summer book club

You're Totally Going To Relate To This Protagonist

Even though Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel, Eileen, is set in the 1960s, her eponymous protagonist, Eileen Dunlop, is so real that she could have walked straight out of 2015. In Eileen , Moshfegh explores one woman's self-loathing. The days surroundi…
By JoAnna Novak

The 9 Best Museums Worldwide For Book Lovers

If you live in Chicago and love books, you are in for a serious piece of good news in 2016. The American Writers Museum is planned to open next year, and it essentially looks like the kind of place a book-lover (particularly one who loves American li…
By JR Thorpe

Holly Black Has a Big Announcement for Faerie Fans

If you know young adult fantasy, you know Holly Black. And if you loved her 2015 novel The Darkest Part of the Forest , Black has a gift for you: Black will publish her new The Folk of Air trilogy, a series devoted to delving deeper into the faerie w…
By Caitlin White

9 Books Every Shopaholic Will Love

There was a time when I knew my local mall better than my own backyard, when every Saturday afternoon was spent strolling those familiar corridors, tracking new arrivals with the ferocity and killer instincts of a natural-born consumer. These days, I…
By Hannah Nelson-Teutsch

11 One-Word Tattoos For Book Lovers

So you've decided to get a tattoo to celebrate your love for reading ... and now you have to choose from the millions of beautiful words and phrases and sentences you've ever read. Yikes. This could take a while. There are the quotes about reading, a…
By Emma Oulton

Wait, Dumbledore Is Really Who?!

If you’ve somehow managed to stay off Tumblr all day (because you actually pay attention to work or something), you may have missed that everybody is freaking out over this new Harry Potter theory. It turns out that there’s something everyone might h…
By Emma Oulton

11 Books To Read When You Need To Cool Down

Everybody loves summer. (Well, most people do. My brother hates it.) Whether it’s a reflex from our years of school or just the many awesome things summer brings — epically long days, watermelon and lemonade, outdoor concerts, and more barbeques than…
By Alex Heimbach

This Is The Book To Read If You Loved 'Gone Girl'

Since the book to read if you're missing Gone Girl this summer isn't Gone Girl's sequel yet, you might be tempted to revisit the original. But please, put down Gone Girl! Yes, I know there are lots of benefits to rereading your fave title, but summer…
By JoAnna Novak

9 Games Word Nerds Will Love

Word nerds and writers love to show off their vocabulary, especially those rare and beautiful words you can't fit into everyday conversation. Like a beautiful painting in a museum, words like sonorous, serendipity, and effervescence swoon you. Readin…
By Alex Weiss

Why Would People Have To Poop More In Bookstores?

Lots of us have read the picture book Everyone Poops , but you probably didn't know that actually reading the book itself can make you have to go. You know that urge you sometimes get when you enter a bookstore? The urge to poop? Apparently, it's ver…
By Caitlin White

The Other Consequence Of Stewart's Exit

We already know that Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show this Thursday will be a huge blow to the pop culture, comedy, and news worlds — but it could also have a huge effect on the literary world. During his nearly two-decade run on The Daily Show, St…
By Caitlin White

7 YA Books To Read Before Studying Abroad

Last summer, I had the opportunity to study abroad in the magical city of Prague. I met amazing people and gained some of my best friends exploring those cobblestone streets. While I can look back now and smile at the adventures I had, I can't ignore…
By Alex Weiss

7 Books That WIll Make You Want To Save Your Money

Summer is (don’t say it!) into its final month, and shops are already boasting their Back to School collections. The sun is still high in the sky (for now), but the end is creeping up on us pretty fast. Blink, and it will be September. And after a su…
By Emma Oulton

5 Reading Mistakes You're Probably Making

You don’t need me to tell you that reading is the greatest hobby in the universe. We’re all agreed on that, right? Great. But here’s the thing: it’s also the single most dangerous activity in the world. Skydiving? Baby steps. White water rafting? Don…
By Emma Oulton

7 Creative And Cute Ways To Store Extra Books

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a pretty large stash of books. Even with the invention of the e-reader, I can’t resist buying hard copies — the beautiful covers call out to me. Have you seen the Puffin in Bloom line? Or the Barnes & Noble Collectibl…
By Julia Seales

'Selfish' Wasn't A Total Flop, Apparently

Selfish is a lot more popular than you think, at least according to the book's publisher. Rizzoli Executive Director of Publicity Pam Sommers reports that Kim Kardashian's book of selfies has sold about 125,000 copies. Initially, it seemed that Karda…
By Julia Seales

10 Books That Play With Gender In Awesome Ways

Because the English language can make gender-neutrality difficult to express, it can be incredibly challenging to find books with non-binary characters. In French, where even the verbs are gendered, the task is even harder — yet one author has manage…
By Kristian Wilson

11 Women In Nonfiction Who Are Totally Killing It

I credit my love of writing to the women who came before me. They are women nonfiction writers immeasurably more talented than I, but who, nonetheless, forged the path for aspiring young writers like myself to follow, and who offer me the daily inspi…
By E. Ce Miller

19 Children's Books That Are Perfect For Adults

Adulting is hard. Everything about it is really, truly difficult, whether you're making a dentist's appointment or trying out that networking thing. Just the Basic Adult Responsibility package will make you want to tear your hair out. Whenever you ca…
By Kristian Wilson

12 Must-Read Books About NYC

Like many people, images of New York City dominated my imagination growing up. According to an Ipsos MORI poll, it's the world’s favorite city, which is hardly surprising — it's everywhere. Depicted constantly in countless books, music, movies, and T…
By Lauren Hossack