• What to Read Next if You Liked The Book of Life, The Mockingbird Next Door, The Signature of All Things, The Alliance or Factory Man

    What to Read Next if You Liked The Book of Life, The Mockingbird Next Door, The Signature of All Things, The Alliance or Factory Man

    By now you’ve no doubt torn through The Book of Life, the concluding volume in Deborah Harkness’ trilogy about a historian whose discovery of an ancient manuscript clues her in to a reality of witches, vampires, time travel, and a whole hidden world […]

  • 5 Reasons July Is an Amazing Month for YA

    5 Reasons July Is an Amazing Month for YA

    This month’s most exciting young adult titles have it all—ghosts, superpowers, epidemics, and love in all its forms (star-crossed, triangular, requited, un…). Here are 5 great books hitting YA shelves now: Sinner, by Maggie Stiefvater A new Stiefvater book is […]

  • Brandon Sanderson on Why We Still Read Books In the Internet Era

    Brandon Sanderson on Why We Still Read Books In the Internet Era

      #GetPopCultured kicks off today with Preview Weekend! Come on in to your local B&N, where we’ll be featuring the works of many authors—including Brandon Sanderson, who joins us on the blog today to talk about why books are still […]

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ADAPTATIONS

4 Reasons to Reread (or Read!) Gone Girl Before Seeing the Movie

4 Reasons to Reread (or Read!) Gone Girl Before Seeing the Movie

Spoiler Alert: If you have not yet read this deliciously evil book, stop after this paragraph. But first, while I have you here, person who has not read Gone Girl—I highly recommend it! Not only is it electrifying and impossible […]

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THE READING LIFE

If Book Nerds Ran the World

If Book Nerds Ran the World

Who runs the world? Book nerds! Well, okay, that’s not necessarily true. But shouldn’t it be? How much would book fans love to wake up one day and find ourselves in a world where everyone around us has the same […]

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REQUIRED READING

6 Great YA Books Every Australian Teen Knows

6 Great YA Books Every Australian Teen Knows

Not only do Australian teens not get shoved into lockers or have slushies thrown in their faces during high school, we also don’t all read The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, and As I Lay Dying in pursuit of great SAT scores (we […]

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ASK A LITERARY LADY

Ask a Literary Lady: What Should I Do with the Books I Don’t Like?

Ask a Literary Lady: What Should I Do with the Books I Don’t Like?

Ask Ginni, our resident Literary Lady, anything you want to know about reading and relationships! She’ll comb the books and wrack her brains to help you out with your page-turning problems, your wordy woes, and your novel nuisances. Fire away, […]

by × July 23, 2014 ×

BATMAN DAY

10 Reasons Batman Is the Perfect Book Nerd

10 Reasons Batman Is the Perfect Book Nerd

HAPPY BATMAN DAY, EVERYONE! Today in stores Barnes & Noble is celebrating the man, the bat, the legend. It’s his 75th anniversary, and he doesn’t look a day over 35. As a lifelong devotee of both Batman (please see this […]

by × July 23, 2014 ×

VACATION READING

A Definitive List of Books for All Vacation Occasions

A Definitive List of Books for All Vacation Occasions

It’s already July 23, and we need to have a talk: Have you taken a summer vacation yet? Seriously…have you? For real, Americans are notorious for this gross oversight. Yes, sure—we don’t get enough vacation days in general, but if […]

by × July 23, 2014 ×

BEDTIME READING

12 Great New Picture Books to Read to Kids in July

12 Great New Picture Books to Read to Kids in July

It’s nearing 8 p.m. on a midsummer’s eve, and while there’s not a wide eyelid in the house, your crew’s obviously not going down without a story or two. However, Corduroy’s found his button enough already, the pigeon has certainly […]

by × July 23, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

My 5 Weirdest Fictional Crushes

My 5 Weirdest Fictional Crushes

You can keep your Darcies, your Rochesters, your Wentworths (okay, okay, save one Wentworth for me). Because the best fictional crushes are the weird ones, the ones that require you to read between the lines, to infer sexual charisma from […]

by × July 22, 2014 ×

ROMANCE ROUNDUPS

Romance Roundup: A War Hero, a Baseball Star, and a Sexy Assassin

Romance Roundup: A War Hero, a Baseball Star, and a Sexy Assassin

This week’s roundup includes a haunting historical, a rambunctious collection of steamy novellas, and a cute chemist who is not putting up with any nonsense from a sexy player. Taken, by Lora Leigh Those who like to savor their romance […]

by × July 22, 2014 ×