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  • I’ve Outgrown Young Adult Fiction and I Think I’m Okay With That

    The signs were all there. I wasn’t feeling “touched” by novels described as “touching” anymore. I could no longer picture myself in most of the characters’ shoes, and I could no longer relate to their problems. Not to mention I spent most of my reading time groaning at the turn …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-20By Jeffrey Davies
  • Literary Tourism: New York City, Spooky Edition

    When it comes to bookish destinations, New York City has got you covered. From world-famous bookstores to gorgeous libraries to the homes of countless beloved writers—not to mention the bulk of the U.S. publishing industry—NYC has so many literary sights to see that it can be hard to narrow it …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-20By Jessica Plummer
  • The Perfect Cup for Your October Reads

    Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, cider…there are so many options for cold weather beverages and the time is swift approaching when if you sit down with a book, you’ll want one of them to accompany you on your cozy, spooky retreat. And sure, you could drink out of any old mug, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-20By S.W. Sondheimer
  • On the Importance of Immigrant Literature: Critical Linking, October 20, 2019

    Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web sponsored by “Embedded in the tropes of all immigrant literature, then, are these classic elements of storytelling, elements that get at the heart of identity. For this reason alone, it should surprise …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-20By Vanessa Diaz
  • Did Harold Bloom or Toni Morrison Win the Literary Canon Wars?
    It wasn’t Bloom. But it wasn’t not Bloom, either. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-19
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 19th, 2019

    Sponsored by Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, with Fierce Reads These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Deerskin
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-19By S. Zainab Williams
  • 8 Books With Covers That Remind Us of Autumn

    Autumn has the best aesthetic of all the seasons. The color schemes of fall outfits, decorations, and foods are all cozy and warm-toned. There’s burnt orange, deep yellows, dark reds, and brown hues that blanket our closets and decor during the autumnal time of the year, so why not show
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-19By Olivia Páez
  • INDIA SMYTHE STANDS UP Is The New YA Comedy Teens Need

    As a high school librarian, finding a good teen comedy that doesn’t make your toes curl from cringing is very hard to find. Teens know this too: they can spot when books are trying too hard to be hip or cool and it always backfires. I’ve written before on the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-19By Lucas Maxwell
  • The Life of Cameron Douglas, From Privilege to Prison and Back
    In his memoir “Long Way Home,” Michael Douglas’s oldest son examines the “demented death wish” that drove him to drugs and crime, shining a light on his famous family along the way. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-19
  • Pamela Fiori on ‘The Best Travel Magazine That Ever Was’
    The former magazine editor talks about her latest book about the magazine Holiday. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-19

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