels of Bad Apples: Copaganda in Crime Books

Barrels of Bad Apples: Copaganda in Crime Books

Copaganda, an overtly positive representation of the police, is a media trope that...

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15 Delightful Books Like The Vanderbeekers

15 Delightful Books Like The Vanderbeekers

Soon after I first purchased and read The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (by Book...

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8 YA Heist Novels You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

8 YA Heist Novels You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

There’s something really magnetic about a good heist story. Maybe it’s because heists...

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Welcome to Sponkon Books: Your Friendly
(Advertiser-Friendly) Publishing House

Welcome to Sponkon Books: Your Friendly (Advertiser-Friendly)...

So, you’ve decided to let Sponkon Books publish your book? Welcome to the family!...

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7 Audiobooks for Science September

7 Audiobooks for Science September

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway a copy of NEVER SAW ME COMING...

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Quiz: Which Kids’ SFF graphic Novel Should You Read
Next?

Quiz: Which Kids’ SFF graphic Novel Should You Read Next?

A new middle grade graphic novel, perfect for fans of Hilda! When Iris and her best...

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PERFECT TIMING

PERFECT TIMING

Jess Henson meets Tom Delaney when he literally runs into her, knocking her to the...

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COUNTDOWN BIN LADEN

COUNTDOWN BIN LADEN

Wallace begins the countdown in August 2010, nearly eight months before the operation...

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ANIMALS

ANIMALS

Visible through a large hole cut into the front cover, the animals come out of a...

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VEHICLES

VEHICLES

Each of the 10 tableaux in this French import gathers a thematically unified fleet...

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INVENTION

INVENTION

Now 74, Dyson grew up in a household headed by an “ever-cheerful polymath” who died...

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TO BREAK RUSSIA'S CHAINS

TO BREAK RUSSIA'S CHAINS

Alexandrov, a Yale professor of Slavic languages and author of The Black Russian...

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SOMETIMES A SOLDIER COMES HOME

SOMETIMES A SOLDIER COMES HOME

It’s 1944, and Roger and Eleanor Mitchell, who live in Flint, Michigan, have been...

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IN EVERY MIRROR SHE'S BLACK

IN EVERY MIRROR SHE'S BLACK

Neither Muna Saheed, Brittany-Rae Johnson, nor Kemi Adeyemi ever envisioned themselves...

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WITCH PLEASE

WITCH PLEASE

Not all American witches live in Salem, Massachusetts. Four hundred years ago, a...

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JINGLE BELLS / NAVIDAD

JINGLE BELLS / NAVIDAD

With a neat trick of engineering, this bilingual book can be read in one language...

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MISS KOPP INVESTIGATES

MISS KOPP INVESTIGATES

It opens on a grim note: The sudden death of their brother, Francis, in January...

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INSIDE THE SUITCASE

INSIDE THE SUITCASE

Placing images on multiple descending or overlapping layers of large, shaped flaps...

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PORTRAIT OF A SCOTSMAN

PORTRAIT OF A SCOTSMAN

Banking heiress Hattie Greenfield has always been seen as the lovely one in her...

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THE ANTISOCIAL NETWORK

THE ANTISOCIAL NETWORK

At the heart of the story are two characters whom we meet early on: “Vlad Tenev...

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WILLODEEN

WILLODEEN

Willodeen is lucky that elderly retired thespians Mae and Birdie took her in after...

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MAJOR DETOURS

MAJOR DETOURS

Before parting for different colleges, four friends spend their last summer together...

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ELEANOR AMPLIFIED AND THE TROUBLE WITH MIND CONTROL

ELEANOR AMPLIFIED AND THE TROUBLE WITH MIND CONTROL

Miku Tangeroa, a determined seventh grader at Brighton Middle School, is confident...

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HOOKED ON A FELINE

HOOKED ON A FELINE

Sure, Kathleen Paulson’s always known that Mike Bishop played in Johnny Rock and...

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LATE CITY

LATE CITY

Sam Cunningham, the narrator of this high-concept historical novel, is the last...

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SYSTEM ERROR

SYSTEM ERROR

Media technology often taps the worst in our instincts, driving misinformation,...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 5, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 5, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing. Today’s Featured...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 4, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 4, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate with...

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SPARKS

SPARKS

Felix, like the rest of the Freaks, doesn’t get Bagged (zipped up in a sack) or...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 3, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 3, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Saga Press. Today’s Featured Deals...

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The American Library Association’s Ranking of the 100 Most
Banned Books: The List List #465

The American Library Association’s Ranking of the 100 Most...

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway a copy of NEVER SAW ME COMING...

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Queer Love Is Sacred

Queer Love Is Sacred

If you haven’t been watching Love, Victor, I highly recommend it. It’s a TV spin...

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Best Book Accounts on Instagram to Follow for When You Want
to Reduce the Digital Noise

Best Book Accounts on Instagram to Follow for When You...

Social media and books usually don’t mesh well. Sometimes, we find ourselves falling...

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Authors and Parasocial Relationships

Authors and Parasocial Relationships

Get on Twitter. Be on Instagram. Post frequently. Try TikTok. Develop an online...

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Lessons to Learn From the Kate Clanchy Memoir Fiasco

Lessons to Learn From the Kate Clanchy Memoir Fiasco

On August 6, author Kate Clanchy wrote a now-deleted tweet that started a storm....

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The Bookish Rituals That Keep Me Grounded

The Bookish Rituals That Keep Me Grounded

I recently read Casper ter Kuile’s The Power of Ritual, a book about how to create...

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Do Romance Novels Ruin Relationships?

Do Romance Novels Ruin Relationships?

Any longtime romance reader has heard this question: do romance novels ruin relationships?...

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Monstrify Your Bookshelf With These Horror Books About
Monsters

Monstrify Your Bookshelf With These Horror Books About...

From the monster under the bed to monsters on the big screen, critics have long...

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Racism in the Dewey Decimal System

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System

A lot of old things are racist. Mickey Mouse’s white gloves, for example. The concept...

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12 New Coloring Books for Kids

12 New Coloring Books for Kids

I am well into adulthood, and coloring is just as fun and soothing now as it was...

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A look at the long-awaited Wheel of Time trailer

A look at the long-awaited Wheel of Time trailer

I’ve waxed lyrical about The Wheel of Time on Book Riot before. It’s been a big...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 2, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 2, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by award-winning adventure writer A.W....

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The Best Slasher Novels For A Bloody Good Time

The Best Slasher Novels For A Bloody Good Time

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic...

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Book Fetish: Volume 471

Book Fetish: Volume 471

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 471, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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10 Comics to Put on Your Pull List This Month

10 Comics to Put on Your Pull List This Month

Are you looking for some comics that might fly under your radar for September? With...

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8 Uplifting and Feel-Good Speculative YA Books

8 Uplifting and Feel-Good Speculative YA Books

I know the feeling all too well — it is the end of a long week where nothing has...

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13 LGBT Books That Will Make You Cry

13 LGBT Books That Will Make You Cry

Looking for LGBT books that will make you cry? I’ve got you covered! But we’re not...

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Tier Ranking Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Tier Ranking Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Book-to-movie adaptations can be tricky. With so many fans of the books having so...

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My Reading Life Indicates How Stressed I Am

My Reading Life Indicates How Stressed I Am

2016 didn’t invent stress. But it did add a whole new layer of stress for me that...

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Is DC Really Making Superman Gay?

Is DC Really Making Superman Gay?

As you may have heard, Robin recently came out. Or, to be more specific: in Batman:...

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On Community: Virtual Book Clubs During the Pandemic

On Community: Virtual Book Clubs During the Pandemic

Books are always a trusted coping mechanism during stressful times. For all that...

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Who Is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine?

Who Is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine?

WARNING: In this take on Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, there could be...

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GRANDUDE'S GREEN SUBMARINE

GRANDUDE'S GREEN SUBMARINE

Casting about for something to do on a sweltering day, the multiracial quartet eagerly...

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COVERED IN ADVENTURES

COVERED IN ADVENTURES

Sasha, a girl with dark skin and cornrowed hair, can’t believe it when Dad Paul...

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Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 1,
2021

Book Riot’s Romance Deals of the Day for September 1, 2021

Today's edition of Romance Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing. $2.99 Something...

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Billions of Dollars in Library Funding Hang in the Balance
During Congressional Budget Negotiations

Billions of Dollars in Library Funding Hang in the Balance...

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a $3.5 trillion federal...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 1, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 1, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by James Patterson’s MAXIMUM RIDE: HAWK...

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New September 2021 YA Releases For Your TBR

New September 2021 YA Releases For Your TBR

Ah, I love September! The start of my favorite season, the back-to-school vibes,...

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Literary Baby Costumes To Buy for a Fun Halloween

Literary Baby Costumes To Buy for a Fun Halloween

One of the conversations that takes place in my house on repeat is about what our...

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#SuperheroProblems: So You’ve Been Thrown Into the
Future

#SuperheroProblems: So You’ve Been Thrown Into the Future

The future is a blank slate, an uncrossable void into which we pour our hopes and...

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September 2021 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

September 2021 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Welcome to Book Riot’s September 2021 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations! September...

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Hey, It’s OK If You Don’t Like to Read

Hey, It’s OK If You Don’t Like to Read

School is back in session, which means parents and teachers will soon be encouraging...

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Quiz: Design Your Perfect Dinner Party and Get an
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Quiz: Design Your Perfect Dinner Party and Get an Under-the-Radar...

Queer books and dinner parties are two of my favorite things in the universe. I...

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15 Top Investment Books For New Investors

15 Top Investment Books For New Investors

While in school, I was taught everything from imaginary numbers to the quadratic...

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15 Must-Read September Children’s Book Releases

15 Must-Read September Children’s Book Releases

Choosing the 15 books on this list of September children’s book releases out of...

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How Reading Agatha Christie Helps With My Anxiety

How Reading Agatha Christie Helps With My Anxiety

I’ve had anxiety most of my life. As a child, I didn’t have the word for it, nor...

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A Brief and Personal History of Wattpad

A Brief and Personal History of Wattpad

I was thirteen when I first stumbled upon Wattpad. Growing up, I had been a picky...

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PRINCESS PERSEPHONE LOSES THE CASTLE

PRINCESS PERSEPHONE LOSES THE CASTLE

Princess Persephone is distraught by the drafts in her father’s castle. When Aluminum...

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EARTH WILL SURVIVE

EARTH WILL SURVIVE

With a particular focus on the impact of humans, author and middle school science...

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THE NEXT PANDEMIC

THE NEXT PANDEMIC

Based on our experiences with Covid-19, Allen frankly explores the concerns of scientists...

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THE F WORDS

THE F WORDS

Cole Renner is a White sophomore at August Mersy High School in Chicago. His principal...

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STARS WITH FLAMING TAILS

STARS WITH FLAMING TAILS

Within thematic groupings, Bloom writes of children newly born or bored (“Family...

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ALL KINDS OF ANIMAL FRIENDS

ALL KINDS OF ANIMAL FRIENDS

This follow-up to Henn’s All Kinds of Animal Families (2021) features unusual animal...

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ACROSS THE FACE OF THE STORM

ACROSS THE FACE OF THE STORM

After 15-year-old Frederick and 17-year-old Isabel’s mother passes away in Washington,...

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WHAT ISN'T REMEMBERED

WHAT ISN'T REMEMBERED

The short stories in this debut collection chronicle the lives of characters beset...

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A SHELTER FOR SADNESS

A SHELTER FOR SADNESS

“I am building a shelter for my sadness and welcoming it inside,” declares a skinny...

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JUANITA

JUANITA

Juanita’s mother, along with the other women in the village, makes beautiful embroidered...

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LUNA LOVES DANCE

LUNA LOVES DANCE

Luna twirls at Dad’s house and leaps at Mom’s. Dancing makes her world bright. On...

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GUTHLI HAS WINGS

GUTHLI HAS WINGS

The youngest and favorite child, Guthli feels special when her mother calls her...

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BYE, CAR!

BYE, CAR!

From an apartment window, two children enjoy waving and saying “Bye” to the multitude...

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DESMOND GETS FREE

DESMOND GETS FREE

In “the most beautiful meadow in all the land,” mouse Desmond follows the same daily...

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THE GIRL WHO LOVED GIRAFFES

THE GIRL WHO LOVED GIRAFFES

As a child, Dagg, a White Canadian, was told that a girl’s future was to be a good...

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A PICNIC IN THE SUN

A PICNIC IN THE SUN

The gentle creatures dress, act, and talk like kind, friendly people—and sport antlers...

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HOW TO HAUNT A HOUSE

HOW TO HAUNT A HOUSE

Groana, Moana, and Shrieky have successfully used their ghostly tricks to haunt...

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SATURDAY AT THE FOOD PANTRY

SATURDAY AT THE FOOD PANTRY

While many children’s books about food pantries and soup kitchens focus on how children...

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STOP THAT POEM!

STOP THAT POEM!

In the opening scene, a pale-skinned kid with black hair in a pageboy carefully...

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LIFE GOES ON

LIFE GOES ON

In this episodic collection of personal essays, Budzinski explores life’s irones...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 31, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 31, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Skyhunter by Marie Lu, with Fierce...

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Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses: A New
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Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses: A New...

Monday, August 30, 2021, marks the launch of the Republic of Consciousness Prize...

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Romance Tropetonite: Famous Fake Flings

Romance Tropetonite: Famous Fake Flings

Ah yes. Here we are again. The romance tropetonite. These are particular romance...

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Who is Black Adam?

Who is Black Adam?

Dwayne Johnson is the biggest name in Hollywood and we’re all waiting as patiently...

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9 Books Like VERITY by Colleen Hoover

9 Books Like VERITY by Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s Verity is a romantic psychological thriller that gets a lot of...

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Cool Book Accessories to Gift to Loved Ones — Including
Yourself

Cool Book Accessories to Gift to Loved Ones — Including...

I love books, and I love accessories. Who’s shocked to learn that I also love cool...

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8 Horror Books About Witches That Are Truly Scary

8 Horror Books About Witches That Are Truly Scary

Are witches and witchcraft scary? Plenty of books are filled with magic and the...

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Lights, Camera, Comics!: A Quick-ish History of Licensed
Comics

Lights, Camera, Comics!: A Quick-ish History of Licensed...

Movies and TV shows based on comic books are all but inescapable these days. But...

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Why Do I Bounce So Hard Off Fiction Written in Present
Tense?

Why Do I Bounce So Hard Off Fiction Written in Present...

In the last year or so of my reading life, I seem to be encountering more fiction...

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Pick A Horror Movie, Get A Horror Novel

Pick A Horror Movie, Get A Horror Novel

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic...

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Advocate For A Public Good: Library Fundraising
Ideas

Advocate For A Public Good: Library Fundraising Ideas

Libraries are the heart of communities. They are one of the only places people can...

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9 of the Best YA Dark Dystopias

9 of the Best YA Dark Dystopias

The 30 million fans of the blockbuster YA series have been asking: Where is Maximum...

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8 Native Memoirs on Audio From Erin and Dani’s Book
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8 Native Memoirs on Audio From Erin and Dani’s Book Club

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CLOCKED!

CLOCKED!

Although he’s determined to defend his family’s honor through winning the joust...

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WE ARE FAMILY

WE ARE FAMILY

A group of seventh graders have different reasons for joining Hoop Group, an elite...

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BEING A HUMAN

BEING A HUMAN

Building on Being a Beast (2016), in which he looked at the world through the viewpoints...

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SEASONS

SEASONS

Even the Arctic in winter has a populous look as Robin generously strews six broad,...

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MERMAID

MERMAID

In perhaps—if possible—a greater disservice to this classic fairy tale than the...

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THE GAMBLER WIFE

THE GAMBLER WIFE

Kaufman, a scholar of Slavic languages and literature, especially Russian, creates...

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THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY

THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY

Without her realizing it, 28-year-old June Jones has spent almost a decade of her...

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THE DOLLHOUSE

THE DOLLHOUSE

Alice has an overactive, vivid imagination—at least, according to her mother. But...

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HOW THE BIG BAD WOLF GOT HIS COMMEUPPANCE

HOW THE BIG BAD WOLF GOT HIS COMMEUPPANCE

Struggling to keep her family afloat, a mother pig tells her three children that...

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THREE ROOMS

THREE ROOMS

As this distinctive debut novel opens, the unnamed 20-something narrator is moving...

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BLACK AND WHITE

BLACK AND WHITE

When White wakes up, extends through the sky, and enters the window, Black goes...

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TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO

TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO

When his big sister, Bea, disappears just two months before her Indiana high school...

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THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN

THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN

Flick hasn’t been in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, where members travel between...

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BECOMING HERSELF AGAIN

BECOMING HERSELF AGAIN

Emma Cloutieris a well-respected transplant surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital...

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THE ENABLERS

THE ENABLERS

The Germans of the Third Reich are the textbook case of those who “were only following...

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EARTH DETOX

EARTH DETOX

“Earth and all life on it are being saturated with chemicals released by humans,...

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ONCE MORE TO THE SKY

ONCE MORE TO THE SKY

In 2005, journalist Raab was assigned to cover the rebuilding of the World Trade...

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ALMOST HEMINGWAY

ALMOST HEMINGWAY

Negley Farson (1890-1960) was a daring foreign correspondent, ardent fisherman,...

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HAIFA REPUBLIC

HAIFA REPUBLIC

With dreams of peace shattered yet again by recent violence between Palestinians...

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TODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET

TODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET

Ninety-one-year-old Wolitzer, author of five novels and mother of Meg, collects...

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Every Bookish Movie Coming to Netflix in Fall 2021

Every Bookish Movie Coming to Netflix in Fall 2021

Sometimes I prefer to watch a book, you know? Last week, Netflix announced their...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 30, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 30, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by #1 NYT Bestseller The Day Diana Died....

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Uplift Your Favorite Trans Books Today Using This
Hashtag

Uplift Your Favorite Trans Books Today Using This Hashtag

If you’re on the bookish internet, especially if you prioritize diverse books in...

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Get Those Pencils, Get Those Books: Bookish Items for Back
to School

Get Those Pencils, Get Those Books: Bookish Items for Back...

You can see it in the aisles of Walmart and Target. You can see it in the panicked...

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I Only Read uQuiz Book Recommendations For a Month

I Only Read uQuiz Book Recommendations For a Month

If you’ve been on the internet at all over the last year, I’m sure you’ve seen uQuiz...

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Making Moms Everywhere Blush: 1950s Teen Pulp Comic
Magazines

Making Moms Everywhere Blush: 1950s Teen Pulp Comic Magazines

There’s a common belief that we’re in an era of oversexualization of teenagers....

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Give This Hero a Comic Book: Blindspot

Give This Hero a Comic Book: Blindspot

The past 80 years of comic book history are littered with hundreds of forgotten...

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9 LGBTQ Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels You’ll Love
Reading

9 LGBTQ Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels You’ll Love Reading

Even though I know the outcome because it’s in the name, enemies-to-lovers, when...

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Where to Find the Best Children’s Book Reviews

Where to Find the Best Children’s Book Reviews

There are more great children’s books being published than ever before, but how...

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10 Bibliomemoirs About the Life-Altering Power of
Reading

10 Bibliomemoirs About the Life-Altering Power of Reading

Most readers love books about books. We also love snooping through other people’s...

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8 Books About Voter Suppression to Ignite Your Inner
Activist

8 Books About Voter Suppression to Ignite Your Inner Activist

The 2022 midterm elections in the United States are getting closer and closer. And...

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There’s No Place Like Libraries: A Personal History of
Library Use

There’s No Place Like Libraries: A Personal History of...

Literati Kids is a try-before-you-buy book club for children. They make finding...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 29, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 29, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Nightfire. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 28, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 28, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Nightfire. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99...

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LOVE IS EVERYTHING

LOVE IS EVERYTHING

Uncluttered scenes in nature at various times of day and through the seasons show...

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Support Haiti Earthquake Relief Through The Romance For
Haiti Auction

Support Haiti Earthquake Relief Through The Romance For...

Romance authors are teaming up to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti by...

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18 of the Best Books for Autistic Children

18 of the Best Books for Autistic Children

Autism is still often treated as a taboo topic, so books about autistic children...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 27, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 27, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Kindle Unlimited – Start your 2 month...

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3 in 5 Americans Hope Their Summer Reads Will Make Them Look
Smarter

3 in 5 Americans Hope Their Summer Reads Will Make Them...

In a July 2021 survey of 2,000 U.S. Americans, OnePoll (on behalf of Thriftbooks)...

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8 Cool Bookstores and Libraries You Can Spend the Night In:
The List List #464

8 Cool Bookstores and Libraries You Can Spend the Night...

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Dungeons & Dragons and Racism, Oh My

Dungeons & Dragons and Racism, Oh My

Wizards of the Coast debuted Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) in 1974. Since that time,...

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How to Find Themes in Books

How to Find Themes in Books

Whether you’re studying something for fun or pleasure, looking for themes can be...

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The Things Books Have Changed For Us

The Things Books Have Changed For Us

A few weeks ago I was recording a podcast episode, and the conversation veered into...

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THE HUNGER GAMES’ Three-Finger Salute: A Symbol of
Resistance to Tyranny in Asia

THE HUNGER GAMES’ Three-Finger Salute: A Symbol of Resistance...

Although the pandemic shut down the world in 2020, protests around the globe didn’t...

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Pumpkin Spice + All Things Nice: Bookish Fall Decor

Pumpkin Spice + All Things Nice: Bookish Fall Decor

I know it is August. Before you come at me to inform me it’s summer and too early...

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How Book Stands Let Me Lose Myself in Books Again

How Book Stands Let Me Lose Myself in Books Again

If there’s any feeling in the world I’m trying to chase, it’s that feeling of devouring...

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5 Poetry Challenges To Enrich Your Reading Life

5 Poetry Challenges To Enrich Your Reading Life

I have been deeply in love with poetry for most of my days, but I fell even harder...

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The Best Apps to Sell Used Books

The Best Apps to Sell Used Books

Moving-day downsizing. Overflowing bookshelves. Duplicate titles. There are so many...

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Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 Release
Date

Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 Release Date

Have you been waiting eagerly for news of when the second season of Netflix’s adaptation...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 26, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 26, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Grand Central Publishing and Feral...

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More Than 30 Years On, Suspect Confesses To Murder of Lois
Duncan’s Daughter

More Than 30 Years On, Suspect Confesses To Murder of Lois...

Lois Duncan, known for her young adult thrillers of the 70s and early 80s, including...

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Book Fetish: Volume 470

Book Fetish: Volume 470

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 470, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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20 Must-Read Books from University Presses

20 Must-Read Books from University Presses

University presses have a reputation for publishing niche nonfiction and dry academic...

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Reader

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Reader

I may have mentioned a time or two that I’m Mexican American. (Like here, for instance.)...

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A Brief History of Botanical Illustration

A Brief History of Botanical Illustration

Photography is not yet 200 years old, and yet humans have been interacting intimately...

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The Most Translated Books From Every Country in the
World

The Most Translated Books From Every Country in the World

Without reading translated books, we’re only seeing a tiny sliver of the literature...

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It’s Okay To Be An Adventurous Reader

It’s Okay To Be An Adventurous Reader

I see/hear a lot of reading opinions every day, and have for years now, and a thing...

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Weird Westerns Explained

Weird Westerns Explained

What are weird westerns? There are classic westerns, sure — those tales of the U.S....

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Where To Start Reading Marvel Comics: Your Reading
Order

Where To Start Reading Marvel Comics: Your Reading Order

There are just about as many ways to read Marvel comics as there are comics. Currently,...

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What You Should Know About The Brontës: 10 Facts About The
Most Interesting Literary Family

What You Should Know About The Brontës: 10 Facts About...

Who were the Brontës? Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë are three...

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5 Reasons You Should Not Combine Book Collections as a
Couple

5 Reasons You Should Not Combine Book Collections as a...

My partner and I went about our relationship a little backwards. We moved in together...

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YOU'RE ONLY TWO ONCE

YOU'RE ONLY TWO ONCE

The narrator, who delivers encouragement like a keynote speaker, begins with the...

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GOP Candidate Terrifies Teen Library Worker In Anger About
Pride Display

GOP Candidate Terrifies Teen Library Worker In Anger About...

Kerrigan Trautsch was 17 and working as a page at the Prairie du Chien Memorial...

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Respected Sociologist and Activist James Loewen Dies at
79

Respected Sociologist and Activist James Loewen Dies at...

James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, died last Thursday, August 19 in...

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11 Emotional Manga That Will Give You All the Feels

11 Emotional Manga That Will Give You All the Feels

Since I started my reading journey as a child, manga has always held a special part...

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Raising Hell: From Faustus to Modern Fantasy, We Just Keep
Raising Demons

Raising Hell: From Faustus to Modern Fantasy, We Just Keep...

Raising demons is something we’ve done in literature forever, and modern fantasy...

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Comic Books Don’t Count As Reading & Other Lies
People Tell You

Comic Books Don’t Count As Reading & Other Lies People...

As a high school librarian, I’m always trying to get teens reading, especially comic...

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Romance Novel Awards: Your In-Depth Guide

Romance Novel Awards: Your In-Depth Guide

Literary awards, no matter what kind, are imperfect at best. They’re always going...

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Take This ’90s Food Quiz and We’ll Tell You What Throwback
Book to Read

Take This ’90s Food Quiz and We’ll Tell You What Throwback...

Do you feel a little nostalgic every time you think about Bagel Bites? Wish you...

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26 of the Best Cozy Mystery Series

26 of the Best Cozy Mystery Series

I have always been a fan of cozies, but lately I’ve been reading cozy mystery series...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 25, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 25, 2021

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Let’s Talk About Foundation And That Trailer

Let’s Talk About Foundation And That Trailer

I read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation as a sci-fi obsessed teenager, but I didn’t think...

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3 YA Books for Classic Romcom Lovers

3 YA Books for Classic Romcom Lovers

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Fun DIY Bookmark Ideas for a Quick Crafting Session

Fun DIY Bookmark Ideas for a Quick Crafting Session

Given the mind-boggling and sometimes downright horrifying variety of things that...

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Secrets of the Flash Family

Secrets of the Flash Family

In a world of angsty Bats and convoluted Hawks and galaxy-spanning Lanterns, the...

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Kishōtenketsu: What It Is and 8 Books That Use It

Kishōtenketsu: What It Is and 8 Books That Use It

Note: This post contains some spoilery information about the films Kiki’s Delivery...

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MR. LION'S NEW HAIR!

MR. LION'S NEW HAIR!

Even the king of the beasts can have bad hair days! When Mr. Lion shows up, leaves...

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ANGULAR MOMENTUM ON HANUKKAH!

ANGULAR MOMENTUM ON HANUKKAH!

A White-presenting child with dark brown hair puts toy candles in a menorah and...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 24, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 24, 2021

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POLAR ANIMALS

POLAR ANIMALS

In both art and narrative, food and family are definitely the prevailing themes....

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THE HALF-CLASS

THE HALF-CLASS

The city of Bexbury has a rigid hierarchy, based on skin color, in which the “light...

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LEGACY AND THE DOUBLE

LEGACY AND THE DOUBLE

In this sequel to Legacy and the Queen (2019), Legacy Petrin and her friends Javi...

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BEAR WITH ME

BEAR WITH ME

A bear enters a home and wreaks havoc. Politely asking him to leave; attempting...

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YOURS IN BOOKS

YOURS IN BOOKS

This very funny sendup of epistolary novels combines understated text with hyperbolic...

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THE FOX AND THE FOREST FIRE

THE FOX AND THE FOREST FIRE

A young child moves far from the city to a house in the woods. It takes time for...

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BOMBSHELL

BOMBSHELL

Thirty years old and single, Lady Sesily Talbot is no wallflower. Nicknamed “Sexily,”...

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WITCH FOR HIRE

WITCH FOR HIRE

Witches aren’t part of the A squad, as new high schooler Cody learns when her popular...

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THE MASTER

THE MASTER

Clarey, a veteran tennis writer for the New York Times and International Herald...

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DOPAMINE NATION

DOPAMINE NATION

Lembke, medical director of the Stanford Addiction Medicine clinic, begins with...

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UNCHARTED

UNCHARTED

Leo Eddowes is the pilot for Polaris, a team of elite ex-military operatives. Their...

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THE MISSING PAIRS

THE MISSING PAIRS

It’s a late autumn day. Fox has lost a sock, Hare has lost a mitten, Badger has...

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DART AND DIVE ACROSS THE REEF

DART AND DIVE ACROSS THE REEF

Though most of the 13 reefs here are, as usual in surveys of this sort, in tropical...

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RIDING HIGH IN APRIL

RIDING HIGH IN APRIL

Stuart is a talented software engineer who develops a secure system, COMPASS, that...

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DO NOT DISCLOSE

DO NOT DISCLOSE

Krygier, a Los Angeles juvenile court judge, was on her way to work one day when...

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THE WHOLE WORLD INSIDE NAN'S SOUP

THE WHOLE WORLD INSIDE NAN'S SOUP

When a child asks Nanni what is inside the big pot on the stove, Nanni’s unexpected...

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WHERE THREE OCEANS MEET

WHERE THREE OCEANS MEET

Sejal and Mommy live in the United States and Pati in Bangalore, so while Sejal...

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THE GUIDE

THE GUIDE

Fisherman’s noir isn’t a genre, but maybe it should be. The high-end Colorado resort...

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MORE THAN I LOVE MY LIFE

MORE THAN I LOVE MY LIFE

When Nina was 6 years old, her mother was imprisoned on Goli Otok, an island off...

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THE COMPLEXITIES OF LOVE

THE COMPLEXITIES OF LOVE

It’s 1966, and Mark knows he’s different from the other boys, hiding his attraction...

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BORN TO BE MAGIC

BORN TO BE MAGIC

By all outward appearances, Rachel Collins is an ordinary agent for the Colorado...

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The Long History of Little Golden Books

The Long History of Little Golden Books

You know them by the glinting foil spine. That yellow foil edge lining children’s...

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10 of the Best Horror Novels Featuring Cults

10 of the Best Horror Novels Featuring Cults

I can’t remember when I first became interested in cults, but I know that it was...

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Get To Know Satyajit Ray: Bookish Polymath
Extraordinaire

Get To Know Satyajit Ray: Bookish Polymath Extraordinaire

This year is the birth centenary of legendary Indian filmmaker and writer Satyajit...

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12 Great Indigenous Memoirs

12 Great Indigenous Memoirs

Seeking out Indigenous writers is a good way to find a great book. The 12 memoirs...

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Mermaid, Selkies, and Sea Creatures, Oh My! Under the Sea
Comics for All Ages

Mermaid, Selkies, and Sea Creatures, Oh My! Under the Sea...

As the Alan Menken and Howard Ashman song says, “the seaweed is always greener in...

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Gorgeous Farmhouse Bookshelves for Every Room

Gorgeous Farmhouse Bookshelves for Every Room

It’s hard to deny the appeal of the farmhouse aesthetic — cozy, comforting, simple....

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Please Don’t Make Me Read in Order

Please Don’t Make Me Read in Order

At this point, I’ve been reading romance for more than half of my life and I’m well-versed...

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Light Novel vs Manga: We Can Have Both

Light Novel vs Manga: We Can Have Both

For comic book fans, it may seem like 2020/2021 was the rebirth of manga. Adaptations...

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A Better World for Disabled Readers

A Better World for Disabled Readers

Book Riot is teaming up with Macmillan's Nightfire newsletter for a chance to win...

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YOU'LL NEVER FIND US

YOU'LL NEVER FIND US

As a young girl, when Baker Guy thought about her future, she, like many other women...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 23, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 23, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Nightfire. Today’s Featured Deals...

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Jack Kirby’s Creations?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Jack Kirby’s Creations?

Jack Kirby is to American comic books as Stephen Sondheim is to musicals: he didn’t...

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An Ode to the Author’s Note

An Ode to the Author’s Note

Rita Williams-Garcia’s A Sitting in St. James is one of the best and most important...

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How I’m Trying (And Failing) to Rebuild a Reading Habit
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How I’m Trying (And Failing) to Rebuild a Reading Habit...

Two and a half years ago, I came down with what I thought was a normal cold or flu....

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8 Remarkable Black Lesbian Fiction Books You Need To
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8 Remarkable Black Lesbian Fiction Books You Need To Read

Black lesbian fiction was a result of the feminist movement of the 1960s and ’70s....

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8 High-Tech Mysteries for When Social Media Turns
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8 High-Tech Mysteries for When Social Media Turns Deadly

When I think of murder mysteries, I think of Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers....

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The Golden Library of the Moscow Tsars That No One Can
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The Golden Library of the Moscow Tsars That No One Can...

The promise of a lost library brings to mind hushed voices in dark corners, a shiver...

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8 of the Best Horror Books To Creep You Out This
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8 of the Best Horror Books To Creep You Out This Fall

As summer winds down and the first bits of fall set in soon, I cannot stop thinking...

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Bookish Hills Upon Which I am Prepared To Perish

Bookish Hills Upon Which I am Prepared To Perish

I love writing these kinds of posts. I come from a family of shit-starters and pot-stirrers,...

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20 of the Best Light Novels You Need to Read

20 of the Best Light Novels You Need to Read

If you told me five years ago that we’d have a thriving light novel market in North...

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The 5 Best Libraries to See in Cambridge

The 5 Best Libraries to See in Cambridge

Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city...

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9 Books By Women From Afghanistan That You Need To
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9 Books By Women From Afghanistan That You Need To Read

In the past several weeks, the world has watched as the Taliban have once again...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 22, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 22, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Nightfire. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 21, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 21, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Random House Children’s Books. Today’s...

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MILES FROM MOTOWN

MILES FROM MOTOWN

Georgia Johnson was prepared to spend the summer months of 1967 lip-syncing to records...

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FIVE YEARS LATER

FIVE YEARS LATER

In 2017, Elle Fox is a 23-year-old would-be writer living in a suburban town near...

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The Winner of the 2021 Public Library of the Year Has Been
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The Winner of the 2021 Public Library of the Year Has Been...

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is...

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It’s Time To Pick LeVar Already: Richards Out as New
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It’s Time To Pick LeVar Already: Richards Out as New Jeopardy...

After it came to light that Mike Richards, newly-named host of Jeopardy, had a history...

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Quiz: Which Brontë Heroine Are You?

Quiz: Which Brontë Heroine Are You?

Have you ever wondered which Brontë heroine are you? The Brontë sisters are one...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 20, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 20, 2021

Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing Today’s Featured...

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A Compilation of the Best Books on Western Interventions in
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A Compilation of the Best Books on Western Interventions...

When scientists discover a rare and mysterious mineral in the Earth’s crust, they...

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8 Things About LORD OF THE FLIES You Didn’t Learn In High
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8 Things About LORD OF THE FLIES You Didn’t Learn In High...

I had a whole plan for this post. I was going to rant about how Lord of the Flies...