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  • Matching Read Harder Tasks With My Childhood Crushes

    Every time one of those threads comes up on Twitter about your first childhood crush, I always get stuck, completely unable to come to a decision. Who was my first crush? What counts as a crush, anyway? And when you grew up imbibing the media that I did, you need …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Jessica Pryde
  • 16 Fun and Funny Books Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been popular among readers of many ages as long as they’ve been in print. Their combination of humor, illustrations, and memorable characters means that fans are always eager to read the next installment. But don’t despair, there are lots of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Ann Foster
  • Sports Romances That Aren’t Steeped in White Supremacy Culture

    I am not a Sports Fan, but I do enjoy them enough when they’re playing. Enjoyment, of course, means reading between “hey Jess watch this”es, but whatever. I don’t hate sports, and I like reading romance featuring professional athletes because I’m a sucker for what you might call “famous fling” …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Jessica Pryde
  • Super Feet: Socks to Celebrate the Hero in All of Us

    Socks are an underrated accessory. High, low, thick, thin, cotton, wool, plain, patterned, argyle, cats…the possibilities are endless. They’re also a great way to add a little flourish to a uniform, be that uniform of the nursing school or fancy suit variety. You may be the only one who knows …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By S.W. Sondheimer
  • 16 Mystery Book Recs Based on Films and TV Shows

    A version of this post originally published in Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter. Sign up for reviews, adaptations, news, new releases, and much more mystery & thrillers! I’ve found that most crime readers are also fans of crime films/TV series so with that in mind I thought I’d do a list …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Jamie Canaves
  • 19 Magical Books Like THE NIGHT CIRCUS

    You’re here because you’re looking for books like The Night Circus. I’ll cut right to the chase: there is nothing like The Night Circus. However, there are some other books that have elements in common with The Night Circus, or which may make you feel the same way The Night
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Annika Barranti Klein
  • Read Harder: A Memoir By Someone From a Religious Tradition Not Your Own

    This list of religious memoirs for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations. TBR is Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Been dreaming of a “Stitch Fix for books?” Now it’s here! Tell TBR about your reading preferences …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Kim Ukura
  • Book Fetish: Volume 383

    This week’s Book Fetish is sponsored by the Read Harder Journal, a reading log for tracking your books and reading outside your comfort zone! This smartly designed reading log consists of entry pages to record stats, impressions, and reviews of each book you read. Evenly interspersed among these entry pages …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Tirzah Price
  • Featured Trailer: SAVAGE BASTARDS by David Galiano

    This featured book trailer is sponsored by Mad Cave Studios. Savage Bastards is a story of brotherhood, revenge, and betrayal. Set in 1873, follow half brothers, Sam and Elliot, as they fight across a series of satellite towns in the Sonoran Desert in order to save Elliot’s mother from …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Vanessa Diaz
  • Why We Should Still Read Shakespeare: Critical Linking, December 19, 2019

    Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by Talion Publishing LLC, publishers of the thrilling Talion Series by J.K. Franko. “But if we can turn Shakespeare’s plays into other kinds of entertainment that don’t require us to read footnotes …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-19By Vanessa Diaz

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