The Week’s Most Popular Posts: May 30 – June 3, 2016

Let’s take a look back at the most popular posts here on Book Riot this week:

We love ourselves some bookshelf bling (who doesn’t?), and lucky for you we’ve collected fifty fabulous bookends for every reader, budget, and taste. Enjoy!

from 50 Fabulous Bookends by Karina Glaser


Yet, despite a need for understanding, mental illness is still surrounded by stigma and it’s still hard to live openly with an illness. It makes life with mental illness about 1000% better to know that 1) you’re not alone, 2) that someone gets you, and 3) that you don’t have to suffer in silence, pretending to be “normal”; that’s why it’s important to me to keep fighting the good fight for awareness.

So, where do we turn when we want to get into someone else’s head and find out what life is like for them? Books. Naturally.

from 14 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness by Susie Rodarme


In our latest reader poll, we got curious about the books that have made your book clubs laugh, cry, hug, and yell. The votes are in, and we’ve identified the top twelve. See any common themes? Got any burning questions? Did your book club read any of these?

from Your Top 12 Book Club Books by Rebecca Schinsky


We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book recommendations for everyone here! Some are old, some are new, and some aren’t even out yet. Enjoy and tell us about the highlight of your reading month in the comments.

from Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In May 2016 by Rebecca Hussey


It’s been three months since Emma Watson launched a global feminist book club on Goodreads. When Watson announced she would be doing this as a part of her work with the UN, I speculated about what such a concept could do, and four months later, I don’t think the club is doing badly at all. The discussions have been lively and constant (sometimes very difficult to follow because of the sheer size of the group – almost 130,000 people from all over the world), the discourse around the books has been intersectional, and Watson has made some good book choices.

from Emma Watson’s Feminist Book Club: We Are All Learning Together by Nicole Froio


It is June and, at least where I live, that means that summer is finally here, and along with it so many great new books.

from 5 Books to Watch for in June by Valerie Michael

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