Books of Many Colors: Seven Covers That Span the Rainbow

A book cover doesn’t make or break a book for me, but a great one certainly doesn’t hurt either! After all, if I’m carrying a book around for hours or even days, then cover art I actually enjoy looking at is nice. And if I’m searching for a new read in a pile of books I know little or nothing about, the covers I love and gravitate toward the most tend to pop with color. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, here are seven book covers—yes, I’m cheating a little bit—I love that span the rainbow.

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The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell and Raymond McGrath

When Little Ghost flies into the night, she’s ready to scare the first person she sees. But when she opens her mouth, all that comes out is a puff of air—she’s lost her boo! While she searches high and low for it, some nighttime friends offer up their own similar sounds, but they’re not quite right. Can you help Little Ghost find her BOO?

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Uncomfortable Reading: Ten Books I’m Glad I Finished

While a happy beginning, middle, and end is always comforting, that’s often not how stories work—and it’s certainly not how life functions. Some of the best, most compelling books are the ones that aren’t afraid to explore the dark patches that sprout up from history, though that doesn’t always make them easy to read. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I want to highlight ten nonfiction books that make for difficult reading, but that are so worth finishing.

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2020 Reading Goals and Challenges Update

Since we’re heading toward the middle of the year, I thought it would be a good time to check in on how my 2020 goals and challenges are shaping up. As I wrote way back in January, I never want books to feel like work, so today marks the first time I’ve actually looked at the raw numbers since signing up.

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A Sensational Favorite Lines Friday

It’s Friday. No, really. It’s true. I checked multiple times. And in a time when even looking at the calendar can offer up a surprise, I’ve been on the hunt for books that grip me from the very first sentence—books that immediately transport me to their authors’ worlds. So for today’s Favorite Lines Friday, I’ve selected a sensational set of first lines.

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