Trigger Warnings: What are they, and do we need them?

Requesting trigger warnings for content is nothing new, but I’ve seen it discussed more often lately than I had before. It’s not something I’ve discussed on Read Yourself Happy before, so I wanted to give my thoughts some space here. A trigger warning is intended to let readers or consumers know ahead of time if […]

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2019 Hugo Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced today at the Dublin 2019 sci-fi convention. Here are the lists for best novel, novella, and graphic novel, with links to their Goodreads pages. For the full list of award finalists, click here. Best Novel The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal Record of a Spaceborn […]

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The J.K. Rowling Controversy, Explained

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been all over the news and social media sites this week due to statements she’s made regarding a sexual relationship between her characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. Here’s a quick rundown on what exactly is happening. The Statement In a special feature for the Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The […]

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The 2019 Man Booker International Longlist

The longlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize was released today, and there are some great titles to add to your TBR. Before we get into those books though, I want to point out a few cool things about this year’s list. First, only two of these novels are from large conglomerate publishing houses; […]

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Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Series is Coming to Netflix!

If you’re a fan of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology or her Grishaverse series, prepare to be excited… Netflix is going to be making an eight-episode series based on Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows! I literally squealed when I heard the noise. The show is going to be written and produced by Eric Heisserer, who is behind […]

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Book Drama: Nora Roberts & Tomi Adeyemi

It seems as though there’s so much drama happening in the book community lately. I wanted to take a moment to talk about the latest, involving the author of one of my favorite books of 2018: Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone, and Nora Roberts, a prolific and well-known author that you’ve probably heard […]

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A Look at the 35 Over 35 List

For the past five years, the 35 Over 35 list has been examing books written by debut authors 35 years old or older. The collection includes books that are both fiction and non-fiction. I love that they highlight authors who published in their mid-thirties or beyond. The creators originally started the list as a response to the […]

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Tom Baker has written a new Doctor Who novel!

Are you a Doctor Who fan? Are you ready for some very exciting news? Tom Baker, aka the Fourth Doctor, has written a new Doctor Who novel based on an idea he’s had since the 1970s! It’s called Scratchman and it’s due to be released on January 24, 2019. You best believe I already have this thing pre-ordered! After […]

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2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction

The National Book Foundation has released more longlists for their 2018 National Book Awards! I’ve already shared their lists for translated literature and young people’s literature. Here are their newest lists: Poetry Wobble by Rae Armantrout feeld by Jos Charles Be With by Forrest Gander American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance […]

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2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature

The National Book Foundation announced their longlist for young people’s literature. There are some obvious names on the list, like Tahereh Mafi, but a few others you may not have heard of yet. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin We’ll Fly Away by Bryan […]

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2018 National Book Awards Translated Literature Longlist Released!

The National Book Foundation has released its longlist for translated literature. I hadn’t heard of any of these books before, but they all sound so great. Disoriental by Negar Djavadi Amazon | Goodreads Comemadre by Roque Larraquy Amazon | Goodreads The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq – Dunya Mikhail Amazon | Goodreads One […]

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