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Attention, literary fiction lovers! Be prepared to be swept away with these gorgeous literary books that need to go on your to-read list immediately. From the best literary books of all time to the top literary fiction 2021, you'll find plenty of amazing literary fiction novels to read this year. literary books | literary fiction | literary books 2021 | best literary books of all time | classic literature | epic literary fiction | recent literary books

Literary Fiction

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13. Umbra: Sentient Stars By Amber Toro
Explore the best new sci-fi books from the highest-rated sci-fi books and modern dark sci-fi novels, to YA sci-fi gems adults will love too.
Incredible New Release Fantasy Books in March 2024! — Jenny Sandiford

2024 Releases

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1910, Wellington, New Zealand. Lydia Harvey is sixteen, working long hours for low pay, when a glamorous couple invite her to Buenos Aires. She accepts - and disappears. London, England. Amid a global panic about sex trafficking, detectives are tracking a ring of international criminals when they find a young woman on the streets of Soho who might be the key to cracking the whole case. As more people are drawn into Lydia's life and the trial at the Old Bailey, the world is being reshaped into a new, global era. Choices are being made - about who gets to cross borders, whose stories matter and what justice looks like - that will shape the next century. In this immersive account, historian Julia Laite traces Lydia Harvey through the fragments she left behind to build an extraordinary story o
Harold Schechter, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Hell's Princess , unearths a nearly forgotten true crime of obsession and revenge, and one of the first-and worst-mass murders in American history. In 1927, while the majority of the township of Bath, Michigan, was celebrating a new primary school-one of the most modern in the Midwest-Andrew P. Kehoe had other plans. The local farmer and school board treasurer was educated, respected, and an accommodating neighbor and friend. But behind his o

True Crime

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2023 Releases

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Curious about what is being published later in 2022? Here are 15 books to keep an eye out for and consider adding to your to-read list!
August has some great romance releases! Both on the steamy side of things and on the rom-com side.

2022 Releases

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100+ Upcoming 2021 Romance Novels - The Infinite Limits of Love

2020-2021 Releases

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Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde: 9781580911863 | Books
New York Times Bestseller    Now part of the HBO docuseries "Exterminate All the Brutes," written anddirected by Raoul Peck    Recipient of the American Book Award    The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenouspeoples    Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federallyrecognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people,descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.The centuries-long genocida


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Best Books of 2021 Lists

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International Women's Day: The Women's Prize for Fiction Names a 2023 Longlist
International Women's Day: The Women's Prize for Fiction Names a 2023 Longlist

Book Awards

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Black People are not a monolith. This challenge is focused on intentionally reading more Black books, whether it be Black characters or authors within different genres. #OMGDifShdBlk

Book Clubs, Reading Lists, and Reading Challenges

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These cookbooks are helping us shape our fall menus and up our cooking game. Read on!
15 of the very best vegetarian cookbooks that are sure to make you crave those veggies! |
It's never too late to become a great home chef. Kickstart your self-taught education with 4 must-have cookbooks for beginners. Learn from the greats like Ina Garten, Jacques Pepin and America's Test Kitchen. Stock your shelves at

Bookish Cook - Cookbooks

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Take a deep dive into the world of gardening with these unforgettable novels. From classic tales to modern works, these books will help you to find new inspiration and ideas for your garden.
25 cozy cottagecore book recommendations! My list of 20 fiction and 5 non-fiction cottagecore books to help you escape into the rural world and lifestyle! #cottagecore #cottagecorebooks #bookrecommendations #summerbooks

Bookish Gardener & Cottagecore

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A guest post by Jenny in Neverland on the 6 reasons to prioritize reading in the new year and how to do it.

Bookish Tips

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Books To/For

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Are you looking for a reading challenge to really test your knowledge of classic literature? Check out these 15 lesser-known classic novels!


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Comics and Graphic Novels

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The Maidens, The Secret History, Piranesi, In my Dreams I Hold a Knife, A Study in Drowning, The Atlas Six, Black Chalk, The King Must Die, Vita Nostra, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, If We Were Villains, Babel, Ninth House, A Deadly Education, A Lesson in Vengeance, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Cloisters, The Starless Sea #reading #readingaesthetic #darkacadeia
A Deadly Education, Vita Nostra, The King Must Die, A Lesson in Vengeance, A Study in Drowning, In My Dream I Hold A Knife #reading #readingaesthetic #darkacademia

Dark Academia

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Diverse Books

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Halloween - it’s the best time of the year if you ask me. What better to do during spooky season than to dive head first into a bone-chilling, blood-curdling, creepy novel? If this is your vibe, I’ve got the perfect spooky book list for you.

Fall & Halloween Reading

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While I LOVE a good fantasy series, sometimes I'm just not in the mood to commit to thousands and thousands of pages. So if you're like me and need a quick break from epic series, here are 16 standalone fantasy books that you can add to your TBR!
10 Iconic Fantasy Novels Ripe for Rediscovery - Reactor
10 Iconic Fantasy Novels Ripe for Rediscovery - Reactor

Fantasy & Science Fiction

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14 of the best new gothic novels in recent years.
35 Best Horror Audiobooks From Around The World, Best Horror Books of All Time, Explore new and classic horror novels, best scary series, dark thrillers, adventures, mysteries, & spooky YA books from the most popular reads to lesser-known gems. #Books #BookList #Horror

Gothic & Horror

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Historical Fiction

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Explore the most brilliant new thriller and mystery books that will bring your way. Read the most anticipated and must-read fantasy mysteries, YA Thrillers, psychological thriller books, and cozy mystery novels from around the world.

Mysteries & Thrillers

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The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, ovariotomies, and obstetric fistulae repairs primarily on poor and powerless women. Medical Bondage breaks new ground by exploring how and why physicians denied these women their full humanity yet valued them as "medical superbodies" highly suited for medical ex
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization


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Are you interested in book cover design? Maybe you're a self-published author or a Wattpad user who needs to grab readers' attention. I can help! Here are 10 nature-inspired, illustrated book covers that made readers stop and check out the author's writing. These covers may spark your next great design idea. #Books #WhatToRead #Art #diy
Every bookshelf needs at least a few stunning editions! Discover a collection of gorgeous book covers and where to find them! #beautifulbooks #classicbooks#beautifulbookcovers #bookcoverart

Pretty Covers

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