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  • Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019
    The Times’s art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-05
  • 11 New Books We Recommend This Week
    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-05
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 5th, 2019

    Sponsored by If You Tell by Gregg Olsen, the shocking and empowering true crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother’s house of horrors. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals News of the
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By S. Zainab Williams
  • The Stories Behind American Heroes, Made Accessible to Kids
    Picture book biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Katherine Johnson, Jimmy Carter and more introduce people who just kept going, until they changed the world. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-05
  • 5 Graphic Novels for Kids That Tackle Tough Issues

    Kids are more perceptive than many adults give them credit for, and they know when there’s something big going on in the lives of people around them, be it something good or something not so good. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to know how to talk to kids about subjects like …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Why We Need NOUGHTS AND CROSSES and Its Upcoming Adaptation

    It’s not an exaggeration to say that Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series has had a massive impact on my life. I read the first book in the series when it came out in 2001, when I was a tiny baby 15-year-old, and it was a major factor in helping …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Alice Nuttall
  • A Reluctant Spy, Lady Sherlock, and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers

    A monthly roundup of favorite mystery and thriller reviews from the biweekly Unusual Suspects crime newsletter, highlighting some great new releases and backlist mysteries that shouldn’t be missed. It’s the end of the year—and decade, apparently—so book lists are all about Best Of Lists right now. This is not that …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Jamie Canaves
  • Taking From The Vulnerable: JPay, States Charge Incarcerated For Free Ebooks

    Following on the heels of the news that incarcerated individuals in West Virginia will be charged by the minute for access to ebooks via state-provided “free” tablets comes word from another prison tablet technology group that appears to buck the trend of choking educational material access to vulnerable incarcerated populations. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Kelly Jensen
  • How to Read in Another Language (Before You’ve Actually Learned It)

    For some of us, being able to read in another language is the dream. There’s this general idea out there that learning a language is primarily about speech and verbal communication, and that reading is only a means to that end. But sometimes, reading in that other language is the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By Elisabeth Cook
  • On Failing the Goodreads Challenge

    I have participated in the Goodreads Challenge since 2012. And 2017 was the first and only year (so far) that I failed. Miserably. I pledged a modest 90 books, and ended up with a total of 77 completed. When I stared at the final number before the calendar rolled over, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-05By P.N. Hinton

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