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6 Second Books in a Series That Live Up to First

by Casey Nugent

There are many, many instances where the sequel is as good as ­— if not better than ­—  the original. I mean, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back anyone? As a well-documented lover of sequels, I am here to offer my defense of the second novel. More than the unloved middle child in a trilogy, […]

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20 Engrossing Contemporary Novels to Read Right Now

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
by Sam Benson

There is nothing better than a good contemporary read. Sure, I sometimes love to whisk myself away to fantasy worlds or immerse myself in books that show us a glimpse of what life was like a few hundred years ago, but usually, it’s the contemporary books that strike me the most. I connect with them […]

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Covers That Give Us Heart Eyes

by Nicole Fiorica

We’ve been told since we were kids that we shouldn’t judge books by their covers. And maybe that’s true. But I’m the sort of book lover who drags my begrudging friends through a bookstore just so I can pick up my favorite book (that I already own) and shove the cover into their faces and […]

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10 Foreign Covers so Beautiful We Wish We Could Own Them

by Casey Nugent

I absolutely adore beautiful book covers. Good writing is important, but a good cover design can really bring a book to the next level! A fun thing that I’ve noticed is that so many of my favorite books actually have different covers in different countries. There are so many cool, stunning international versions of books […]

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8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

by Jess Harold

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or petticoats, sometimes it’s nice to escape modern times and immerse yourself in the action and drama in a different time period. Here is a list of our favorite historical fiction […]

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15 YA LGBTQIA+ Books You Need to Read ASAP

by The Riveted Team

  Whether you’re looking for an excellent story to read in celebration of Pride Month, or book featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines to curl up with any time of year–or just a great read in general!–you will love each and every one of these novels. Find your new favorite LGBTQIA+ read right here. 15 YA […]

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8 LGBTQIA+ Love Stories You Need To Read

The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
by Jasmine Hodge

We think about romance a lot around here, and are always searching for stories that explore love in all its glory. While these books aren’t all romances at their core, the love story in each of them is wonderful and complex. Here are 8 books with LGBTQ+ love stories you need to add to your […]

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