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  • Magic, Myths, and Assassins: 6 Latinx Fantasy Novels You Can’t Miss

    Want to check out new magical worlds filled with extraordinary world-building, incredible and unique characters, and an epic adventure you won’t be able to forget? Fantasy novels give me that. Always. The way you can just enter this magical place of new beginnings is wonderful and I’m always grateful for …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-30By Silvana Reyes Lopez
  • A Pledge to Read More Books in Translation in 2020

    I’m on track to read 200 books in 2019. Wild, right? That’s just a tremendous number of books, and thanks to my trusty reading log I have a bunch of statistics to analyze my reading habits. For the last few years, I have been working to make my reading more diverse …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-30By Leah Rachel von Essen
  • Kick Ass In 2020 With These Sweary Notebooks

    For some people, the new year is nothing but a new calendar page. For others, it’s an opportunity for a clean slate and chance to feel completely reborn and pursue possibility. Whether you’re in camp A, camp B, or somewhere in the middle, one thing that we can all agree …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-30By Kelly Jensen
  • 16 of the Best Standalone SFF Novels From 2019

    This post originally appeared in Book Riot’s Swords & Spaceships newsletter. Sign up to receive news and recommendations from the world of science fiction and fantasy. It’s Alex, with some news and books for you…but since there aren’t many new releases today (December is a barren place when it comes …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-30By Alex Acks
  • Revisiting the Decade’s Forgotten Bestsellers

    This time every year, lists breed like rabbits, reflecting on the best anything and everything. But this year, as we gaze upon the fresh uncertainty of 2020 and a new decade, we’re looking back even more than usual.  That brings us to the topic of bestsellers. Which books topped the
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-30By Nicole Hill
  • 7 Bookstagrams to Follow If You Love Eating as Much as (or Almost as Much as) Reading
    Real talk: When I’m not looking up travel photos or doing some serious creeping on the people who I went to high school with (we all do it, fess up), I’m scouring Instagram for food. Whether it be recipes, #FoodPorn, cheese pulls, or meal prep inspo, I stare at my …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-29By Emily Rosman
  • Variations on a Theme: 4 Comic Anthologies

    Writer and artist brains are weird and magical places where anything can happen: impossible connections made, imaginary people made real, entire worlds created and destroyed in the space of a couple thousand words. One of the most amazing things about creative brains, though, is that if you give a roomful …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-29By S.W. Sondheimer
  • The Year in Books
    As 2019 comes to an end, we look back at its literary highlights. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-29
  • 6 Nonfiction Walt Disney Books About The Man And Company

    Looking to learn more about Walt Disney, the man and the company he created? This list of nonfiction Walt Disney books is a good starting point. But first… How Much Disney is Too Much? The juggernaut of Disney hit hard with the Disney+ subscription streaming service. Though nothing seemed to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-28By Julia Rittenberg
  • What Happened When I Read More Asian American Authors in 2019

    At the end of 2018, I looked back on my favorite first-time reads for the year was struck by something interesting. Four out of seven of them were written by authors of Asian descent: Elif Batuman (The Idiot), Aja Gabel (The Ensemble), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), and Weike
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-28By Stacey Megally

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