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Today’s Riot Rundown is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publishers of 13 Minutes by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Pinborough.

A psychological thriller with a killer twist … They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart.


Win the 10 Best Books About Books of 2017!


To mark the start of the second season of our podcast series, Annotated, we are giving away 10 of the best books about books of 2017.

Annotated is our audio documentary podcast series about books, language, and reading. If you are a fan of podcasts like This American Life, Planet Money, or 99% Invisible, then I think there is a great chance you are going to like Annotated.

If you haven’t yet tried Annotated, here are the three episodes that I think are the best introduction to the show:

The World’s Most Glamorous Librarian

Is it 1984 Yet?

How to Hack The New York Times Bestseller List


You can subscribe to Annotated in any of the usual ways: through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Overcast, RSS, or your favorite podcatcher of choice. Search and you shall find.

Now as for the giveaway. Go here to enter for your chance to a great stack of books about books, or just click the image of the stack you could win below. Good luck!




We have 10 copies of Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life by Antonia Felix to give away to 10 Riot readers!

Here’s what it’s all about:

Elizabeth Warren’s rise as one of America’s most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake of one fellow senator’s effort to silence her in 2016, three words became a rallying cry across the country:

Nevertheless, she persisted . . .

In this breakthrough biography, bestselling author Antonia Felix reveals how Warren brought her expertise to Washington to become an icon of progressive politics in a deeply divided nation.

Go here to enter for a chance to win, or just click the cover image below!

Today In Books

Han Kang’s Next Novel Won’t Be Printed Until 2114: Today In Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison from MIRA Books

Han Kang’s Next Novel Won’t Be Printed Until 2114

Han Kang has joined artist Katie Paterson’s Future Library project: Patterson has chosen an artist a year, since 2014, for work for her project, which won’t be seen by the author until 2114 when it’ll be printed using trees also planted in 2014 around Oslo. Art be arting! Gotta say, as cool as this sounds, I’m a bit bummed because I love Kang’s work and I will not be alive in 2114. Other authors who have previously been selected are Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Elif Shafak, and Sjón.

Claims That Ex Members Of Nobel Literature Are Returning “Was Erroneous”

Quick recap: the Nobel literature prize body had members quit amid a sex-abuse scandal and the prize was cancelled. Recently the Svenska Dagbladet daily newspaper reported that three members who quit were returning, but former members have already “dismissed reports they were returning to the Swedish Academy.”

There’s A New Sherlock In Town

The first Japanese series to premiere on HBO Go is officially here and it’s Miss Sherlock. And yes, it’s a gender bent Sherlock adaptation. Being that Sherry Thomas’s Lady Sherlock series is my favorite Sherlock, this is a must-watch for me so gotta go make popcorn byyyeeeeee! (Watch the trailer here)

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