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  • Nobody Looks Like Me: Seeking Diverse Book Covers

    When I was in middle school, a new Barnes & Noble opened shop in my hometown. I was so excited to have a somewhere to shop for books that I made my dad drive me there during the opening weekend. Dad grumbled, but I reminded him that I could be …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Neha Patel
  • Award-Winning Canadian Books from 2019 to Add to Your TBR

    It’s that time again: a round-up of the award-winning Canadian books of the year! And here is my usual caveat about how awards don’t always offer a full picture of what is worthy of recognition in Can lit. I should also note that Canadian Margaret Atwood was a co-winner of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Kathleen Keenan
  • We Have History: 15 Historical Romance Novels About Estranged Lovers

    Every romance reader has their favorite tropes, and estranged lovers is definitely one of mine. For one thing, in the vast and interconnected web of romance tropes, estranged lovers touches so many of my other favorites: forced proximity, secret baby, crash the wedding, reveeeeenge. For another, estranged lovers is such …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Jessica Avery
  • Beware These Big Baddies: 22 of the Best Book Villains

    The Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, the Stepsisters, Joker, Darth Vader – these iconic villains have stayed with us for a very long time. We read about them, we see them in movies, in the originals and remakes. What makes a villain iconic? What makes them timeless? For you …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Silvana Reyes Lopez
  • 12 Home Library Ideas And Trends We Loved In 2019
    Who doesn’t love looking at dreamy home library decor ideas on Instagram and Pinterest? They’re eye candy for book lovers. Even if you’re working on a tight budget, or with a small space, you’ll be able to pull design ideas from these stunning home library ideas and trends from 2019 …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Emily Stochl
  • 25 of the Best Middle School Books for Today’s Readers

    Middle grade is a rapidly growing and always evolving age category, and it continues to become broader. As the world changes rapidly for today’s young readers, the best middle school books are keeping pace. Read on for 25 of the best middle school books for today’s readers, ranging in topics …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Chelsea Hensley
  • 6 Books About Art Theft and Repatriation

    Art theft is a crime as old as time. In 70 BCE, Cicero used the sacking of temples, private homes, and public monuments as evidence that Gaius Verres was unsuitable as governor of Sicily. In the 1970s, UNESCO attempted to mitigate the flagrant theft and sale of artifacts from archeological …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Friday Fund Days: Drop Some Dollars And Help Some Classrooms!

    With the world being a difficult place for those of any marginalized background, one of the things those of us who are looking to do something can do is donate to those in need. Thousands of teachers each year ask for a little help with seeking supplies for their classrooms …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Carina Pereira
  • 8 Queer YA Fantasy Titles Released in 2019 You Should Read

    This collection of 2019 queer YA fantasy is sponsored by JIMMY Patterson Books.  In this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost.
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Giovanna Centeno
  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Gave Me Life When I Didn’t Know I Needed It

    A few months ago at my local library, I had one of those experiences where a book I’d always wanted to read just sat there on the shelves, waiting to be plucked. Anne of Green Gables is one of those books I’d heard a lot about off and on over …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-22By Matt Grant

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