Weekend Reading

With the onslaught of the rainy season in Seattle, we have plenty of reasons to hang out inside and read. Here are six books that will keep us happily pinned to the couch this weekend.

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The National Book Awards Announces the Longlist for Nonfiction

Here is the NBA longlist for nonfiction. Fiction will be announced tomorrow.

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Inside the Artist's Studio: "Dreamers"

Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales let us peek inside the studio where she created her gorgeous new picture book, Dreamers, and shares a few early sketches from the book.

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Books About Books Are the Best Kind of Books

And  Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany is all about books. Take a peek inside with samples from this "Illustrated Miscellany" by artist Jane Mount.

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The National Book Awards Announces the Longlist for Young People's Literature

Which of the ten finalists have you read?

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Books We Are Talking About

Here are some of the books we have been talking about this week. 

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YA Wednesday: Courtney Summers' Top 5 True Crime/Podcasts

Sadie is a suspenseful novel of murder, revenge and disappearance told through dual narratives, one of them the transcripts of a podcast.  We asked the author about her favorite podcasts and stories of true crime.

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Maria Dahvana Headley Talks about Reinterpreting "Beowulf" in Her New Novel, "The Mere Wife"

"Language is the great costume," says this wildly imaginative writer, who once sewed corsets for a Shakespeare company. "I’ve changed my life over and over by telling new kinds of stories." 

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Amazon's Best Books of September

A captivating debut for fans of Sarah Waters, one of the funniest novels of 2018, and more. 

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of September: 6 Top Picks

Six of our favorite new science fiction and fantasy books range from mecha battles in the United States of Japan to an epic conclusion to a bestselling urban fantasy series.

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The WWII Book Blitz

There's a lot of competition in this uber-popular genre. What should you read?

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Weekend Reading

That back-to-school feeling has us ready to hit the books.

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Get Up, Stand Up: The Story of Jamaica in One "Marvellous" Novel

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread is Marcia Douglas's ode to Jamaica's tumultuous history, Rastafarianism, reggae music, and its resilient people. It also features a reincarnated Bob Marley. Douglas discusses the book, Marley's legacy, and what it means to write "A Novel in Bass Riddim."

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Five of the Funniest Books of 2018

Well, 2018 has been a funny year in a lot of ways, but perhaps particularly in books, where writers of fiction and essays brought out their best material. If you are in the mood to laugh, we've got five reads to recommend.

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The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

A Huck Finn-ish tale, King Lear set in India, two savvy satires, and more. 

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