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  • The Paradox of Harley Quinn

    I first read Batman: Mad Love in high school. I was starting to be vaguely interested in superheroes, and a friend of mine lent it to me. “You need to read this,” she said, handing it to me the way someone would handle a sacred text. “I am Harley Quinn.” …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Jessica Plummer
  • A Letter of Concern to the Little Red Hen

    Dear Little Red Hen, I am writing to you out of concern. After reading your story first with my entire junior kindergarten class and then three more times with small groups, I feel that I know you better than any other anthropomorphic barnyard animal and can offer you some advice. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Katherine Willoughby
  • Book Cover Design Trends for 2020

    The old saying is “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” but honestly, we all do. Beautiful and engaging covers do sell books, and especially in this era where readers love to share their recent reads on Bookstagram. As 2019 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Emily Stochl
  • The Current State and Future of Goodreads

    I’ve always been a numbers gal. Don’t get me wrong, I was never a math whiz, but I can’t resist creating lists and following my progress in a numerical fashion. Even as a slow reader, I get a kick out of tracking the books I read throughout the year on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Steph Coelho
  • Interview with Lyz Lenz on GOD LAND and Religious and Political Divides

    In the wake of the 2016 election, Lyz Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by divisions of faith and politics. Lyz was raised homeschooled and attended evangelical churches in the middle of America for her whole life. She married a politically conservative man and struggled …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Emily Stochl
  • 20 Must-Read Works of Innovative Nonfiction from 2019

    In my opinion, there’s really nothing better than a great nonfiction book that surprises me. I love books that make me think in new ways and that bring together ideas I’d never put together before. I particularly love nonfiction books that play around with form and meld different genres into …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Rebecca Hussey
  • Release Your Inner NaNoWriMo Rebel
    You don’t need to write a novel for NaNoWriMo. What are rules to you? Nothing, that’s what! You’re a rebel, baby! Here’s how you dance the NaNoWriMo rebel dance. If you’re not a rebel yet but feel that surging tide of defiance rising within you, consider this your sign. Time …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Anna Gooding-Call
  • The Joys of Rereading Books on Audio

    When it comes to rereading, every reader is different. For some, rereading is an essential part of loving and understanding the books they read; for others, it’s a chore. I fall somewhere in the middle. There are certain comfort books I read over and over, books that I can pick …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Laura Sackton
  • Cover Reveal and Excerpt: ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW By Liara Tamani

    We’re making hearteyes at this teen romance set around the courts.  Check out the cover for All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani, out June 2020, and read the exclusive excerpt below! Cover Art by Loveis Wise From the moment Carli and Rex …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Community
  • 10 Queer YA Fantasy Series For Your Next Marathon Read

    This list of queer YA fantasy series is sponsored by Wednesday Books. Simon Snow, saved the world… Now what? Road Trip!! WAYWARD SON, now on sale from RAINBOW ROWELL the #1 bestselling author of Carry On. Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Biggest Titles of the Season” and one of Bustle’s …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-07By Ann Foster

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