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You can thank the inventors of this era for printed books, eyeglasses and many other modern-day innovations.

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You can thank the inventors of this era for printed books, eyeglasses and many other modern-day innovations.

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Can looking at what kind of readings people checked out reveal what kind of year they had?

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Can looking at what kind of readings people checked out reveal what kind of year they had?

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Get children into books early, and it will pay off handsomely when they get older.

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Get children into books early, and it will pay off handsomely when they get older.

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Book lovers from around the world connect with each other and share recommendations through TikTok, but are the books actually any good?

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Book lovers from around the world connect with each other and share recommendations through TikTok, but are the books actually any good?

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Reworking popular novels into visual media has become a phenomenon in recent years, but many readers find the filmed versions to be unsatisfactory in comparison.

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Reworking popular novels into visual media has become a phenomenon in recent years, but many readers find the filmed versions to be unsatisfactory in comparison.

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So, you’ve written your novel. Now what? Getting an agent and publishing deal the traditional way is harder than ever these days. Luckily, there’s a solution for that.

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So, you’ve written your novel. Now what? Getting an agent and publishing deal the traditional way is harder than ever these days. Luckily, there’s a solution for that.

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When the weather is nice but you don’t want to do anything, pick up a new novel. These anticipated drops will give you all the warm feelings of the season.

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When the weather is nice but you don’t want to do anything, pick up a new novel. These anticipated drops will give you all the warm feelings of the season.

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Why are teens drawn to the genre and why did its popularity seem to quickly fade out? It might make an unexpected comeback soon.

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Why are teens drawn to the genre and why did its popularity seem to quickly fade out? It might make an unexpected comeback soon.

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Diverse representation in romantic fiction can reaffirm how the genre adds value to the literary community.

 

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Diverse representation in romantic fiction can reaffirm how the genre adds value to the literary community.

 

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Publishers are paying users in the book community on the app, also known as BookTok, to promote their books, leaving some people with mixed feelings.

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Publishers are paying users in the book community on the app, also known as BookTok, to promote their books, leaving some people with mixed feelings.

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From battling toxic masculinity to teaching about the power of Pinterest, Lisa Kay Adams strives to critique gender norms and the limits of the romance genre.

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From battling toxic masculinity to teaching about the power of Pinterest, Lisa Kay Adams strives to critique gender norms and the limits of the romance genre.

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Check out these novels before their film versions hit the theaters and streaming services.

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Check out these novels before their film versions hit the theaters and streaming services.

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The premise of Lucy Foley’s latest thriller novel is pretty similar to Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery book.

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The premise of Lucy Foley’s latest thriller novel is pretty similar to Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery book.

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As readers await the release of ‘A Court of Silver Flames,’ it’s a good time to revisit the series’  unbelievably intricate worldbuilding, strong women and realistic character development.

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As readers await the release of ‘A Court of Silver Flames,’ it’s a good time to revisit the series’  unbelievably intricate worldbuilding, strong women and realistic character development.

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In Patrick Radden Keefe’s book, a reporter dives deep into the murky depths of the history of Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict.

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In Patrick Radden Keefe’s book, a reporter dives deep into the murky depths of the history of Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict.

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In recent years, the platform has seemingly chosen to reward books with a lot of hype instead of judging solely by quality.

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In recent years, the platform has seemingly chosen to reward books with a lot of hype instead of judging solely by quality.

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The annual challenge allows users to set reading goals for themselves. However, does it pressure us, or actually motivate us to read?

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The annual challenge allows users to set reading goals for themselves. However, does it pressure us, or actually motivate us to read?

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Beyond just using the format to have their books read aloud, some writers are starting to use the medium to narrate their work in new, innovative ways.

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Beyond just using the format to have their books read aloud, some writers are starting to use the medium to narrate their work in new, innovative ways.

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The novel fills our early 2000s musical hole while also showing a scary portrait of the times.

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The novel fills our early 2000s musical hole while also showing a scary portrait of the times.

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Take a book, leave a book. These book exchanges allow for both self-enlightenment and an interconnected community, all while showing that following your passions can lead to real change.

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Take a book, leave a book. These book exchanges allow for both self-enlightenment and an interconnected community, all while showing that following your passions can lead to real change.

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More well-known for her young adult work, V.E. Schwab has penned a novel about a protagonist who has acquired immortality — but at an incredible cost.

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More well-known for her young adult work, V.E. Schwab has penned a novel about a protagonist who has acquired immortality — but at an incredible cost.

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The R&B icon’s memoir is a story chronicled by a woman who has known brokenness and imprisonment, but has found her light at the end of the tunnel.

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The R&B icon’s memoir is a story chronicled by a woman who has known brokenness and imprisonment, but has found her light at the end of the tunnel.

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Not everyone can handle hardcore horror, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some creepy fall reads. If you’re a scaredy-cat, like me, this list is for you.

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Not everyone can handle hardcore horror, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some creepy fall reads. If you’re a scaredy-cat, like me, this list is for you.

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This special time highlights the power of language to challenge our social, political and cultural assumptions.

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This special time highlights the power of language to challenge our social, political and cultural assumptions.

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Not only will the food blogger help you make a mouthwatering loaf of sourdough bread, but he’ll also inspire you to chase your dreams while you’re at it.

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Not only will the food blogger help you make a mouthwatering loaf of sourdough bread, but he’ll also inspire you to chase your dreams while you’re at it.

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The genre provides the perfect mix of escapism and grounding insight when ‘normal’ feels far off.

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The genre provides the perfect mix of escapism and grounding insight when ‘normal’ feels far off.

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If you find yourself short on room, here are some ways to organize your literature collection without shelling out more money for extra bookcases.

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If you find yourself short on room, here are some ways to organize your literature collection without shelling out more money for extra bookcases.

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There is nothing more furious than an argument between the book lover and tablet user. Where we read has become a badge of honor! What do you choose?

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There is nothing more furious than an argument between the book lover and tablet user. Where we read has become a badge of honor! What do you choose?

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The author’s second novel, which follows a grandmother and granddaughter, puts family and community at the forefront but lacks balance in its storytelling.

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The author’s second novel, which follows a grandmother and granddaughter, puts family and community at the forefront but lacks balance in its storytelling.

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The Lee Chang-dong film adaptation of the critically acclaimed author’s short story may have changed a few details, but it maintains the spirit of the work.

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The Lee Chang-dong film adaptation of the critically acclaimed author’s short story may have changed a few details, but it maintains the spirit of the work.

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Surfing the internet might take time away from your beloved books, but these blogs are the perfect companions to your favorite novels.

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Surfing the internet might take time away from your beloved books, but these blogs are the perfect companions to your favorite novels.

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The novel explores the long process of a guarded teenager finding belonging in her last foster home after a lifetime of letdowns.

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The novel explores the long process of a guarded teenager finding belonging in her last foster home after a lifetime of letdowns.

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The novel’s heartbreaking exploration of divorce and loss allows its exquisite friendships and familial connections to take center stage.

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The novel’s heartbreaking exploration of divorce and loss allows its exquisite friendships and familial connections to take center stage.

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Scott O’Connor has a unique and fearless writing style that will immerse you in the novel and make you feel like you’re part of the story.

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Scott O’Connor has a unique and fearless writing style that will immerse you in the novel and make you feel like you’re part of the story.

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Victor LaValle’s story blends fantastical elements with the very real issues of racism and violence, all against the backdrop of the urban landscape.

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Victor LaValle’s story blends fantastical elements with the very real issues of racism and violence, all against the backdrop of the urban landscape.

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In her new book, Samantha Mabry shows readers that vulnerability and independence are not mutually exclusive.

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In her new book, Samantha Mabry shows readers that vulnerability and independence are not mutually exclusive.

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In her memoir, Carmen Maria Machado documents her experiences in an abusive queer relationship, telling a story that often goes untold.

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In her memoir, Carmen Maria Machado documents her experiences in an abusive queer relationship, telling a story that often goes untold.

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With videos ranging from book reviews to bookshelf tours to group reads, this online community is more than just a virtual book club.

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With videos ranging from book reviews to bookshelf tours to group reads, this online community is more than just a virtual book club.

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It is more important than ever to remember the teachings of renowned Black feminist scholar as we consider empathy in our own communities.

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It is more important than ever to remember the teachings of renowned Black feminist scholar as we consider empathy in our own communities.

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They are often essential community institutions, and their continued survival during the pandemic is now more important than ever.

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They are often essential community institutions, and their continued survival during the pandemic is now more important than ever.

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All good things must come to an end. By constantly amending their works, authors like J.K. Rowling risk ruining their books — and stunting the growth of young fan fiction writers.

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All good things must come to an end. By constantly amending their works, authors like J.K. Rowling risk ruining their books — and stunting the growth of young fan fiction writers.

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As June begins and protests over racial injustice continue, it’s important to make space for queer black literature.

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As June begins and protests over racial injustice continue, it’s important to make space for queer black literature.

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Using the small publishing platform, the ‘After’ author was able to make a name for herself — and at the same time, raise the possibility that others could do the same.

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Using the small publishing platform, the ‘After’ author was able to make a name for herself — and at the same time, raise the possibility that others could do the same.

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Twenty years after the film adaptation of his novel ‘American Psycho,’ the author maintains his status as someone with an honest artistic vision.

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Twenty years after the film adaptation of his novel ‘American Psycho,’ the author maintains his status as someone with an honest artistic vision.

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During stressful times like these, it’s reassuring to return to old, beloved stories instead of forging into the new and unknown.

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During stressful times like these, it’s reassuring to return to old, beloved stories instead of forging into the new and unknown.

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Even if reading isn’t your specialty, finding success in an English course is achievable for everyone.

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Even if reading isn’t your specialty, finding success in an English course is achievable for everyone.

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The original novel behind the Netflix series leaves fans intrigued and captivated by the modern-day Ted Bundy.

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The original novel behind the Netflix series leaves fans intrigued and captivated by the modern-day Ted Bundy.

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Get ready to dive into star-trotting space operas and meet super-powered web slingers.

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Get ready to dive into star-trotting space operas and meet super-powered web slingers.

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Set 100 years ago, the novel portrays a 1919 full of political and social tension that should not be unfamiliar in the present day.

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Set 100 years ago, the novel portrays a 1919 full of political and social tension that should not be unfamiliar in the present day.

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If you’re still hankering for more British monarchy drama, check out these titles.

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If you’re still hankering for more British monarchy drama, check out these titles.

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They have a charm that can’t be matched by the large corporate chains.

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They have a charm that can’t be matched by the large corporate chains.

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One of America’s greatest authors led quite a remarkable life, for better or for worse.

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One of America’s greatest authors led quite a remarkable life, for better or for worse.

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Because we all need to realize that having it is perfectly normal.

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Because we all need to realize that having it is perfectly normal.

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Her spoken word is just as genius as her writing.

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Other worlds are waiting for you in the literary canon.

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Other worlds are waiting for you in the literary canon.

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If you plan on teaching, you should plan on reading these first.

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If you plan on teaching, you should plan on reading these first.

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The horror industry is ripe for fairy tales that don’t have happy endings.

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The horror industry is ripe for fairy tales that don’t have happy endings.

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Her new short-story collection, ‘You’ll Never Believe How These Kids Get Murdered and Other Clickbait Tales,’ is obviously macabre, but subtly stunning.

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Her new short-story collection, ‘You’ll Never Believe How These Kids Get Murdered and Other Clickbait Tales,’ is obviously macabre, but subtly stunning.

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Self-help yourself to some personal improvement this semester.

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Self-help yourself to some personal improvement this semester.

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What’s better than books? Books about books, of course!

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What’s better than books? Books about books, of course!

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When dropping out and living in a tent downtown starts to look dangerously appealing, pull out one of these bad boys.

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When dropping out and living in a tent downtown starts to look dangerously appealing, pull out one of these bad boys.

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If you’re not bawling 6,000 words in, you’re inhuman.

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If you’re not bawling 6,000 words in, you’re inhuman.

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Don’t let your nightmares of high school English deter you: These essays will blow you away.

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Don’t let your nightmares of high school English deter you: These essays will blow you away.

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Learning to become a leader is an achievable task for anyone, and these five books provide valuable lessons to get you there.

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Learning to become a leader is an achievable task for anyone, and these five books provide valuable lessons to get you there.

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Bitter and alone? These five books might help ease the pain.

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Bitter and alone? These five books might help ease the pain.

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Grab your calendar and mark the dates for these upcoming YA book releases.

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Grab your calendar and mark the dates for these upcoming YA book releases.

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We all know New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep, but these books will help you stay on track.

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We all know New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep, but these books will help you stay on track.

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Publishing through proper channels might save you a lot of grief now and many troubles in the future.

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Publishing through proper channels might save you a lot of grief now and many troubles in the future.

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Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season of Hulu’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel, “Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season of Hulu’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel, “Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Amazon’s e-book reading program lets Kindle readers browse over a million titles for only $9.99/month, but is the service right for you?

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Amazon’s e-book reading program lets Kindle readers browse over a million titles for only $9.99/month, but is the service right for you?

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Four books that should be on high school reading lists.

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Four books that should be on high school reading lists.

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With all the recent hype of King’s work being adapted into film and television, it’s time to take a look at some of his not-so-scary work.

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With all the recent hype of King’s work being adapted into film and television, it’s time to take a look at some of his not-so-scary work.

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Racial tensions in America are at their highest, but reading stories of marginalized people is one step toward education and rehabilitation of a nation.

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Racial tensions in America are at their highest, but reading stories of marginalized people is one step toward education and rehabilitation of a nation.

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If you like quirky factoids about language, these books have plenty.

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If you like quirky factoids about language, these books have plenty.

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Whether for their elegant universes or unforgettable characters, each of these books would be perfect as a television series or feature film.

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Whether for their elegant universes or unforgettable characters, each of these books would be perfect as a television series or feature film.

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Take a break from studying for finals and get a jump on your summer reading instead.

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Take a break from studying for finals and get a jump on your summer reading instead.

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From the beach to your grandma’s living room, there’s a perfect book for every vacation.

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From the beach to your grandma’s living room, there’s a perfect book for every vacation.

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When books are marketed to large audiences, disturbing themes can find their way into the hands of unsuspecting readers.

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When books are marketed to large audiences, disturbing themes can find their way into the hands of unsuspecting readers.

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By improving your critical-thinking skills, reading can benefit you beyond your lit class, so make time to pick up a book.

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By improving your critical-thinking skills, reading can benefit you beyond your lit class, so make time to pick up a book.

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These authors present the world of racial injustice in a whole new light—a light that can’t be overlooked.

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These authors present the world of racial injustice in a whole new light—a light that can’t be overlooked.

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E-books just don’t offer all the goodies that physical books do (especially that lovable, old book smell).

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E-books just don’t offer all the goodies that physical books do (especially that lovable, old book smell).

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Here’s a list of literary masterpieces to help you celebrate autumn’s arrival.

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Here’s a list of literary masterpieces to help you celebrate autumn’s arrival.

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And everybody else, for that matter.

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And everybody else, for that matter.

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As a standout student in the University of Illinois’ top-ranked Library and Information Science program, Espinoza is about as big of a bookworm as they come.

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As a standout student in the University of Illinois’ top-ranked Library and Information Science program, Espinoza is about as big of a bookworm as they come.