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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 30th, 2019

    Sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer for $3.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Black Water Rising by Attica Locke for …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Amanda Nelson
  • Here’s 20 Great Loki T-Shirts to Throw Your Money At

    Loki was the Norse trickster god, but his mischievous and unpredictable nature has made him a pop culture favorite as old mythologies are tied into new takes on the legends. This has been helped along by a rise in popularity among Norse-inspired stories, from the television show Vikings to several …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Emily Wenstrom
  • 9 Sudanese Women Writers Breaking New Ground

    Several new collections celebrate Sudanese writing. Among them are Modern Sudanese Poetry (2019), edited by Adil Babikir; Literary Sudans (2016)edited by Bhakti Shringarpure; Book of Khartoumedited by Max Shmookler and Raph Cormack (2016); and more. There are brilliant women collected within. But there are many more to be celebrated. 1) Rania Mamoun …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By M. Lynx Qualey
  • Sweeney Todd: Attend the (Completely Fictional!) Tale

    Content notice: this article and its links describe cannibalism and murder. Being a former musical theater kid will always be a part of me. Around Halloween, I like to watch or listen to Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 stage musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The movie has good …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Grace Lapointe
  • Michelle Obama’s BECOMING Book Club Questions: Your Reading Guide

    Even if Michelle Obama’s book isn’t an official pick for your book club and you don’t actually need formal Becoming book club questions, you probably know a gazillion people who have read Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir Becoming. This book had record-breaking sales numbers and has sold over 10,000,000 copies. In …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Emily Martin
  • 20 Must-Reads About Cancer

    When I was younger, I wanted to be a pediatric oncologist. Although I didn’t end up going to med school, I found ways to study oncology through health psychology and public health, and now through medical and science writing. I remain fascinated by oncology and cancer books in all forms: …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Jaime Herndon
  • Where Did Frodo Go? (Like, Did Frodo Actually Die At The End?)

    Where did Frodo go? (Where didn’t Frodo go? But seriously.) Does Frodo die at the end of the books? Let’s get into it. This post will, of course, contain spoilers for The Lord of the Rings (books and movies). Where did Frodo go at the end? Frodo goes to the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Annika Barranti Klein
  • The Most Popular Books In Libraries, July–September 2019

    Panorama Picks is a project that aims to highlight the most popular books in libraries every quarter. The goal is to bring awareness to titles that fall outside the “bestsellers” label, with the idea that bookstores can take advantage of regional title interest and curate their stock to reach potential …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Kelly Jensen
  • Adapting Adult Books for Young Readers

    Adaptations for young readers are somewhat of a recent phenomenon, but they have been making waves in the book industry. After all, you would be hard-pressed to find a topic that causes as much pearl-clutching as what children are reading. It falls under the larger issue of what kind of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Julia Rittenberg
  • 30 of the Best Quotes from DAISY JONES & THE SIX

    I’ve loved Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books since her very first one, Forever, Interrupted, which I discovered almost by accident. I was a little scared of Daisy Jones and the Six, because it seems like everyone loves it so much, and I’ve been burned before by what I call bandwagon books. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-30By Claire Handscombe

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