BOOK RIOT


16 August Mystery, Thriller, True Crime Books To Read

We’ve round up August releases for mystery, thriller, and true crime readers, from nonviolent true crime to a #metoo thriller, and more—including You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa.


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August 2022 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Find out what August has in store for you and what new book to read, with titles from Michael W. Twitty, Roselle Lim, and more.


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8 Modern Retellings of Jewish Folk Tales and Stories

Here are eight retellings of Jewish folktales and/or folklore with a Jewish twist including poetry and graphic novels, including The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.


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20 Must-Read Queer Books to Get Excited About in the Second Half of 2022

Get these must-read queer books on your radar for the second half of 2022. Enjoy fiction, nonfiction, YA, middle grade, and more, including Beating Heart Baby.


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Hopeful Stories about Hard Times: Picture Books to Help Kids Push Through

There are so many big topics worth talking about with young readers. These hopeful stories about hard times, including We Are Water Protectors, can help.


20 Must-Read Horror Books That Deserve Adaptations

For your creepiest bedside TBR, I’ve pulled together a list of 20 must-read horror books that deserve adaptations, big screen or small.


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8 Surprising New Memoirs to Add To Your TBR ASAP

From a memoir about African-Jewish cooking, Koshersoul, to one about grieving our pets, Good Grief, these new memoirs take a different approach to the genre.


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Quiz: Get a Rec for an Under-the-Radar Novel by a Popular Author

So you’ve read that one book, but what about a lesser known one? Find out which under-the-radar book you should read next.