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Books to Be Published in 2021

Which Book Should You Read First in 2021? This quiz from Book Riot can help you answer the question. “Personally, I’m usually looking for something I think will be a 5-star read to start off the year,” writes quizster Rachel Brittain. 13 New Books to Watch For in January News flash! There’s a new book …

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The Best Books I Read in 2020

Most of the annual best books of the year lists refer only to books published during the stated calendar year. But my annual list always refers to books I read this year, regardless of when they were published. Here, then, are the 10 best books I read this year, listed alphabetically by author, plus 5 …

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Lists: More Best Books of 2020

The Ultimate Best Books of 2020 List You could check out all the lists below. Or you could just start here and be done with it. Emily Temple of Lit Hub has scoured all the “best books of the year” lists to find out which books appeared most often. The 10 Best Literary Adaptations of …

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Lists: Best Books of 2020

Publishers Weekly: Best Books 2020 Publishers Weekly started the annual parade off before Halloween with its lists. This page offers a portal to categories such as mystery/thriller, poetry, romance, various children’s levels, and YA. Barnes & Noble: The Best Books of 2020 Barnes & Noble got in on the action during the first week of …

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Books You Can Read in One Day

I must read five books in December to complete my Goodreads Challenge, so I’m turning to the list of books that can be read in one day. Here are some titles I’ve collected throughout 2020 because I knew I’d probably end up needing them when I turned the calendar page to December.  The books in …

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Happy Halloween!

Because I was having trouble cranking up much enthusiasm for Halloween this year, here’s a collection of items I’ve collected. I hope you’ll find something here to help you get into this weekend’s holiday spirit. Read What You Need: 9 Gothic Novels for Every Mood This is the one that first inspired me. Did you …

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It’s Time for Spooky Reading

One of the reasons why we read is to practice life, to look at particular circumstances and wonder what we’d do if we found ourselves in them. For example, I don’t think I’d ever kidnap a child. But what if someone called me and told me she had kidnapped my daughter, and to get my …

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Some holiday reading . . . 50 States of Love “From sea to shining sea, here’s a tour of unforgettable fiction that explores matters of the heart.” 125 Books We Love As the New York Public Library celebrates its 125th anniversary, “125 Books We Love honors all the books from the past 125 years that …

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Lists: Best Books of 2019

The Best of 2019: The Top 10 Book Lists of the Year

I swore that I was through with “Best Books of 2019” lists. But then the folks at Off the Shelf hit me with this post: The Best of 2019: The Top 10 Book Lists of the Year Ah, the thematic book list. Nothing makes up leap for a new read like discovering a gem hidden …

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The Best Books I Read in 2019

Because I read more books this year than I had in any recent year, paring down my list of the year’s favorites was much harder than usual. I always try to reduce the list of 10 best and 5 honorable mentions, but this year I couldn’t decide which should be the final title to get …

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