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  • POW! A Brief Introduction to Marvel Comics and the Marvel Universe

    Marvel Comics is one of the most recognizable names in comics. Thanks to them, superheroes like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel exist, in addition to groups like the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers. The comics characters are beloved by fans of all ages. Who hasn’t seen …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Mariela Santos Muñiz
  • Star Wars Episode IX Reading Challenge

    I’m a sucker for a good reading challenge, and I love anything Star Wars. With Episode IX being released on December 20, what better way to prepare for it than a concentrated reading challenge? Not just to prepare for the new movie, but also to celebrate what the Skywalker saga …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Jaime Herndon
  • 15 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Readers

    Sustainability is on everyone’s mind this year (for good reason!) so you may be looking for a more eco-friendly gift to give the bookish person on your list. We can help with that! This bookish eco-friendly gift guide contains a wide variety of sustainable goodies from totes to mugs to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Emily Stochl
  • THE HATE U GIVE Book Club Questions and Reading Guide

    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has been on the New York Times bestseller list since it came out. It’s no surprise that teens and adults alike are drawn to this book: Thomas creates realistic characters dealing with realistic issues, even when those issues are uncomfortable. This is a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Nikki DeMarco
  • Reading Through Failure

    In 2018, I lost my first full-time job. “It’s just not a good fit” was my feedback. My brain turned first to chaos and then to dismay. What do I do now? Two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree, and I failed. Failure. It’s such a terrifying word for a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Neha Patel
  • 20 of the Best Baby Book Subscription Services
    In 2019, book subscription boxes are as popular as ever! In addition to all of the best book subscription services available to adult readers, bookworms can find plenty of specialized subscription boxes and book boxes especially for kids. There are amazing book boxes for fans of YA and even a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Katisha Smith
  • The Joys of Listening to Audiobooks While Reading Books

    It’s official—the book world can’t get enough of audiobooks. This makes a win-win situation for both publishers and bookworms. Audio sales are booming and keep the industry afloat, while we readers get to have our literary fix while doing other stuff like cooking, sewing, gardening, and driving, among other activities. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Arvyn Cerézo
  • 11 Inclusive Children’s Books Written By Women of Color

    Want to support #ownvoices? How about female authors? Then I’ve got the children’s books for you! These 11 middle grade and picture books highlight awesome yet underrepresented communities like Sikh, Indigenous, and Dominican. The first eight books below were published in 2019 and are available to purchase now. The last …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Shireen Hakim
  • Why ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen McManus is Problematic

    It’s easy to see why Karen McManus’s debut novel, One of Us is Lying, has been popular since its debut in 2017. Described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us is Lying is the story of five teens from different social groups who wind up in …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Jamie Orsini
  • Check Out These 12 Non-Illustrated Romance Book Covers for 2020

    We’re so close to the start of the next year. The big 2020. Another decade! And with it, more amazing and beautiful new books. Who doesn’t want that? It’s rather scary that a new year is starting because so many things have happened in 2019 that, to be honest, I …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-21By Silvana Reyes Lopez

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