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Obama’s White House Photographer Released Book Called ‘Shade’

If you’re familiar with Pete Souza, Obama’s White House photographer, then you might already know about his hilarious Instagram trolling. 





For the past year, Souza has been releasing photographs of Obama with witty, biting captions aimed at the current U.S. administration. The posts took off and have made him a powerful, popular figurehead in the resistance. He’s been using both his skills as a photographer, and his anger and frustration with the current state of the U.S., to stand up and speak out.


And now, following the popularity of his bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Souza will be releasing a second collection of photos entitled Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.


At a recent press release for the upcoming book, Souza said:


During the past year, I have been as distressed as anyone by the lies and hate emanating from the current administration. I began to use my personal Instagram account to throw shade at what was happening in the White House. Since then, I’ve been inspired by the comments I’ve received from many people who have posted on Instagram, sent me emails, or talked to me at my speaking events around the country. Many have suggested that I package my photographs and commentary into a book. As that idea becomes a reality, I am excited to once again partner with Little, Brown on this endeavor.


The book will compare photos of the Obama administration to the one currently in office, showcasing the two wildly different presidencies.




Pretty sure he wasn’t slandering someone on Twitter.

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The book is being published through Little Brown, and is expected for release October 16, 2018.





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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen’s Final Book Will Ignite a Flame in You

Leonard Cohen has always been a household name, especially for Canadians. His poems and lyrics could easily fill your headspace and stay there for a while. Haunting, beautiful, and human are some of the words that best describe all the work that made his career so successful.


Now, we have one more chance to feel this way all over again. 


Leonard Cohen

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It was recently announced by The New York Times that Cohen’s last and final book, The Flame, will be released in October of 2018. With collections of poems, journal writings, lyrics from his last three albums, and illustrations, we are sure this work will be just as cleansing as his previous releases.


From Beautiful Losers to Book of Longing to Let Us Compare Mythologies, Cohen’s writing has captured romantics and thinkers alike. The writer, singer, songwriter, and artist would’ve been 83 last month and his tribute concert will be airing next month with singers like Lana Del Rey and Sting honoring the legendary poet. A voice gone but never forgotten.


Got time to wait a year? For Leonard Cohen, it’s worth it.


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Turns Out Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is a Bestselling Sherlock Holmes Author

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is best known for his legendary basketball career, but did you know he is also a passionate writer? Turns out Abdul-Jabbar has written thirteen books, the newest of which is a graphic novel called Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook. He chose to develop Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of our favorite Sherlock Holmes, as he was a huge fan of the Arthur Conan Doyle’s series when he was a kid. Abdul-Jabbar’s series has become a bestselling phenomenon across the globe. 


Mycroft Holmes

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BookRiot sat down to talk with Abdul-Jabbar about his new book. Regarding his development of Mycroft, Abdul-Jabbar says:  


I wanted him to be the opposite of what’s implied about him in the stories, that he’s a brilliant but bloated, officious bureaucrat. Remember, it’s Sherlock who describes him and Sherlock is not always a reliable source. He has his moments of pettiness. Most important, I wanted the opposite of Sherlock’s social personality. Like Sherlock, Mycroft is damaged in the ways that only people of such towering intellect can be, but he handles it by engaging in gambling, women, and indulging himself. Most important, he’s got a great sense of humor. I hope we’ll keep writing about him because I enjoy his company so much.


Be sure to check out his book signing coming up on September 28th. Here are the details of the event!


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The Emotional Stages of Buying a Book Online

You just put in your paycheck, you’ve paid off your bills and rent, and you have a little extra cash in your account  You know what that means…




This is the best day of your life!




Logging into your account getting ready to scroll through titles gets you so hyped…




You’re having the best time picking out all the books you need to add to your shelves…




Your cart is piling up, but you’re doing your best to ignore it…


ignoring the problem


You’re waaaay over budget, time to panic!


help me


Eventually, you just accept that you have a problem. It’s not so bad, right?


help me


Okay seriously, you really have to narrow it down, focus!




Whew, the hard part’s over, now we wait what seems like forever…




Hold up — IT’S HERE!





Time to crack it open for that new book smell!


new book smell



Now…the time has finally come…to read.




You’d thought you’d be like this:


reading fast



But actually you’re more like: 







closing the book





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Great Upcoming Crime & Mystery Books

A chilling crime or mystery novel is the perfect pair for the chilly fall and winter weather, and there are plenty of great books to fit the bill this season. We’ve put together this list to clue you in to the best new crime and mystery books slated for release in October and November. Which one are you most excited for?


The Best American Mystery Stories 2015, edited by James Patterson

Part of the Best American series, this collection of short fiction has something for every mystery fan. Master storyteller James Patterson selected and edited the compilation, and contributing writers include Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Joyce Carol Oates. It’s a ‘greatest hits’ collection for mystery fans!

Release date: October 6, 2015


Dark Reservations by John Fortunato

Fortunato’s latest novel takes us to the American Southwest, where Bureau of Indian Affairs special agent Joe Evers is being forced into a scandalous early retirement. But before he goes, he’s confronted with new evidence in a cold case. Fighting for justice and his career, Evers gets one last crack at the case.

Release date: October 13, 2015


Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

J.K. Rowling’s critically acclaimed Cormoran Strike series continues in this latest installment. The story opens with a gruesome discovery: someone has mailed protagonist Robin Ellacott a severed human leg. She and her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, are determined to find out who sent it – and why.

Release date: October 20, 2015


Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

Rendell was one of the crime and mystery genre’s most exciting writers, and we’re sure she’ll deliver with Dark Corners. In Rendell’s new book, a wealthy heir finds himself blackmailed by a creepy roommate. As he searches for a way out, Carl Martin is forced to take extreme measures himself.

Release date: October 27, 2015


The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith has written fifteen installments of his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, and he’s finally giving his characters a break. This novel opens with a slow period at the agency. Protagonist Precious Ramotswe finally has time to take a vacation! McCall Smith doesn’t give his character long to unwind, though: Ramotswe soon finds that even during a holiday, mystery and intrigue are everywhere.

Release date: October 27, 2015


The Crossing by Michael Connelly

Connelly’s latest thriller follows his popular character, Harry Bosch. Bosch is a retired LAPD detective, so he’s reluctant to work for a defense team. But he can’t say no when his half-brother, a lawyer, asks him to help dig into a case. Soon, Bosch discovers that the mystery involves the LAPD – and Bosch himself.

Release date: November 3, 2015


Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

Italian master Umberto Eco has already cemented his reputation as a literary titan. His latest book, Numero Zero, will bolster his credentials as a weaver of mysteries. Eco’s imaginative mystery is set in Italy in 1992. Intrigue and murder are everywhere – from the Vatican to the alleys of Milan.

Release date: November 3, 2015


All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

Mystery master Mary Higgins Clark is back! This is the second book in the Under Suspicion series, which began with The Cinderella Murder. In All Dressed in White, Higgins Clark’s TV producer protagonist investigates the case of a missing bride.

Release date: November 17, 2015


Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

Tricky Twenty-Two has been on our radar for a while now, and it’s finally almost here. Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series is one of the best in the genre right now, and this twenty-second installment promises to live up to the series’ reputation. This novel plunges Plum into the strange world of a college in Trenton, New Jersey.

Release date: November 17, 2015


Cross Justice by James Patterson

Cross Justice is the latest novel in James Patterson’s massively popular Alex Cross series. The new novel takes Cross back to his hometown in North Carolina, where his own cousin is being accused of a horrific crime. Cross’ own family secrets intertwine with a murder mystery in this thriller.

Release date: November 23, 2015


Stephen L., Staff Writer