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Bill Gates’ Tote Bag Of Books
While Bill Gates is known to read and share his book recommendations, a new Netflix docuseries, Inside Bill’s Brain, highlights just how important reading is to him. And how big a part of his life it is: he carries a tote bag of books (15 hardcover!) basically everywhere. Read more about his bookish life here.
Ready The TBR
I’ve got more award nominated novels: the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize shortlist has been announced! Check out the seven novels–including lyrical, crime, and literary–in the running for the $10,000 cash award here.
The New York Times Bestseller Lists Changes. Again.
Two years after dropping graphic novels/manga and mass market paperbacks from its bestseller lists, NYT announced they will return. There will also be children’s lists that include middle grade and YA paperbacks and because of overlap with nonfiction the science and sports lists are getting the ax this time around.