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Book Review | Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (The First Formic War)

Throughout the Ender series, various characters make references to the two previous alien invasions many decades earlier.  While some of the events of the second war become a key plot point in Ender’s Game, the first war is … [Read More...]

The Best Classic Novels You Can Read for Free Online

The classics are classics for a reason—they’re just that good—and what better time to hit up some of the best of the best than the summer? Daring adventures, intricate love stories, tragic heroes—what better travel … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (The Long Earth #3)

I want to love The Long Mars. I want to love it so much. It's full of ideas, of characters, of wizbang...and it's written by Terry freaking Pratchett (as well as Stephen Baxter). And yet, something is lacking that leaves … [Read More...]

Book Review | Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I want Naomi Novik's Uprooted to win the Hugo Award for best novel this year. No matter how I look at it, it's easily the best nominee in the group. It already won the Nebula and without a doubt Uprooted deserves to win the … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Though I've read The Chronicles of Narnia multiple times, it's been years since I last read them, and this is the first time I've read it to my children. We finished The Magician's Nephew earlier this year, and last week we … [Read More...]

Book Thoughts | Night by Elie Wiesel

What is there to say about Elie Wiesel's Night that has not already been said? It's one of those books that has been so widely read, about a period of history that is among the most documented, and that has received such high … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler

Add this sure bet to your pre-teen's summer reading list. The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler is the cure for summer boredom. With cleverly written characters, dangerously intense plots, and colorful and exotic settings, The … [Read More...]

Book Review | This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus The Climate by Naomi Klein

Ongoing waves of globalization have led to the development of an increasingly integrated international economy, primarily driven by the interests of corporate capitalism. The present stage of global capitalist expansion, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Spoiler alert: The Lusitania sinks at the end and the United States entered World War I on the side of the Allies. Dead Wake is the first book by Erik Larson that I've read, though I know his books by reputation … [Read More...]

2016 Hugo Nominee | Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

If there's a single word to describe how Nnedi Okorafor's Binti reads, it's "refreshing." It's short, accessible work of science fiction that eschews the usual cast of western characters, while adopting a universe that … [Read More...]

Other Recent Updates on Attack of the Books!

Adult Fiction

Review | The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Book Review | David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Review | A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
Review | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
2015 Hugo Nominee: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners #1)
Review | Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Review | The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Review | The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Review | The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Book Review | Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

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Utah (local) Authors

Guns and Rock n’ Roll versus Evil: Hellhound on my Trail by D.J. Butler
Review | Brotherhood of the Wolf by David Farland
Review | Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson [Blog Tour]
Review | Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management by Howard Tayler
Review | Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Bad Penny by John D. Brown is Visceral

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Non-Fiction Books

Review |1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
Review | Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order by Charles Hill
Book Review | American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History by Charles Murray
Review | The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Book Review: Mia Love — The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star, by Matt Canham, Robert Gehrke and Thomas Burr
Book Review: Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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Picture Books

The ALA’s Caldecott Winners for 2015
Our Favorite Bunny Picture Books
Review | How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
Review | This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Review | Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea and Tom Slaughter
Recommendations | Christ-Centered Christmas Picture Books

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