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Interesting Articles from the Booksphere

9 New Books Editors Have on Their Reading Lists

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Do you have a million books on your to-be-read list, but are unsure where to start? Let us make it easy (or at least easier) for you. Three of our BookBub editors — ZanHannah, and Diana — shared recent releases they’re excited about, from nail-biting bestsellers to humorous book club suggestions. Check out our list of editor recommendations below, complete with publishers’ descriptions. – Bookbub

8 of the Best Cocktails from Classic Literature

As owners of the cocktail institution, Death & Co and authors of the New York Times bestselling book of the same name and our new book, Cocktail Codex, we make and study cocktails for a living. Therefore, it is no surprise that we have a great appreciation for writers who use cocktails as a means for creating character traits or for setting a scene.

To celebrate the important role cocktails play in literature, we’ve compiled some of the most well-known books where the cocktail itself, becomes a character, along with some fun facts about each drink. – ALEX DAY AND DAVID KAPLAN, Signature

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Why We Need More Literature About Intersectionality and Young Women

Two anthologies provide space to girls and women to articulate the realities of lives where “femaleness” is supposed to be the preeminent part of one’s identity. In the case of Can We All Be Feminists?, women write of how assumptions about a preeminent need to overcome misogyny contributes to other forms of oppression, while in Girls Write Now, girls growing up in the new millennium write their observations of first experiences that help to define who they are. –  LORRAINE BERRY, Signature

18 Short Classics You Can Read in One Sitting

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Many think of classic novels as long, ponderous texts, but that’s not always the case! There are many famous classics that are actually quite short. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking read, check out this list of short classics you can read in one sitting. Arranged from shortest to longest, these books pack a punch in 200 pages or less. – Elisabeth Delp, Bookbub

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4 Interesting Articles from the Booksphere

Before we get into today’s Article Round-Up I wanted to mention a new offer from Audible that’s available until December 14th. At the moment you can join Audible for £3.99/month for the first four months instead of the usual £7.99/month.

I think this is such an amazing offer! Check it out here.

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With your Audible membership, you get a monthly credit that can be used to get any audiobook no matter what length or price AND you get to keep the book for life even if you cancel your membership.


Here are some interesting articles I read this month about books and reading. I especially enjoyed Bookbub’s Little Fires Everywhere book club kit and the article from Medium on the joys of rereading.

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There’s a Limit to Writing What You Know, and Here’s Why

“Write what you know;” it’s a familiar refrain and popular advice given to aspiring writers. But even that can be fraught with difficulty. In writing characters, places, and events from our own lives, we can all too easily fall into the trap of sharing too much detail.” – Elyssa Friedland, Signature

12 Things Readers Really Want Nonreaders to Know

“Every reader has friends or family members who just don’t get it. “Why do you read so much?” they might ask, staring at your overflowing bookshelves or your Reading Challenge on Goodreads. “I haven’t read an entire book in years.”

Oh, those poor, unfortunate souls… ” –Hayley, Goodreads

The Joys of Rereading

“I have devoted my life to reading, and I spend a good portion of that life reading things I’ve already read. Not everyone understands this, and not everyone feels this impulse to begin again. The act of reading is inherently progressive: It tends forward, toward the future, letter after letter, word after word, sentence after sentence, page after page. Rereading is a doubling; every movement forward is also a repetition, an echoing, a recalling.” – Gavin Paul, Medium

Book Club Kit: ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng

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If your book club is looking for a thought-provoking and captivating novel, we recommend Celeste Ng‘s Little Fires EverywhereWe’ve rounded up everything you need to host a successful book club, including: 

☐ An overview of what to expect from Little Fires Everywhere

☐ Recommendations from other bookworms

☐ Book club discussion questions

☐ Hosting inspiration (including a link to the author’s playlist!)” – Kristina Writght, Bookbub


What interesting articles have you read recently about books and reading?

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5 Great Articles from the Booksphere

Shelf-Discipline: How to Read More Before Your Next Book Spree

“At Goodreads, we always encourage our members to read more. But sometimes, the number of books still waiting on your Want to Read shelf can feel a little daunting… So we asked avid readers on Facebook and Twitter if they’ve ever tried a book-buying hiatus: a temporary (and we stress temporary), self-imposed ban from buying more books until they finish the current ones on their to-read list. Needless to say, some reactions were (understandably) strong… ” – Marie, Goodreads

10 Inspiring New Memoirs by Women Hitting Shelves This Fall

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“With the arrival of fall comes a feeling of renewal and self-invention. If you’re looking for inspiration this coming season, we recommend picking up these powerful memoirs written by tenacious and talented women. Check out this list of new inspiring memoirs by women below.” – Ashley Johnson for Bookbub

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9 of the Trickiest Riddles from Books

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“Riddles are a time-honored rite of passage for book heroes. As readers, we love how they test the hero’s powers of perception, thinking, and creativity — and how they test ours, too! Feel like a bit of a brain teaser? Try your wits against these tricky riddles from books and see if you have what it takes to be a bookish hero. Scroll to the end to find the answers — but no peeking!” – Elisabeth Delp, Bookbub

7 Novels That Will Take You Back to the 1980s

“If you’re aching for the ‘80s you can always revisit these classic books, but hindsight can be 20/20, and there is something fun about journeying back through a more contemporary read. Here are a few newer titles that will satisfy your nostalgia needs.” – Ashley Morten, Signature

9 Best Fiction Books About Films

“Evoking one artistic discipline while using an entirely different one is no easy task. Yet for as long as moving pictures have captivated audiences, they’ve also captivated a certain group of writers, who’ve viewed the existence of cinema as an implicit challenge. Namely, how does one capture the essence of a film using only words on a page?” – Tobias Carrol, Signature


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5 Interesting Articles from the Booksphere

It’s almost as enjoyable to read about books as it is to read books (almost). Here are some interesting articles I read during the month about the books and reading. The article from Goodreads about killing the ‘dead girl’ in crime is particularly interesting and Signature’s article on haunted houses in literature has some great books for Autumn.

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Book Bloggers Are Real Readers

Bloggers do it for their love of books. No agendas, no bias and no pay. If  bestselling authors can see the benefit, why can some readers not?

“On Saturday, February 4th, Chocolat author Joanne Harris started a hashtag on Twitter: #tentweetsaboutbookbloggers highlighted some of the misconceptions that surround the world of book blogging and online reviews.” – Margaret Madden, The Irish Times

Killing the ‘Dead Girl’ Theme in Crime Fiction

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“It’s long been my observation that a lot of crime writing, even very good crime writing, can be summed up this way: a beautiful girl dies, and a man feels bad about it. Maybe he’s a mourning husband/father/brother/lover. Maybe he’s falsely accused. Maybe he did it, but he has, you know, REASONS. And now we’re seeing more and more female writers asserting for their ownership of crime fiction, and it’s very exciting. ” – Cybil, Goodreads

The Future Isn’t Female—It’s Feminine

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“How is feminine different? Because as with all labels, categorizations divide us. Evolving means being all-encompassing rather than exclusive. Men are just as capable of being feminine as females are. Therefore, this change isn’t solely to be championed by females. But championed by those in tune with and embracing all things feminine. A balanced approach to both masculine and feminine energy. Not one or the other. Remember from the Goddess Manifesto: Unity is a source of our power.” – Emma Mildon, Tips on Life & Love

Beyond Haunted House: Fictional Houses in Novels that Jump off the Page

“Whether English country houses, Gothic Manors, or simply the classic haunted houses, writers have long had a fascination with making homes the centerpiece of stories. Some are so memorable and integral to the narrative as to essentially become characters themselves. They stick with us, captivate and terrify us, and provide a level of metaphorical depth that lifts a novel to another level. From horror and suspense to literary fiction and everything in between, these are few of my favorite houses in literature.” – Keith Rice, Signature

Everything We Know About the ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’ Movie

“With Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Witherspoon adds another female-authored debut novel to her list of book club picks. The book stars Eleanor, a lonely 30-year-old who spends her weekends nursing a bottle of vodka and a pop-star obsession. Throughout the novel we see Eleanor slowly widen her circle of interaction, both intentionally and unintentionally. However, Honeyman didn’t want Eleanor to be portrayed as a victim. The result is a humorous, yet thought-provoking story.” – Vicki Lindern, Bookbub


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Dude, do you even BookBub?

BookBub is where I get most of my free and cheap books. All of the offers are organised by genre and you can set a preferred retailer so you only get offers from the people you buy from. You can set a list of favourite authors as well and they will notify whenever a book by them goes on sale. I love their daily offer emails, I’ve gotten so many ebooks through them. I know there are a few other sites for free books but this is my go to.

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I really like the offers email from romance.io as well. Romance.io is an awesome site for romance readers. I love how they list topics for books. So when you’re searching you can include/exclude books that are YA or have a love triangle or have vampires. I almost always look up my next romance read on that site before reading.

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Have you used either of these sites? Where do you get free or cheap books? Do you find you buy more ebooks than paperbacks because of deals like these?

By the way, this not a promoted post. Neither of these sites are giving me money for this I just wanted to share them with you guys.