- Book Riot posted a much needed list of 45+ Book Cures For Your Post Election Hangover. As a Wellesley woman and a human being, I am disappointed and scared after Tuesday’s election results, but continuing to hope for a better future. (Book Riot is also running a Kindle Voyage giveaway, which might provide a small ray of sunshine in your day).
- This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke And The Bookish was Top Ten Books You’ve Added To Your TBR List Lately. I’m doing okay on my TBR list I posted at the beginning of the Fall, but it was definitely over-ambitious. Here are Top Ten Tuesday TBR list additions from Reading Every Night, Hopewell’s Public Library Of Life, Lipsyy Lost & Found, The Bandar Blog, Dear Reader, Inky Spells, Oh Bookish and Vivacious Reads.
- The contributions of those in the book blog world that focused on diverse books are more important than ever in this frightening post-election reality. Lauren at Wonderless Reviews completed the Diverse Books Tag listing different books she’d recommend in 11 diversity categories. There are good recommendations to continue to diversify and broaden your reading.
- This was the second week of Nonfiction November hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Sarah’s Book Shelves, Rachel at Hibernator’s Library and Julz Reads. I didn’t get to the nonfiction review I was hoping to post this week but I really enjoyed reading everyone else’s reviews, including: Stiff on Taking On A World Of Words, Five Days at Memorial on Sarah’s Bookshelves.
- The topic for Week 2 of Nonfiction November was intriguing, asking book bloggers the question “What Do You Look For In Nonfiction?”. Personally, I’m all about history or science and a transporting narrative style. Find out what Heather at Based On A True Story, Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity, Amanda at The Paperback Princess, and JoAnn at Lakeside Musing answered and what titles they’d recommend.
- I work in television and I was really interested to read Bookshelves & Biros‘ post on books that you’ll like if you enjoy shows like Stranger Things or American Horror Story on Netflix. It’s definitely an original post idea and I think TV watching tastes are absolutely relevant to reading tastes.
- Speaking of television, we’re just a few weeks away from the premiere of a new season of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and Modern Mrs. Darcy published a very timely retrospective on key books featured in the series throughout the years (predictably a lot of classics, but not only).
- I posted a review of serial killer thriller Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin on Monday. It was a great page turner and hit the right spot in terms of being chilling but not too frightening.
- On Tuesday I published three reviews for my October 2016 Book Of The Month delivery for Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend, The Wonder by Emma Donoghue and The Witches: Salem 1962 by Stacy Schiff. I loved the first two and could not finish reading the former, due to the very clunky writing and lack of a coherent structure.
- I’m late on the review I planned to publish this week for Rebecca Traister’s book All The Single Ladies about the history and importance of unmarried women in America. I’m still reading the book and considering its theme and the unfortunate but historical times we’re living in, I wanted to make sure that I did it justice by not rushing through it. I am delaying my review of it till Monday for maximum visibility, since it’s an important topic.
- I only have one other review post planned for next week but it should be a fun one for Nonfiction November. I’m planning a Nonfiction Vs. Fiction comparison for two November 2016 releases – Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird and Victoria by Daisy Goodwin – both about the life of Queen Victoria but one factual and one fictionalized.
Any articles or blog posts from the book world that you really enjoyed this week? Share them in the comments!
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