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  • David Cameron’s Book Isn’t Out Yet. The Scathing Commentary Is.
    News of an autobiography from the former prime minister who left Britain the Brexit mess attracted a digital stream of creative mockery and vulgarity. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-05-17
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 17th, 2019

    Sponsored by our $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! Enter here to win $100 to spend on YA lit! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich for $4.99. Get it here, or …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Amanda Nelson
  • 5 Books Daenerys Targaryen Should Definitely Read: The List List #349

    This week’s List List, a weekly round-up of bookish lists, is sponsored by Libby, the one-tap reading app from your library and OverDrive. Meet Libby. The award-winning reading app that makes sure you always have something to read. It’s like having your entire library right in your pocket. Download the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Tirzah Price
  • Announcing the Best Translated Book Award 2019 Shortlists

    The Best Translated Book Award 2019 shortlists for both the fiction and poetry awards have been announced at The Millions. This is the 12th year that the Best Translated Book Award has honored and celebrated literature in translation. Is this award new to you? I introduced the award and the longlists …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Pierce Alquist
  • Race, Disability, Ugliness, and Other Villain Tropes We Can Lose

    I have two tried and tested modes of response to the question,”What’s your favourite book?” (Note: This is a question book lovers dread.) First of all, I never give only one book but will offer favourite books by genre. Secondly, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter will always
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Enobong Essien
  • 16 Of The Best Science Books of All Time

    Science nonfiction is a vast and diverse field with countless classics that have completely altered the way we perceive the world today. With much difficulty, I’ve chosen 16 of the best science books for nonfiction fans that are some of the best reads of all time. Hope you enjoy! The …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Ankita Devasia
  • 29 GAME OF THRONES Gifts at Every Price Point for Every Fan

    Dear Game of Thrones fans, after compiling this list of excellent Game of Thrones gifts at every price point, my entire paycheck is spent. And they were all gifts for myself. It’s a problem. And now I’m passing that problem on to you. Enjoy. Game of Thrones Gifts for $10 and Under 1. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Emily Martin
  • Getting Whitmanian: Walt Whitman At The New York Public Library

    Walt Whitman would have turned 200 this year. It’s a pretty big deal for writers and poets everywhere. Whitman’s style of poetry changed the way poets wrote. He crafted his own books to allow for really long lines. He wrote prosaically. He used the word “yawp.” Go ahead and start …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Christina M. Rau
  • 10 Amazing Harry Potter Fanvids

    With eight films in the main franchise, there’s plenty of material for fans to edit their own Harry Potter fanvids. Some of them are truly works of art. Below, I’ve collected some of the best fanvids on a range of topics. Harry Potter Fanvids: The Four Houses 1. Hufflepugg
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Namera Tanjeem
  • Unlikable Female Characters in YA Fantasy

    YA Fantasy Week is sponsored by Flatiron Books. Welcome to Finale, the final book in Stephanie Garber’s #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series! It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-05-17By Annika Barranti Klein

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