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Once again Barack Obama has released his summer reading list. On Facebook, he wrote, "Whether you're camped out on the beach or curled up on the couch on a rainy day, there's nothing quite like sitting down with a great book in the summer. While we were still in the White House, I began sharing my summer favorites--and over the years, it's become a little tradition that I look forward to sharing with you all.
11 books the former President recommends you read this summer.
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QBR - the Black Book Review
Site provides book reviews exclusively on books about the African experience. In its pages you will find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's books, health and lifestyle management, writers from Africa and the Caribbean.
AAR was created in 1996 and since then has offered unbiased book reviews, author interviews, industry commentary and much more to romance readers. Their goal is to be the place romance readers come to read about and talk about romance novels.
A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. They list over 5,300 authors, with chronological lists of their books (about 62,000 titles), both series (6,300+) and non-series. Use the alphabetical author and character links above Top or the special indexes including mystery genres.
Established in 2012, recognizes the best fiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.
Established in 2012, recognizes the best nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comics world. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the awards are given out in more than two dozen categories during a ceremony each year at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
The Locus Awards began in 1971, and are handed out annually by Locus Magazine, and voted on by the magazine’s subscribers and fans.
The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in five categories: Best Mystery Novel, Best First Mystery, Best Mystery Short Story, Best Mystery Critical/Biographical, Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. Since 1989, they have been overseen by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. Although other categories have been recognized in the past, the Awards currently honors the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature published each year.
Nebula Award (Science Fiction / Fantasy)
The Nebula Award (best novel, novella, novelette, script, and short story) -The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, full members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards® have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. The Award for Best Script was added in 2000. An anthology including the winning pieces of short fiction and several runners-up is also published every year.