Books

The Author Of 'Cross Her Heart' Was Inspired By A True Crime — But It's Not Quite That Simple

By Cristina Arreola

Wish You Could Read More Than One Book At A Time? These 11 Novels Are The Solution

You know that feeling, when you're sitting there reading a book, and you're thinking, "Gee, this book sure is great, but I wish that I could be reading another book as well, while still somehow reading this first book at the very same time?" Well,…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Going To 'The Good Place?' 5 Books On Ethics & Philosophy Chidi Would Love

Get ready, motherforkers, because The Good Place returns this September. If you're itching to be re-enrolled in Chidi's class on how to be a better person, don't worry, because there are plenty of accessible books about ethics and philosophy that…
By Sadie Trombetta

Female Anger Takes Center Stage In This Jaw-Dropping New Thriller

The scariest stories aren't always the ones about fantastical beasts hiding under the bed, faceless murderers creeping in the darkness, or unnamed serial killers waiting for an opportunity to strike another random victim. Sometimes, the most…
By Sadie Trombetta

The Scary Novel To Read, Based On Your Favorite Classic Horror Movie

Halloween season is nearly here, which means that horror buffs can finally revel in weeks of scary programming on their favorite networks. If you're looking for a way to squeeze more frights into your life, I've got the perfect scary novel for you…
By Kristian Wilson

I Manage My Anxiety By Reading Essays — Here Are 5 Of My Favorites

It is not always easy to manage anxiety, but reading has helped me cope with mine. When I start to feel overwhelmed or worried or fearful or panicked, I take a death breath, get a glass of water, and sit down with one of the books or essays that I…
By Sadie Trombetta

Love Creepy Books But Hate Being Scared? Try These 11 Funny Horror Novels

I'll be honest with you, fellow book-lovers: on September 1st of every year I burn all my bathing suits, give away all my fun beach reads, and build myself a fort made of plastic skeletons and Shirley Jackson novels to hide in until November 1st.…
By Charlotte Ahlin

I Read Latinx Books To Learn About Culture — But I Learned A Lot More In The Process

Books have been described as portals, escapes, and vacations from the mundane of everyday life. But to me, books are a window — a window to a world that I do not know and yet is very much a part of me. And this September, during Latinx Heritage…
By Macey Lavoie

14 Signs It's Time To Walk Away From That Book You Just Can't Seem To Finish

Maybe this is heresy for me to say, but putting down a book can actually be a good thing. In my opinion, it's totally OK to not finish books: Press pause, and come back to it another time — or don't come back to it at all! Either way, setting that…
By Melissa Ragsdale

The 5 True Crime Books To Read While You're Waiting For New 'Serial' Episodes

It's official: NPR's wildly popular This American Life spinoff Serial is coming back for a third season, and soon. If you need something to help you pass the time until you can hear Sarah Koenig's voice in your ear buds again, or something to…
By Sadie Trombetta

11 Genuinely Terrifying Moments From Children's Books

Being a child is a frightening ordeal. You are very small, whereas most other things are very large and very difficult to understand (hence why there are so many children's books starring mice). As a child, you are also presented with all manner of…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Lauren Graham's Favorite Book Is Probably One Of Your Favorites, Too

Actress Lauren Graham has been a figure in my life for over almost two decades now. When she first burst onto the small-screen as Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls back in 2000, I totally fell in love with her fast-talking, pop culture-referencing,…
By Kerri Jarema

The 14 Best New Books This Week Include Titles By Reese Witherspoon & J.K. Rowling

Considering the news coming out of Washington D.C. this week, you probably need a mental break. Luckily for you and me and everyone who hopes to maintain some level of sanity in these trying times, books are the perfect escape — and this week's new…
By Cristina Arreola

J.K. Rowling Just Confirmed A Fan Theory About How Hermione's Name Is Pronounced

When I say that Harry Potter fans debate pretty much everything about the series (in a totally fun way, of course), I really mean it. Fans — myself included — have seemingly never-ending conversations about whether Dumbledore is actually Death, what…
By Kerri Jarema

11 Latinx Romances You'll Fall Head Over Heels For This Autumn

If there's a way to celebrate a holiday by reading a few romance novels, you know I'm going to be on board. I'm a total sucker for a good ol' rom-com but I'm also partial to sweeping epics of love found and lost, forbidden love, young love, and…
By Kerri Jarema

J.K. Rowling's New Robert Galbraith Book Is Out Today & Here's What To Expect

No matter the subject — or the intended audience — J.K. Rowling, perhaps better known, in this instance, as crime author Robert Galbraith, is an expert at world building. Even if the world is the seedy underbelly of contemporary London and not…
By Maddy Foley

These Are The *Real* English Places That Inspired Jane Austen's Fictional Locations

Exactly how devoted a Jane Austen fan are you: know your Dashwoods from your Woodhouses? Your Pemberley from your Uppercross? Do you have incredibly strong and immovable opinions about whether Macfadyen or Firth is the supreme Darcy? For those not…
By Emily Dixon

Aimee Bender's Fantastical Stories Helped Me Figure Out What Kind Of Writer I Want To Be

Many people say that in order to be a writer, you have to be a reader. The more you read, the more your eyes are opened to what you can do with your writing. Indeed, I think every person has a book or a writer that has changed the way they think…
By Melissa Ragsdale

If You Can't Do Horror, Try These 10 Novels That Majorly Channel Fall — And NOT Halloween

I love pretty much everything that comes with the autumnal season. I love the crisp, cool mornings. The early mist followed by bright cornflower blue skies. I love the gorgeous shades of changing leaves, the pumpkins and flannels, bonfires and warm…
By Kerri Jarema

Add Some Fall Color To Your Nightstand With These 15 New Books

Is your room looking a bit too summery for the PSL season that's rapidly approaching? I've got 15 new books with fall-colored covers that will bring some autumn fun to your nightstand, so keep scrolling to find out how you can make your nightstand…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Rules For Borrowing Books, So You Don't Lose Your Friends In The Process

In my opinion, borrowing and lending books is one of the greatest joys in life. I adore handing my favorite books to friends and then getting the chance to talk about it. Plus, of course, it's always a treat when a friend lends me a really good…
By Melissa Ragsdale