• 10 Signs Books Are Your Boyfriend

    10 Signs Books Are Your Boyfriend

    Ever found yourself telling a book, “It’s not you, it’s me,” before gently depositing it onto a park bench and walking away forever? Ever checked your email again and again, just in case there’s been fresh news about the pending […]

  • Stephanie Perkins on Creativity, Genre Jumping, and the Long-Awaited End to her YA Romance Trilogy

    Stephanie Perkins on Creativity, Genre Jumping, and the Long-Awaited End to her YA Romance Trilogy

    This month marks the release of Isla and the Happily Ever After, the long-awaited final book in contemporary YA romance’s most popular trilogy. I was lucky enough to talk to Stephanie Perkins about all three books (including Anna and the […]

  • What to Read Next if You Liked The Invisible Bridge, Allegiant, The Giver, The Alchemist, or Maximum Ride

    What to Read Next if You Liked The Invisible Bridge, Allegiant, The Giver, The Alchemist, or Maximum Ride

    The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein, is the highly controversial, much discussed account of the end of one iconic political carrer and the liftoff of another. Bookend the experience by going […]

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ROMANCE ROUNDUPS

Romance Roundup: An Ex-Marine, a Long-Lost Husband, and a Lovesick Demon

Romance Roundup: An Ex-Marine, a Long-Lost Husband, and a Lovesick Demon

This week’s romance roundup brings us a paranormal photographer, a beautiful half-mage healer, and a lonely warrior who needs some healing. Ultimate Sins, by Lora Leigh I’ll admit it, I have a soft spot for star-crossed lovers. And when one […]

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AUTHORS WE LOVE

With The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell Reinvents the Novel—Again

With The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell Reinvents the Novel—Again

In reviewing The Bone Clocks, the newest novel from David Mitchell, Publisher’s Weekly asked, “is this the most complex novel ever written, or just the most Mitchell-esque?” It’s easy to confuse the two, as Mitchell has made his career asking a […]

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OFFICE POLITICS

5 Fictional Workplaces More Dysfunctional Than Yours

5 Fictional Workplaces More Dysfunctional Than Yours

A select (lucky) few of us aside, most employees tend to think that the offices we work in are uniquely crazy hotbeds of chaos, dysfunction, and coworkers who will leave a coffee pot with less than 1 millimeter of coffee […]

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THE B&N BOOKSHELF

4 New Books that Take You Behind the Scenes

4 New Books that Take You Behind the Scenes

It’s rare these days to catch a public servant in even a moment of spontaneity; their events and appearances are too carefully choreographed. (Even so-called “reality” shows featuring private citizens are often scripted to the point where unrehearsed moments are […]

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OUTLANDER RECAPS

Outlander Episode 4: Don’t You Just Love It When a Plan Comes Together?

Outlander Episode 4: Don’t You Just Love It When a Plan Comes Together?

Ladies and gentlemen of the television-watching community at large, a moment of your time, if I may? Let us all raise a glass to Starz, Diana Gabaldon, and (may Gabaldon forgive me for the blasphemy I am about to commit) […]

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YA: THE COLLEGE YEARS

Go Back to School With These 6 YAs Set in College

Go Back to School With These 6 YAs Set in College

It’s the end of summer, which means falling leaves, knee-high boots, and pumpkin-spice everything are just around the corner. It also means (gulp!) it’s back-to-school time. While there are plenty of books that take place on the first day of […]

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LOST IN THE WOODS

4 Characters in a Dark Wood Wandering

4 Characters in a Dark Wood Wandering

From Little Red Riding Hood in ancient times to 90s word-of-mouth classic The Blair Witch Project, we’ve always had tales about getting lost in the forest. Something about an endless stretch of dark, towering trees seems to trigger our most primitive […]

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NEW RELEASES

In The Frangipani Hotel, the Story Doesn’t End at the Grave

In The Frangipani Hotel, the Story Doesn’t End at the Grave

When it comes to magical realism, especially magical realism set in East Asia, Japanese superstar Haruki Murakami gets all the love. When agents tell aspiring writers, “No one reads magical realism,” they add, “Except Murakami.” And Murakami is great! If […]

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MYSTERY ROUNDUPS

Mystery Roundup: A Dog with Good Instincts, and a Cat with Bad Luck

Mystery Roundup: A Dog with Good Instincts, and a Cat with Bad Luck

This week’s roundup features a new Armand Gamache novel, a canine detective, and a half-buried body. The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny In the tenth novel in Penny’s beloved Armand Gamache series, the retired detective, who wants nothing more […]

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