Ten Memoirs to Keep You Company in Isolation: A Reading List

Recently, I threw out the first 60 pages of the novel I am currently working on. I had been determined to challenge myself by writing in the third person—I had spent the last ten years working on my first novel in the first person and I thought I was ready for something new and difficult. […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-21 08:48:34 UTC ]
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One critic’s summer reading list: From a scandalous memoir to obscure literary journalism

Michael Dirda is taking a vacation next month, and he’s already getting his to-be-read pile in order. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-01 16:17:23 UTC ]
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The Memoir in Essays: A Reading List

While the personal essay has enjoyed continued popularity, a book-length collection of linked essays, centered on an author’s self or life, is less common than a traditional memoir or novel. A truly successful essay collection can reveal the author processing experiences at many different points... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-29 08:47:44 UTC ]
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National Poetry Day reading lists to feature YA reads

YA-themed books will feature on this year's suggested reading lists to celebrate National Poetry Day on 3rd October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-22 22:42:06 UTC ]
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Obama shares his June reading list, but don't expect any beach reads

Former President Obama is out of office but he’s keeping up on politics and social issues with the books he’s reading. Obama shared a list of books he's been reading on Facebook on Saturday. The list is long on intellectual nonfiction and short on anything that could be described as a beach read.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Lieu of the Olympics: A Reading List For Your Sports Fix

With the Olympics postponed, you might be missing your sports fix. In case you need a taste of the thrill of victory and agony of defeat, I’ve compiled a collection of sports books to read this summer while we wait for news about the Tokyo Games. Instead of a torch, light a candle and let […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-08 08:48:16 UTC ]
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PA compiles audio reading list for parliamentarians

The Publishers Association has compiled a summer audio reading list for parliamentarians as it urges them to remove VAT on audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 16:39:44 UTC ]
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Ten books to read in July

The best thing about social distancing? You have a valid excuse to stay home and read. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-30 05:30:14 UTC ]
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Summer 2020 YA Books: Your Reading List Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Grab your TBR lists. This year's roundup of Summer 2020 YA books is hot, hot, hot. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-29 10:32:00 UTC ]
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An Anti-Racist Graphic Novel Reading List

In tribute to the memory of George Floyd, who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and in support of the worldwide outcry over his death, we present this list—compiled by the comics editors at Publishers Weekly —of graphic titles about African American life and history. The titles here... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-06-16 16:00:22 UTC ]
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Megha Majumdar’s ‘A Burning’ is blazing up the bestseller list and emerging as the must-read novel of the summer

The story rages along, bright and scalding, illuminating three intertwined lives in contemporary India. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-15 05:29:42 UTC ]
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According to the New York Times bestseller lists, a lot of people are reading about racism.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi pointed out on Twitter last night that books about racism (including two of his own, How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning) are making up a significant portion of the New York Times bestseller lists. “The resistance is from the loudness of demonstrations to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-11 14:11:24 UTC ]
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An Anti-Racist Fiction Reading List

The works of fiction highlighted here confront slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racial bias in the workplace, wrongful conviction and imprisonment, and police brutality. The post An Anti-Racist Fiction Reading List appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-06-11 10:00:25 UTC ]
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Antiracist Graphic Novel Reading List

In tribute to the memory of George Floyd, who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and in support of the worldwide outcry over his death, PW’s comics editors have compiled a list of graphic titles about African American life and history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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An Anti-Racist Poetry Reading List

These recent poetry collections offer poignant narratives and snapshots of racial injustice in America. The post An Anti-Racist Poetry Reading List appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-06-08 10:00:04 UTC ]
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The Journey is the Plot: A Reading List for Traveling Beyond the Home

Many years ago, I heard a teacher of mine, the late John Gardener, once say that there are only two plots in all of literature: you go on a journey or a stranger comes to town. Or, as Stanley Elkin put it even more succinctly (in reference to science fiction), you go there or they […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-08 08:47:33 UTC ]
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A Fiction Antiracist Reading List

The books highlighted here employ a variety of forms to unequivocally confront the injustices of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racial bias in the workplace, wrongful conviction and imprisonment, police brutality, and the anger felt by people living under racist oppression. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Facing the ‘Hard Truth’: An Indie Reading List

Here at BookLife, we’ve compiled our own list of titles from self-published authors that address systemic racism and police brutality; explore African American history; or that otherwise reflect the diverse lived experiences of black individuals in America. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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An Antiracist Poetry Reading List

These recent poetry collections offer poignant narratives and snapshots of racial injustice in America. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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An Anti-Racist Reading List

A list of recommended titles focused on the issues surrounding white supremacy and institutional racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, and anti-racist political activism. The post An Anti-Racist Reading List appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-06-04 10:00:41 UTC ]
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