• June 10, 2021By Nadia Bey

    Affinity staff attended the inaugural U.S. Book Show from May 25 to May 27. Here are all the articles we wrote about the conference: Upcoming releases 8 Graphic Novels and Comics to Look For in 2021 Here Are 8 Exciting Thrillers and Mysteries Coming in Fall 8 Biographies and Memoirs to Pick Up in 2021 … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/all-of-our-coverage-from-the-2021-publishers-weekly-u-s-book-show/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 8, 2021By Joanna Hou

    Literary fiction has long been seen as a genre that few can enjoy. With themes that traditionally revolved around suburban life and privileged existences, the genre is finally starting to evolve. Featuring forward thinking ideas and beautiful language, these eight books unpack much more than previous literary fiction works. Their mission, along with the rest … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/8-of-the-most-dynamic-upcoming-literary-fiction-releases/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 30, 2021By Sophia Moore

    As the saying goes, knowledge is power. With so much going on in the world regarding politics, the environment, and, most pressingly, the pandemic, it’s hard to stay up to date with what’s happening. The U.S. Book Show not only recognized this but hosted a panel featuring 8 of the hottest books about Current Affairs … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/8-books-about-current-affairs-you-dont-want-to-miss/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 29, 2021By Nadia Bey

    This article is part of our Publishers Weekly U.S. Book Show 2021 Coverage. With the continued growth of streaming, more written works will be adapted into feature films and television shows than ever before, according to four professionals involved in the buying and selling of intellectual property in Hollywood. They discussed the future of book … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-future-of-literary-adaptations-industry-professionals-talk/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 29, 2021By Sophia Moore

    The U.S. Book Show continued to provide more recommendations for book lovers of all genres. On Wednesday, May 26, the Book Show’s Biography and Memoir panel showcased 8 up-and-coming titles for lovers of real stories. From cooking-inspired picks to Jazz Age histories, biographies and memoirs are some of the most varied genres to delve into, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/8-biographies-and-memoirs-to-pick-up-in-2021/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 26, 2021By Joanna Hou

    The world of mystery is evolving. Though it started out as little more than true crime and detective work, publishers have seen newer mysteries more jam packed with raw, real life events. Emotional intensity and undiscovered histories were key traits of the eight upcoming mysteries featured at Publisher Weekly’s US Book Show.  Don Winslow: City … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/here-are-8-exciting-mysteries-and-thrillers-coming-in-fall/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 26, 2021By Joanna Hou

    One of the more interesting panels from the US Book Show was one titled: “Political Books: What Does the Post-Trump Landscape Hold?” As a politics lover, I wanted to explore exactly what was going on in publishing after the era of sensationalism Trump created.  Political books seem to be one of the largest areas of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/in-a-post-trump-era-sensationalism-still-scars-the-publishing-industry/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 25, 2021By Sophia Moore

    Graphic novels and comic books are an oft-overlooked genre for young adult readers. Thoughts of superhero comics or picture books may deter readers from exploring the visual medium of literature, but in 2021, graphic novels and comic books are so much more than that. The 2021 U.S. Book Tour featured 8 of the most anticipated … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/8-graphic-novels-and-comics-to-look-for-in-2021/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 25, 2021By Joanna Hou

    From author Marian Leah Knapp comes a new release, Prohibition Wine, which touches on the real story of Rebecca Goldberg’s life. Unlike other biographies, which typically focus on people who live out-of-this-world lives, Rebecca Goldberg’s story is realistic and raw. There are no frills or out of the box adventures, but the book is still … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/prohibition-wine-is-a-touching-and-powerful-true-story/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 19, 2021By Joanna Hou

    Disclaimer: This novel contains graphic assault scenes, abuse, and several other sensitive topics, which may not be suitable for younger audiences. Reader’s discretion is advised.  Rita Williams-Garcia’s latest release, A Sitting in St. James, is a powerful book. Set in the 1860s, the story revolves around the life of the Guilbert family, a financially struggling … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/rita-williams-garcias-a-sitting-in-st-james-is-one-of-the-most-gripping-and-important-reads-of-the-year/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 26, 2021By Joanna Hou

    Note: This review contains spoilers for Meet Cute Diary. I received an Advanced Reviewer Copy in exchange for an honest review. From author Emery Lee comes the exciting and inclusive Meet Cute Diary. The fun YA novel is all about main character Noah Ramirez, who runs a blog called the Meet Cute Diary, where he … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/meet-cute-diary-is-an-inspiring-and-inclusive-summer-romance/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 20, 2021By Phyllis Feng

    Editor’s Note: I received a free copy of this book an exchange for a fair, honest review. After taking the world by a storm with the Red Queen series, Victoria Aveyard has returned to grant us another fantasy series, promising us another addictive read. Realm Breaker, the pilot of her next fantasy series, is a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/realm-breaker-a-review-of-victoria-aveyards-new-exhilarating-fantasy-book/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read