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11 LGBTQ+ Bedtime Stories to Read to Your Children

Note: This list of LGBTQ bedtime stories was assembled with the help of my girlfriend Issy, an experienced primary (elementary) school teacher and fellow member of the LGBTQ community. If you were read to as a little one, it’s pretty likely that your fondest reading memories are of bedtime. The best bedtime stories to read …

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15 Best Winter Books to Keep You Warm

When imagining winter books, there are probably two images that come to mind: books set during winter, and books to keep you feeling warm and comfortable. There’s also a third image: something dark, isolating, possibly frightening. You’ll find all three kinds of books on this list. Some of these winter books are simply books set …

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5 Great Audiobooks By Asian Authors To Listen To

Asian media has been exponentially growing in popularity. This trend is timely as a wave of discrimination against Asians has increased, and, as the Journal of Medical Internet Research points out, the media plays an important role in reinforcing stereotypes and perceptions. Uplifting Asian voices is vital now, and what better way to do so than by …

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13 Must-Read Modern Fantasy Books

The world of fantasy fiction has been turned on its head in recent years by authors who are pushing boundaries and blurring lines. The distance between fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and fairy tales has been reduced, and it’s all for the better. Modern fantasy books are wholly unique and exciting stories for this reason. Exciting Modern …

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16 Essential Vampire Books (Novels, Comics, & Manga)

The vampire has had an enormous legacy in literature, one that began with Carmilla and Dracula, and has gone through dozens of changes since. The popularity of vampire books peaks every few years, with the vampire itself being redefined and reimagined. We’re going to look here at generations of vampire books, which includes both vampire …

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11 Must-Read Norwegian Novels

When we think of Norwegian literature, a specific idea comes to mind: Norwegian novels are often about isolation; they are gritty, noir affairs. This is in part thanks to the overwhelming popularity of the Norwegian crime drama (both in prose and on TV), but also because even the more literary Norwegian novels are often bleak …

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26 Modern Horror Books (Not by Stephen King)

American author Stephen King is considered the undisputed master of horror, with as many published works as he has years on this Earth. But King is far from the only great horror author writing today, so here are some of the best horror books by writers far and wide. Essential Modern Horror Books Beyond the …

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11 Diverse Queer Fantasy & Sci-fi Books

It’s hard to ignore the fact that, historically, the genres of sci-fi and fantasy have been dominated by straight, white men, with a few notable exceptions. Over the past few years, however, there has been a colourful shift to queer fantasy and sci-fi books, and books of that genre written by incredible women and authors …

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11 Essential Dutch Novels (in Translation)

Dutch literature has a great legacy behind it, but contemporary Dutch novels also stand out with their radical and political themes. When looking at modern European literature in translation, English language readers often celebrate novels from French and German, but Dutch has a habit of being overlooked. Must-Read Dutch Novels Here are some of the …

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