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Goodreads Announces Its Top 48 Hit Books of the Year So
Far

Goodreads Announces Its Top 48 Hit Books of the Year So...

Goodreads has released its list of the most popular books of the year so far. They...

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

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

Today's roundup of romance book deals is sponsored by Seven Days in June by Tia...

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

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

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive...

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6 of the Best New Dark Academia YA Books

6 of the Best New Dark Academia YA Books

Book Riot is teaming up with the Macmillan Audio newsletter, Hear, Here! to giveaway...

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It’s Not Enough To Educate Yourself as an Ally. You Also
Have To Teach.

It’s Not Enough To Educate Yourself as an Ally. You Also...

Years ago, I read a book called Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian...

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Busting the Model Minority Myth: Let’s See Indian Americans
Fail in Literature

Busting the Model Minority Myth: Let’s See Indian Americans...

I’ve read about white people going on adventures my entire life, and always convinced...

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9 ‘Braw’ Contemporary Scottish Books You Need to
Read

9 ‘Braw’ Contemporary Scottish Books You Need to Read

Braw (adj, Scots) – great, brilliant, pleasing. When I think of the famous novels...

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Be LGBTQ+, Do Other Stuff: 4 Anticipated Queer Fantasy
Novels

Be LGBTQ+, Do Other Stuff: 4 Anticipated Queer Fantasy...

(Please read the following in sarcasm font) Can you imagine characters in a fantasy...

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5 Grammy Award-Winning Audiobooks To Listen To

5 Grammy Award-Winning Audiobooks To Listen To

In the U.S, there’s an awards season that puts a spotlight on movies, music, and...

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Reading Pathways: Mia Couto

Reading Pathways: Mia Couto

Mia Couto has a very peculiar way to play with words, which has created interesting...

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Customized Swag Made With Literary Digital Prints

Customized Swag Made With Literary Digital Prints

Guess what? I’m moving! This may not be exciting to you, but I’ve been houseless...

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First Appearance Flashback: Superman

First Appearance Flashback: Superman

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

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6 Memoirs By Authors of Color to Find Inspiration In

6 Memoirs By Authors of Color to Find Inspiration In

While every work of fiction transports us to the shoes of characters unknown, memoirs...

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ONE LITTLE LIE

ONE LITTLE LIE

Kate Gardner has had a rough time of it lately. After a visit to her hometown that...

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What’s Next for IMLS

What’s Next for IMLS

'PW' talks with Institute of Museum and Library Services director R. Crosby Kemper...

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6 of the Best Fantasy Books to Listen to Again and
Again

6 of the Best Fantasy Books to Listen to Again and Again

Book Riot is teaming up with the Macmillan Audio newsletter, Hear, Here! to giveaway...

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Riot Recommendation: What Are the Best Books About
Wellness?

Riot Recommendation: What Are the Best Books About Wellness?

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

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9 Riveting Memoirs About Crime Families

9 Riveting Memoirs About Crime Families

To the young Cheryl Diamond, life felt like one big adventure, whether she was hurtling...

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10 Part-Asian Characters in YA Novels Written by Part-Asian
Authors

10 Part-Asian Characters in YA Novels Written by Part-Asian...

Not fully Asian, not really white. For many AAPI people, myself included, the feeling...

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Too Weird or Not Weird Enough: What is Slipstream?

Too Weird or Not Weird Enough: What is Slipstream?

In early 2020, I tackled the definitions and interpretations of speculative fiction....

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Everything I Know About Outlander, Which I Have Never Read
(or Watched)

Everything I Know About Outlander, Which I Have Never Read...

About ten years ago, when I first got a Kindle and discovered the many joys of ereading,...

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Profiles in Supervillainy: The Matador

Profiles in Supervillainy: The Matador

What is a superhero without a supervillain? Not much. Some supervillains, however,...

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On Learning to Embrace Audiobooks as a Reader

On Learning to Embrace Audiobooks as a Reader

There are currently 136 titles in my Audible account, 16 in my Libro, and I have...

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My Dream Queer Short Story Anthology

My Dream Queer Short Story Anthology

I have mixed feelings about short story collections. I love short stories, but I...

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

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

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

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DRAGON RACER

DRAGON RACER

In this adorably styled graphic offering, readers meet Truff, a cheerful young ghostly...

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PASTELS AND PEDOPHILES

PASTELS AND PEDOPHILES

QAnon, a congeries of conspiracy theories whose origins lie in a curious blend of...

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OUT TO SEA

OUT TO SEA

Sweet remembrances of Nana are not enough; Lara’s tears overwhelm her. They fill...

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THE COTTONWOOD TREE

THE COTTONWOOD TREE

The cottonwood’s voice is conversational and has a gentle rhythm for a pleasing...

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THE ICE LION

THE ICE LION

When lions attack Lynx’s camp, leaving only him alive, Quiller must convince the...

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NONBINARY

NONBINARY

P-Orridge, who died from leukemia in 2020, was born Neil Andrew Megson in Manchester,...

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HOW TO SURVIVE AMERICA

HOW TO SURVIVE AMERICA

Throughout his latest, written in roughly the same blunt, no-nonsense style as How...

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THE PEPPERSTORM

THE PEPPERSTORM

The elephants in this story have not been informed of the myth that their kind is...

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I IS FOR IMMIGRANTS

I IS FOR IMMIGRANTS

Each letter of this exuberant and poignant alphabet book is represented by a montage...

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THE HELLION'S WALTZ

THE HELLION'S WALTZ

Sophie Roseingrave and her family are forced to leave London when a dishonest business...

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THE NEW KID HAS FLEAS

THE NEW KID HAS FLEAS

Dyckman is no longer a newcomer to picture books, but she uses her dedication to...

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THE GODMOTHERS

THE GODMOTHERS

Setting her tale mostly in the 1930s and '40s, Aubray uses the dramatic changes...

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QUARANTINE LIFE FROM CHOLERA TO COVID-19

QUARANTINE LIFE FROM CHOLERA TO COVID-19

Nixon, a professor of medical humanities, scans history to find support for a series...

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THE EXISTENCE OF BEA PEARL

THE EXISTENCE OF BEA PEARL

Six months ago,Bea Pearl Montgomery saw her brother, Jim, slip into the flooding...

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DREAM RESCUERS

DREAM RESCUERS

She flies away at the slightest perception of danger, unable to complete her tooth...

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POPS

POPS

Melvin looks back at his upbringing in Columbia, South Carolina, during the 1980s...

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DISSENT

DISSENT

The conservative movement has been playing a very long game when it comes to the...

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LAST BEST HOPE

LAST BEST HOPE

As New Yorker contributor and National Book Award winner Packer notes in this sharp...

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RAT FAIR

RAT FAIR

When a letterboard advertising an art fair falls into disarray, a group of rats...

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DECODING GREATNESS

DECODING GREATNESS

Friedman opens with a well-known moment in the history of technology: when Steve...

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

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

$1.99 Cast in Wisdom by Michelle Sagara Get This Deal $0.99 On Borrowed Luck by...

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

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

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

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6 Romances Featuring Librarians In Love

6 Romances Featuring Librarians In Love

Based on a true story from NPR's This American Life, Dear Librarian is a heartfelt...

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10 Fascinating American Cultural Histories

10 Fascinating American Cultural Histories

How did the Peanuts gang respond to--and shape--postwar American politics? What...

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Books Don’t Have to Explain Themselves To You

Books Don’t Have to Explain Themselves To You

I recently read The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo, an immersive and captivating...

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How To Buy Books For People Who Don’t Read

How To Buy Books For People Who Don’t Read

Whenever it comes time to buy someone a gift, the urge among book lovers is often...

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7 Essential Classic Books of Ireland

7 Essential Classic Books of Ireland

Ireland is a literary powerhouse. I grew up in a house full of books and virtually...

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Best Fan Fiction Apps and Sites

Best Fan Fiction Apps and Sites

It’s no secret that fan fiction is fun to read. A good mix of fantastic and absorbing,...

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5 New YA Books That Share DNA With Classic Books

5 New YA Books That Share DNA With Classic Books

There’s an old adage that every story to be told has already been written. But the...

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On This Day (June 14): Flash Discovers the
Multiverse

On This Day (June 14): Flash Discovers the Multiverse

The DC universe is actually the DC multiverse, a series of Earths inhabited by different...

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Riot Recommendation: 14 of the Best YA Books About Teen
Royals

Riot Recommendation: 14 of the Best YA Books About Teen...

An irresistible story about an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers that...

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What Rioters Like to Do While Listening to
Audiobooks

What Rioters Like to Do While Listening to Audiobooks

We have a lot of audiobook fans here at Book Riot, and in this post we asked for...

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RAISING, AND LOSING, MY REMARKABLE TEENAGE MOTHER

RAISING, AND LOSING, MY REMARKABLE TEENAGE MOTHER

“She was fifteen; he was nineteen….Vietnam was raging,” writes Aaronson in her opening...

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

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

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The In Between by Marc Klein, published...

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

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

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

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ALA 2021: Barack Obama, Expansive Professional Program Highlight 2021 ALA Annual Conference

ALA 2021: Barack Obama, Expansive Professional Program...

The ALA Annual Conference will again be virtual-only in 2021—and for many ALA members,...

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What’s Next  for IMLS

What’s Next for IMLS

PW talks with Institute of Museum and Library Services director R. Crosby Kemper...

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A Healthy Dose of Badass for Detective Fiction

A Healthy Dose of Badass for Detective Fiction

Author Tracy Clark says today’s fictional detectives can be women of color—and they...

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Winner, Winner: Announcing the 2021 Pulitzer Prize
Winners

Winner, Winner: Announcing the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

How is already time for new Pulitzer Prize winners??? Time goes by so fast — it...

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

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

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

Which Famous Books Were Written by Aliens? (shelftalker)

With Disclosure around the corner it is time to test your alien book knowledge.

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Welcome To Romantic Reads Day!

Welcome To Romantic Reads Day!

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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10 Netflix Book Adaptations That Totally Missed the Mark:
The List List #453

10 Netflix Book Adaptations That Totally Missed the Mark:...

A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated...

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What 2021 Romantic Book Should You Read Based on Your
Enneagram Type?

What 2021 Romantic Book Should You Read Based on Your Enneagram...

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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Beyond Bridgerton: Which Non-Regency Historical Romance
Should You Read?

Beyond Bridgerton: Which Non-Regency Historical Romance...

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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Why Anna Karenina Isn’t the Romance People Think It
Is

Why Anna Karenina Isn’t the Romance People Think It Is

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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8 Crime Novels With a Dash of Romance

8 Crime Novels With a Dash of Romance

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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8 Queer SFF Romantic Reads

8 Queer SFF Romantic Reads

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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5 Romantic Manga That Mystery and Thriller Readers Will
Enjoy

5 Romantic Manga That Mystery and Thriller Readers Will...

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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8 Romantic Novels About Couples That Don’t Stay
Together

8 Romantic Novels About Couples That Don’t Stay Together

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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8 Books of Love Poetry to Check Out for Your Next Romantic
Read

8 Books of Love Poetry to Check Out for Your Next Romantic...

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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10 Delicious Books About Food, With a Side of
Romance

10 Delicious Books About Food, With a Side of Romance

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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How to Romance a Book Lover Without Giving a Book

How to Romance a Book Lover Without Giving a Book

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will...

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The FEAR STREET Trailer Dropped: Here’s What You Should
Know

The FEAR STREET Trailer Dropped: Here’s What You Should...

This summer, Netflix will roll out three Fear Street movies over three consecutive...

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

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

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

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Illustrated Nonfiction Books to Feed Your Sense of
Wonder

Illustrated Nonfiction Books to Feed Your Sense of Wonder

From award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut collection of essays...

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Book Fetish: Volume 459

Book Fetish: Volume 459

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 459, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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6 Rockstar Romances to Vibe With Before Your Next
Concert

6 Rockstar Romances to Vibe With Before Your Next Concert

Rockstar romances are my jam. I am a sucker for a well-written performance scene....

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12 Coding Books for Kids Who Love Computers

12 Coding Books for Kids Who Love Computers

With computers being such a central part of our daily lives, they’re so easy to...

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Recommendations for Books Based Totally on Vibes

Recommendations for Books Based Totally on Vibes

Let’s start with asking “What’s a vibe?” — and with a disclaimer that this is how...

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Assigned Reading That Changed Our Lives

Assigned Reading That Changed Our Lives

Some weeks back, I saw this tweet (and subsequent thread) making the rounds. Books...

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4 YA and Middle Grade Graphic Novels Featuring Some of Your
Favorite Heroes

4 YA and Middle Grade Graphic Novels Featuring Some of...

From Lois Lane to Black Panther, superheroes are a passion of mine. Walk into my...

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A Guide To Discovering New Authors

A Guide To Discovering New Authors

Walking into the bookstore has always been a religious experience for me. I am at...

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Get Ready for the 2021 Queer Blackathon!

Get Ready for the 2021 Queer Blackathon!

This Juneteenth, join Jesse at Bowties & Books and their buddy Starlah of StarlahReads...

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How TV Shows Use Books as Props: From SCHITT’S CREEK to MAD
MEN

How TV Shows Use Books as Props: From SCHITT’S CREEK to...

If you’ve ever paused your favorite show just to Google whatever book a character...

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THE INVENTION OF OSCAR WILDE

THE INVENTION OF OSCAR WILDE

In his latest book about Wilde, Frankel focuses on the author’s deliberate self-reinvention,...

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THE POET AND THE PUBLISHER

THE POET AND THE PUBLISHER

Three centuries ago, there were no marketing and sales juggernauts at publishing...

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BURY THE LEAD

BURY THE LEAD

After losing out on an internship to fellow classmate Emma Morgan, high school senior...

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

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

Today's roundup of romance book deals is sponsored by Here, Here! Today’s Featured...

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Amazon Announces Their Picks for the Best Books of 2021 So
Far

Amazon Announces Their Picks for the Best Books of 2021...

I devour Best Of lists because they help me keep up with what books people are loving,...

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

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

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller...

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THE BENCH

THE BENCH

The text is related in the voice of a loving partner who is mostly off page as they...

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4 YA Books About Fake Dating, the LGBTQ+ Edition

4 YA Books About Fake Dating, the LGBTQ+ Edition

Seventeen-year-old Tessa Jacobs doesn’t believe she deserves love. But everything...

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Percy Jackson Character Quiz: Who Are You?

Percy Jackson Character Quiz: Who Are You?

Do you remember the summers spent dreaming of finding yourself at Camp Halfblood?...

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Do You Really Own Your Ebooks?

Do You Really Own Your Ebooks?

Digital reading exploded in the COVID-19 era, and ebooks, which were once called...

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Book Buying on a Budget

Book Buying on a Budget

When I write out my monthly budget, a fairly large section is dedicated to books....

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6 Books to Read if You Love YOUNGER

6 Books to Read if You Love YOUNGER

The series finale of Younger aired on June 10 (this article was written prior to...

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7 Horror Comics to Give You Chills in This Hot Summer
Heat

7 Horror Comics to Give You Chills in This Hot Summer Heat

As everyone readies their lightest reads for their first weekends by the pool or...

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The Books We Weren’t Allowed to Read as Kids (and
Why)

The Books We Weren’t Allowed to Read as Kids (and Why)

Has any parent ever successfully won a battle to have their kid not read a book?...

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What is the Aarne-Thompson Index?

What is the Aarne-Thompson Index?

The Aarne-Thompson Index, or the Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) Index, is one of those...

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How to Navigate the World of Literature for Grownups

How to Navigate the World of Literature for Grownups

Recently I had to accept the news that I am in fact not the center of the universe,...

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CONSTELLATIONS OF SCARS

CONSTELLATIONS OF SCARS

Amelia Weaver believes the pearls agonizingly coming out of her upper arms and back...

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PERMANENT DAMAGE

PERMANENT DAMAGE

“It was never a goal for me to be famous. I wanted to be infamous.” So writes Fontenot...

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BEYOND POETRY

BEYOND POETRY

It’s 1995, and life isn’t easy for 14-year-old Leonard Gerard Robinson Jr., known...

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New Releases Tuesday: The Books Out This Week Worthy of Your
TBR!

New Releases Tuesday: The Books Out This Week Worthy of...

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 June 8, 2021

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

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The Sea Is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra...

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6 More of the Best Audiobooks by Women for Caribbean
Heritage Month

6 More of the Best Audiobooks by Women for Caribbean Heritage...

Book Riot is teaming up with the Macmillan Audiobooks newsletter, Here, Here! Enter...

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Riot Recommendation: What Are the Best YA Books About Teen
Royals?

Riot Recommendation: What Are the Best YA Books About Teen...

An irresistible story about an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers that...

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8 Books About Gender Fluidity for Young Readers

8 Books About Gender Fluidity for Young Readers

Ash and Daniel are no strangers to feeling like outcasts. As someone who cycles...

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The Most Popular In-Demand Books In U.S. Libraries:
January–March 2021

The Most Popular In-Demand Books In U.S. Libraries: January–March...

Each quarter, Panorama Picks takes a deep dive into the data about ebook use at...

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Please Don’t Donate These Books

Please Don’t Donate These Books

As readers, we all have reached that inevitable point in our lives when our shelves...

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The Holmes Connection: 6 Nonfiction Books About Amazing
Real-Life Sherlocks

The Holmes Connection: 6 Nonfiction Books About Amazing...

Sherlock Holmes has long since ceased to be a mere fictional character. He is a...

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5 YA Books With Crucial Sibling Relationships by Authors of
Colors

5 YA Books With Crucial Sibling Relationships by Authors...

Young adult books are some of my favorites. Without a doubt, I know many readers...

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The Best English Learning Books For ESL Readers

The Best English Learning Books For ESL Readers

I teach high school English and am fortunate enough to collaborate with an ESL (English...

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QUIZ: Marvel Loki or Mythology Loki?

QUIZ: Marvel Loki or Mythology Loki?

As Marvel’s new Loki series makes plain, Loki is not restricted to one timeline...

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IT CAN HAPPEN HERE

IT CAN HAPPEN HERE

Rutgers anthropologist Hinton offers deep instruction for anyone seeking to better...

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THE PROBLEM WITH PIERRE

THE PROBLEM WITH PIERRE

In this British import, brown-skinned, bespectacled Bertram is a tidy minimalist...

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NIGHT CAME WITH MANY STARS

NIGHT CAME WITH MANY STARS

Drawing on themes from children's literature, Shakespeare, and T.S. Eliot, Van Booy...

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TOM CLANCY TARGET ACQUIRED

TOM CLANCY TARGET ACQUIRED

Ryan is in Tel Aviv on an “asset-validation exercise” for a private company referred...

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THE PASSENGER

THE PASSENGER

During a storm on March 23, 2019, the Viking Sky suffered engine failure and began...

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THE WOLF AND THE WOODSMAN

THE WOLF AND THE WOODSMAN

Évike, the only woman in her pagan village without magical abilities, is shunned...

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HAND IN HAND

HAND IN HAND

Hazel, a Black girl, lives on the “colored” side of Mayfield while Lily, a White...

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TRANSMUTATION

TRANSMUTATION

On the one hand, transmutation means transformation; on the other, it may suggest...

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THE POISONOUS LIBRARY

THE POISONOUS LIBRARY

The questmancer (a big-eyed creature in a hooded cape) leads players through the...

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POP-UP MOON

POP-UP MOON

As in its predecessor, Pop-Up Earth (2021), paper engineer Charbonnel’s 3-D constructs...

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THE RESCUER OF TINY CREATURES

THE RESCUER OF TINY CREATURES

So believes Roberta, whose self-appointed job it is to rescue unloved creepy-crawlies....

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THE SEA IS SALT AND SO AM I

THE SEA IS SALT AND SO AM I

After another storm in West Finch, Maine, withdrawn artist Tommy MacQueen attempts...

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CHANGES

CHANGES

Pearce, a music writer and editor at the New Yorker, wanted to use only new interviews...

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PANGOLINA

PANGOLINA

Pangolina lives with her mother in a burrow. Textured illustrations detail the pangolins’...

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THE STORY KING

THE STORY KING

A year has passed since the events of The Heartwood Crown (2019), and readers find...

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HOME MADE

HOME MADE

In 2006, Hauck began an unusual volunteer project at a group home for adolescent...

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THE SHELTER AND THE FENCE

THE SHELTER AND THE FENCE

In 1944, a U.S. Navy ship brings 982 displaced people from Italy to New York’s Fort...

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THIS LIFE

THIS LIFE

Nineteen-year-old Lil’ Chris walks into Angola ready to serve his life sentence...

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CROSSING THE STREAM

CROSSING THE STREAM

If he and his friends Dzifa and Leslie put together a successful environmental project,...

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Book Riot’s Mystery Deals for June 7, 2021

Book Riot’s Mystery Deals for June 7, 2021

Today's edition of Mystery Deals is sponsored by Soho Crime. Today’s Featured Deals...

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

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

Today's edition of SFF Deals is sponsored by Full Tilt Boogie - the new YA space...

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Meet the Winners of the 56th Annual Nebula Awards

Meet the Winners of the 56th Annual Nebula Awards

Gather round, space nerds! The winners of the 2020 Nebula Awards have been announced....

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SUMMER OF HAINT BLUE

SUMMER OF HAINT BLUE

Growing up near the small town of Cotton Landing, Justin Joseph Couvillion lives...

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

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

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

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For the Love of Virtual Library Events

For the Love of Virtual Library Events

Have you heard? OverDrive’s Audiobook Month Sale is on now. Don’t miss out on 25-50%...

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Riot Recommendation: 12 of Your Favorite YA Nature Magic
Books

Riot Recommendation: 12 of Your Favorite YA Nature Magic...

For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, but now their control is faltering...

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8 Recent Diverse Westerns

8 Recent Diverse Westerns

Tom Lin’s astounding debut reimagines the classic Western through the eyes of a...

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John Green’s Lifework, Reviewed On a 5 Star Scale

John Green’s Lifework, Reviewed On a 5 Star Scale

“When people write reviews, they are really writing a kind of mem­oir.” —The Anthropocene...

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7 Books to Help You Understand What’s Happening in
Ireland

7 Books to Help You Understand What’s Happening in Ireland

The history of Ireland and Northern Ireland is complex, full of revolution, colonialism,...

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5 Comforting Books About Friendship Breakups

5 Comforting Books About Friendship Breakups

Sure, romantic breakups hurt, but people don’t talk enough about how friendship...

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7 of the Best YA Comics to Stack ASAP

7 of the Best YA Comics to Stack ASAP

This list of YA comics was originally published in our YA newsletter, What’s Up...

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Reading Less, Living More: Dispatches From a Pandemic
Reading Life

Reading Less, Living More: Dispatches From a Pandemic Reading...

Last August, I wrote a personal essay for Book Riot about how I still felt safe...

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8 Great Books for the Littlest Washingtonians

8 Great Books for the Littlest Washingtonians

If you want to help your baby or toddler get to know the U.S. capital, there are...

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How To Use the Kindle App on PC

How To Use the Kindle App on PC

One of the best benefits of ebooks is their ability to be pulled up anywhere. For...

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INTO THE LIGHTNING GATE

INTO THE LIGHTNING GATE

As the story opens, Cameron Maddock, a 26-year-old tech consultant, is talking with...

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SHADOWBORN

SHADOWBORN

Teylin Walker, fresh from an audition in LA, rides her bicycle smack into an invisible...

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THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

In office, Clinton lobbed a few cruise missiles at Osama bin Laden and company,...

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THE LIGHT IN RITA PEARL

THE LIGHT IN RITA PEARL

“I thought I had my life figured out and one day, it all changed within minutes,”...

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Promoting Cooperation and Cultural Exchange: Spotlight on the Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Promoting Cooperation and Cultural Exchange: Spotlight...

Growing American participation, record-breaking submissions, and the expansion of...

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Alien Audio Invasion: Spotlight on Craig Alanson

Alien Audio Invasion: Spotlight on Craig Alanson

An independent author builds a robust partnership and finds a home for his popular...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 6, 2021

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 6, 2021

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot...

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THE MAGICAL BOOKSHOP

THE MAGICAL BOOKSHOP

It is Clara’s favorite place. Books seem to be alive and aware, and only Mrs. Owl...

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

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

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

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THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER

What sets Laurel’s father off is her red hair and freckles, setting her apart from...

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The London Book Fair International Excellence Award Winners

The London Book Fair International Excellence Award Winners

The annual prizes honor the best of the global publishing industry.

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President or Dictator?: PW Talks With Jorge Ramos

President or Dictator?: PW Talks With Jorge Ramos

Univision news anchor and author Jorge Ramos discusses his aborted interview with...

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Breaking the Mold: Spotlight on 'Twice as Hard' and 'What Would You Do if You Weren't Afraid?'

Breaking the Mold: Spotlight on 'Twice as Hard' and 'What...

Two unique titles provide professional and personal guidance for unprecedented times....

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Rewriting the Rom-Com Rules: Close-up on Addie Woolridge

Rewriting the Rom-Com Rules: Close-up on Addie Woolridge

In a character-driven, multicultural romantic comedy, an ambitious professional’s...

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

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

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé...

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5 SFF Novels With Trans Women Protagonists: The List List
#452

5 SFF Novels With Trans Women Protagonists: The List List...

Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in this twisty supernatural thriller about female...

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Grishaverse Goodies for SHADOW AND BONE Fans

Grishaverse Goodies for SHADOW AND BONE Fans

Whether you are a new fan introduced to the Grishaverse with the Netflix show or...

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5 Cruella De Vil–Inspired YA and Children’s Novels

5 Cruella De Vil–Inspired YA and Children’s Novels

I’ll never forget my childhood experiencing Disney books. When my mother would read...

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Reading Pathways: José Eduardo Agualusa

Reading Pathways: José Eduardo Agualusa

One of the most frustrating things, as a non-native English speaker and avid reader...

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Book Vending Machines Are the Best Vending Machines

Book Vending Machines Are the Best Vending Machines

Book vending machines are the best vending machines, and we won’t be taking further...

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Why You Should Start a Student Library Assistant Program in
Your Library

Why You Should Start a Student Library Assistant Program...

In the high school library that I manage, I’ve been running a student library assistant...

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Get to Know These 9 Manhwa and Manga Set in College

Get to Know These 9 Manhwa and Manga Set in College

In my 10+ years of consuming manga, I haven’t encountered a lot of manga set in...

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Quiz: Design Your Dream Garden to Get a Nature-Inspired Book
Recommendation

Quiz: Design Your Dream Garden to Get a Nature-Inspired...

There is something absolutely magical about gardens. They come in various shapes...

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Picture Books To Teach Children About Residential
Schools

Picture Books To Teach Children About Residential Schools

The history of Indian Residential Schools is foundational to understanding Canada...

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An Introduction to Locked Room Mysteries

An Introduction to Locked Room Mysteries

Locked room mysteries have found a new resurgence in pop culture thanks to blockbusters...

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SIX THOUSAND DOUGHNUTS

SIX THOUSAND DOUGHNUTS

Personal space and possessions can be difficult to find in a large family, and New...

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

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

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Dear Librarian by Lydia M. Sigwarth...

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Seminary Co-op Launches Two Imprints

Seminary Co-op Launches Two Imprints

Seminary Co-op Bookstores announced that it will start two imprints, one in partnership...

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8 Queer Romances to Read For Pride Month

8 Queer Romances to Read For Pride Month

For Readers Who Love Love | Carina Adores is home to modern, romantic love stories...

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Quiz: Which LGBTQ YA Thriller Should You Read Next?

Quiz: Which LGBTQ YA Thriller Should You Read Next?

How can you play the game when the cards are stacked against you? The debut Entertainment...

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Featured Trailer: FULL TILT BOOGIE by Alex De Campi and
Eduardo Ocaña

Featured Trailer: FULL TILT BOOGIE by Alex De Campi and...

It’s the thrilling planet-conquering, prince-rescuing, and ramen-eating new graphic...

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Book Fetish: Volume 458

Book Fetish: Volume 458

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 458, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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20 Great Books About Music for Young Readers

20 Great Books About Music for Young Readers

Great books about music for young readers are certainly not in short supply. If...

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#SuperheroProblems: So You and Your Teammates Have
Beef

#SuperheroProblems: So You and Your Teammates Have Beef

Disagreeing with your coworkers isn’t unusual or even inherently bad. In fact, hashing...

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The Cold Equation of Science Fiction

The Cold Equation of Science Fiction

Science Fiction has never cared for your comfort zone. Science Fiction has always...

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5 Non-Spiritual Self-Help Books To Help Sail Through Trying
Times

5 Non-Spiritual Self-Help Books To Help Sail Through Trying...

Self-help books are the need of the hour, especially with the pandemic cutting us...

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The Mysterious Origins of Sherlock Holmes

The Mysterious Origins of Sherlock Holmes

Since his initial appearance in A Study in Scarlet in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has...

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Reading Hard Books is Good, Actually

Reading Hard Books is Good, Actually

I’ve been book blogging for more than a decade, and in that time, I’ve seen attitudes...

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OFF TRAIL

OFF TRAIL

It’s 1980, and while life in a cookie-cutter suburb of Tucson can be dull, narrator...

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2021 International Booker Prize Winner Announced

2021 International Booker Prize Winner Announced

Honoring the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, the Booker...

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A Beacon of Hope for All Immigrants: Spotlight on Joshua M. Greene

A Beacon of Hope for All Immigrants: Spotlight on Joshua...

The author’s biography of Holocaust survivor Siggi Wilzig is a vital book that connects...

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

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

Today's roundup of romance book deals is sponsored by Rakuten Kobo. Today’s Featured...

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

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

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

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Announcing The Winners of the 2021 Lambda Literary
Awards

Announcing The Winners of the 2021 Lambda Literary Awards

Last night, the winners of the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards (affectionately...

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10 of the Best New June YA Books to TBR

10 of the Best New June YA Books to TBR

For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, but now their control is faltering...

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QUIZ: What New Book Should You Pack in Your Vacation Bag
this Summer?

QUIZ: What New Book Should You Pack in Your Vacation Bag...

As summer approaches, so does the grand tradition of summer reading. Nothing sounds...

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On the Unpredictable Impact of Books

On the Unpredictable Impact of Books

Have you ever read a book and felt like it was written specifically for you? It’s...

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Future Shocks: 10 Sci-fi Thrillers to Get Your Pulse
Racing

Future Shocks: 10 Sci-fi Thrillers to Get Your Pulse Racing

Sci-fi thrillers blend the best of both high-intensity worlds; the staggering stakes...

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An Introduction to Josei Manga

An Introduction to Josei Manga

I am so excited to tell you everything I know about josei manga. Before I knew what...

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8 Celebrity Novels to Add to Your TBR

8 Celebrity Novels to Add to Your TBR

One of the peculiar habits I developed over the last year and a half is re-watching...

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5 Great New Works of Innovative Nonfiction

5 Great New Works of Innovative Nonfiction

This is a wonderful time to be an enthusiastic reader of innovative nonfiction books!...

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Turning the Page: On Publishing’s Controversies and
Challenges

Turning the Page: On Publishing’s Controversies and Challenges

I should preface this by saying that I watch publishing as an enthusiastic outsider;...

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What to Read After Watching SHADOW AND BONE

What to Read After Watching SHADOW AND BONE

Last month, Netflix released the first season of Shadow and Bone, an adaptation...

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WorldCat: Your One-Stop Library Catalog

WorldCat: Your One-Stop Library Catalog

When your local library does not have the book you want in their collection, what...

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AN AGREEMENT WE MADE

AN AGREEMENT WE MADE

A couple of decades ago, James Bell volunteered to be a stay-at-home dad while his...

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DISSOLUTION

DISSOLUTION

Sam Delgado and other college students head to an archaeological project in Wyoming...

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THE SOMEWHERE I SEE YOU AGAIN

THE SOMEWHERE I SEE YOU AGAIN

In Eastern Canada, the town of Burgess is on the right side of the tracks while...

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CITY OF STONES

CITY OF STONES

After investigating a serial killer case, Detective Matt Jones is on medical leave,...

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Bid in This Bookish Auction to Provide Relief for
Palestinian Children

Bid in This Bookish Auction to Provide Relief for Palestinian...

In the past month, Israel’s illegal dispossession of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah...

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DISSOLVE

DISSOLVE

In a shipping warehouse on an unnamed, remote tropical island in the Indian Ocean,at...

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New Releases Tuesday: Celebrate Pride Month With These LGBTQ
Books Out Today!

New Releases Tuesday: Celebrate Pride Month With These...

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 June 1, 2021

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

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

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6 Audiobooks for Pride Month!

6 Audiobooks for Pride Month!

Book Riot is teaming up with Uncharted to give away one Kindle Paperwhite! A little...

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Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite YA Nature Magic
Books?

Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite YA Nature Magic...

For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, but now their control is faltering...

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8 Books to Read if You Love the SERIAL Podcast

8 Books to Read if You Love the SERIAL Podcast

More than two decades ago, respected family man and guidance counselor Clayton Jay...

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Quiz: Which Supernatural Thriller Should You Pick Up
Next?

Quiz: Which Supernatural Thriller Should You Pick Up Next?

Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in this twisty supernatural thriller about female...

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June 2021 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

June 2021 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Welcome to Book Riot’s June 2021 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations! Summer has...

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A Day in the Life of an Indie Bookseller

A Day in the Life of an Indie Bookseller

When I moved to the Netherlands after eight years of working and living in Belgium,...

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The 10 Best Eric Carle Books

The 10 Best Eric Carle Books

Choosing the ten best Eric Carle books among the more than 70 stories he wrote and...

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Reading Mecha Manga in Lockdown

Reading Mecha Manga in Lockdown

Seemingly out of nowhere, I was recently compelled to read manga from the mecha...

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An Ode to Audiobooks Improving My Life

An Ode to Audiobooks Improving My Life

From allowing me to read more to helping to keep me sane, it is an understatement...

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BETTER TOGETHER

BETTER TOGETHER

Eighteen-year-old Siri Maza from New Jersey is mired in anger and uncertainty after...

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CATWOMAN

CATWOMAN

Based on the 2018 Maas novel of the same name, Simonson’s graphic adaptation faithfully...

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THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL

THE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Jordan, born in Vietnam, was adopted by the Bakers as a child, launching her into...

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NIA AND THE NEW FREE LIBRARY

NIA AND THE NEW FREE LIBRARY

The opening double-page spread mimics an album of photographs, starting with the...

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HOW TO SPOT A BEST FRIEND

HOW TO SPOT A BEST FRIEND

When the narrator announces, “Today, I will find a best friend!” Mama is a little...

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THE GAME MASTER

THE GAME MASTER

The six kids don’t know why they’re the only ones to show up for summer school today,...

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LONG DIVISION

LONG DIVISION

The first novel by Laymon, initially published in 2013, is effectively two novels,...

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THE SNAKE PIT

THE SNAKE PIT

Published by the Library of America to honor its 75th anniversary, Ward's novel...

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GOLDEN GIRL

GOLDEN GIRL

In her 27th novel, Hilderbrand gives herself an alter ego—beloved beach-novel author...

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DEAR LIBRARIAN

DEAR LIBRARIAN

Title notwithstanding, this fond semi-memoir focuses not so much on how a librarian...

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THE EAGLE'S CLAW

THE EAGLE'S CLAW

Japan has conquered much of Asia, and after striking Pearl Harbor, Adm. Yamamoto...

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BERTA'S BOXES

BERTA'S BOXES

Years ago, Molly Bang modeled a child finding peace in nature in When Sophie Gets...

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A NIGHT TWICE AS LONG

A NIGHT TWICE AS LONG

No one has electricity, water, phones, or the internet; it’s all just gone. In a...

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HAYLEE AND COMET

HAYLEE AND COMET

Haylee makes wishes at every opportunity. Her favorite method is wishing on falling...

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A TREE FOR MR. FISH

A TREE FOR MR. FISH

Sitting on their respective branches, pals Bird and Cat cordially greet each other....

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DUMPLINGS FOR LILI

DUMPLINGS FOR LILI

Baos are Lili’s favorite food, and thanks to Nai Nai, Lili knows the eight secrets...

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BRAIN STORM

BRAIN STORM

Dissociative identity disorder—or DID—is better known to many by its former name:...

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BLACK SNAKE

BLACK SNAKE

Dakota Access, a company specializing in transporting oil from the vast Bakken fields...

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WHEN WE WENT WILD

WHEN WE WENT WILD

This hopeful tale is based on the author’s own experience, recounted for adults...

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WASTED

WASTED

Every year, the total amount of gas spilled at the pump equals that of the Exxon...

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

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

Today's edition of Book Riot Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing. Today’s Featured...

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We’re Closed for Memorial Day

We’re Closed for Memorial Day

Just a quick note to all you Book Riot readers out there that we’re taking the day...

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Two weeks have passed since Nana’s funeral. Her absence still feels raw to Lucy...

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MAXY SOBREVIVE EL HURACÁN / MAXY SURVIVES THE
HURRICANE

MAXY SOBREVIVE EL HURACÁN / MAXY SURVIVES THE HURRICANE

Maxy is a happy dog who lives in Puerto Rico with Clarita, her parents, and her...

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DON'T APPLAUD. EITHER LAUGH OR DON'T

DON'T APPLAUD. EITHER LAUGH OR DON'T

Hankinson, who has written for Wired, GQ, Esquire, and other publications, approaches...

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FIRST UNDER HEAVEN

FIRST UNDER HEAVEN

The D’mt, an alien warrior race, has been wandering through space in exile for eons...

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WHERE ARE WE TOMORROW?

WHERE ARE WE TOMORROW?

The people who work for rock star Sadie Estrada are like family, for good or ill....

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THE TIGER'S EYE

THE TIGER'S EYE

Andrew Morrison helped start The Call, a Christian movement in the United States....

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A Better Way to Produce Books Locally and Fulfill Global Demand: Spotlight on HP Publishing Solutions

A Better Way to Produce Books Locally and Fulfill Global...

Through its global print partner network, HP offers publishers a more economic,...

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A Beacon of Hope for Alll Immigrants: Spotlight on Joshua M. Greene

A Beacon of Hope for Alll Immigrants: Spotlight on Joshua...

The author’s biography of Holocaust survivor Siggi Wilzig is a vital book that connects...

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From Pre-K to the Page, Jodi Dee Develops a Canon

From Pre-K to the Page, Jodi Dee Develops a Canon

The author aims to help children—and their parents—understand that social and emotional...

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

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

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

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A KITE FOR MELIA

A KITE FOR MELIA

When Melia, a girl with light-brown skin and curly hair, asks older children if...

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

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

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

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BIZZY BZZZ THE BEE AND GRANDPA'S TEA

BIZZY BZZZ THE BEE AND GRANDPA'S TEA

Every morning, the unnamed narrator wakes so he can watch his grandfather’s daily...

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Talking About Censorship and Publishing

Talking About Censorship and Publishing

Christopher M. Finan, the executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship,...

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Industrial Bookshelves and Bookends To Make a Rustic Reading
Nook

Industrial Bookshelves and Bookends To Make a Rustic Reading...

The industrial style aesthetic is inspired by warehouses that were converted into...

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Quiz: Design a Secret Hideout and Get a Queer Superhero
Rec

Quiz: Design a Secret Hideout and Get a Queer Superhero...

Queer superheroes are still relatively new. However, after decades of slow but steady...

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100 Years of The Newbery Medal

100 Years of The Newbery Medal

The beloved children’s literary prize, The Newbery Medal, will celebrate its 100th...

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Preorder for Pride: 20 Must-Read Queer Books Out In
June

Preorder for Pride: 20 Must-Read Queer Books Out In June

There are so many queer books coming out in June. These 20 are ones I’m particularly...

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7 Books That Share the Same Title

7 Books That Share the Same Title

If you’re someone who frequently searches for books online, you may have found yourself...

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The Trees are Closer Today: Horror in the Woods

The Trees are Closer Today: Horror in the Woods

The Trees are Closer Today: Horror in the Woods was originally published in our...

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Being a “Book Butler” Is a Thing — Tell Me Where to Send My
Resume

Being a “Book Butler” Is a Thing — Tell Me Where to Send...

I have regularly lamented about the lack of opportunities to get books into hands...

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Fall for These 11 Books Like THE KISS QUOTIENT

Fall for These 11 Books Like THE KISS QUOTIENT

Romance books have given me so much for the past years. Where would I be without...

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5 Contemporary Literary Fiction Books That Are
Game-Changers

5 Contemporary Literary Fiction Books That Are Game-Changers

Writing literary fiction that alters the way we think about the world is quite a...

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7 Queer Books with Heart-Stopping Twists: The List List
#451

7 Queer Books with Heart-Stopping Twists: The List List...

It’s been thirteen years since doctors declared Libby Ross-Velasquez a goner. Yet...

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

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

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

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THE SECOND RACE OF RABBIT AND TORTOISE

THE SECOND RACE OF RABBIT AND TORTOISE

Rabbit and Tortoise begin their race. Overconfident Rabbit naps and then plays along...

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GRAY BUNNY'S GREAT ADVENTURE

GRAY BUNNY'S GREAT ADVENTURE

Before the Bunny family starts on their trip to Grandma’s house, Momma Rabbit admonishes...

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WHERE DO WORDS COME FROM?

WHERE DO WORDS COME FROM?

Words are everywhere, Zwiers writes, and they don’t come from “Wordshops” (where...

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THE TREE TOLD ME

THE TREE TOLD ME

Each spread begins with “The tree told me,” as if the tree is sharing nuggets of...

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THE WOODEN TREASURE

THE WOODEN TREASURE

One day a child who is begging for food is surprised with an unusual gift from a...

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PARATOU, THE UMBRELLA

PARATOU, THE UMBRELLA

Sékou, the village chief’s oldest son, travels to market with his father and returns...

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SUNAKALI

SUNAKALI

At home, Sunakali and her girlfriends are required to cook, clean, and do laundry....

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VALENTINA AND MONSTER

VALENTINA AND MONSTER

Young Valentina, a girl with pale skin and a tangle of red hair, comes to a forest...

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ONE SUMMER NIGHT

ONE SUMMER NIGHT

In rhyming couplets, Salzano imagines the scenario: a dark, stormy night and hatchlings...

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HELLO, GARDEN!

HELLO, GARDEN!

Two unnamed tots stretch and yawn to greet the sunshine and sunflowers outside the...

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PARIS SECRETS

PARIS SECRETS

Book 1 of this series saw Jake McGreevy going on a treasure hunt in Ireland. In...

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SONGBOOKS

SONGBOOKS

Weisbard, a former editor at Spin magazine, is now a professor of American studies...

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A POEM IS A FIREFLY

A POEM IS A FIREFLY

A group of woodland creatures crowds around a book asking a question that many wonder:...

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TEN THOUSAND ROCKS

TEN THOUSAND ROCKS

William Henry Young and Laura Sullivan went to middle school together; they lost...

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THE DIMINISHMENT OF CHARLIE CAIN

THE DIMINISHMENT OF CHARLIE CAIN

Freelance writer Charlie Cain is suffering from a pain in his lower back. He’s reluctant...

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Creator of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Has Died

Creator of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Has Died

Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, passed away on May 23, 2021...

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

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

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena,...

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Middle Grade Books About Mental Health

Middle Grade Books About Mental Health

For Pluto, summer has always started with a trip to the planetarium. It’s the launch...

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Featured Trailer: Carina Adores

Featured Trailer: Carina Adores

Carina Adores is home to modern, romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find...

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Book Fetish: Volume 457

Book Fetish: Volume 457

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 457, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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Graphic Nonfiction for Middle Grade Readers

Graphic Nonfiction for Middle Grade Readers

This list of graphic nonfiction for middle grade readers was originally published...

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15 of the Best Romantic Thriller Books to TBR

15 of the Best Romantic Thriller Books to TBR

Do you love your thrillers with a dash of romantic tension? Then you’ve come to...

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A Beginners Guide to Reading Fan Fiction

A Beginners Guide to Reading Fan Fiction

Sometimes you might find it difficult to enter a new fictional world or to go back...

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Quiz: Which LGBTQ Book Should You Read for Pride?

Quiz: Which LGBTQ Book Should You Read for Pride?

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, which means rainbows everywhere and time for you to finally...

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7 Books About the Attention Economy

7 Books About the Attention Economy

Academics coined the term attention economy to describe the development of various...

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Dark Fiction in Young Adult Literature: The Horror of Coming
of Age

Dark Fiction in Young Adult Literature: The Horror of Coming...

What are dark YA books, anyway? Dark fiction is a broad term that is used to describe...

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A Guide To The Fantasy And Science Fiction Awards
Scene

A Guide To The Fantasy And Science Fiction Awards Scene

I’ve been working in books and publishing since 2004, I’ve been a sci-fi/fantasy...

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

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

Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 The Duke Effect by Sophie Jordan Get This Deal $0.99...

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

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

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Honeycomb, now on sale from Joanne...

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On Houghton Mifflin Fading Away (shelftalker)

On Houghton Mifflin Fading Away (shelftalker)

The characters from the Lord of the Rings share their insight into HMH’s passing.

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4 Great YA Books Set in the 1950s

4 Great YA Books Set in the 1950s

An irresistible story about an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers that...

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The Past, Present, and Future of BookTube, According to
BookTubers

The Past, Present, and Future of BookTube, According to...

BookTube is the bookish community on YouTube, made of up a wide range of different...

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The Books I Read and Didn’t Read While Grieving

The Books I Read and Didn’t Read While Grieving

It’s the end of January 2021. I’m sitting on my bed, staring at the copy of Something...

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6 Books for Submitting to the Mortifying Ordeal of Being
Known

6 Books for Submitting to the Mortifying Ordeal of Being...

If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve likely come across some variation...

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Mystery Books About Identity

Mystery Books About Identity

This list of mystery books about identity was originally published in our mystery/thriller...

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Fashion Disasters: Jericho

Fashion Disasters: Jericho

Some comic book characters who have been around for decades have iconic costumes...

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5 New Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
Month 2021

5 New Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage...

The COVID-19 pandemic is still far from over, yet there is a new “virus” that currently...

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10 Fish Books for Kids: They Don’t Get Betta Than
This

10 Fish Books for Kids: They Don’t Get Betta Than This

Are your kids fishy about fish? That’s not a good pun, but this is a good list of...

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5 Recent and Upcoming Cocktail Books to Whet Your
Appetite

5 Recent and Upcoming Cocktail Books to Whet Your Appetite

One of my pre-pandemic joys was sitting at a cocktail bar reading a book. I got...

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How Shopping at a Local Indie Bookstore Made Me Feel Whole
Again

How Shopping at a Local Indie Bookstore Made Me Feel Whole...

I’ve never lived in an area with an abundance of independent bookstores. We did...