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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...]

Book Review | Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

I can't tell if Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration belongs more in management, inspiration, self-help, or fodder-for-fans. What I can say, though, is that I sure … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

There's much to like about The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl's homage to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields--some of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. It is a … [Read More...]

Book Review | From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives by Jeffrey E. Garten

In From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, Jeffery Garten offers a brief history of globalization over the course of humanity's history. It's an enjoyable jaunt through the last … [Read More...]

Other Recent Updates on Attack of the Books!

Adult Fiction

Review | The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Andy Weir’s The Martian Should Get a Hugo Nomination
Review | Into the Void by Tim Lebbon
2015 Hugo Nominee | Totaled by Kary English
Review | Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card [Contributor]
Review | Redshirts by John Scalzi

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Review | The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Review | The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Book Review | Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
Review | The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Review | Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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Utah (local) Authors

Science Fiction as the Best Social Fiction of Our Time: The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen
Review | A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Book Review | The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Review | Cry Havoc by Keith G. Seegmiller
Review | Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
Review | Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
Recommendation | Grand Strategies by Charles Hill
Brief Book Review | Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Review | Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Book Review | Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Review | Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray

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Picture Books

Fun and Spooky Children’s Books for Halloween
Favorite Characters | Fancy Nancy
Review | This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Review | How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
Review | Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea and Tom Slaughter
Review | In the Garden by Caralyn Buehner and Brandon Dorman

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