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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 18th, 2019

    Sponsored by the Share Triumph Virtual Conference. Hear resilient stories from over 40 women. Claim your free pass now.   These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Cherokee America by Margaret Verble for $2.99. Get it here, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Amanda Nelson
  • 5 YA Books for Star Wars Fans

    While watching the trailer for Episode IX of Star Wars, I looked down at my arms to find goosebumps had risen. Was this truly the end of a lifetime of films that prodded me to repeatedly declare my love for Darth Vader? What would happen come December 2020 when there …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Abigail Clarkin
  • Books About Introverts and Introversion

    I’m not even 30 yet, so this will sound dramatic, but I’ve noticed as I get older that I become more and more introverted. Being overly social isn’t my thing anymore, and the heady university days of nights out with friends are long in the past. I’m more often to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Aisling Twomey
  • 20 Horror Books by Authors of Color

    One of the benefits of getting into a new genre is being able to curate a diverse and inclusive TBR right from the beginning. When I jumped into horror a few months ago and started compiling a list of titles, I tried to be sure that my list included as …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Jessica Avery
  • How 5 Quotes From WOMEN AT WORK Spoke To My New Beginning

    Have you ever wanted a book, received a book, and let it linger until the perfect moment? For the holidays, my partner surprised me with the first volume of Women at Work from The Paris Review. I let the pretty thing decorate tables and shelves for months. When we relocated …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Connie Pan
  • 9 of the Best LGBTQ Middle Grade Novels for Pride

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Pride Month! To celebrate, I’ve curated a list of new (or newish) LGBTQ middle grade novels. I’ve written before about the fact that when I came out in the ’90s, there weren’t many books on the subject aimed at kids. Now there …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Rachel Rosenberg
  • How Thomas Hardy Helped Me Process Trauma

    (Trigger warning: mention of sexual assault and rape) A few years ago, when I was traveling to my cousin’s wedding, I had a Thomas Hardy–themed weekend. I rented the excellent 2015 adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd in my hotel room and later bought a copy of Tess of
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Grace Lapointe
  • Romance Books (and More) for Every Extroverted Myers-Briggs Type

    Following my YA book recommendations for all extroverts, this time let’s talk about romance. Here are 8 romance books for every Extroverted Myers-Briggs Type. ESTP (Extraversion + Sensing + Thinking + Perceiving): The Entrepreneur Personality Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield Paige Taylor has been in love with Alec Wright …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Laura Melgão
  • Do Crime Like an Edwardian: 11 Nonfiction Recommendations

    The Victorians were more famous for their love of all things ghastly—and I did a list of nonfiction recs about Victorian crime over here—but crime didn’t suddenly cease to fascinate the minute Queen Victoria croaked. The Edwardian era had plenty of its own sensational trials, gruesome murders, and fascinating criminals. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Eileen Gonzalez
  • How THE WITCHES Made Me the Reader and Writer I am Today

    I’ve always been drawn to creepy, macabre stories. The preference can be traced back, like many things in my life, to a book. Specifically, The Witches by Roald Dahl. If the story is unfamiliar, it follows a young boy in Norway, living with his Grandmamma after the death of his parents, who runs afoul …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-18By Erin Mayer

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