Books

These Are The 32 New Summer Books You'll Really Want To Read

It's finally summer reading season, and it's time to start curating a TBR pile to accompany the warm-weather. Luckily, there's plenty of fantastic new fiction book releases to keep you entertained and riveted all summer long. Warm weather is the per…
By Melissa Ragsdale

This Is What You Should Read On Holiday This Summer, Based On Where You're Going

OK, your flights have been booked for months and your suitcase is packed. You have read over and ticked off everything on your "to pack" list. But you're probably missing the most essential holiday item: The summer read. Fear not, I have you covered.…
By Emma Flynn

11 Books Written by 'Real Housewives' Stars That You DEFINITELY Need to Read

The stars of Bravo's Real Housewives franchise are certainly known for being open books, and many of them have used that skill to write actual books. From serious memoirs to guilty pleasure beach reads, here are the books written by Real Housewives s…
By Brad Witter

9 Audiobooks Long Enough To Get You Through Your Summer Road Trip

Taking the scenic route to your vacation destination this year? You're going to miss out on valuable reading time, but not to worry, book nerds! I've got nine new audiobooks for your long, summer road trip, so be sure you "pack" them with your sunscr…
By Kristian Wilson

5 Short Books About Summer Love To Finish This Weekend

Friday is finally here, and you know what that means: it's time to pick out your weekend read. Since Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the season, what better way to spend it than with some short books about summer love? Trust me when I say,…
By Sadie Trombetta

11 Short New Books You Can Easily Finish On Your Beach Trip This Weekend

It's Memorial Day Weekend, which means that summer has begun. You have three glorious days to get a jump on your beach reading, and luckily, there are so many fantastic new book releases just waiting for you to pick them up. It's definitely time to v…
By Melissa Ragsdale

Here's Why Stephen King Got Blocked By Donald Trump On Twitter

It's no secret that politics are crazy, even if you aren't a politician. One minute, you're being awarded the National Medal of Arts from one U.S. president, and the next, you're being blocked online by another. Or at least, that's what happened to a…
By Sadie Trombetta

10 'Choose Your Own Adventure Books' For Grown-Ups

So you're a kid and you're on your way to visit your uncle, when suddenly you find yourself trapped in a mysterious, time-traveling cave. Or abducted by aliens. Or headed directly for the bottom of the sea. One wrong move, and you could be devoured b…
By Charlotte Ahlin

The Real Meaning Of 'Kafkaesque' Actually Makes For A Brilliant Life Rule

If you were to awake one morning and find yourself transformed into a giant insect, you might call the situation "Kafkaesque" (although it would probably be difficult for you to pronounce the word through your giant mandibles). You wouldn't be wrong,…
By Charlotte Ahlin

These Are The Best Books Assigned In School, According To Reddit Users

Required reading gets a certain, um, how do I say this... horrible, terrible rap? Even for those of us who love reading, who do it often, on our own time, there's just something about a teacher saying, "Read this. Now," that gets under your skin. But…
By Maddy Foley

The Rom-Com You Should Read This Weekend, According To Your Zodiac Sign

With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, we can finally say that summer has begun. It's time for frozen drinks at sidewalk restaurants, it's time to dig all of your favorite summer clothing items from the back of your closet, and it's most …
By Kerri Jarema

Isabel Allende's Most Famous Book Is Becoming A Hulu TV Series

Critically-acclaimed Chilean author Isabel Allende has long been considered not only one of the most beloved Latina writers, but one of the most influential fiction writers, period. So the news that streaming service Hulu is adapting The House of the…
By Kerri Jarema

10 Books About The One Trip That Changed Everything

Leaving for a trip always gives me a flutter of butterflies in my stomach. You never know what you're going to find in the days and miles ahead. Adventure? Love? Friendship? Surprises? No matter where you're headed, you never quite know how your life…
By Melissa Ragsdale

Finally, A Study Has Revealed Whether Young People ACTUALLY Like E-Readers More Than Books

For many book-lovers, there's just... something.... about e-books. Whether we're reading them on our computers or our phones or our Kindles, many of us can't quite get behind them like we do tangible tomes, despite their upsides: they save space, the…
By Maddy Foley

Michelle Obama Just Revealed The Cover Of Her Book & It's RADIANT

After eight years in The White House, Barack and Michelle Obama don't seem content to slow down anytime soon. Not only are the Obamas teaming up with Netflix for a production deal, both are set to release memoirs with Penguin Random House — with Mich…
By Kerri Jarema

10 Beach Novels To Get You In The Mood For Summer Vacations

It's nearly Memorial Day, which means it's time to thinking about the summer beach books you'll pack for your trip abroad, to the park, or to the beach. Don't worry if you can't decide on what to read — here are 10 beach novels to set the mood for th…
By Melissa Ragsdale

The Meaning Of The Word 'Orwellian' Is A Lot More Complicated Than You Think

If you've ever taken a high school English class or watched the news, there's a good chance that you've heard the word "Orwellian" before. It's the most frequently used adjective derived from an author's name. Forget Dickensian orphans or Machiavelli…
By Charlotte Ahlin

The Most Terrifying Books Set In 9 British Towns Will Shake You To Your Core

If you prefer your summer books to be less exotic locations, sun-dappled characters, and sizzling storylines and more, well, creepy, then this is definitely the list for you. I've rounded up the scariest books set in British towns to read this summe…
By Lara Williams

21 Writing Prompts To Help You Finish An Entire Novel This Summer

Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to start writing a novel. There's no school and plenty of sunshine — which means it's the perfect season to focus on a new project. What could be more thrilling than buckling down and writing that …
By Melissa Ragsdale

This Book Just Won A Major Award — But You Can't Get It In The U.S. Quite Yet

When it was announced on Tuesday night at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that Flights won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, the author of the award-winning book had plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only did she beat out over 100 o…
By Sadie Trombetta

13 Philip Roth Quotes To Remember The Literary Legend By

“Life," the late writer Philip Roth wrote in American Pastoral, "is just a short period of time in which you are alive.” Although his own short period came to an end Tuesday night when the Pulitzer Prize-winning author died of congestive heart failur…
By Sadie Trombetta