Book Lists

5 Best FUNNY Middle-Grade Books: The March Brilliant Book List

It’s Middle-Grade March! And that means the theme picked itself for this month’s “5 Best Book Recommendations” for Brilliant Writers 😉 Here’s a secret: Although Middle-Grade books are technically written for middle-grade readers (ages 11–13, approximately), they are excellent study tools for writers of all ages. Why? Middle-Grade readers generally have lower reading levels than …

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Books to End the Old Year: The December Brilliant Reading List (#3 Will Make You a Stronger Debater…)

So, 2020 has been…interesting, to say the least. We’ve had global pandemics, violent protests, controversial elections, economic disasters, and more. But we’ve also had quiet angels among us, who have selflessly helped their neighbors, tended the sick, kept on living and caring and being a light to their communities. That’s why, to mimic this mix …

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Books to Read With a Pumpkin-Flavored Drink: The November 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#2 Will Probably Horrify You)

Pumpkin pies (and lattes), Adoption Month, Thanksgiving, National Novel Writing Month…there are so many reasons to be thankful for November 🙂 And here’s another: If you’re looking for some interesting books to gift your book-loving friend for Christmas (you know, the one who almost always has his/her nose in a book and never ventures out of …

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Books to Keep the BoogeyDudes Away: The October 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#5 Can Be Music to Your Soul)

It’s the scary month, October! And what with bug zapping and all the hoopla going on, I must admit I haven’t prioritized expanding my nonfiction mental library. So we’re going to try something a little new this time. With National Novel Writing Month just around the corner, this month’s book list will feature fiction more …

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Books to Stretch Your Mind & Heart: The September Brilliant Reading List (#5 Will Shake You)

Looking for books to stretch your mind and tear at your heartstrings? You’ve come to the right place! This month’s book recommendations strike at both heart and mind, logic and emotion. If you read them thoughtfully, you’ll be a different person afterward. Some of September’s selections include: How the Great Creative People of History became …

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