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  • Barbara Testa Dies at 91; Her Discovery Rocked the Literary World
    Scholars had been searching for the manuscript for the first part of “Huckleberry Finn” for decades. Ms. Testa found it in her attic. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-30
  • Got Snow? Wintertime Treats for Children’s Eyes and Ears
    New picture books from Grace Lin, Lynne Rae Perkins, J. Patrick Lewis and more celebrate the snowy season and the brave, fascinating creatures who revel in it. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-30
  • In This Corner, an Armenian Pro Wrestler. In That Corner, Genocidal History.
    Chris McCormick’s new novel, “The Gimmicks,” filters arguments about violence and revenge through a headlong story of backgammon, wrestling and a romantic triangle. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-30
  • Racism Dispute Roils Romance Writers Group
    Eight board members and the former president of the organization have resigned amid outcry over how it handled a member’s criticism of another member’s book. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-30
  • 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

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