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Friday Reads

Catch up on this week's literary links.

Friday Reads

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Whether you’re looking for bookish events this weekend or up-to-the-minute releases, we’ve got you covered on the book front. Happy reading!


Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice and Wonderland through the end of the year with displays all over NYC, including exhibits at Central Park, the New York Public Library, and Columbia University.

Get geeky this weekend at New York Comic Con! Cosplayers will be paying homage to their favorite characters until Sunday. (Then enter our HUGE sci-fi and fantasy book giveaway.)

Patti Smith releases second memoir, M Train. Smith describes it as, “It’s a mystery train. I just hopped on the train and see where I went everyday.”

Potterheads, rejoice! There are new images of the series illustrated by Jim Kay, and they’re pretty gorgeous.

Don’t judge a book by its cover—or do. Browser-based game Judgey wants you to rate books by their covers; then, it shows you the Goodreads rating and how you matched up.

Attention Nicholas Sparks fanatics: The best-selling author is writing a sitcom for ABC. Bringing more kisses in the rain and longing stares to the small screen.

From Jessica’s Ghost by Andrew Norris to This Is Not a Love Story by Keren David, see if you agree with The Telegraph’s Best YA Books of 2015.

Long distance swimmer Diana Nyad loves reading about astrophysics from authors such as Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Brian Greene and says that she’d love to have dinner with Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, or Dorothy Parker.

Ever wish you could see your favorite book brought to life on the Broadway stage? Book Riot took a poll of which books readers would make the best stage adaptation.

City of Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg is sure to pull readers in with its ‘dazzling’ plot.

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Check back next week for more bookish links!

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