literary fiction

The 10 Best New Books Out This Week Include A Queer Rom-Com

Believe it or not, you've made it halfway through June. Have you started plowing through your summer TBR pile yet? Grab a beach blanket and head to your favorite outdoor spot — it's definitely time to start working through that stack, especially beca…
By Cristina Arreola

The One Book To Read By An Author You Hate, According To Reddit Users

If there's an author you just can't stand, but whom everyone else seems to love, Reddit might be able to help you see the light. Over at the Suggest Me a Book subreddit, redditors have suggested books to read by authors you hate, and I've got nine gr…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Books To Read If You're Single For The Summer

Spending your summer sexy, free, and single? I've got 15 books you should read if you're single this summer, because your unattached days are the perfect time to work on improving and entertaining yourself. If you're single this summer, let me be the…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Books About Fathers & Daughters That Both You And Your Dad Will Love

With Father's Day around the corner, it's time to talk about that special relationship between fathers and daughters. While so much lip service is paid to fathers and sons and mothers and daughters, you can't deny the powerful bond shared between a d…
By Melissa Ragsdale

In A New Book, An Evangelical Family Has Their Own TV Show — Then The Daughter Gets Pregnant

I have a confession: I am not a fan of reality television. I'm not a part of Bachelor Nation, I can't tell you which of the Real Housewives is the best, and I've never been able to keep up with the Kardashians. But just because I don't tune in every …
By Sadie Trombetta

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give Them

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got them all lined up for you to check out below. Founded in 1984 as a convention for those in the technol…
By Kristian Wilson

This Novel Is A Terrifying Look At What Happens When Everyone Loses All Their Memories

Every once in a while, you come across a book so alluring, so addicting, so utterly irresistible, it makes you want to forget the world around you and continue to exist in those delicious moments of reading it for the first time. For me, Peng Shepher…
By Sadie Trombetta

This Book Just Won Best Audiobook Of The Year & It's Narrated By Dozens Of Celebs

Every year, the Audie Awards honor the best audiobooks the English language has to offer. George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo has won the 2018 Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year. It's just one of 29 audiobooks to win the 30 Audie Awards handed o…
By Kristian Wilson

The Sequel To 'The Devil Wears Prada' & 15 Other New Books Out This June

School is out, the air conditioner is on, and it is finally time to dive into your summer reading list. Along with sun and smiles, June is bringing stacks of amazing new fiction books that make the perfect vacation companion. Whether you're planning …
By Melissa Ragsdale

The 9 Super Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Read This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list below, I've got nine long classic books to sink your teeth into this summer. They're each good for at …
By Kristian Wilson

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

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

11 Brand New Pink Books That Will Match Your Favorite Summer Drink

If you're tired of hearing people talk about the glories of the color millennial pink... well this might not be the list for you. I love pink, I have always loved pink, since I was old enough to force my friends to be any other Power Ranger but Kimbe…
By Kerri Jarema

This Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel Could Be Getting A Sequel

In an interview at Vulture Festival on Saturday, author Jennifer Egan announced that a sequel to A Visit from the Goon Squad might be coming soon, provided she can mold her ideas into a worthy follow-up to the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner. The driving …
By Kristian Wilson

5 Retellings That Are Short Enough To Finish In One Weekend

In an unpredictable world, there are few things that feel as comforting as a familiar story. That's why so many of us enjoy rewatching the same TV shows, listening to the same songs, and reading the same books over and over again. It's also why we're…
By Sadie Trombetta

11 Engrossing New Books To Read The Moment You're Done With Final Exams

The end of the school year is finally approaching — which means that soon enough, you'll be free of tests, exams, and assignments, and will finally have time to read all the news books you've missed over the past several months. Luckily, there are pl…
By Melissa Ragsdale

The 12 Modern Books That Could Be Destined To Become Modern Classics

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby freaking Dick. But do you ever wonder what the world thought when these books first hit shelves? Who was the initial voice that pointed to …
By Maddy Foley

What Happens When You Completely Forget A Book That You've Read?

It happened to me for the first time this year: I forgot a book I read. I don't mean that I forgot what happens in it, or that I forgot about reading it until I suddenly remembered to recommend it to someone. I completely forgot the entire experience…
By Kristian Wilson

The One Fantasy Book You Really Need To Read, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Some people might say that the Zodiac is a kind of fantasy. And sure, on a certain level, they're right — Zodiac signs have very little basis in actual, factual science. They're mostly made up based on stars and fun animals and pure, mythic imaginati…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Which Books Made YOU A Reader? These 3 Authors Have Some Surprising Answers

Here's some good news, readers: The National Book Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), has launched a Raising Readers program to empower adults to raise children who love to read. The…
By Kristian Wilson