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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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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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We’re Celebrating Women’s Suffrage Today!

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and we’re celebrating over at Book Riot! Join us for a day dedicated to exploring voting rights in everything from YA novels to poetry, a deep dive into the history of pockets, international suffrage efforts, and more.

Here we go!

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It’s Pride Day at Book Riot!

From the history of the community to favorite reads across genres, we’re celebrating all things LGBTQIA+ today on Book Riot. Happy Pride month, and happy Pride Day!

Get educated on Stonewall, and then dive into fun LGBT comics and graphic novels. Or maybe you need some audiobooks to keep you company? How about a rainbow of books for your shelf? You can get out of town (mentally) with these sci-fi/fantasy adventurers, and celebrate besties with some YA books. Our site is your oyster, friends.

Break out your glitter and start exploring!

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It’s Medieval Reads Day at Book Riot!

Knights! Castles! Swords! Cauldrons! We’re going way back into time, into worlds full of magic, quests, battles, and court intrigue. That’s right, readers: we’re going medieval.

Before you get to pulling that sword from the stone, get a medieval history lesson that looks at and beyond the West. Dive into comics for fans of Arthurian legend, or escape into the drama, chivalry, and betrayal in some spellbinding fantasy and page-turner YA. Don’t forget to solve these medieval mysteries before going all swoony for some Middle Age romance. Get all this and more in a full day of bookish medieval topics sure to fascinate and educate.

To adventure!

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Today is Social Justice Literature Day at Book Riot!

Welcome, Rioters! Today we’re excited to explore social justice in literature. Stay informed on important political movements, learn how to engage in meaningful discourse, and get some historical perspective on current events and issues from civil rights, to feminism, to activism for kids.

Learn more about the women warriors of social justice and the uprisings and revolutions that have impacted change. Try these comics about social justice for all ages or plays that provoke thought as they entertain. From nonfiction reads to queer romance, we’ve got the books and conversations to help you tackle the tough stuff and make an impact.

It’s time to dive in. Let’s talk books and social justice.