Books

This New Book Is Helping Me Move Past My Own Body Insecurities

Have you ever picked up a book or a poem or a collection of essays and felt as though the author was writing about your life, your experiences, your feelings, or maybe even your deepest, darkest thoughts? She may be from a tiny town in New Zealand, b…
By Sadie Trombetta
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7 Gripping Books For The Commute That Are So Good You Might Just Miss Your Stop

I'll give you all the money in my wallet (£2.40, a single dollar, and a half-full Waterstones stamp card) if you can find a single person who eagerly anticipates their commute to and from work. The commute contains all the ingredients for a truly bad…
By Emily Dixon

7 Books For When You Can't Sleep, Because We All Know Counting Sheep Is Useless

Sleep is a cruel and fickle mistress, and most of us experience nights when no matter how high your pillow’s thread count, how thick your blackout blinds, or how unusually quiet next door’s perma-howling dog is, you remain resolutely and infuriatingl…
By Emily Dixon

Here's How You Can Help These 2 Women Donate Books To Migrant Children

If pictures and video of migrant children in detention centers have you looking for the helpers, here they are. The 2,000 Libros charity is giving books to migrant kids separated from their families, and you can help them bring a little bit of happin…
By Kristian Wilson

5 Weekend Reads If You're Not Feeling A Love Story

Look, I like romance as much as the next sap. It doesn't even have to be particularly good romance (I've seen The Phantom of the Opera twice on Broadway). But even I will admit that our media is inundated with romance. Nearly every book, movie, and T…
By Charlotte Ahlin

11 Thriller Novels That Would Make Twisted & Creepy TV Shows

HBO's Sharp Objects has captured TV viewers' attention this summer, but all fans know that the limited series will eventually come to an end. That begs the question: which book could be the next Sharp Objects? I've picked 11 contenders that are ready…
By Kristian Wilson

Stephen King Just Called Out Trump With A Brutal Book Quote

The July 19 Helsinki summit opened the doors for a lot of hot takes on the relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, but this is the best one I've seen by far. Stephen King came for Trump and Putin with an Animal Farm quote, and I can't s…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Feminist Books To Help You Deal With Mansplainers

Pretty much every women is familiar with mansplaining. You know, that phenomenon where a man needlessly explains something to a woman... or "corrects" her by repeating exactly what she just said... or speaks over her before she has the chance to say …
By Melissa Ragsdale

The One Book You Need To Read, Based On Your Favorite American Girl Doll

Growing up, I loved the American Girl dolls and their accompanying books. Sure, I had my fair share of Barbies and Legos (and a whole lot of Beanie Babies that I thought would be worth more money by now), but American Girl truly understood what I wan…
By Charlotte Ahlin

3 Books About Immigration You Can Read In A Single Sitting

The urgency of the immigration crisis cannot be understated. New reports indicate that just 364 of the more than 2,500+ immigrant children who were separated from their families under Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy have been reunited with the…
By Cristina Arreola

7 Reasons Librarians Are The Secret Superheroes Of The Books World

It's undoubtable that libraries provide essential resources to children and adults all across the country. Not only do they grant free access to books, computers, and other educational resources, but they preserve history, protect the truth, connect …
By Sadie Trombetta

Taking A Break From Social Media? Read These 9 Books While You're Logged Off

I talk about taking social media breaks a lot, and it's because before last year, I had never really taken time any off from scrolling through my Twitter and Instagram. In fact, as public interest in the 2016 election (and its subsequent results) ram…
By Kerri Jarema

This Book Quote Changed How I Feel About Breakups Forever

The cover for Aja Gabel's new novel The Ensemble is an image of perfect happiness — vibrant flowers in vermillion, fuchsia, turquoise, and sea-foam green are painted upon a bright yellow background. Unsurprisingly, the novel within the covers is one …
By Cristina Arreola

I Made A List Of Everything I've Read This Year — Here's Why You Should Too

Every July, media outlets and readers alike start posting their "The Best Books Of The Year So Far" lists. With 2018 sailing past its halfway mark, it's the perfect time to take stock of the last six months, including your reading life: What books ha…
By Kerri Jarema

11 Strange & Unconventional Short Stories You Can Read On Your Phone For Free

There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of short stories: the quiet, profound, slice-of-life short stories that evoke a sense of bittersweet longing and muted despair... and the short stories that get weird. There's just something about short form fic…
By Charlotte Ahlin

9 Books You Can Read With Amazon's $9.99 Kindle Subscription Service

If your wild summer has you too cash-poor to buy new books, don't worry. I've got nine great books you can read on Kindle Unlimited. Kindle Unlimited is a standalone service that delivers unlimited titles from a large collection — including comics fr…
By Kristian Wilson

Start Reading From The YA Novel You Wish You Had Your Senior Year Of High School

In tons of media, senior year of high school is often marked by things like senioritis, class pranks, and finding a date to the prom. But in reality, the pressure can actually be at its absolute highest during this time, when college applications are…
By Kerri Jarema

9 Books That Explain Why The Trump-Russia Investigation Is "Bigger Than Watergate"

For many of us Americans, it’s difficult to remember where the current White House scandal began — was it with former national security advisor Michael Flynn? Something to do with former FBI Director James Comey? Someone else who was formerly in char…
By E. Ce Miller

These 9 Books Will Transport You To Norway, Alaska, And Australia — Without Leaving Your Bed

Whether you're living in New York City or Los Angeles or somewhere in between, city life can be a lot to handle. Sometimes, you just need to get away for a while — breath the fresh air, meditate in the sound of silence, walk without running into anyo…
By Melissa Ragsdale

11 Nonfiction Books That Answer All Your Weird Questions About Your Body

Every single one of you has a human body that is fascinating, wondrous, and surprising in many ways. If you are curious about how your body actually functions and keeps you alive each and every day, you might want to read a few scientific books about…
By Melissa Ragsdale

This Little-Known Fairy Tale Is Filled With Some Serious Girl Power

As much as I love fairy tales, I'll be the first to admit that they're often hella misogynistic in the treatment of their female characters, sometimes even violently so. There's one little-known fairy tale that's full of girl power, however, and it's…
By Kristian Wilson