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10 Ways to Honor Kurt Vonnegut on his Birthday

Honor Kurt Vonnegut on his birthday with these 10 things.

More Rum, Less Ruin: How I Found the Secret to Satisfying Summer Reading

How to make the most of your summer reading (the secret is booze).

2013 Tournament of Books Discussion: BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess Walter

We here at Book Riot are huge Tournament of Books fans, so this year we’re going to discuss each of ...

2012 In Review, In Lists of Two

What a bookish year, eh?! Let’s break it down in easily digestible lists of two: Two Best Covers 1. The ...

Best Books Of 2012 So Far (According To Me)

Labor Day weekend is something of a turning point in the long haul of the year. We’ve traversed two-thirds of ...

Nothing Is More Real Than Fiction

There’s a passage about halfway through Don DeLillo’s novel Underworld that is so profound, so unerringly elegant, that I very ...

5 Books to Watch for in June

Yes, things slow down a little in the summer for the book publishing industry. But for most readers, that’s not ...

The Short, Sweet Side of E-Reading

If you own an ereader, chances are you’ve blown your monthly (weekly?) book budget more than once on impulse ebook ...

Good Writers, Bad Blurbs: A Top 8 List

For obvious reasons, established writers are usually very selective about which novels they’ll blurb. Perhaps, sometimes, they should be more ...