Book Review

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We’re Taking the Day Off!

We’re Taking the Day Off!

We’re off for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, but we’ll be back tomorrow with our...

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SAY HELLO, KISS GOODBYE

SAY HELLO, KISS GOODBYE

In London temporarily to visit her sister, Leia Scott, 26, is sure about a couple...

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THE LAST DAYS OF ELLIS ISLAND

THE LAST DAYS OF ELLIS ISLAND

Already the winner of the European Union Prize for Literature after its publication...

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CARVING OUT A HUMANITY

CARVING OUT A HUMANITY

At the beginning, the editors explain the anthology’s genesis: “Founded twenty-five...

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TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER

TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER

Margy Shannon’s ambitions are more modest than those found in Smith’s earlier, openly...

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LOVE IN THE DAYS OF REBELLION

LOVE IN THE DAYS OF REBELLION

Altan, a prominent Turkish journalist, has been locked up by his authoritarian government...

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7 Audiobooks for Indigenous Heritage Month

7 Audiobooks for Indigenous Heritage Month

Book Riot’s teaming up with Workman Publishing to give away a parenting book bundle!...

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Quiz: Create Your Perfect Night In and Get a #Relatable
Comic Book Recommendation

Quiz: Create Your Perfect Night In and Get a #Relatable...

From the creator of Barely Functional Adult, a painfully relatable webcomic with...

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THE BRIGHT BOOK OF LIFE

THE BRIGHT BOOK OF LIFE

In his latest posthumous literary memoir, eminent critic and scholar Bloom (1930-2019)...

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HOW DID I GET HERE?

HOW DID I GET HERE?

Born in Simcoe, Ontario, in 1935, McCall grew up with five siblings. In this nostalgic...

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5 New Books to Read if You Love Toni Morrison

5 New Books to Read if You Love Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is a force to be reckoned with. She writes the kinds of books that...

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Comics A-Z: Fairytales, Folktales, and Myths from Engkanto
to Juju

Comics A-Z: Fairytales, Folktales, and Myths from Engkanto...

What I’m going to do in this A–Z is look at fairytales, folktales, and myths from...

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Bookish Swag For, By, or With People of Color

Bookish Swag For, By, or With People of Color

Is there anything better than subtly-loudly proclaiming your love of all things...

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14 Books About Pop Culture to Distract You From 2020

14 Books About Pop Culture to Distract You From 2020

I truly don’t know where I’d be today if I didn’t have my love of pop culture to...

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Books You Should Read If You’re a Middle Child

Books You Should Read If You’re a Middle Child

Welcome, fellow middle child. Do you feel neglected today? Do you feel the need...

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3 Upcoming Books to Add to Your TBR Right Now

3 Upcoming Books to Add to Your TBR Right Now

Publishing puts out very few new releases at the end of the year, so today, I will...

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12 Books for Coping With a COVID-19 Winter

12 Books for Coping With a COVID-19 Winter

This season, we’re entering our first COVID-19 winter. With cases on the rise and...

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Encouraging Reading for Pleasure While the World is on
Fire

Encouraging Reading for Pleasure While the World is on...

Reading for pleasure has never been more important. Yes, the world might seem slightly...

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16 Book Phone Cases That Make Your Phone Look Like a
Book

16 Book Phone Cases That Make Your Phone Look Like a Book

The average person has a cell phone either with them or in hand for at least a couple...

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Rioters Behaving Badly With Books

Rioters Behaving Badly With Books

At Book Riot, we read a lot. At Book Riot, we talk amongst ourselves about reading...

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The Perfect Literary Gifts for Tea Lovers

The Perfect Literary Gifts for Tea Lovers

I didn’t drink tea until I was inn my mid-20s, but the past decade and some change...

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Now is the Time to Strengthen Your Reading Habits

Now is the Time to Strengthen Your Reading Habits

Here are 15 ideas on how to strengthen your reading habits. Just keep in mind that...

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3 on a YA Theme: 3 YA Romances About Finding Love
Abroad

3 on a YA Theme: 3 YA Romances About Finding Love Abroad

Book Riot’s teaming up with Workman Publishing to give away a parenting book bundle!...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 24, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 24, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Carina Press and Custom Built by...

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10 Middle Grade Graphic Novels to Gift This Year

10 Middle Grade Graphic Novels to Gift This Year

If you’ve got a graphic novel loving tween in your life, you know that they tend...

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Which Marie Lu Series or Book Should You Pick Up?

Which Marie Lu Series or Book Should You Pick Up?

Young adult author Marie Lu is the type of writer who has a fantastical and fictional...

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10 Great Ancient Mythology and Folktale Books for
Kids

10 Great Ancient Mythology and Folktale Books for Kids

As homeschoolers we are reading our way through ancient history this year, following...

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15 of the Best Post-Apocalyptic Books in 2020

15 of the Best Post-Apocalyptic Books in 2020

Entering another lockdown means I’m pretty exhausted with the way the world seems...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 25, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 25, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Sips by: Experience the joy of personalized...

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How To Find Audiobooks For Sleep

How To Find Audiobooks For Sleep

Meditation and relaxation can look different for everyone. Following are just a...

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5 of the Best Morally Ambiguous Monster Hunting YA
Novels

5 of the Best Morally Ambiguous Monster Hunting YA Novels

With monster hunting novels, sometimes we want a clear villain to attack or kill...

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Penguin Random House To Buy Simon & Schuster

Penguin Random House To Buy Simon & Schuster

The Big 5 publishing houses have decreased once again, as Penguin Random House (owned...

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Books Like THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT To Keep The Magic of Chess
Alive

Books Like THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT To Keep The Magic of Chess...

My latest marathon watch was Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, an adaption from a novel...

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Book Fabric For Face Masks, Totes, and Other Handmade
Goods

Book Fabric For Face Masks, Totes, and Other Handmade Goods

When face masks became requirements in various parts of the U.S., we highlighted...

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Comics A-Z: Fairytales, Folktales, and Myths from Karma to
Onmyoji

Comics A-Z: Fairytales, Folktales, and Myths from Karma...

This past weekend, I took a fantastic workshop on using folklore in fiction writing....

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14 Books About Hope for All Ages

14 Books About Hope for All Ages

Full disclosure: I started this post on the best books about hope the day before...

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Admiration and Advice: 3 Books for Moms Who Return To
Work

Admiration and Advice: 3 Books for Moms Who Return To Work

Many—if not most—of the women in my social circles are having babies. They are in...

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10 Of The Best Survival Books For When Things Fall
Apart

10 Of The Best Survival Books For When Things Fall Apart

We’ve all considered it a time or two—just packing up and moving off into the mountains,...

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The 10 Best Book Lights for Late-Night Reading

The 10 Best Book Lights for Late-Night Reading

Whether you read on late car trips, don’t want to disturb your sleeping partner,...

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Douglas Stuart Wins the 2020 Booker Prize for SHUGGIE
BAIN

Douglas Stuart Wins the 2020 Booker Prize for SHUGGIE BAIN

Scottish author Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for his debut novel,...

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Cookbooks for the Wannabe GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Contestant

Cookbooks for the Wannabe GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW Contestant

Few things have brought me as much comfort during this wild year as the Great British...

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How Mary Laura Philpott’s I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK Helped Me
Come to Terms With My Type A Personality

How Mary Laura Philpott’s I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK Helped...

For as long as I can remember, I’ve believed that if I can make everything perfect,...

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LETTER FROM BELLEAU WOOD

LETTER FROM BELLEAU WOOD

This seventh book in Cheatham’s Covington Chronicles focuses primarily on four characters:...

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Indie Press Round-Up: 8 Great New Releases for Fall

Indie Press Round-Up: 8 Great New Releases for Fall

This edition of my indie press round-up contains a range of styles and genres that...

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The Ultimate Guide To Book Puzzles To Do and To Give This
Winter

The Ultimate Guide To Book Puzzles To Do and To Give This...

Whether the weather where you are gets cold this season or not, given the realities...

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YA Books About Veterans for Veterans Day

YA Books About Veterans for Veterans Day

Book Riot is teaming up with Inkyard Press to giveaway one YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi book...

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60+ Best Gifts for Book Lovers on Etsy and Around the
Web

60+ Best Gifts for Book Lovers on Etsy and Around the Web

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 40 years of being a bookish person, it’s...

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Beautiful Book Cover Posters For Your Walls

Beautiful Book Cover Posters For Your Walls

One way to add a little more literary flair to your life is to plaster book cover...

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Literary Tourism: Kolkata, India

Literary Tourism: Kolkata, India

The village of Sutanati first came under the radar of the British as a potential...

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B-List Bonanza: Shiro Ashiya

B-List Bonanza: Shiro Ashiya

Alright, friends. We’ve covered a lot of ground since we started this journey into...

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What Happens When a Community Loses Its Newspaper?

What Happens When a Community Loses Its Newspaper?

In the U.S., the consolidation of giant media companies and the tanking of advertising...

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10 Manga Like THE GAMER To Read After Catching Up With The
Series

10 Manga Like THE GAMER To Read After Catching Up With...

What if real life suddenly worked like a video game? That’s the question posed by...

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2020 New Releases In Translation: Everything You May Have
Missed

2020 New Releases In Translation: Everything You May Have...

With bookstores closed, shipping delays, and everyone’s attention turned to the...

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THE STORM

THE STORM

Los Angeles native Zyda was in his 20s when hints of the impending crisis began...

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DIVIDED FIRE

DIVIDED FIRE

Miren had always hoped to be a Fire Singer, but it was Kesia, her frail younger...

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HOW TO SLOWLY KILL YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN AMERICA

HOW TO SLOWLY KILL YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN AMERICA

Revised and expanded from its original publication in 2013, this collection of forthright,...

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LOVED AND WANTED

LOVED AND WANTED

In an intimate, affecting follow-up to her well-received debut memoir, Her (2013),...

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THE MUTANT PROJECT

THE MUTANT PROJECT

Kirksey, an anthropologist who is often called upon to speak to humanistic, rather...

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ON RISK

ON RISK

In the midst of the pandemic, Canadian political philosopher Kingwell offers a slender,...

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REFUGE

REFUGE

For the first time, Tradepoint, an intergalactic mercantile hub above the Prett...

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THE WONDERING JEW

THE WONDERING JEW

In a thoughtful social, political, and philosophical examination of Judaism, Goodman—a...

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LIGHTNING FLOWERS

LIGHTNING FLOWERS

Beginning in 2007, writes Standefer, her younger sister began to suffer multiple...

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VICTORY

VICTORY

Not much in this compendium will come as a surprise to readers familiar with the...

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FRANKENSTEIN

FRANKENSTEIN

As a youth, Frankenstein had an interest in natural philosophy, which led him to...

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TRUST IN A POLARIZED AGE

TRUST IN A POLARIZED AGE

“In 2017,” writes philosophy professor Vallier, “around 70 percent of Republicans...

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THE LAND STEWARD'S DAUGHTER

THE LAND STEWARD'S DAUGHTER

In 1815, marriage is in the air at Blackmore Park, the Hampshire estate of the Duke...

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6 of the Best Audiobooks for Nonfiction November

6 of the Best Audiobooks for Nonfiction November

Book Riot is teaming up with Inkyard Press to giveaway one YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi book...

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Wine and Spirits: 9 Must-Read Nonfiction Books

Wine and Spirits: 9 Must-Read Nonfiction Books

With more than 4.25 billion bottles purchased by Americans just last year — followed...

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Welcome to Winter Reading Day

Welcome to Winter Reading Day

The cold winds are a-blowing here and there across the Northern Hemisphere, the...

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GARNER'S QUOTATIONS

GARNER'S QUOTATIONS

From the time he was in high school, journalist and New York Times book critic Garner...

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10 Chilling Books Set During Winter

10 Chilling Books Set During Winter

One More for Christmas is an uplifting tale following businesswoman Gail as she...

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9 Great Books Set in Very Cold Places

9 Great Books Set in Very Cold Places

One More for Christmas is an uplifting tale following businesswoman Gail as she...

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Quiz: Decide Your Winter Aesthetic and Get Your Next Wintry
Read

Quiz: Decide Your Winter Aesthetic and Get Your Next Wintry...

Christmas at Holiday House is a heartwarming story about young mother searching...

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9 Magical, Winter Fantasy Books to Read Under a Warm
Blanket

9 Magical, Winter Fantasy Books to Read Under a Warm Blanket

Happily This Christmas is the heartfelt story of two neighbors in Happily Inc who...

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10 Holiday Romances to Read This Winter

10 Holiday Romances to Read This Winter

Happily This Christmas is the heartfelt story of two neighbors in Happily Inc who...

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12 Snow Picture Books to Read on Winter Snow Days

12 Snow Picture Books to Read on Winter Snow Days

One More for Christmas is an uplifting tale following businesswoman Gail as she...

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Classic Comics for a Winter’s Night

Classic Comics for a Winter’s Night

One More for Christmas is an uplifting tale following businesswoman Gail as she...

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5 Winter Mysteries That are Cozier Than a Cup of Tea

5 Winter Mysteries That are Cozier Than a Cup of Tea

Happily This Christmas is the heartfelt story of two neighbors in Happily Inc who...

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Curl Up With These Winter-Themed Manga

Curl Up With These Winter-Themed Manga

Christmas at Holiday House is a heartwarming story about young mother searching...

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10 Winter Hibernation Cookbooks to Make You Drool

10 Winter Hibernation Cookbooks to Make You Drool

Christmas at Holiday House is a heartwarming story about young mother searching...

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THE ICKABOG

THE ICKABOG

In the peaceful land of Cornucopia, the Ickabog has always been regarded as a legendary...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 10, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 10, 2020

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

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This Week’s Best New Books

This Week’s Best New Books

Tuesday is New Books Day, and it’s time for everyone’s favorite gameshow: AHHHHHH...

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THE PEACH TREE BROTHER

THE PEACH TREE BROTHER

As a child, Xiaoke’s father planted a peach pit outside his family’s home. The evenly...

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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF SUMMER

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF SUMMER

The disconnect between the book’s title and its more-specific subject is the first...

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ONE AFTERNOON

ONE AFTERNOON

Each page of this thoughtful book portrays a wordless snapshot in split screen:...

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SORAYA AND THE MERMAID

SORAYA AND THE MERMAID

Fourth grader Soraya’s idol is comic-book hero Nimbla Moony. Her mom wants her to...

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THE DEER'S ANTLER TREE

THE DEER'S ANTLER TREE

Leaving his friends behind, the deer worries he’ll become lonely. At the meadow,...

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THE PUPPET'S SMILE

THE PUPPET'S SMILE

An old carpenter makes a puppet, remembering to give it a nose and eyes. Oh, and...

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20 Scary Comics For The Haunting Season

20 Scary Comics For The Haunting Season

Some people love horror and scary comics and I am one of those people. While I might...

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What Was the First Audiobook?

What Was the First Audiobook?

I started listening to audiobooks only last year and they’re already one of my favorite...

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Captivating Mysteries and Thrillers to Read in November: The
List List #424

Captivating Mysteries and Thrillers to Read in November:...

From New York Times bestselling author Mindy Kaling comes Nothing Like I Imagined,...

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IT'S NOT VERY COMPLICATED

IT'S NOT VERY COMPLICATED

The unnamed narrator, a young child illustrated with light-brown hair and light...

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The Best Ereaders You Can Buy In 2020

The Best Ereaders You Can Buy In 2020

Ereaders are great devices for any bibliophile. I mean, we love physical books,...

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What to Write in a Book As a Gift: 40 Bookish
Inscription-Ready Quotes

What to Write in a Book As a Gift: 40 Bookish Inscription-Ready...

Is there any better gift than a book all wrapped up with a bow? The new-book smell...

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Book Calendars 2021: Let Literature Guide You In The New
Year

Book Calendars 2021: Let Literature Guide You In The New...

Whether or not you made adequate use of your personal calendar or planner this year,...

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11 Essential Queer Pregnancy Books

11 Essential Queer Pregnancy Books

Hooray, you’re pregnant! Hooray, you’re queer! Welcome to the wonderful world of...

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Hydrogen Peroxide, Lollipops, and Toilet Paper: Check Out
Pandemic Library Take-Home Kits

Hydrogen Peroxide, Lollipops, and Toilet Paper: Check Out...

On a usual Monday morning, the Louttit Library would have an overflowing book return...

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4 Fantastic Books About Gender Shapeshifters

4 Fantastic Books About Gender Shapeshifters

Shapeshifting is already a fairly queer concept. From Doctor Who to Super-Skrulls,...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 7, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 7, 2020

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by See Her Die by Melinda Leigh. Today’s...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 6, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 6, 2020

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

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“The Game is Afoot!” 12 Books Like ENOLA HOLMES

“The Game is Afoot!” 12 Books Like ENOLA HOLMES

After watching the new Netflix film Enola Holmes, I discovered a genre niche I hadn’t...

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THE UNEXPECTED INLANDER

THE UNEXPECTED INLANDER

Forty years after an apocalyptic global conflict, the remnants of humanity have...

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THE GROSTON RULES

THE GROSTON RULES

Isaac Cohen and his six close friends will soon earn their diplomas in Groston,...

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Storytime is Coming to Public Restrooms

Storytime is Coming to Public Restrooms

“Help literature reclaim its rightful place,” says the narrator of a video introducing...

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10 Ebook Deals For Election Day Retail Therapy

10 Ebook Deals For Election Day Retail Therapy

Anyone watching the news right now knows election anxiety is a thing. Who will win?...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 3, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 3, 2020

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

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Community Helpers in Children’s Books: Who is Helping and
Which Communities?

Community Helpers in Children’s Books: Who is Helping and...

Community helpers star in children’s books from board books to picture books. As...

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10 November YA Releases to TBR

10 November YA Releases to TBR

When Adam Caspian reaches biokenretic puberty —a supernatural cellular explosion—...

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BLM Co-Founder’s Part Memoir Part Instruction Manual For
Creating A Movement: Critical Linking, November 4, 2020

BLM Co-Founder’s Part Memoir Part Instruction Manual For...

Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around...

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THE NOLAN VARIATIONS

THE NOLAN VARIATIONS

In his latest, film historian and critic Shone wrote in close collaboration with...

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B-List Bonanza: John Constantine’s Tree Tattoo

B-List Bonanza: John Constantine’s Tree Tattoo

I was working on my Haunted Riot post for this most wonderful time of the year and...

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All the Books Recommended on MY FAVORITE MURDER in
2020

All the Books Recommended on MY FAVORITE MURDER in 2020

To be a true crime obsessive in 2020 is to have ample options at your disposal....

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28 Bookish Baby Clothes To Give Young Ones Literary
Style

28 Bookish Baby Clothes To Give Young Ones Literary Style

Have a baby in your life? Want to ensure they showcase their literary style from...

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The History of Dust Jackets: From Disposable to
Collectible

The History of Dust Jackets: From Disposable to Collectible

I love doing deep dives into how books got to be the objects they are today. I have...

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10 Invented Worlds to Set Your Next D&D Campaign
In

10 Invented Worlds to Set Your Next D&D Campaign In

More than 45 years after the first boxed set was released,Dungeons & Dragons is...

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The Best Spider-Man Villains Across the Multiverse

The Best Spider-Man Villains Across the Multiverse

Spider-Man has the best rogues list of any comic book superhero. It is a long list....

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Walter Mosley and Easy Rawlins Recognized Again

Walter Mosley and Easy Rawlins Recognized Again

Walter Mosley will be the first African American writer to receive the prestigious...

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Literary Tourism: New Orleans, Louisiana

Literary Tourism: New Orleans, Louisiana

During autumn in New Orleans, the nip in the air makes the chicory coffee more comforting...

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FOREVER 51

FOREVER 51

As a vampire, Texan Veronica Bouchard keeps a low profile. She’s a hospice nurse...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 4, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 4, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Beneath a Scarlet Sky.Facing the...

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Parents Sue North Carolina Charter School Over THE POET
X

Parents Sue North Carolina Charter School Over THE POET...

Calling Elizabeth Acevedo’s award-winning young adult novel The Poet X “a frontal...

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Excerpt: WILD RAIN By Beverly Jenkins

Excerpt: WILD RAIN By Beverly Jenkins

Ready for another romance full of heart and history from Beverly Jenkins? Check...

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25 Best Funny Audiobooks for Your Holiday Road Trip

25 Best Funny Audiobooks for Your Holiday Road Trip

My wife and I are staying home for the holidays, choosing to conduct our festivities...

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The Best Korean Fiction In Translation

The Best Korean Fiction In Translation

Eighteen-year-old Reuyen is the reincarnation of Queen Swan.Queen Swan was beheaded...

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A LIFE, FORWARD

A LIFE, FORWARD

She has big dreams for her future after overcoming the mess her dysfunctional family...

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10 of the Best YA Epistolary Novels

10 of the Best YA Epistolary Novels

Dear Reader, I just love a YA epistolary novel, don’t you? Epistolary novels are...

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4 Opera Books To Shake Up Your Playlist

4 Opera Books To Shake Up Your Playlist

If you don’t love opera, then get thee over the the Met’s free daily opera stream...

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Book Fetish: Volume 430

Book Fetish: Volume 430

Welcome to Book Fetish: Volume 430, your weekly round up of bookish clothing, art,...

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20 Must-Read Sports Romances To Win Your Heart

20 Must-Read Sports Romances To Win Your Heart

I’m writing this on the day Rafael Nadal won his 13th Roland Garros final. I’m amazed...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 5, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 5, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie....

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Summer Scares Is Back to Celebrate Horror In Libraries (And
Beyond!)

Summer Scares Is Back to Celebrate Horror In Libraries...

Now on its third year, Summer Scares is back to highlight the wide range of horror...

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#SuperheroProblems: So You’re Your Team’s Token
Minority

#SuperheroProblems: So You’re Your Team’s Token Minority

Superheroes, like too many things in life, are very white. For decades, the only...

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30 of the Best Children’s Books About Disabilities

30 of the Best Children’s Books About Disabilities

Growing up disabled, I could not find much representation of experiences like my...

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THE NUMBER ON MY FATHER'S ARM / EL NÚMERO EN EL BRAZO DE
PAPA

THE NUMBER ON MY FATHER'S ARM / EL NÚMERO EN EL BRAZO DE...

Papi rarely talks about it, and Tomás suspects the number tattooed on his arm is...

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JOHN BERRYMAN AND ROBERT GIROUX

JOHN BERRYMAN AND ROBERT GIROUX

Samway, a priest and literary scholar whose previous books focused on Flannery O’Connor,...

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CECILIA'S MAGICAL MISSION

CECILIA'S MAGICAL MISSION

Eighth graders Cecilia and Julie are close friends who live in the same apartment...

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KNOXVILLE MERMAID

KNOXVILLE MERMAID

The story begins by describing hidden creeks that run beneath Knoxville, Tennessee....

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VINCENT VENTURA AND THE DIABOLICAL DUENDES/VINCENT VENTURA Y
LOS DUENDES DIABÓLICOS

VINCENT VENTURA AND THE DIABOLICAL DUENDES/VINCENT VENTURA...

It’s around 3 a.m.—the witching hour—when Vincent wakes up to the sound of someone...

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LA DIVINA CATRINA / OH, DIVINE CATRINA

LA DIVINA CATRINA / OH, DIVINE CATRINA

The age-old lament takes on a different nuance as Catrina la catrina, a fashionista...

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LUNA LUMINOSA, ¿DÓNDE ESTÁS? / LUMINOUS MOON, WHERE ARE
YOU?

LUNA LUMINOSA, ¿DÓNDE ESTÁS? / LUMINOUS MOON, WHERE ARE...

Juanito opens his front door one night to be met with a moonless night sky, so he...

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RETURN TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN THE WORLD

RETURN TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN THE WORLD

After leaving his small village in Afghanistan, young Mirado travels the world with...

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HIS HOLINESS THE FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA

HIS HOLINESS THE FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA

Tethong has been part of the Dalai Lama's personal office since the author arrived...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 31, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 31, 2020

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

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EMBRACE INVERSE VIBRATIONS

EMBRACE INVERSE VIBRATIONS

In a rustic cabin “at the utmost edge of the world,” a nameless man is awakened...

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A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN

A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN

He looks down from a slope and notices a large white shape on the beach and discovers...

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TAMLIN'S GREAT ADVENTURE

TAMLIN'S GREAT ADVENTURE

Tamlin is a horse living an idyllic life in a beautiful grassy field where he plays...

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THE SNOW FOX

THE SNOW FOX

Nico, a red fox, lives deep in the “foggy forest” with his friends Ava the otter,...

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BIRDS OF SAN PANCHO AND OTHER POEMS OF PLACE

BIRDS OF SAN PANCHO AND OTHER POEMS OF PLACE

Many of the 74 poems in this, Day’s seventh full-length collection, appeared in...

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TWIN TORN

TWIN TORN

A year ago, Ash suddenly found himself on Ellis Island, unable to remember anything,...

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PERFECTLY IMPOSSIBLE

PERFECTLY IMPOSSIBLE

Anna, a 30-something Yale-educated struggling artist, spends most of her days not...

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THE HAUNTING OF BRYNN WILDER

THE HAUNTING OF BRYNN WILDER

Brynn Wilder has had a rough year. She broke up with her long-term partner, her...

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SPELLBREAKER

SPELLBREAKER

By day, Elsie Camden works a mundane job in a stonemason's office, but by night,...

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THE NATURE EXPLORER'S SKETCHBOOK

THE NATURE EXPLORER'S SKETCHBOOK

The first 27 pages of this 80-page journal contain inspiration for what to record...

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GIRLS OF BRACKENHILL

GIRLS OF BRACKENHILL

While they were tweens and teens, Hannah and her older sister, Julia, spent five...

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THE CIPHER

THE CIPHER

Tossed into a dumpster when she was 1 month old, Nina Esperanza was raised in a...

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A PONTIAC IN THE WOODS

A PONTIAC IN THE WOODS

Fourteen-year-old Jamie Sasso isn’t living the life of most high schoolers. After...

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21 DAYS IN QUARANTINE

21 DAYS IN QUARANTINE

In what Clovis dubs an “experimental narrative” and “a new genre of crime fiction,”...

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THE DAY LADYBUG DREW A GIANT BALL OF FLUFF

THE DAY LADYBUG DREW A GIANT BALL OF FLUFF

It’s “just a normal day” in this forest where cheerful insects live in flowers as...

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LIFE IN A FROZEN WORLD

LIFE IN A FROZEN WORLD

Batten worked with the Cousteau Society campaign against mineral exploitation in...

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RUNNING FROM MOLOKA'I

RUNNING FROM MOLOKA'I

In the late 19th century, Mele Bennett is a hapa-haole (mixed-race) girl. Her White...

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AMAZING ANIMAL EARTH

AMAZING ANIMAL EARTH

The story opens with a young red-haired White girl in a rural setting learning about...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 1, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 1, 2020

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

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WRITING THE VIRUS

WRITING THE VIRUS

Scrima and Winner, editors of the online literary journal StatORec, invited 32 writers...

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BLACK DIAMOND QUEENS

BLACK DIAMOND QUEENS

NYU music professor Mahon argues convincingly that Black women have been pivotal...

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Tour The TWILIGHT House Tonight From Your Own Home

Tour The TWILIGHT House Tonight From Your Own Home

Halloween may look different this year, but it doesn’t mean you have to do nothing...

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Read These Books if You Love THE CRAFT: The List List
#423

Read These Books if You Love THE CRAFT: The List List #423

Set on a black-owned luxury dude ranch and with a fairy tale twist, the second Cowboys...

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Welcome to Haunted Riot!

Welcome to Haunted Riot!

WooOOooo…elcome, ghouls and goblins! It’s the most creepiest time of the year, and...

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TECKA

TECKA

Tecka is a cute lavender baby octopus with purple spots. As Tecka looks for a good...

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DARK DAYS

DARK DAYS

Maya Dempsey plans to compete in the Cluiche, an annual event in the Leigheasan...

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Can’t Touch This: 8 Great Books Featuring Cursed
Objects

Can’t Touch This: 8 Great Books Featuring Cursed Objects

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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10 Great Books Featuring Cemeteries

10 Great Books Featuring Cemeteries

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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Why Are Teenage Girls So Scary?

Why Are Teenage Girls So Scary?

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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That’s a Dead Body, Damien: Horror Elements in Eve Silver’s
DARK DESIRES

That’s a Dead Body, Damien: Horror Elements in Eve Silver’s...

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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8 Great Picture Books for Halloween

8 Great Picture Books for Halloween

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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4 Creepy Creatures in Comics

4 Creepy Creatures in Comics

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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Meh! Halloween! A Bookish Guide to a Low-Key
Halloween

Meh! Halloween! A Bookish Guide to a Low-Key Halloween

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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10 Horror Podcasts for the Love of All Things Scary

10 Horror Podcasts for the Love of All Things Scary

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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Truth Can Be Scarier Than Fiction: 6 Scary Nonfiction
Books

Truth Can Be Scarier Than Fiction: 6 Scary Nonfiction Books

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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Read What You Need: 9 Gothic Novels for Every Mood

Read What You Need: 9 Gothic Novels for Every Mood

Joe Hill—the mastermind behind N0S4A2 and Locke & Key—has arrived at DC, curating...

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9 Creepy Books About Sinister Institutions

9 Creepy Books About Sinister Institutions

Stephen King’s #1 bestseller The Institute is now in paperback! Young Luke Ellis...

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OBJECTION!

OBJECTION!

The author, who served as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, advances...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 28, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 28, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by POPPYPUB and KPIPA. Today’s Featured...

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15 of the Best Philosophy Books for Beginners

15 of the Best Philosophy Books for Beginners

Part of being human is asking questions like why we are here, what the purpose of...

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8 Excellent Books on Democracy In Its Many Forms

8 Excellent Books on Democracy In Its Many Forms

There is a lot going on in 2020: a global pandemic, a worldwide shift towards populist...

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Book Fetish: Volume 429

Book Fetish: Volume 429

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway one puzzle prize pack for...

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Featured Trailer: BOOK TRIP by C.J. Duarte

Featured Trailer: BOOK TRIP by C.J. Duarte

Take a trip through four overlapping books, each spanning a different era of the...

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6 Awesome Queer Halloween Books

6 Awesome Queer Halloween Books

For those of you who want your Halloween seasonally spooky reads LGBTQ, I’ve got...

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10 Books to Read After You’ve Finished REBECCA

10 Books to Read After You’ve Finished REBECCA

Since Rebecca hit Netflix last week, many people find themselves revisiting the...

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An Open Letter To All The Books I’ve Lied About
Reading

An Open Letter To All The Books I’ve Lied About Reading

This is my open letter to all the books I’ve lied about reading. I hope I’m not...

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Literary Tourism: Edinburgh

Literary Tourism: Edinburgh

Disclaimer: We know that due to the continued spread of COVID, travelling is impossible...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 29, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 29, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Baker Books, a division of Baker...

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Manga Characters to Help You Vent Your Social Distancing
Feels

Manga Characters to Help You Vent Your Social Distancing...

I am an introvert. In the right environment, with the right people, I can extrovert...

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Season 2 of Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club Is
Coming

Season 2 of Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club Is Coming

Whether you’re more a Kristy, a Mary Anne, a Claudia, a Dawn, or a Stacey, this...

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3 Great 2021 YA Books About Witches to TBR

3 Great 2021 YA Books About Witches to TBR

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe - witches who live secretly among...

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6 Places Where You Can Read Manhwa

6 Places Where You Can Read Manhwa

When it comes to Asian comics, manga gets the most attention. Naruto, My Hero Academia,...

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How to Start a Virtual Book Recommendation Service

How to Start a Virtual Book Recommendation Service

If you worked in a library or bookshop prior to the pandemic hitting, one of the...

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10 Historical Mystery Series to Whisk You Away

10 Historical Mystery Series to Whisk You Away

The murder of a shipping clerk…The strange disappearance of friends…Rumors of corruption...

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How to Make a Children’s Book Museum COVID-Compliant

How to Make a Children’s Book Museum COVID-Compliant

It’s been a long, pricey road to the reopening of the Story Museum in Oxford, England....

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Ghosts, Murder, and Adventure: Reading Pathways to Maureen
Johnson’s Books

Ghosts, Murder, and Adventure: Reading Pathways to Maureen...

In case you didn’t know, Maureen Johnson rules. She’s a delight to follow on Twitter...

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Print-at-Home Bookish Art For Updating Your Decor

Print-at-Home Bookish Art For Updating Your Decor

Bookish art is great. You can do so much with it, plastering it anywhere in your...

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14 Children’s Books About Race and Racial Diversity

14 Children’s Books About Race and Racial Diversity

One of my favorite co-workers is about to have her first child. My team and I went...

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Indian Writing in English: An Unconventional Starter
Kit

Indian Writing in English: An Unconventional Starter Kit

My mother tongue being Bengali and having been raised in a family of bibliophiles...

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A Guide to Conquering Your Demons With 5 Mathematical Sci-Fi
Books

A Guide to Conquering Your Demons With 5 Mathematical Sci-Fi...

Mathematical science fiction books use mathematics in world-building to advance...

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Who Will Win the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards?

Who Will Win the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards?

The 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards are open for voting! The opening round of the 12th...

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8 of the Best New Self-Care Books to Prioritize
Yourself

8 of the Best New Self-Care Books to Prioritize Yourself

Today busyness has become a badge of honor. We want to say we're busy, yet at the...

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Riot Recommendation: What Outstanding Short Stories Have You
Read?

Riot Recommendation: What Outstanding Short Stories Have...

From the award-winning author of Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Amazon...

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8 Audiobooks for You to Escape Into

8 Audiobooks for You to Escape Into

Book Riot is teaming up with Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers,...

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How to Improve Your Reading Comprehension as an
Adult

How to Improve Your Reading Comprehension as an Adult

The ability to process and retain information from texts: it’s not just for kids....

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So, Horror Baking Books Are A Thing

So, Horror Baking Books Are A Thing

As I rewatch old seasons of The Great British Baking Show for the seventh (millionth?)...

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2020 Horror Novels: 16 New Books You Don’t Want to
Miss

2020 Horror Novels: 16 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss

2020 has been an excellent year for horror. And it makes sense if you think about...

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Quiz: Create a Haunted House of Your Nightmares and Get a
Perfect Gothic Book Recommendation

Quiz: Create a Haunted House of Your Nightmares and Get...

The instant New York Times bestseller from Del Rey Books. After receiving a frantic...

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17 Fun Monster Children’s Books For Halloween
Reading

17 Fun Monster Children’s Books For Halloween Reading

Halloween is, overall, my number one fave holiday of the year. In fact, it combines...

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Library Inductions Post Lockdown

Library Inductions Post Lockdown

Here in the UK, schools have gone back to normal…well, as normal as can be expected....

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Comics A-Z: History from Kusama to Oeuvre

Comics A-Z: History from Kusama to Oeuvre

History has always been a popular jumping off point for comics, from enhanced lecture-style...

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COLD MOON

COLD MOON

"Better to know where to go than how to get there,” writes the veteran essayist...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 27, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 27, 2020

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

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JOE BIDEN

JOE BIDEN

In this brief biography, National Book Award winner Osnos profiles the man who has...

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THE MERMAID COUNTING BOOK

THE MERMAID COUNTING BOOK

The book opens with a mother-and-daughter mermaid pair, both White-presenting, setting...

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AND A BOOK

AND A BOOK

A young reader, carrying crumb cake, milk, and the same book readers hold, begins...

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BANE'S CHOICE

BANE'S CHOICE

Bane rules the Savannah, Georgia–based Vampire Motorcycle Club. He’s more than 300...

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MY STORIED YEAR

MY STORIED YEAR

Life holds little promise for Dragon. At school, he struggles to keep up. Home isn’t...

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APOLLO'S ARROW

APOLLO'S ARROW

Sociologist and physician Christakis, who directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale,...

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THE DUKE EFFECT

THE DUKE EFFECT

Col. Constantine Sinclair was orphaned at a young age and raised by his uncle, the...

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SAPIENS

SAPIENS

In a manner that is both playful and provocative, Harari teams with co-creators...

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BLIND SPOTS

BLIND SPOTS

In this debut education book, Berens challenges pedagogical orthodoxy and argues...

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THE BHUTTO DYNASTY

THE BHUTTO DYNASTY

It has long been assumed that the assassination of Pakistan’s prime minister, Benazir...

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LOVE YOUR LIFE

LOVE YOUR LIFE

Ava is a copywriter for a pharmaceutical company in London, but she dreams of writing...

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A PAGE MARKED FOR MURDER

A PAGE MARKED FOR MURDER

Take a woman not in her first youth but not yet middle-aged, recovering from a failed...

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WOODLAND DREAMS

WOODLAND DREAMS

As in her Moon Babies, illustrated by Amy Hevron (2019), Jameson displays a rare...

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THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK

THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK

The authors, friends from two powerful U.S. political families that have been intertwined...

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BILL NYE'S GREAT BIG WORLD OF SCIENCE

BILL NYE'S GREAT BIG WORLD OF SCIENCE

Starting from first principles like the scientific method, Nye and his co-author...

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THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER

THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER

In the previous novel, after getting pregnant at 15, Maggie was forced to give up...

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HAVE YOURSELF A FUDGY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

HAVE YOURSELF A FUDGY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Even before discovering the corpse, Allie McMurphy is already dealing with serious...

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A CRIME OF A DIFFERENT STRIPE

A CRIME OF A DIFFERENT STRIPE

Very pregnant Cass Halloran’s old friends Birdie Favazza, Izzy Perry, and Nell Endicott,...

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THE LOST SPELLS

THE LOST SPELLS

Combining poetic words (somewhat reminiscent of Mary Oliver’s poetry in their passion...

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IN THE DEEP

IN THE DEEP

Two years after the drowning of her young daughter and the subsequent collapse of...

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AN ARISTOCRACY OF CRITICS

AN ARISTOCRACY OF CRITICS

In 1944, Henry Luce, the overbearing, self-aggrandizing publisher of Time, Fortune,...

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Riot Recommendation: 24 of Your Favorite Musician
Memoirs

Riot Recommendation: 24 of Your Favorite Musician Memoirs

A portrait of race, meaning, and the search for self across centuries and continents....

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How to Genrefy Your Library: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting
Started

How to Genrefy Your Library: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting...

Julián and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding....

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Edward Cullen is a Comedian, and Other Thoughts on MIDNIGHT
SUN

Edward Cullen is a Comedian, and Other Thoughts on MIDNIGHT...

The long-awaited retelling of Twilight through Edward Cullen’s topaz eyes came out...

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20 Must-Read Horror Books You’ve Never Heard Of

20 Must-Read Horror Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Lately, it seems we cannot get enough of horror books. Whether it’s due to the seasonal...

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52 Incredible Picture Book Biographies of Black People
Creating and Leading

52 Incredible Picture Book Biographies of Black People...

Whether star athletes, artists, musicians, politicians, or something else, Black...

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9 Books to Help You Understand Your Anxiety

9 Books to Help You Understand Your Anxiety

New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster is here with a witty and candid...

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18 Books to Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month

18 Books to Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Big dreams, big joy, and inspiring stories about unbreakable connections. These...

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10 Recent Books by Asian American Poets

10 Recent Books by Asian American Poets

The Asian American poetry scene is booming. Not only are Asian American poets publishing...

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B-List Bonanza: Sana Starros

B-List Bonanza: Sana Starros

It struck me not long ago that B-listcomics villains, especially those with roots...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 26, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 26, 2020

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

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9 Fascinating And Fun Literary Airbnb Online
Experiences

9 Fascinating And Fun Literary Airbnb Online Experiences

If we’re comparing tragedies this year, one of the smallest possible ones would...

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THE MIGHTY RIVER

THE MIGHTY RIVER

In her debut children’s book, singer/songwriter Ginalina asks what can be seen along...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 25, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 25, 2020

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling....

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OFF TRACK

OFF TRACK

Black Trinidadians Kayla Francis and Joel de Freitas are two rising track stars...

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A NEST FOR LALITA

A NEST FOR LALITA

Sompur, India. It’s 2005, and 30-year-old Meena Kaul is the director of Behera House,...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 24, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 24, 2020

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

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THE TARGET STORYBOOK

THE TARGET STORYBOOK

Spanning the entirety of the Doctor Who series run, this anthology caters to a broad...

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These 19 Horror Audiobooks Will Haunt You For Weeks: The
List List #422

These 19 Horror Audiobooks Will Haunt You For Weeks: The...

New York Times bestselling author Ian K. Smith returns with the first propulsive...

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UNDERLAND

UNDERLAND

Alternating narration from Sari, a City dweller introduced in the first installment...

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RENATO!

RENATO!

Like Pietro di Donato, whose Christ in Concrete is now a largely forgotten classic...

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4 Unsettling Comics About Dreams

4 Unsettling Comics About Dreams

There’s something uniquely compelling about a nightmare. After days that can seem...

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The Longest Book Series to Get You Through Winter 2020, AKA
The Longest Time of All Our Lives

The Longest Book Series to Get You Through Winter 2020,...

Winter always makes me want to curl up and hibernate until the sun comes back, but...

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4 Great Global Graphic Memoirs

4 Great Global Graphic Memoirs

Great comics can take you inside a different world, one that can mimic reality or...

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When Reading is More Stressor Than Stress Relief

When Reading is More Stressor Than Stress Relief

I can’t remember the last time I didn’t feel guilty about the books I’m not reading....

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15 More Fabulous Books About Drag

15 More Fabulous Books About Drag

The world of drag is as diverse as the rainbow it celebrates. There are young queens,...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 23, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 23, 2020

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Elsewhere by Dean Koontz. Today’s Featured...

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6 Books To Read If You Liked TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM

6 Books To Read If You Liked TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM

Having emotionally distant parents can be heartwrenching. Living with people who...

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16 Gorgeous and Fun Fall Books for Toddlers

16 Gorgeous and Fun Fall Books for Toddlers

With the change in seasons comes the opportunity to explore new sights, sounds,...

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Short Story Collections: 8 Books That Are One of a
Kind

Short Story Collections: 8 Books That Are One of a Kind

We’ve all read short story collections. Whether writing college papers or browsing...

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12 Christmas YA Books That Give Hallmark Movie Vibes

12 Christmas YA Books That Give Hallmark Movie Vibes

The holiday season is upon us, and this is a safe space for folks who have all of...

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The Top 10 Batman Villains

The Top 10 Batman Villains

Batman may be one of the most beloved and well known superheroes of all time. Most...

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9 Great Eerie Reads for Middle Graders

9 Great Eerie Reads for Middle Graders

Tom is back in Middle School Bites #2: Tom Bites Back! Tom was bit by a vampire,...

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Book Fetish: Volume 428

Book Fetish: Volume 428

Book Riot is teaming up with Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers,...

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7 Fall and Winter Graphic Novel Releases for Kids and Young
Adults

7 Fall and Winter Graphic Novel Releases for Kids and Young...

It’s hard to tell from where I’m sitting today (Pittsburgh, mildly overcast, all...

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Which Book Should You Read Based on Your Dungeons &
Dragons Class?

Which Book Should You Read Based on Your Dungeons &...

Even adventurers need some time to relax, and what better way to unwind from a day...

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How Tournament of Books Changed My Reading Life

How Tournament of Books Changed My Reading Life

The Morning News’s Tournament of Books is my favorite event on the internet. It’s...

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Who Creates Meaning in Fiction: Authors, Readers, or
Both?

Who Creates Meaning in Fiction: Authors, Readers, or Both?

When I was a senior in high school in 2006, our French teacher, Mrs. Silvia, assigned...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 22, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 22, 2020

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

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October is the New December: Start Your Holiday Shopping
Now!

October is the New December: Start Your Holiday Shopping...

October, for me, is all about beautiful light and crunching leaves under my feet,...

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30 Spooky, Cute, & Downright Gross Horror Leggings
For Fans

30 Spooky, Cute, & Downright Gross Horror Leggings...

I am an unapologetic Halloween person. My husband proposed to me on a moonlit horse-drawn...

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Quiz: Which Cozy YA Romance Should You Bundle Up With This
Fall?

Quiz: Which Cozy YA Romance Should You Bundle Up With This...

Ready for a YA Romance Quiz? Depending on where you are in the world, as we move...

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THE MUSICIAN

THE MUSICIAN

This sincere and ancient tale depicts the legendary friendship of Yu Boya and Zhong...

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DREAMS OF A PENCIL

DREAMS OF A PENCIL

The pencil fantasizes about standing in a meadow, watering its “top” such that it...

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THE POWWOW TREASURE

THE POWWOW TREASURE

Old tropes and new fun greet young readers in a mystery about two kids traveling...

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THE RELUCTANT STORYTELLER

THE RELUCTANT STORYTELLER

In Cherokee storyteller Coulson’s title novella, Maurice “Chooch” Tenkiller, a Minnesota...

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GRANDMA AND THE ROOSTER

GRANDMA AND THE ROOSTER

It is Lunar New Year, and Grandma visits her granddaughter, Xiaoyue, bringing along...

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SPIRITS AMONG US

SPIRITS AMONG US

Twelve-year-old Scooter, a self-described “sensitive,” is fascinated by ghosts;...

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SAVING GRANDDADDY'S STORIES

SAVING GRANDDADDY'S STORIES

Hicks came from an impoverished family in the Blue Ridge Mountains and loved listening...

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CUTHBERT GRANT

CUTHBERT GRANT

Alas, a fascinating life does not make a fascinating read in this book about Cuthbert...

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LASSA THE VIKING AND THE DRAGON’S INFERNO

LASSA THE VIKING AND THE DRAGON’S INFERNO

All 13-year-old Lassa Erikson wants is to be a quiet, studious apprentice alchemist...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 21, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 21, 2020

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by White Tears/Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad....

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3 Must-Read YA Graphic Memoirs

3 Must-Read YA Graphic Memoirs

Experience the Grishaverse like never before. . . Out of the pages of the Shadow...

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Check ‘Em Out: Find The Perfect Library Tote Bags To Haul
Your Goods

Check ‘Em Out: Find The Perfect Library Tote Bags To Haul...

If you, like me, are a power user of your local library, chances are you’re in need...

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Tiffany D. Jackson and the “Stress” of It All

Tiffany D. Jackson and the “Stress” of It All

Earlier this year a few of my fellow Book Rioters and I were having a conversation...

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9 Diverse Memoirs You Should Add to Your Reading
List

9 Diverse Memoirs You Should Add to Your Reading List

He traced his Black ancestry through time and across continents. What he found is...

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Horror-Inspired Socks to Warm Your Feet

Horror-Inspired Socks to Warm Your Feet

Halloween is upon us, and although it’ll be enjoyed a little differently this year,...

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7 Books for Young Readers Where School Is The Social
Setting

7 Books for Young Readers Where School Is The Social Setting

As a kid, school is everything to you. It’s where you meet friends, find your crushes,...

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B-List Bonanza: Jedi Master Depa Billaba

B-List Bonanza: Jedi Master Depa Billaba

It struck me not long ago that B-listcomics villains, especially those with roots...

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9 Fantastic Authors We’d Take A Writing Seminar From

9 Fantastic Authors We’d Take A Writing Seminar From

Over the summer, I decided to put some of my free time to use and purchased Maggie...

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The Baby-Sitters Club, From Novels to Graphic Novels

The Baby-Sitters Club, From Novels to Graphic Novels

The first Baby-sitters Club novel was released a lifetime ago, back in 1986 when...

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7 Books for Fans of Hades the Game

7 Books for Fans of Hades the Game

My fiance bought me Hades this month, and I’ve been obsessed ever since I hit start....

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HIGH CRIMES

HIGH CRIMES

Donald Trump likes nothing better than to double down: First, he solicited Russian...

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW YORK

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW YORK

If it didn’t happen in the five boroughs, it didn’t happen. That is to say, to trust...

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THE PURPOSE OF POWER

THE PURPOSE OF POWER

For much of her life, Garza, who grew up in a wealthy White community in Northern...

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TOGETHER, APART

TOGETHER, APART

In these nine stories, some teens face the boredom of being home all day with their...

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WELL AWARE

WELL AWARE

One wouldn’t think of cybersecurity as a timeless concept. But in his latest book...

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EX LIBRIS

EX LIBRIS

Pulitzer Prize winner Kakutani, former chief book critic at the New York Times,...

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REVIVING THE HAWTHORN SISTERS

REVIVING THE HAWTHORN SISTERS

Before she was Dove Jarrod, one of the most famous traveling faith healers of the...

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YANKS BEHIND THE LINES

YANKS BEHIND THE LINES

In 1914, Germany invaded Belgium on its way to France, a remarkably brazen violation...

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WOMEN IN THE WAITING ROOM

WOMEN IN THE WAITING ROOM

This second collection for Kapur, following Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (2015),...

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SHIT, ACTUALLY

SHIT, ACTUALLY

In the introduction, the author labels this collection “silly,” a frivolous work...

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CORONA DAZE

CORONA DAZE

“One day Eva had to stay at home…and stay...and stay…” Eva’s small, pale-skinned...

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SORROW

SORROW

At age 37, Joe Harper has never lived up to his potential. Despite his gift for...

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A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

In her latest, social historian and novelist Flanders tackles the curious history...

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A POTTY FOR ZAZA

A POTTY FOR ZAZA

This title in the Dutch series about a Black toddler named Zaza shows her mother...

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MILO'S CHRISTMAS PARADE

MILO'S CHRISTMAS PARADE

Milo’s family likes the Christmas parade for all the goodies spectators drop: popcorn,...

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THE <i>DRAGON ARK</i>

THE <i>DRAGON ARK</i>

Led by putative author Curatoria Draconis, depicted with brown skin and locs, the...

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9 Audiobooks by Debut Authors

9 Audiobooks by Debut Authors

They were born to defy Texas’s tyrannical and oppressive Governor Roth, but after...

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IRL

IRL

Can online platforms help us find true connection? Stedman is a natural guide to...

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ERIC

ERIC

With a thin, triangular body, spindly appendages, and a head reminiscent of a maple...

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Queer Characters Don’t Need a Romance to Prove They’re
Queer

Queer Characters Don’t Need a Romance to Prove They’re...

Representation matters. That’s just a nonstarter. So hear me when I say I am grateful...

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Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and How To
DIY

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and How To DIY

When my public library announced a pumpkin decorating contest, I knew I had to get...

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9 Books Where Women Take Charge

9 Books Where Women Take Charge

What if a viral pandemic put women in charge of the planet? Athena Vosh lives just...

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Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Musician
Memoirs?

Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Musician Memoirs?

A portrait of race, meaning, and the search for self across centuries and continents....

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Prank Your Significant Other In 7 Fun Romance Books

Prank Your Significant Other In 7 Fun Romance Books

They meet, they fall in love, and they live happily ever after. That’s normally...

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5 Middle Grade UK Books That Celebrate Diversity

5 Middle Grade UK Books That Celebrate Diversity

As a high school librarian, I am constantly looking to instill empathy in myself,...

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Comics A-Z: History from First Ladies to Justice

Comics A-Z: History from First Ladies to Justice

History has always been a popular jumping off point for comics, from enhanced lecture-style...

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10 Perfectly Creepy Supernatural Books For Halloween

10 Perfectly Creepy Supernatural Books For Halloween

Eleven months out of the year, I read only the occasional horror novel, but as soon...

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5 Books to Read If You Still Have “WAP” on Repeat

5 Books to Read If You Still Have “WAP” on Repeat

Whether you like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” or not, you can’t deny...

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INSIDE PASSAGE

INSIDE PASSAGE

“Trouble follows you,” 15-year-old Billy Logan tells his mother, Corey, and he doesn’t...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 20, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 20, 2020

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

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GIRL INTREPID

GIRL INTREPID

Armstrong was 7 years old in 1947 when her parents, Sinclair Howard “Howie” Armstrong...

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PAINTED POMEGRANATES AND NEEDLEPOINT RABBIS

PAINTED POMEGRANATES AND NEEDLEPOINT RABBIS

In this latest entry in the publisher’s Where Religion Lives series, Eichler-Levine,...

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WHOSE BLUES?

WHOSE BLUES?

Blues music, writes Gussow, is in the midst of a fraught debate between what he...

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10 Free Audiobooks You Probably Didn’t Know Were in the
Public Domain

10 Free Audiobooks You Probably Didn’t Know Were in the...

The beauty of books entering the public domain is that people can do whatever they...

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8 Books About Digital Activism: The Changing Faces of
Activism

8 Books About Digital Activism: The Changing Faces of Activism

Cory Doctorow's Attack Surface is a standalone hacker thriller set in the world...

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To All the Libraries I’ll Miss When I (Finally) Move

To All the Libraries I’ll Miss When I (Finally) Move

THE STITCHERS: "The chills come guaranteed."--Stephen King THOSE WHO PREY: “Fans...

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PREONS: ALPHA

PREONS: ALPHA

Ever since the attack on Earth seven years ago, former military strategist David...

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5 Types of Books to Read on Paper

5 Types of Books to Read on Paper

Don’t get me wrong: digital formats are fantastic. They increase access for library...

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5 Fantasy Books Where Alchemy Transforms Adolescence

5 Fantasy Books Where Alchemy Transforms Adolescence

The English term “alchemy”, from the Arabic word al-kīmiyā, refers to the ancient...

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What’s the Science Behind Reading?

What’s the Science Behind Reading?

Many of us bookworms are fascinated by cold, hard facts, so it’s time we had a post...

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Bookish Halloween Shirts

Bookish Halloween Shirts

Even if you can’t go out this year for Halloween for your usual haunts, that doesn’t...

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5 Books About Social Justice for Filipino American History
Month

5 Books About Social Justice for Filipino American History...

As various streets in the United States continue to fill with protests to denounce...

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The Best Book Covers of 2020

The Best Book Covers of 2020

It might be early, but since book cover designs are done for the year, it’s actually...

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Lesbian Manga and Yuri Manga: What’s the Difference and
Where Should You Start?

Lesbian Manga and Yuri Manga: What’s the Difference and...

Getting into a new genre or format is always intimidating. Manga is a Japanese form...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 19, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 19, 2020

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The Lives of Saints from bestselling...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 18, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 18, 2020

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Heartless by Marissa Meyer with Fierce...

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TROJAN HORSE

TROJAN HORSE

The Executive Covert Agency is focused on Mihai Cuza, a dangerous man planning to...

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I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book
Clubs

I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book...

The history of book clubs is the story of you and me—nerds who read something and...

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Comics, Rent Free: 6 Novels Lush Enough to Paint Panels in
Your Mind

Comics, Rent Free: 6 Novels Lush Enough to Paint Panels...

I’m a visual person. When I discover a world I like, while I’ll definitely look...

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A Quick Guide to DIY Library Bookmarks

A Quick Guide to DIY Library Bookmarks

If it is true you can tell a person by their bookmark, I can only imagine the stories...

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5 Great New Nonfiction Books to Help Understand Our
Times

5 Great New Nonfiction Books to Help Understand Our Times

Readers have responded to the struggles and absurdities of 2020 in different ways:...

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21 Cozy Mysteries to Settle Down With This Fall: The List
List #421

21 Cozy Mysteries to Settle Down With This Fall: The List...

Book Riot is teaming up with Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers,...

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MR. BUTTONMAN AND THE GREAT ESCAPE

MR. BUTTONMAN AND THE GREAT ESCAPE

In this wordless tale, Mr. Buttonman, a tiny, slender stick figure stitched from...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 16, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 16, 2020

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

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7 Eerie Books By Asian Authors That You Must Read This
Halloween

7 Eerie Books By Asian Authors That You Must Read This...

Even though Halloween is a festival of the West, its spirit is not just exclusive...

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Songs for Sleepy-Time: Books to Sing Your Baby or Tot to
Sleep

Songs for Sleepy-Time: Books to Sing Your Baby or Tot to...

My son and I love reading books together, and I think the books we enjoy the most...

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17 Excellent Short Stories By Black Authors

17 Excellent Short Stories By Black Authors

Some people might have a hard time with short stories because it can be hard to...

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All The Shakespeare Mugs

All The Shakespeare Mugs

To buy all the Shakespeare mugs or not to buy all the Shakespeare mugs, that is...

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What’s the Deal With Hawkman?

What’s the Deal With Hawkman?

Recently, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Aldis Hodge will be playing...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 17, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 17, 2020

This edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 15, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 15, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Epic Reads and The Truth Project...

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SERPENTINE

SERPENTINE

Originally written for a charity fundraiser in 2004 and dusted off at last for general...

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ONCE YOU KNOW

ONCE YOU KNOW

The storyalternates between the lives of Colleen,a happily married mother of two,...

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POPPY &amp; SAM AND THE SEARCH FOR SLEEP

POPPY &amp; SAM AND THE SEARCH FOR SLEEP

They have collected their supplies. They bid each other farewell for the winter....

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BLIND PONY

BLIND PONY

Hart’s troubles started when she was 5 years old. Her mother had left her husband,...

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THE PEOPLE ON THE BEACH

THE PEOPLE ON THE BEACH

Whitehouse, a journalist and historical adviser at Vienna-based Centropa, “an interactive...

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CANCER IS A C WORD

CANCER IS A C WORD

A brown-skinned tot keeps hearing an unfamiliar word that starts with the letter...

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THE LIEOGRAPHY OF AMELIA EARHART

THE LIEOGRAPHY OF AMELIA EARHART

At her third birthday party, all her presents are plane-themed. Her fifth grade...

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LOST IN THE COCKPIT COUNTRY

LOST IN THE COCKPIT COUNTRY

High schooler Kemar McBayne is looking forward to the school’s Ecology Club trip,...

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THE DRUID AND THE DRAGON

THE DRUID AND THE DRAGON

Maeve has often gotten in trouble for being a daydreamer. Images go through her...

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DO LIZARDS EAT ICE CREAM?

DO LIZARDS EAT ICE CREAM?

In this companion to Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? How Animals Keep Warm (2018),...

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MY WILD LIFE

MY WILD LIFE

The creator of numerous books about animals and animal families (Baby Animals With...

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SURVIVING THE ANGEL OF DEATH

SURVIVING THE ANGEL OF DEATH

In 1944, when Eva and her identical twin, Miriam, were 10, their family of six was...

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THE BLIND PIG MURDERS

THE BLIND PIG MURDERS

It’s October 1928, and Caroline—formerly the madam of a houseboat brothel in the...

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JUROR NUMBER 2

JUROR NUMBER 2

Abraham Cucuta, 35, was convicted in 2018 of first-degree murder for two “brutal...

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AUTOMAT

AUTOMAT

Ex-attorney Lily is the conservator of paintings at the Denver Art Museum, which...

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OUR SONG, MEMENTO MORI

OUR SONG, MEMENTO MORI

After 11 years in the priesthood, Father Jamie Bluterre still hasn’t found his calling....

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SOMETIMES A WALL...

SOMETIMES A WALL...

The pages are sturdy and shiny, with plenty of bright-white negative space for the...

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Featured Trailer: DOOMSDAY CLOCK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION by
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank

Featured Trailer: DOOMSDAY CLOCK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION...

The world of Watchmen collides with the DC Universe in the most shocking story in...

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Next Reads for WATCHMEN Fans

Next Reads for WATCHMEN Fans

The world of Watchmen collides with the DC Universe in the most shocking story in...

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GOING SHORT

GOING SHORT

This book begins by defining the genre, differentiating “flash”—stories under 1,000...

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MAURICE AND HIS DICTIONARY

MAURICE AND HIS DICTIONARY

All Belgian 14-year-old Maurice Fajgenbaum wants is to become a lawyer, but the...

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“I’ve Censored My True Feelings”: Jessica Darling, Me, and
Mental Illness

“I’ve Censored My True Feelings”: Jessica Darling, Me,...

I first encountered Megan McCafferty’s Sloppy Firsts on my mom’s dresser. I was...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Gothic Fantasy

A Beginner’s Guide to Gothic Fantasy

With spooky season upon us, many of us are craving some dark and creepy reads. And...

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20 Must-Read Halloween Books for Preschoolers

20 Must-Read Halloween Books for Preschoolers

Halloween is my daughter’s favorite holiday, and Halloween children’s books are...

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Book Fetish: Volume 427

Book Fetish: Volume 427

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway one puzzle prize pack for...

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11 Books on the Bias Against Women in Healthcare and
Medicine

11 Books on the Bias Against Women in Healthcare and Medicine

My quest to learn more about bias against women in medicine started in a very personal...

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What’s the Deal with that HBO Max Peacemaker Show Starring
John Cena?

What’s the Deal with that HBO Max Peacemaker Show Starring...

Recently, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that John Cena will be getting his...

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Reading Pathways: Anthony Horowitz

Reading Pathways: Anthony Horowitz

As a murder mystery aficionado, I’m always on the look out for a clever, well-written...

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How I Learned to Stop Being Sexist and Love Miss
Marple

How I Learned to Stop Being Sexist and Love Miss Marple

My interest in Agatha Christie has ebbed and flowed my entire life. She was the...

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10 Eerie Books for Autumn

10 Eerie Books for Autumn

Horror isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Maybe you want a hint of eerie atmosphere or...

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5 Novels From 2020 With Complicated Female
Characters

5 Novels From 2020 With Complicated Female Characters

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that male characters get to be nuanced and...

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What Are The Most Cited Poems?

What Are The Most Cited Poems?

There is a vast body of work in the world of poetry, as there are talented poets...

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9 of the Best YA Vampire Books

9 of the Best YA Vampire Books

Crush is the latest release in the smash-hit YA series named by Amazon as one of...

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4 Speculative YA Books About Formidable Females of the High
Seas

4 Speculative YA Books About Formidable Females of the...

Cordelia Koenig intended to breeze through her senior project about her genealogy....

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An Introduction to Filipino Horror

An Introduction to Filipino Horror

I love horror. It is, shall we say, my favorite genre. Horror movies, horror manga,...

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6 Books Celebrating Women’s Early Contributions to Fantasy
and Sci Fi

6 Books Celebrating Women’s Early Contributions to Fantasy...

There is a common misconception that after Mary Shelley, the science fiction and...

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Homeschooling Inspiration from Ms. Frizzle

Homeschooling Inspiration from Ms. Frizzle

These days, many of my mornings begin with the theme song of The Magic School Bus...

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Thor and Loki’s Worst Halloween Ever

Thor and Loki’s Worst Halloween Ever

Most of us only get to wear funky costumes and burst into strangers’ homes on Halloween....

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AMERICAN CRISIS

AMERICAN CRISIS

“The COVID virus is not the extent of our problem,” writes Cuomo. “COVID merely...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 14, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 14, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Saga Press, publishers of Rebecca...

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HOW TO MAKE A LIFE

HOW TO MAKE A LIFE

Chaya Amdur is the mother of five children when a pogrom strikes her village in...

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Western Gothic Genre

A Beginner’s Guide to the Western Gothic Genre

“The…what?” I hear you say. Saddle up, partners, and let’s explore western gothic,...

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KATHERINE MANSFIELD

KATHERINE MANSFIELD

Though Mansfield’s life begins in New Zealand in the late 19th century, she makes...

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A TIME FOR MERCY

A TIME FOR MERCY

Stuart Kofer is not a nice guy. He drinks way too much and likes to brawl. One night,...

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THE LAST INTERVIEW

THE LAST INTERVIEW

Most interviews purport to expose some previously unknown truth, however trivial,...

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THE MIDNIGHT BARGAIN

THE MIDNIGHT BARGAIN

Beatrice Clayborn’s father has gone deeply into debt to allow her to present herself...

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THE CASE AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH

THE CASE AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH

As Christopher Hitchens did with Henry Kissinger, so Markoff does with George W....

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THE WORLD MADE A RAINBOW

THE WORLD MADE A RAINBOW

“All of the world had to stay home today,” a White child gripes, then jumps at her...

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HOW TO WRITE ONE SONG

HOW TO WRITE ONE SONG

This book should have a potential readership beyond fledgling songwriters. Of course,...

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GOLDILOCKS

GOLDILOCKS

Goldilocks is famous in town for her golden hair. She enters a cave where a troll...

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HEART OF THE NIGHT

HEART OF THE NIGHT

“Al-Rawi. I am Jaafar al-Rawi, Jaafar Ibrahim Sayyid al-Rawi.” The pride in which...

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THE REDSHIRT

THE REDSHIRT

King College in North Carolina is one of the country’s premier academic institutions,...

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DEATH OF A CAR SALESMAN

DEATH OF A CAR SALESMAN

It’s 2028, and Big Al Washington is a successful car salesman who’s made a fortune...

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FRANKIE AND THE CREEPY CUTE CRITTERS

FRANKIE AND THE CREEPY CUTE CRITTERS

With cornflower-blue skin, a big poof of dark-blue hair, bat wings, and a nose shaped...

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THE DIARIES OF EMILIO RENZI

THE DIARIES OF EMILIO RENZI

That Renzi’s diaries are à clef is certain. Whether they’re roman à clef or reportage...

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FREEMAN'S

FREEMAN'S

For many readers today, love is also scarce, since, as Freeman notes in his introduction,...

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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

In July 2020, Kendrick Lamar achieved new headlines when it was announced that his...

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10 Great YA Books Set in the 1990s

10 Great YA Books Set in the 1990s

June, 1993. Claire is dumped in rural Indianola, Texas, to spend vacation taking...

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Appalachian Audiobooks That Taught Me How to Say
Goodbye

Appalachian Audiobooks That Taught Me How to Say Goodbye

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway one puzzle prize pack for...

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10 BALLET DANCERS

10 BALLET DANCERS

Counting down from 10 to two, then zero, then back up to one, this book shows ballet...

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THE COFFEEHOUSE

THE COFFEEHOUSE

As it opens, the characters of Mahfouz’s novel, first serialized in a Cairo newspaper...

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WHEN CAREGIVING CALLS

WHEN CAREGIVING CALLS

About 21% of adults in the United States—as many as 53 million Americans—act as...

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THE GIVING DAY

THE GIVING DAY

Having brought out a Welcome Wagon (2020) for an opener, the tightly knit community...

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3 Great Cookbooks for Supper Clubs

3 Great Cookbooks for Supper Clubs

It’s been six months since COVID-19 has had us staying home to protect our communities....

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5 Comics About Dissent in Honor of RBG

5 Comics About Dissent in Honor of RBG

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, we lost a great mind, a great advocate...

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10 Cosmic Horror Art Pieces For Your Horrific
Aesthetic

10 Cosmic Horror Art Pieces For Your Horrific Aesthetic

With Lovecraft Country‘s popularity and a new group of people reckoning and coming...

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Give Me a Gay Section, Not Gentrified Bookshelves

Give Me a Gay Section, Not Gentrified Bookshelves

My very first Pride, I was dirt broke and with my first girlfriend. We were both...

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Why Are We Obsessed With Other People’s Bookshelves?

Why Are We Obsessed With Other People’s Bookshelves?

The first thing I did when I found out that I’d be hosting a Zoom staff meeting...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 13, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 13, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by DC. Today’s Featured Deals $4.99The...

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When Will I Stop Equating My Self-Worth With the Amount of
Books I’ve Read?

When Will I Stop Equating My Self-Worth With the Amount...

For the past several months, I’ve found myself substituting the word “crisis” in...

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Why You Need to Read More Black Immigrant Literature

Why You Need to Read More Black Immigrant Literature

The first time I read about Black immigrants I was already old enough to believe...

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With These 8 Books

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With These 8 Books

How many Hispanic authors are on your bookshelf right now? Here is an opportunity...

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Spooky Bookmarks To Haunt Your Reading Life

Spooky Bookmarks To Haunt Your Reading Life

For some of us, horror season occurs on any day ending with a “y.” For others, it’s...

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10 Native North American Women Writers to Read This
Fall

10 Native North American Women Writers to Read This Fall

In the U.S., today marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and National Native American Heritage...

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Bookish Halloween Costume Ideas for Every Sign in the
Zodiac

Bookish Halloween Costume Ideas for Every Sign in the Zodiac

With Halloween right around the corner, you may be looking for the perfect costume...

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“Readers Are Realizing Their Hunger For Our Stories”: Native
Literature for Kids and Teens

“Readers Are Realizing Their Hunger For Our Stories”: Native...

“As Native people, we’re still fighting to crack the 2 percent mark for representation...

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8 Witchy YA Novels to Get You Ready for Halloween

8 Witchy YA Novels to Get You Ready for Halloween

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass invites you to enter the wicked cool fantasy world...

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Getting an MLIS While Working Full Time

Getting an MLIS While Working Full Time

"A brilliant book for the ages!” —Douglas Brinkley. Paper Bullets is the first book...

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Spooky and Snuggly: The Best Horror Hoodies for Halloween
Nights

Spooky and Snuggly: The Best Horror Hoodies for Halloween...

Autumn has certainly arrived – the weather is turning cold, the nights are getting...

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4 YA Books Filled With Epic Bilingual Characters We’d Love
to Befriend

4 YA Books Filled With Epic Bilingual Characters We’d Love...

As a Puerto Rican growing up on the island, I spent my days curling up with The...

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13 Spooky Middle Grade Books for the Haunting Season

13 Spooky Middle Grade Books for the Haunting Season

Gather round, children, for tales of ghosts and monsters and all manner of magical...

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B-List Bonanza: Jedi Librarian Jocasta Nu

B-List Bonanza: Jedi Librarian Jocasta Nu

It struck me not long ago that B-listcomics villains, especially those with roots...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 12, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 12, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by See Her Die by Melinda Leigh. Today’s...

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How My Reading Journal Accidentally Became A Plague
Diary

How My Reading Journal Accidentally Became A Plague Diary

At the turn of the new year, I decided to invest in a modest Moleskine journal and...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 11, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 11, 2020

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

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LOVE HER MADLY

LOVE HER MADLY

Few rock memoirs are based on a more tenuous connection. Now a successful travel...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 10, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 10, 2020

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

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11 Glorious Spoken Word Poems By Queer Poets

11 Glorious Spoken Word Poems By Queer Poets

Poetry is fluid in the way it lets you express without asking for much. It does...

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How Do Readers Rate The New York Times Best-Selling
Books?

How Do Readers Rate The New York Times Best-Selling Books?

You’ve seen them. You’ve thought about them. You have thoughts ABOUT them. So it’s...

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Spooky Season Reading List Explosion: The List List
#420

Spooky Season Reading List Explosion: The List List #420

From award-winning journalist Jamie Thompson, Standoff offers a nuanced look at...

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A Very Brief History of Comic Books

A Very Brief History of Comic Books

Illustrated folios and wooden plates have been categorized as important artistic...

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8 Modern Cosmic Horror Books for a Post-Lovecraft
World

8 Modern Cosmic Horror Books for a Post-Lovecraft World

Real life is full of existential dread right now, so what better way to deal with...

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29 Adorable Bookish Rubber Stamps for Book Lovers
Everywhere

29 Adorable Bookish Rubber Stamps for Book Lovers Everywhere

If you’ve been writing more letters lately to help support the United States Postal...

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LGBT Urban Fantasy: 11 of Our Favorites

LGBT Urban Fantasy: 11 of Our Favorites

LGBT urban fantasy has come in to its own in the last five years. While LGBT characters...

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3 Illustrated Books for Your TBR

3 Illustrated Books for Your TBR

Illustrated books are making a come back and I, for one, am absolutely thrilled....

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6 Books That Offer A Brand New Way Of Looking At
Motherhood

6 Books That Offer A Brand New Way Of Looking At Motherhood

In the world we live in, motherhood is often considered the pinnacle of bliss every...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 9, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 9, 2020

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

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100 DUNE Quotes To Get Ready For The Movie

100 DUNE Quotes To Get Ready For The Movie

Frank Herbert’s Dune is less than 500 pages long, but somehow is a never-ending...

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28 Must-Read Frightening Folk Horror Books

28 Must-Read Frightening Folk Horror Books

It’s the perfect time of year to pick up some folk horror books. It’s harvest time,...

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20 Must-Read Fantasy Romance Books

20 Must-Read Fantasy Romance Books

Fantasy romance books are a sub-genre of romance that is very near and dear to my...

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Book Fetish: Volume 426

Book Fetish: Volume 426

Book Riot is teaming up with BookClubbish to giveaway one puzzle prize pack for...

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10 Space Opera Series to Get You Through the Winter

10 Space Opera Series to Get You Through the Winter

Machine by Elizabeth Bear is a new space opera perfect for fans of Ann Leckie and...

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A Call to Vote and an Endorsement

A Call to Vote and an Endorsement

The following is a letter and endorsement from Book Riot. At Book Riot, we understand...

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THE FLIGHT OF THE VEIL

THE FLIGHT OF THE VEIL

Brooklyn, 1990. Dr. Nicky Covo is a psychiatrist and widower attempting to help...

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#SuperheroProblems: So Your Girlfriend is Also a
Supervillain

#SuperheroProblems: So Your Girlfriend is Also a Supervillain

Secret identities are very useful. They keep a superhero’s family and friends safe,...

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6 Books To Read If You Loved FLEABAG

6 Books To Read If You Loved FLEABAG

By now most of us have developed a permanent obsession with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s...

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Reading Pathways: V.E. Schwab

Reading Pathways: V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab (also known as Victoria Schwab) is one of my all-time favorite authors....

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How the Pandemic Has Changed Our Reading Lives

How the Pandemic Has Changed Our Reading Lives

When readers all over the world are suddenly taken out of their daily routines and...

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Poet Louise Glück Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in
Literature

Poet Louise Glück Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Glück...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 8, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 8, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by In a Holidaze, the sparkling holiday...

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Let Us Do The Matchmaking: Pairing INDIAN MATCHMAKING
Characters With Romance Novels

Let Us Do The Matchmaking: Pairing INDIAN MATCHMAKING Characters...

When the famous Indian Matchmaking docu-series was released on Netflix, everyone...

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A Summer Without Voices: How Rachel Carson’s SILENT SPRING
Gives Me Comfort in a Time of Crisis

A Summer Without Voices: How Rachel Carson’s SILENT SPRING...

There is irony in reading a book about the deterioration of our world during a global...

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TORRENTS OF OUR TIME

TORRENTS OF OUR TIME

In an introduction to this volume, Fennell notes: “For the longest time, I couldn’t...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 7, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 7, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Saga Press, publishers of speculative...

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9 Gothic Books to Read this Autumn

9 Gothic Books to Read this Autumn

I’m not that into horror films or scary stories around Halloween. Not because I...

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8 Books about Race and Policing in America

8 Books about Race and Policing in America

From award-winning journalist Jamie Thompson, Standoff offers a nuanced look at...

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4 More YA Books About Aliens and the Unknown

4 More YA Books About Aliens and the Unknown

With distance learning, teens are having to manage their time and attention now...

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WOMEN IN BIOLOGY

WOMEN IN BIOLOGY

A curious, bespectacled protagonist explores the world around her through the study...

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THE ROSE

THE ROSE

World War III has just ended, and a peace treaty has been signed. In the United...

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JUST WATCH ME

JUST WATCH ME

For Grade 7 technology class, Simon’s required to do a livestream on a shared platform....

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BROKEN SHARDS OF TIME

BROKEN SHARDS OF TIME

After surviving a tragic accident that kills her parents in the year 2052, Wren...

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The Series We Loved: Mary-Kate and Ashley

The Series We Loved: Mary-Kate and Ashley

I could not get enough of book series as a preteen. I don’t know if it was a product...

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Comics Blockbusters: A DC FanDome Trailer Roundup

Comics Blockbusters: A DC FanDome Trailer Roundup

DC is a disaster. I blame the Snyder Cut. Not really. Maybe really, I don’t know....

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7 Unconventional HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Adaptations

7 Unconventional HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Adaptations

Originally published in serial form from 1901 to 1902, The Hound of the Baskervilles...

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Why The Medieval Girl in the Tower Trope Still Exists in YA
Lit

Why The Medieval Girl in the Tower Trope Still Exists in...

The girl in the tower trope; Young Adult books love it but the Breton lay (Medieval...

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5 Quirky Ways to Turn Your Partner Into Your Reading
Buddy

5 Quirky Ways to Turn Your Partner Into Your Reading Buddy

Would you consider yourself an avid reader? A book pundit? A literature aficionado?...

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Just Write: Outstanding Literary Pencils

Just Write: Outstanding Literary Pencils

The smell of fresh school supplies never gets old. Whether or not you’re a student,...

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If You Want Dark Stories, Read These Manhwa And Manga Like
KILLING STALKING

If You Want Dark Stories, Read These Manhwa And Manga Like...

Killing Stalking. Killing and stalking. Yup, the title definitely fits this story...

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Quiz: Which YA Friendship is Most Like Your Own?

Quiz: Which YA Friendship is Most Like Your Own?

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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19 Queer Friendship Books That Go Beyond the Gay Best
Friend

19 Queer Friendship Books That Go Beyond the Gay Best Friend

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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10 Great Books About Kid Detectives

10 Great Books About Kid Detectives

Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle has a passion for justice and an obsession with...

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6 Audiobooks to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

6 Audiobooks to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

For a detective returning to her hometown, fear and suspicion can run wild. Ten...

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Welcome to Literary Friendship Day!

Welcome to Literary Friendship Day!

It’s Literary Friendship Day here at Book Riot, and we are celebrating all things...

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8 Epic Friendships in Sci-fi and Fantasy Books

8 Epic Friendships in Sci-fi and Fantasy Books

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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5 of the Best Criminal Friendships

5 of the Best Criminal Friendships

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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8 Great Picture Books about Friendship

8 Great Picture Books about Friendship

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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6 of the Best Friendships in YA Fantasy

6 of the Best Friendships in YA Fantasy

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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4 of the Best Friendships in Middle Grade Books

4 of the Best Friendships in Middle Grade Books

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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3 Ways to Start a Two-Person Book Club with a Friend

3 Ways to Start a Two-Person Book Club with a Friend

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...

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2020 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

2020 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2020 National Book Awards finalists!...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 6, 2020

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 6, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Santa Monica by Cassidy Lucas and...

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10 of the Best Manga Friendships

10 of the Best Manga Friendships

Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about...