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5 Black poets to read to for National Black Poetry Day

5 Black poets to read to for National Black Poetry Day

Carolyn Parmer October 17, 2021

Oct. 17, an important day for writers and readers of poetry, marks the birthday of Jupiter Hammon, the first published Black poet in the United States. To honor him, poetry fans and admirers began celebrating...

Alex Michaelides’ ‘The Maidens’ promises suspense, underdelivers

Alex Michaelides’ ‘The Maidens’ promises suspense, underdelivers

Sofia Treviño, Life & Arts Senior Reporter October 15, 2021

Gruesome murders, secret societies and mystery brew at Cambridge University, enticing a group therapist to uncover ugly truths in the beautiful and elite campus. Though promising an interesting psychological...

Packed full of magic, LGBTQ+ romance, ‘Payback’s a Witch’ perfect for fall

Packed full of magic, LGBTQ+ romance, ‘Payback’s a Witch’ perfect for fall

Avery Hough, Life & Arts General Reporter October 13, 2021

Packed full of magic and LGBTQ+ romance, “Payback’s a Witch” by Lana Harper provides the perfect literary world to pull readers into the autumn spirit. Unlike other young adult rom-coms, this story...

ONE OF US IS LYING -- Pictured: One of Us Is Lying Key Art -- (Photo by: Peacock)

First 3 episodes of “One of Us Is Lying” brings promising series adaptation consistent with Karen McManus’ 2017 debut novel

Sofia Treviño October 8, 2021

After only four out of five students walk out of detention alive, fingers quickly point to the others. Which one of them is lying to protect their secret? Adapted from Karen McManus’ 2017 debut novel,...

Discussing Bujold’s Vorkosigan series with Dr. Vernita Gordon

Discussing Bujold’s Vorkosigan series with Dr. Vernita Gordon

Jade Emerson, Life and Arts Reporter October 8, 2021
Ten books in, Gordon found her new favorite:“Memory,” an exploration of the unknown, growth, identity and redemption.
Off the Shelf: Dr. Kurt Weyland

Off the Shelf: Dr. Kurt Weyland

Jade Emerson Hebbert , Life and Arts General Reporter October 7, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 27 flipbook.  The best books transcend time. Enduring 2,800 years of literary life, Homer’s The Odyssey remains reverent for government...

BookTok influences book choices and reignites passions

BookTok influences book choices and reignites passions

Mackenzie Sullivan, Life & Arts General Reporter October 6, 2021

Lizzy Smith never expected to emerge from quarantine as a BookTok sensation. When UT shut down due to COVID-19 last spring, Smith started her TikTok account @literaturewithlizzy and quickly discovered...

Catherine Ryan Howard’s ‘56 Days’ offers gripping page-turner set in a COVID-19 world

Catherine Ryan Howard’s ‘56 Days’ offers gripping page-turner set in a COVID-19 world

Sofia Treviño September 26, 2021

A new couple quarantines together to build their relationship. Except, their love story ends with one of the two decomposing on the bathroom floor. Crime writer Catherine Ryan Howard’s latest release,...

Ali Hazelwood’s debut novel, ‘The Love Hypothesis’, brings easy reading, and fun characters

Ali Hazelwood’s debut novel, ‘The Love Hypothesis’, brings easy reading, and fun characters

Sofia Treviño September 20, 2021

A fake dating trope never ends with both characters in love with each other. Right? Published on Sept. 14, “The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood brings a fresh spin to the generic fake dating arc....

Matt Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’ offers comfort, creates safe space for conversations

Matt Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’ offers comfort, creates safe space for conversations

Sofia Treviño September 15, 2021

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, from Sept. 6-12, The Daily Texan reviewed “The Midnight Library,” a tale of embracing life, by English author Matt Haig. Haig, who has struggled with depression,...