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  • It’s the Year 2172: Time to Fight the Bloody Biafran War Again
    Two sisters enter combat in Tochi Onyebuchi’s “War Girls,” a futuristic replay of the Nigerian conflict. Cue the flying robot warriors. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-06
  • Picture Books for the Wild at Heart
    A shack in the forest. A good, long hike. A solstice celebration. Carson Ellis, Eliza Wheeler, Gary D. Schmidt and more remind us how to be at home in the wilderness. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-06
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 6th, 2019

    Sponsored by Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe from Algonquin Books. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Prophecy by Ellen Oh for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Vanessa Diaz
  • Which Marvel Villain Are You? Take This Quiz to Find Out!
    Which Marvel villain are you? Do you even really know yourself until you have the answer to this question? Are you the baddest bad guy from the Avengers comic books? Or one of the troubled villains from the X-Men series? Maybe you’re more of foil to a character like Spider-Man or even …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Emily Martin
  • 10 YA Fairy Books for Fans of Holly Black

    Whether you spell it “fairies” or “faeries,” the popular genre often known as YA fairy books continues to grow. Many fans of YA fairy books first encountered the Good People with some of Holly Black’s earlier work, like Tithe. As she wraps up her Folk of the Air series with …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Abby Hargreaves
  • A Simple Solution for Bookish Forgetfulness

    I’m a school librarian and, no surprise, I spend a lot of my time reading. I read for pleasure, I read for work, I read for book club, I read to stay informed. The thing is, I often have trouble remembering what I’ve read. I had brain surgery a couple …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Kristen Kwisnek
  • The Economic Case for Supporting Libraries

    Here at Book Riot, we’re well aware of the many benefits of libraries. We’ve written, for instance, about how libraries: Of course promote literacy, including by sharing tips with parents Provide a sanctuary Improve educational outcomes Create community spaces Provide a wealth of digital materials (including to people who are …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Christine Ro
  • Holiday Gift Level Up: 15 Personalized Christmas Books for Adults

    Everywhere you look, there are flippin’ sweet books you can personalize for your child, your godchild, your friend’s children—basically any and all small humans. There’s nothing wrong with this. I would have lost my mind as a kid if I’d been gifted with a story that featured me as the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Melissa Baron
  • What Happened To Adult Coloring Books? Charting the Boom and Bust

    As far as trends go, there are few that hit the perfect bubble shape like adult coloring books. A small and niche market had existed for years, but in the first months of 2015, demand skyrocketed with over 12 million books sold. A year later, the trend was already on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Nikki VanRy
  • 15 Book Charities to Inspire Hope this Holiday Season

    The holidays are here, and if you’re wondering what the heck you’re going to get for that reader in your life that has a TBR pile the size of the state of Delaware, maybe try donating to one of these book charities instead. It’s been a hard year—a hard few …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-06By Brandie DeRusha

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