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Socially conscious page-turners from Book Riot. I can't vouch for these books, but I like the list concept. I'd add Homegoing and Underground Railroad

Jokes for bookworms. Sharing because the very first one, about The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobemade me laugh out loud. 

Prepping for the Make America Read book discussion about Exit West, I discovered Mohsin Hamid's Reading for Resistance list and was delighted to see he included Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox. Then, I fell down a rabbit hole of all of the Reading for Resistance interviews by Mother Jones. These are just as great as the New York Times' By The Book series. Of course I checked out the recs from my favorites, George Saunders and Jesmyn Ward. You should, too.

Speaking of Jesmyn Ward, a sneak peak of her new book, Sing, Unburied, Sing, is up on Oxford American. Go read it

The backstory on Behold The Dreamers, a 2016 novel about the immigrant experience and the financial crisis. I haven't read it yet, but it received solid reviews, and this LitHub articlemade me think I should add it to my TBR list. 

 

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