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Nonfiction November: Be the Expert

Citizen Reading: 21 November 2016

A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.

Here's one for the "no shit, Sherlock," files: National Book Foundation's "new chief wants young people to read."

Red Hot Dickie narrates Romeo and Juliet: A Novel. If you are not familiar with who "Red Hot Dickie" is, you should really correct that situation.

Another book in the Stieg Larsson Millennium series is expected, to be written by David Lagercrantz. Cause, you know, there's not enough living authors around writing new books who could use your book-purchasing dollars.

2016 National Book Award: Winners. (And RA for All has already provided read-alikes for the winners.)

Can we get rid of the term "graphic novel"?

I know you're dying to hear the continuing Bob Dylan Nobel Prize story: he'll be skipping the awards ceremony. So much for their free concert!

A good reminder to keep an eye on Constant Contact, if you use that for email contacts.

Booklist: spotlight on religion and spirituality.

Give some nonfiction books to kids you know this holiday season!

The rise of the online book club.

A new online service that allows readers to connect and discuss their favorite books: Bookstackk.

Okay, 'tis the season for book-to-movie adaptations, apparently:

Live by Night: Trailer.

The Zookeeper's Wife: Trailer.

Netflix's version of A Series of Unfortunate Events: Trailer.

Before I Fall: Trailer.

The J.K. Rowling film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is doing well.


Glennon Doyle Melton, author of the bestselling memoirs Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior, has announced that she is dating a woman (after separating from her husband).

Oh, gosh: Megyn Kelly's book "gets trolled by Donald Trump supporters on Amazon." How do all these Internet trolls have so much time on their hands?

Hmmm...a look at Ray Kroc and his wife. Could be interesting: "Ray Kroc, to use his proud words, put the hamburger on the assembly line. The 15-cents McDonald's hamburger wasn't his idea, but he turned it into a fortune, which his third wife, Joan Kroc, would survive to give away to places of which the founder of that fortune might not have approved, including this organization (NPR)."

A new book from Joan Didion is expected next March!

You can help fund a new Jane Austen travel guide.

Need some comfort reading? Try some true crime.

A new spy thriller is out.

Ever think about the person who caught the assassination of JFK on film? Me either--this one could be interesting too.

In the New York Times: black deaths matter too; the American battle over war powers; wanna learn a lot about 2,500 years of history in India?; a biography of Enrico Fermi; a look back at Pearl Harbor.


IndieBound: bestsellers the week of November 17

Amazon: Best Books of 2016

Washington Post: Best Books of 2016 (and notable nonfiction)

The 10 best books podcasts

Ten great horror books that will never be movies

Five great instances of authors reading their own audio books

Readings (Australia): The best crime books of 2016

100 days of counting books for kids

Snow in picture books.

6 great new picture books.


Neil Gaiman developing fantasy series for Fox.