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  One of India’s Most Original and Controversial Novelists Returns With a Powerful Parable Perumal Murugan’s “The Story of a Goat” examines caste, surveillance and abuse — all cunningly folded into the biography of an unhappy little animal. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-11 Could Politics Be Fairer? Two New Books Say Yes Lawrence Lessig’s “They Don’t Represent Us” and Ganesh Sitaraman’s “The Great Democracy” urge major reforms to reclaim American democracy. … Source: The New … Read More

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  Diana, Yes! What We Learned from the First WONDER WOMAN 1984 Trailer Did y’all know Diana could swing between lightning bolts with her lasso? Because I did not know that but now that I’ve seen it, I want it. Also, the tiara is a boomerang. What We Liked The music: If you lived through the ’80s, the techno beat and the song … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-11By S.W. Sondheimer Exclusion Zone: Getting to Know Ukraine We decided to go … Read More

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  Bill Gates’ Top Five Holiday Book Picks Tech pioneer, cofounder of Microsoft, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and author Bill Gates is an avid reader who has become known for his excellent book recommendations. As the year wraps up, he’s sharing some of his favorite books of 2019. Get Bill’s book … Source: GoodreadsPublished on 2019-12-10 The Decorous Surfaces and Fraught Subtexts of Alice Adams’s Life and Work “Alice Adams,” a new biography by Carol Sklenicka, … Read More

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  Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture I hate when people declaim on comics and graphic novels not being “real” books. They have words, they tell a story, they evoke emotions; they are, therefore, books. Full stop. I say this not only as a rando human who writes about comics but also as the mother of a former … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By S.W. Sondheimer Be Brave: 4 Middle Grade Novels About Standing Up for Yourself It’s important … Read More

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  In New Memoirs, Food Writers Serve Up Stories About Their Beat Adam Platt’s “The Book of Eating” and Ed Levine’s “Serious Eater” are about the passions of professional foodies. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-09 Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 9th, 2019 Sponsored by The Nightmare-Verse by L. L. McKinney and Fierce Reads. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured … Read More

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