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The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of (Fall 2021)

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I’ve been trying to keep up with new releases lately, and it’s like drinking from a firehose. There are just so many amazing books coming out every week that there’s no way to …
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Interview with Tavi Taylor Black, Author of Where Are We

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Where Are We Tomorrow? I worked backstage on rock tours, theater shows, corporate events, you name it, for over twenty years. I didn’t really want to write about touring, as I was tired of it, but eventually, the story …
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Beautiful World, Where Are You: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney. Quick(-ish) Recap The one-paragraph version: Alice …
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Interview with Quinn Avery, Author of In Her Father’s Shadow

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write In Her Father’s Shadow? I’ve been obsessed with true crime for all of my adult life, mostly because Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested when I was in middle school, and I was fascinated by what he’d done. In fact, I …
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Literati Book Club Subscription: Review & Unboxing!

I’ve seen these lovely turquoise Literati Book Club boxes around, but this subscription book club didn’t really catch my eye until I found out about the fantastic authors and luminaries that curate their selections. When I was offered the opportunity to review a Literati box, I jumped at the chance. …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 27, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Penguin Random House & Underlined Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Penguin Random House & Underlined. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo Get This Deal $1.99 The …
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Interview with C.C. Bolick Author of Legacy of Power

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Legacy of Power?  Legacy of Power is a prequel to my Leftover Girl series. Set in 1990, It takes place 25 years before Leftover Girl and revolves around Charlie Conners, a teen who finds out her mother is an …
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Interview with Kimberly Readnour, Author of Heartbreak Hitter: A Hero

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Heartbreak Hitter? Rick, the main character from Heartbreak Hitter, had a minor role in Swinging Strike, book one of Cessna U Wildcats. He was drafted after his junior year and didn’t make any other appearance until he was mentioned …
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Interview with JK Noble, Author of Hale: The Rise of

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Hale? The inspiration came from a dream. It was so powerful that I had to write it down, and before I knew it, I wrote a book. I was only sixteen. I shopped it around my freshman year of …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

04 Nov 2021 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | November 2021 Don’t miss out on these exciting new mystery, thriller, and suspense books that are perfect to add to your reading list this fall! Check out these new books by bestselling authors Roslyn Reid, Marilyn Wright Dayton, Christian …
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Romance Reads You’ll Love

04 Nov 2021 Romance Reads You’ll Love | November 2021 In the mood for a new romance read this week? Check out our favorite new romance paranormal and romantic suspense books from bestselling authors Kimberly Readnour, Winter Renshaw, Meghan Quinn, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, K.F. Breene, and Lauren Landish. …
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New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations

04 Nov 2021 New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | November 2021 Looking to add to your literary fiction list this November? Check out these new novels by indie bestselling authors Douglas Vigliotti, M.L. Blackbird, Fiona Valpy, Kelley McNeil, Christine Nolfi, and Joy Castro. Enjoy your new literary fiction book recommendations! …
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The Last Graduate (Scholomance #2): Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Last Graduate (Scholomance #2) by Naomi Novik are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Last Graduate (Scholomance #2) by Naomi Novik. Quick(-ish) Recap The one-paragraph version of …
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“Critical Race Theory” Is The New Satanic Panic in Right-Wing

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This week brought “critical race theory” (CRT) into an even broader spotlight as politicians in two states, Virginia and Texas, have turned to using this term and the desire to keep so-called CRT …
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The Best New and Upcoming Paperbacks for Your Book Club

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters In Detransition, Baby, the lives of three women—transgender and cisgender—collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires. Reese almost had it all, but then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Ames isn’t happy either. He thought …
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New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read

04 Nov 2021 New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | November 2021 Have you been searching for some exciting new sci-fi and fantasy reads? You’ll be able to explore fantastic new worlds with these amazing new releases from bestselling authors JK Noble, K. Patrick Donoghue, Jefferson Nunn, Charlie …
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Interview with Dale Mayer, Author of Simon Says…Jump (Kate Morgan

If you were in an elevator with a stranger and had 1 minute or less to describe Simon Says… Jump before the doors opened, what description would you give? Criminal Minds meets Medium.  What’s your favorite scene from your new release, Simon Says… Jump?  It’s an emotional scene where relates …
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Book Fetish: Volume 479

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon Publishing Katie has it all: the successful home makeover show with her sweet-natured husband Damian; the adorable tween daughters; and a designer mansion. But out of the spotlight, reality TV isn’t reality. …
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Summary and Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

The one-paragraph version: Joy Delany goes missing, and her husband Stan is the prime suspect. Joy and Stan used to run a tennis school but are now retired. As her kids try to find out what happened, they end up confronting their own issues and in their relationships with each …
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Apples Never Fall: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. Quick(-ish) Recap The one-paragraph version: Joy Delany goes missing, and …
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Bewilderment: Recap, Summary & Analysis

The Quick Recap and Section-by-Section Summary for Bewilderment by Richard Powers are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Bewilderment by Richard Powers. Quick(-ish) Recap One-paragraph version: Theo is an astrobiologist who is raising his 9-year-old son …
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Stephen Graham Jones Reading Pathways

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Lately, whenever I look for horror recommendations I stumble into the same name over and over again: Stephen Graham Jones.  There’s a reason for that. Stephen Graham Jones is a prolific Indigenous author …
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Interview with K. Patrick Donoghue, Author of Dynewave (The Rorschach

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dynewave? Dynewave is book 3 in my scifi series (the Rorschach Explorer Missions) and is a continuation of the storylines from the earlier books in the series, Skywave and Magwave. The inspiration for all three books (and the prequel …
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Interview with Jefferson Nunn, Author of Burning Mold

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Burning Mold? For two years I was exposed to mold. I had no idea what it was during that time. Each new day during that period, I was having more pains and more problems. I went to the ER …
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