BOOK RIOT


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The Rise of the Speculative Novella

Put out by big publishers like Tor and smaller ones like Neon Hemlock, speculative novellas are seeing a resurgence in popularity.


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12 New SFF Releases Out in August You Should Add to Your TBR

Check out these 12 new SFF releases out in August you should keep on your radar! From magic tea to zombies, there’s something for everyone.


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20 of the Best Book Series of All Time

Is there anything better than a series that has you immediately reaching for the next book? The best book series of all time deliver.


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These Frequently Banned Sex Ed Books Are Essential Reading in My Home

Diversity. Inclusion. Sexuality. These topics have been deemed verboten. But banned sex ed books like It’s Perfectly Normal are essential reading in my home.


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In Bad Company: 5 Problematic Relationships in Literature

Problematic relationships in literature abound. From Catherine and Heathcliff to Jocasta and Oedypus, read inside for the hall of stars.


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The Bookish Life of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor has many bookish credits to her name. Here’s an exploration of her the life in all its book-related glory.


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10 Magical Witch Books for Middle Graders

Young readers will find themselves charmed by these magical witch books, full of magic schools, novice witches, and fun familiars—like Root Magic by Eden Royce


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5 Things You Didn’t Know About James Baldwin

While there’s been a lot written about James Baldwin, many interesting details of his life and career remain unknown by the general public.