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  • Superheroes and the Most Important Meal of the Day

    I do a lot of cooking. I also spend a lot of time thinking about superheroes. I’ve combined these disparate interests on a couple of occasions, including here on Book Riot when I spent some time considering which cookbooks each Avenger would contribute to the Avenger’s Tower library. A meal …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-25By S.W. Sondheimer
  • 20 Personal Development Books For Your Best 2020

    Why wait until the new year to focus on personal development? As we near the end of 2019, there are so many great personal development books that can help you better yourself in many different areas of your life. Here are 20 of the best personal development books to get …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-25By Emily Martin
  • Celebrities Reading: Why Book Lists and Private Libraries Fascinate Us

    Books are an essential part of my life, as I believe they are part of yours since you are reading this. However, there is a particular aspect of book-loving that has always fascinated me: collecting books and building a private library. It has always been a dream of mine to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-25By Giovanna Centeno
  • 20 Must-Read Time Travel Books
    Hear me out, there’s a sub-genre of sci-fi that that has a touch of anything you could ever want: time travel books. The best time travel books come in all packages: adventure, historical fiction, romance, social commentary, mystery, humor, poetry. It really has it all. So, if you can still …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-25By Dana Lee
  • Dreading Thanksgiving? Pack One of These Books for Moral Support
    Sometimes we read for escape. Sometimes we read to be reminded of the obvious: Things could be worse. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-25
  • From the Highest Heights to the Lowest Depths, in Photographs
    François Lebeau’s “Climbing Rock” and Christian Vizl’s “Silent Kingdom” reveal the sublime edges of the earth. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-25
  • Women Writers Give Voice to Their Rage
    A raft of books, both fiction and nonfiction, examined women’s anger from personal and political angles — and suggested that the fire is just getting started. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-24
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 24th, 2019

    Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log for tracking your books and reading outside your comfort zone! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-24By María Cristina García Lynch
  • 5 Bookish Podcasts We Discovered in 2019

    Podcasts continue their quest for world domination, and I’m not mad about it. I love that there are so many great bookish podcasts, too – more than I can keep up with! I asked my fellow Book Rioters what bookish podcast, whether old or new, they’ve discovered and enjoyed this …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-24By Claire Handscombe
  • Regina Spektor’s Literary Songs
    When I was in high school and the beginning of college (mid to late 2000s), Regina Spektor was one of my friends’ and my favorite singer/songwriters. Born in the Soviet Union to a Russian Jewish family, Spektor immigrated to New York City with her parents. Her passion for storytelling, language, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-24By Grace Lapointe

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