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Join Us For Romantic Reads Day! 🥰

Do you love a good love story? Do you hate pining but can’t get enough enemies-to-lovers — or vice versa? Maybe you’re all about unrequited love, or only want happy endings. We’re here for all of it, and we’re talking about all of it today! Come join us: we’ve got romantic queer SF/F, a deep dive into Anna Karenina, poetry, recs for your Enneagram Type, and much, much more. Heart-eyes in 3, 2, 1

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Welcome To Children’s Book Week, Sponsored By ThriftBooks!

It’s Children’s Book Week, the longest running literacy initiative in the US, and we’re celebrating all week long! We’re talking parents in middle grade fiction, indestructible books (because we know how helpful those are), adaptations, cooking with kids, marginalized main characters, and so much more.

Our coverage begins today and continues through-out the week, so make sure to check back. Here’s to all the kids, and the kids in all of us!

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Most Anticipated Books Send

New year, new books to get excited about! Please join us as we explode our TBRs, make grabby hands, and preorder Book Riot’s most anticipated books of 2021.

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Holiday Gift Guide Affiliate Sprint Send

Need some last-minute ideas for bookish gifts? We’ve got you covered, with these favorite items from our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider

Book lovers are a wonderful if not slightly judgmental bunch—at least when it comes to other people’s bookshelves. This is a delightful and humorous collection of comics about the joys of being a book lover, from collecting large amounts of books to (sometimes) getting around to reading them. ($16.99)

Let It Snow Bookmark

If you’re looking for a small gift for a gift exchange or just something really cute to slip into a book for someone, this adorable bookmark is just the thing! It depicts a snowy, cozy winter scene and is printed on heavy linen cardstock. It reads, “Let it snow, I’ll be inside reading.” You can buy individual bookmarks, or sets so that you can gift one to all your friends or book club members. ($4.75)

Classic Kindle Cover

If you know someone who has an ereader or is getting one this holiday season, these classic Kindle covers make a fantastic gift. They transform your reading tech into a classic leather-bound look-alike book. You can pick from classic titles or choose something a little more anonymous, and you can even personalize the inside! ($37)

Female Poet Enamel Pin Set

For the person on your list who loves poetry, gift this white and gold enamel pin set featuring lines of poetry from some famous female poets, from Maya Angelou, Sappho, Qiu Jin, Anne Brontë, and Sylvia Plath. These pins make striking accessories for any feminist poetry lover! ($42)

Planter Bookend

For someone on your list with space concerns, this multipurpose bookend/planter is so clever and stylish! It’s made out of ceramic and comes in a variety of colors, and it’s sturdy enough to hold up your books while also containing a plant—or utensils, if you want to use it in the kitchen with cookbooks! Really, it’s so versatile that you might want one for yourself, too. ($46)

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Best Books 2020

Welcome, readers, to our guide to the best books of 2020. Whether they were buzzy or lost in the shuffle, prize-winners or under the radar, we’ve assembled the books from 2020 you must not miss. Dive on in!

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It’s Our Holiday Gift Guide!

Need help figuring out what to get for your family this year, or inspiration to treat yo’self? Never fear, we are here, and we’ve got puzzles and LEGOs and gift books and more. On a budget or going all out? We’ve got lots of price points as well. Happy browsing!

Holiday Gift Guide, sponsored by TBR

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It’s Winter Reading Day at Book Riot!

Whatever the weather is where you are, be it sunny and balmy or full-on Fall, we’re here to get cozy and chilly by turns and hunker down with some great Winter Reading. We’ve got mysteries, cookbooks, reads for the young’uns, magical fantasy, comics and romance, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! (Sorry, not sorry.)

Grab your favorite warm beverage, snuggle up, and read on.

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It’s Time For Haunted Riot!

:Cue organ music: Got your garlic and talismans in hand? Or perhaps you are the thing that goes bump in the night? Come in, come in, and enjoy our Big Creepy Crawly Mood! We’ve got horror podcasts, gothic novels, picture books, cursed objects — we’ve even got a post for those of you who would prefer all this Halloween nonsense be over, thanks very much. And, of course, that’s just the start.

Cast your protection circle and read on!

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It’s Literary Friendship Day!

It’s Literary Friendship Day here at Book Riot, and we are celebrating all things friendly and bookish! From queer friendships to murder-friends to manga friends, book clubs with friends and friends in space, we’ve got platonic-soulmate stories for everyone from the littles to the grown-ups. You can even take a quiz and find out which Literary Friendship you and your bestie(s) match up with.

Ready to celebrate your current friends and maybe make some new fictional ones? Let’s go!

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Join Us For Environmental Lit Day!

Hello readers, and welcome to Environmental Lit Day!

We’re celebrating the world around us and the books written about it with a smorgasbord of posts, exploring everything from eco-poetry, to environmental manga, to hopeful cli-fi and beyond. Let’s green up our TBRs!

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