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Best of the Year So Far

Best of the Year...So Far

Who doesn’t love early summer? The warm days, the cool breezes – the promise of lots of time off to read? (OK, so we’re book geeks. But you knew that.) That’s one of the reasons we pick books at the half-year mark and declare them the Best of the Year...

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Wendy walker

Weekend Reading

I n this edition of Weekend Reading, lots of depressing (but utterly riveting) books! I think the happiest one on this list is about the upending of two marriages, but hey, that could be a happy thing indeed... Chris Schluep: I’m a few chapters into Wendy Walker’s All Is Not...

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YA Wednesday: Tips from a Star-Touched Queen

I'm really enjoying the run of recent YA novels (series, really) about young women thrust into positions of power in foreign lands, who endure serious hardships, romantic entanglements, and agonizing choices. Maya, the protagonist of The Star-Touched Queen is just such a woman. Author Roshani Chokshi's debut features strong world-building...

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The 2015 Nebula Award Winners

At their annual awards gala, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave this year’s Nebula Awards and Andre Norton Award to the winners below while in Chicago on Saturday, May 14. Below are the finalists for the Nebula Award for best novel and the Andre Norton Award for...

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Heat and Light-Amazon Book Review

Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, a novel by a writer so skilled that she makes the subject of fracking interesting, the highly anticipated finale to a bestselling supernatural suspense series, and an author obsesses over the Rolling Stones. Sara Nelson: I know I’m late to the party, but the...

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Rick Yancey haiku

Poetry Month: Original Poems from Rick Yancey, Joe Hill, and Angela Duckworth

We launched National Poetry Month on April 1 with poems from some of our favorite writers about their books or their love of books, but don't worry: The fun continues all month! Here are original poems written by Rick Yancey, Seira Wilson, Joe Hill, and Angela Duckworth's eight-year-old daughter. RICK...

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – New Books

Lucasfilm kept tight wraps on the storyline of The Force Awakens (for good reason), so books that included major plot points were not released to readers until after the film hit theaters. But as the film is rolling out in digital and Blu-ray formats this week, it’s time to see...

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The Winner Is

And the Winner of the Great Literary Tournament Is...

After more than 50 duels between 64 of the greatest literary characters ever written, the two finalists faced off in the arena: Harry Potter, the boy wizard. And Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective. One man had a single friend by his side, the faithful Watson. His opponent had rows...

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The Great Literary Tournament: And Then There Were Two...

Last week, sixty-four book characters entered the Great Literary Tournament. More than one hundred matches have been fought. More than 25,000 votes were cast by readers. And we're finally down to the final two contenders, who will face off on Monday, March 28, in the match of the century: Some...

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YA Wednesday: Markus Zusak's Top 10 Books List

It's kind of hard to believe but, The Book Thief is ten years old this month (celebrated, of course, with a special hardcover anniversary edition). Oddly enough, despite the youth of its author, this seems like a book that's been around longer--probably because it's considered by so many of us...

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