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Lists: Best Books of 2019

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Best Books of 2019 I put this Goodreads list at the very top of this entry because it’s “the only major book awards decided by readers.” Check out the winners in a whole bunch of categories. The Ultimate Best Books of 2019 List And here’s the list made up from other lists. Literary Hub editor …

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10 Reading Regrets of 2019

Yesterday I came across the article Readers’ Regrets: The Books We Wish We Read in 2019. It prompted me to take a look at my own shelves for the books I regret not having read in 2019. Here are 10 of them, listed in no particular order. (Links that describe the book are to either …

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Books you can read in one day or less

Books You Can Read in One Day or Less

You’ve still got almost a month to hammer away at your reading goal for 2019. Here’s a list of short works (around 200 or fewer pages) that I’ve collected. And below my list you’ll find a list of other lists. Good luck. Read on! As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Can You Ever Forgive …

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Lists: Best Books of 2019

Let the Best of 2019 Lists Begin!

A few of these lists began appearing in early November, but I refuse to start my year-end summaries that early. I haven’t put my Christmas decorations up yet, either. Our Fiction Editor Shares Some Favorites From the Best Books of 2019 From the fiction editor of Kirkus The Best Books of 2019 Amazon’s portal to …

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Domestic Thrillers

5 Domestic Thrillers: Terror at Home

Related Post: 5 “You Can’t Go Home Again” Novels The characters in “you can’t go home again” novels discover that going back home can often be a mistake because the secrets, lies, and betrayals they had hoped to leave behind are still there waiting to suck them back in.  The characters in domestic thrillers often …

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5 “You Can’t Go Home Again” Novels

Feature image by Hermann Schmider from Pixabay Recently my husband and I traveled back to our neighboring hometowns for a family funeral. We’d been back for visits periodically, of course, but we haven’t lived there for 50 years.  Each time we visit, I feel a distinct sense of dislocation. The adage “you can’t go home …

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Lots and Lots of Reading Recommendations

Naturally, I read a lot of literature-related articles every day. In the last few days I have come across a number of reading lists suggesting the best books for various reading tastes.  There’s probably something here for you. 30 HAUNTED HOUSE BOOKS THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE CREEPS “in haunted house books the monsters are …

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15 Novels: Learning History through Reading Fiction

Novels Mentioned The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, translated by Berliani M. Nugrahani The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman My Brilliant Friend (and 3 companion novels) by by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, translated by Ken Liu Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier The Book Thief by Markus …

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The Best Books I Read in 2018

As with all my annual reading lists, this one comprises books I read in 2018, regardless of when they were published. In past years I’ve limited my list to 15 books, broken down into the best (10) and honorable mention (5). This year I found it particularly hard to distinguish between those two divisions. I …

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Best Books of 2018: More Lists

Related Post: Best Books of 2018 The Best of the Bunch: Bookish’s Favorite Books from 2018 THE 2018 OSCARS, BUT FOR BOOKS The Oscars (but less white and for books) is in its second year here at Book Riot, and we’re honoring the best of the best 2018 releases in Hollywood fashion! Fiction Faves: Novels …

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