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NPR Readers Search For Books About Sex Combined With Great Writing

nprappInstead of doing a ‘best of’ list, this year NPR Books created an app that lets users match up different tags in order to find a book to read from NPR’s favorite 200 books of the year.

The tool lets you mix and match 21 different categories of reading. The media outlet did an analysis of what kinds of queries its readers were doing and found that the most common combination was the tag ‘Let’s Talk About Sex,’ with ‘Seriously Great Writing,’ a request that summons the books The Book of Goodbyes by Jillian Weise and All That Is by James Salter.

Here is more from NPR:

And here’s the kicker — while people browsing, say, biographies or science books were happy to do it from their desktops, a disproportionate number of you were looking up the sexy sexy books on mobile.

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Riverhead Counters American Men of Letters Sweepstakes with Global Women of Letters

When Vintage Books announced its American Men of Letters Sweepstakes earlier this week, Riverhead countered with a Global Women Sweepstakes of Letters contest.

To enter the Vintage Books contest, you need to “like” James Salter’s Facebook page for a chance to win a collection of books by male authors. If you comment on the Riverhead Instagram page, you could win a collection of books by female authors. Check it out:

Riverhead has the honor of publishing incredible fiction by talented female writers from around the world. Head over to our Instagram and leave a comment for you chance to win a collection of novels by Helen Oyeyemi, Meg WolitzerEmma Straub, Danielle Evans, Dina Nayeri (page), Danzy Senna and Catherine Chung! … Leave a comment for a chance to win a set of 7 books by these writers. We’ll announce the winner on 4/16 (US addresses only).

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