Should boys read boys?

Is it really true that boys want to read books about boys, written by men? Or is this narcissism and sexism of the saddest, most damaging kind? Night School author CJ Daugherty makes the case that books should be gender free. What do you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks, on our Teen Facebook page or by emailing [email protected] boys read books written by women? Believe it or not, a heated argument is now underway among those who write and publish books for young adults. It seems some believe the teen genre has become too girl-centric. They are actively campaigning for more male editors and writers to create books boys will like.This debate has been very handy for raising the public profiles of a few male writers. But let's assume that's not what this is all about. If I'm honest, my first reaction to all of this was to swing wildly. I thought we'd got past this years ago. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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20 Must-Read Audiobooks Narrated by Black Women

20 of the best audiobooks narrated by black women, including fiction, classics, science fiction and fantasy, memoir, essays, and poetry. Continue reading at Book Riot

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A Book Club Without Required Reading (or the Cheese Spread)

A new Times column, Group Text, takes the legwork, guesswork and stress out of community-minded reading. Continue reading at The New York Times

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A Book Club Without Required Reading (or the Cheese Spread)

A new Times column, Group Text, takes the legwork, guesswork and stress out of community-minded reading. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-12 10:00:10 UTC ]
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A writer is holding Patrick deWitt’s website hostage—until he reads their manuscript.

The following post has been updated with a response from the website squatter. There are traditional ways to get a book published—pitches, queries, agents, enduring months and years of soul-crushing work and silence—and then there’s blackmail. A writer is currently squatting on Patrick deWitt’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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15 Essential Colombian Novels You Should Read

Fifteen years ago Hay Festival organizers were so desperate to book Gabriel Garcia Marquez that when he said he wouldn’t travel to them they decided to take their event to him. And so, Hay Festival Cartagena was born. To date, more than half a million book lovers have attended its sessions... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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To read or reread? New books are alluring, but don’t discount the value of the familiar

Bestsellers are mostly ephemeral. As we go through life, some other books are worth returning to. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The 10 books to read in February

You’ve already broken your resolution to read more in 2020? It’s not too late to turn things around. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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An Illustrated Reading List of Groundbreaking Mixed-Media Literature

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Nancy Drew Is Dead! Don't Worry, the Hardy Boys Are on the Case.

A new comic book series imagines that Nancy has been killed, infuriating some fans of the unstoppable teen detective who made her debut 90 years ago. Continue reading at The New York Times

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The Boys Return to Their Comic Book Roots

A new story will reveal more about the characters before the Amazon Prime TV superhero series returns this year. Continue reading at The New York Times

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From the Beastie Boys to Michelle Obama, here's your Grammys audiobook playlist

Five nominees for the Grammys spoken word award offer vastly different listening experiences. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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For many writers, Zora Neale Hurston’s work has been a guiding light. Now there’s even more to read.

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New York Public Library’s most checked-out books say a lot about what we read and why

The recently unveiled list, compiled from more than a century of circulation data, is like a literary cardiogram of the nation’s beating heart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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From POETRY Magazine to The Paris Review, here are 9 literary magazines to check out for the 23rd task of Book Riot's 2020 Reader Harder challenge! Continue reading at Book Riot

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