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While most book lovers are of the mind to only read the paper text, it is widely uncommon that a paper book will always be handy. Our phones, however, have become so commonplace that the literary world has taken action to become more accessible. These apps for book lovers have undeniably made the cut as the web’s favorites for 2020.

Audible — The Best Audiobook App by Amazon

The Audible app is for book lovers who like to listening over reading books — or readers who commute on crowded trains where listening to a book is more feasible than looking down at your phone and read for 45…

We read historical fiction to travel through time and space. Generally speaking, historical fiction is any story that is set in a time period in the past. It is no longer considered as bodice-rippers rife with anachronisms or depressingly dull textbooks dressed up in barely discernible plots. Historical fiction is now gaining the respect of readers and critics alike, regularly appearing on bestseller lists and on shortlists for major literary awards around the world. …

Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Genre: History, Anthropology, Philosophy
First Publication: 2011(In Hebrew in Israel ) 2014(In English)

Book Summary: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

As the pandemic caused by CoronaVirus rages across the globe, all means of economy growth has slowed or stopped. Publishing industry was also interrupted and many book launches were postponed to the future(!). Some novels, like Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light, published out just before supply chains got disturbed. A stream of other big books were pushed to the fall (Elena Ferrante’s Lying Life of Adults, Otessa Moshfegh’s Death in Her Hands, David Mitchell’s Utopia Avenue). It’s a damned hard year, in what’s been a damned hard decade, to release a work of fiction. …

Title: The Last Mrs Parrish
Authors: Liv Constantine
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller
First Publication: 2017
Language: English
Major Characters: Amber Patterson, Daphne, Jackson

Book Summary: The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine

Title: Lock Every Door
Authors: Riley Sager
Publisher: Dutton
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller
First Publication: 2019
Language: English
Major Characters: Jules Larsen, Ingrid

Book Summary: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Title: Defining Your Greatness
Author: Lorraine V Cuff
Publisher: BookBaby
Genre: Self Help, Personal Growth
First Publication: 2018
Language: English

Book Summary: Defining Your Greatness by Lorraine V Cuff

Title: The Sister
Authors: Louise Jensen
Publisher: Bookouture
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller
First Publication: 2016
Language: English
Major Characters: Grace, Charlie, Dan, Anna

Book Summary: The Sister by Louise Jensen

Our present moment serves not only as a call to action, but a chance to teach ourselves and our society about the underlying issues that led to the unnecessary murder of George Floyd. The booklist below includes a combination of titles that educate about racism, antiracism, white fragility, and more. In that vein, we’ve gathered antiracist nonfiction books, memoirs, and histories on the subject of race, written by black authors. While by no means a comprehensive list, these books are a decent place to begin.

Many thanks to everyone who has suggested additional books to feature to the present list…

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