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Halloween is right around the corner, and this weekend is the weekend to celebrate. So if you’re participating in this year’s festivities and you don’t have a costume yet, you’re behind. No doubt there will be a handful of Wonder Women (praise be!), a gaggle of Pennywise the Clowns, a couple “Game of Thrones” White Walkers, a gaggle of Blade Runners and most definitely a few “Stranger Things” Elevens roaming the streets. Truth is, these all make excellent costume choices, but if you still need some inspo, click here. Need a super last-minute idea? A witch/warlock (ICYMI: witchery is having a real moment) or a book nerd works, because smart never goes out of style!

Every fall, the National Book Foundation announces the National Book Awards Finalists before the award ceremony in mid-November. There are five finalists for each of the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. In addition, the foundation recognizes debut fiction authors under the age of 35 in the 5 Under 35, and it is with great pleasure to say that all of the honorees in the latter category are women! It’s safe to say all of the books represented in these categories are most definitely worth your attention. To see the finalists in the four major categories, click here. To read more about the honored women in 5 Under 35, click here. The winners in each of the four major categories will be announced at the ceremony on November 15th, so stay tuned!