Where to find your next read: Book recommendation sites you should know about


Looking for new books to add to your summer reading list? You probably already know to check sources like Goodreads and the New York Times book reviews, but that’s not always enough. Here are a few of my favorite non-obvious sources for online book recommendations.

Shelf Awareness for Readers

This free, twice-weekly email newsletter from book trade publication Shelf Awareness launched in 2011 and is still one of my favorite places to learn about new books. The newsletter comes out on Tuesdays and Fridays (or you can read it online) and in each issue, independent booksellers and reviewers recommend 25 books that have just hit stores. While some bestsellers from big authors are included, plenty of books from small presses and debut authors are also included, making this a good place to learn about books you probably wouldn’t have heard of otherwise.

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The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors


It’s no secret that writers can be quite particular about their writing tools. Some might call it an obsession or fetish, but the pens, pencils, notebooks, and other implements that authors have used to create their most famous works endlessly fascinates us. After reading an ode to the beloved Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 pencil, adored for its smooth, firm graphite, we had to find out more about the tools of the literary elite. Take notes, and save your pennies to purchase these writing instruments for yourself.

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Not My Review: Revolution Stalled – The Political Limits of the Internet in the Post-Soviet Sphere, By Sarah Oates

The link below is to a book review of ‘Revolution Stalled – The Political Limits of the Internet in the Post-Soviet Sphere,’ By Sarah Oates.

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Article: An End of Book and Bookstores

The link below is to an article that considers an end to books and bookstores.

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Article (with gif gallery): 17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

The link below is to an article with a gif gallery concerning problems that book lovers often have.

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