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15 Best Modern Sci-fi Novels to Read Now

During the 21st Century, we’ve seen the genre of science fiction expand and evolve in exciting new ways. Authors are pushing boundaries, blending genres, revisiting classic themes with fresh eyes and perspectives. There’s so much to be excited about when it comes to modern sci-fi novels. Essential Modern Sci-fi Novels Whether you’re an aficionado of …

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17 Best Agatha Christie Books (Ranked)

Agatha Christie wrote a lot of books, all while pushing the boundaries of genre and setting. She remains the queen of the murder mystery, but her novels also breach territories like the gothic, noir, and romantic genres. Labelling the best Agatha Christie books is a challenge for this reason, and no two people will ever …

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13 Incredible Icelandic Books in Translation

Iceland is a nation celebrated the world over for its history of storytelling. Narratives and folk tales run deep in Iceland, so it’s no surprise that Icelandic books are some of the very best. Thanks to feminist Icelandic authors like Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and Nobel Prize winners like Halldór Laxness, Iceland’s literary legacy is strong …

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15 Essential Short Story Collections by Women

Short stories are a unique medium within fiction. They require specific skills to plot and structure, and they have the power to leave a special impact on the reader. Often, nothing stays with us as well as a powerful short story. For this reason, it’s important to highlight and celebrate the best and most essential …

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14 Must-Read Sci-Fi Books by Women

The genres of fantasy and science fiction literature have often been associated with male authors (with notable exceptions like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler). That trend, however, has shifted in recent years, with many of the most celebrated and award-winning sci-fi authors being women and non-binary writers. So, let’s explore some of the very …

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12 Best Books about British Folklore, Legends, & Myths

When we hear tales of myths and folklore, we often think of Norse and Greek mythology. But British folklore, legends, and myth are nothing short of enchanting. In our list of British books, you’ll discover folktales, meet mystical creatures, learn British songs, and more. Take a journey through wooded forests, mystical places, and beautiful countrysides.  …

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20 Must-Read Scottish Books (+ Books Set in Scotland)

Scottish literature is some of the best in the world and it’s shaped many incredible writers. If you like reading dark, interesting, and thrilling, then you’ll love these Scottish books. Whether you’re looking to get inspired, spend a few hours on the edge of your seat, or catch a glimpse of another time, you’re sure …

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10 Truly Unsettling Books from Around the World

Now is a great time to dig into some spooky reads, from classic horror novels to modern thrillers, paranormal stories to twisted murder mysteries. These novels from Canada, Korea, UK, Japan, Argentina, and more present narratives that are unnerving, unsettling, and weird, bordering on outright horrifying. The Most Unsettling Books from Around the World From …

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18 Timeless Romance Novels from Around the World

Love is often seen as a language that transcends boundaries, but does that make it universal? Romance is, after all, found in every form of fiction, from romance movies to romance manga. Love means different things to different people, and reading romance novels from different countries, backgrounds, and sexualities can help us become a little …

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