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Hey there, friends! I hope you all had a good weekend. I know it’s been a rough one, what with the sad news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing. The NYPL rounded up a list of great books about her life and legacy, and I highly recommend checking it out.
I hope you’re all wearing your masks, staying hydrated, and are well stocked with books for the week ahead!
Trivia question: What’s the name of the literary club that J.R.R. Tolkien founded while at Oxford?
Deals and Squeals
Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell have new covers to celebrate Animal Farm‘s 75th anniversary!
At Book Riot, I’m a cohost with Liberty on All the Books!, plus I write a handful of newsletters including the weekly Read This Book newsletter, cohost the Insiders Read Harder podcast, and write content for the site. I’m always drowning in books, so here’s what’s on my radar this week!
Recommended Reading: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
If you’re in the mood for something dark and full of suspense, then definitely pick up this book, which I finished on audio over the weekend! It follows four Blackfeet men who participated in an elk hunt a decade earlier that did not go as planned. Now, one of them is dead, one of them has left the reservation, and the two men who stayed have tried to forget. But when it becomes clear that the elk have not forgotten, revenge will be exacted. This was a fast-paced book that kept me literally on edge–it’s beautifully written and it closely examines tradition and how we can be bound to people and places.
What I’m reading this week:
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty
Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA by Nova Ren Sum and Emily X.R. Pan
The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Trivia answer: Inklings
That’s it for me, book nerds! I leave you with this photo of my kitten hanging out in his shark bed. It only seems appropriate, given that he loves to bite and we sing “Baby Shark” at tom approximately three times per day.