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Anticipated 2017 books

I have to say good riddance to 2016, one of my least favorite year in my lifetime for a variety of reasons. 2017 is bringing new books by some heavy hitters. Although many may disagree, I found 2016 to be a good year for books and I enjoyed quite a few books that came out. I’m hoping 2017 brings even better selections. Book Worm and I are looking forward to several upcoming releases. Keep reading to find out which books we are each looking forward to reading and scroll to the bottom for a selection of 2017 releases. Read more

2016 Readers Room Recap

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It is finally time for our final monthly recap of 2016! Find out which books were favorites and which were duds. We’ll end our wrap up with a a list of books due out this month and a glimpse of our upcoming content for next year. We also want to hear from you so let us know what you read this month and what are your reading goals for 2017.
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Read Around the World: Lithuania

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It’s been a while since we have done a Read Around the World post. This month we are lucky to have a guest blogger (Inga from readingaread) joining us to share her thoughts on her home country and her literature. Make sure to stop by and visit her blog.

I pass the baton over to her and she will take it over from here. Please visit her blog and check out her recommendations. Make sure to scroll down and see her photos at the bottom! Read more

Worst books of 2016

We recently posted our top 10 list of books published in 2016. This week we’re letting you in on our least favorite reads of 2016. I do feel kind of bad listing a worst of 2016 list however, this list is subjective and really just a reflection on which books we read during 2016 (not necessarily those published in 2016) that we didn’t particularly enjoy or with which we didn’t really connect. Many of these books will be ones that lots of readers love. What do you think or our list? Read more

1001 Book Review: Oranges are not the Only Fruit Jeanette Winterson

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Jeanette Winterson just came out with a new book this holiday season. She is one of our favorite authors and it just so happened that Book Worm and I were reading her first novel at the time of her latest release. Here are our thoughts about Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. Read more

Our top ten books of 2016

2016 was a great year for literature. Book Worm and I both read lots of wonderful books and wanted to share our top ten list for books published in 2016. Keep reading to find out which books make our lists and why. Let us know which books made your list! Read more

1001 Book Review – White Noise Don DeLillo

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White Noise by Don Delillo
Published in: 1985
Literary Awards: National Book Award
Reviewed by: Nicole
Rating: ★★★★★
Find it here: White Noise

“Helpless and fearful people are drawn to magical figures, mythic figures, epic men who intimidate and darkly loom.”

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Chutes and Ladders: Game Board!

A few weeks ago we announced our winter reading challenge. Today, we post a final reminder along with our official game board. Keep reading to check it out and read more about the challenge. Read more

1001 Book Review: Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson

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It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed a classic so today Book Worm and I are going back in time to review and old classic that happens to be on the 1001 list of books to read before you die: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. Next monday we’ll be posting our top ten list of books published in 2016. Keep reading to see what we thought of Kidnapped. Read more

Non 1001 Book Review: The Power Naomi Alderman

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In less than two weeks, we’ll be starting our winter reading challenge. Our challenge page is currently up and in the next 5 days we’ll be updating the page with our official game board. If you want to join in for a fun chutes and ladders based reading game, sign up in the comments on this page and send me your TBR list. In the meantime, we’ll continue with our regular book reviews and features. Book Worm read a book she would like to recommend to our readers: The Power by Naomi Alderman. Here’s her review… Read more