• First Impressions and the Tale of the Bookish Mystery

    First Impressions and the Tale of the Bookish Mystery

    Bibliophiles rejoice! The man who brought you last year’s Shakespearean whodunnit, The Bookman’s Tale, has returned, and this time he’s on the trail of another famed author—Jane Austen. Charlie Lovett’s First Impressions delves into the authorship of Pride and Prejudice—more specifically, the question […]

  • What’s Your Favorite Fictional Character’s Game of Thrones Name?

    What’s Your Favorite Fictional Character’s Game of Thrones Name?

    Do you ever wish it took more than a full minute to announce your entire name, which not only included your first and last, but all of your nicknames, all of your accomplishments, and where you came from? Whether you’d find […]

  • Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Maggie Stiefvater is the best-selling author of books including the Shiver trilogy, The Scorpio Races, and the thrilling, mind-bending Raven Cycle, continuing next week with third installment Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The last time we saw Blue Sargent and her raven boys, […]

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WRITTEN IN THE STARS

Literary Astrology: Libra

Literary Astrology: Libra

Suave, romantic, and easygoing, but also indecisive and sometimes gullible, Libras, born between September 23 and October 23, are the Lebowskis of the Zodiac. One can easily imagine a Libra sipping a White Russian while chatting you up at the […]

by × October 24, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

True Love Doesn’t Come Easy in  David Nicholls’ Us

True Love Doesn’t Come Easy in David Nicholls’ Us

David Nicholls, author of the phenomenally successful One Day, delivers again with Us, a bittersweet family drama that was long-listed for the Booker Prize. In his youth Douglas Petersen fell in love with the last woman anyone, including himself, expected him to […]

by × October 23, 2014 ×

ASK A LITERARY LADY

What Should I Read After a Breakup?

What Should I Read After a Breakup?

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 × October 22, 2014 ×

ADAPTATIONS

Why You Should Read Before I Go to Sleep Before It Hits Theaters

Why You Should Read Before I Go to Sleep Before It Hits Theaters

Sleep, for most of us, is the perfect ally. There’s no one I’d rather see at the end of a long day than Mr. Sandman. But what if the peace of slumber was the enemy—what if it wreaked havoc with your […]

by × October 22, 2014 ×

COOKBOOKS

Join Our Live #InaChat with Ina Garten This Thursday!

Join Our Live #InaChat with Ina Garten This Thursday!

What have you always wanted to ask celebrity chef, cookbook author, and dream best friend Ina Garten? How to pick a chicken? How to nail a dinner party? How to start an empire? Get your questions ready now, because this Thursday, at 2 […]

by × October 21, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Blue Lily, Lily Blue Author Maggie Stiefvater Tells Us What She’d Wish For From A Magical King

Blue Lily, Lily Blue Author Maggie Stiefvater Tells Us What She’d Wish For From A Magical King

More than once, while reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue, I paused to silently thank Maggie Stiefvater for making the Raven Cycle a four-book series. After this, there will be one more book following four prep-school boys and the feisty daughter of small-town […]

by × October 21, 2014 ×

24-HOUR STORIES

Six YA Books That Take Place in One Day

Six YA Books That Take Place in One Day

So much can happen in a day, and nothing proves that better than an entire book dedicated to one twenty-four period, in which lives change, relationships form and grow, lessons are learned, and the next dawn can bring the rest […]

by × October 20, 2014 ×

COVER STORIES

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Rebecca Phillips’s Faking Perfect

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Rebecca Phillips’s Faking Perfect

When a good-girl senior with a perfect image starts a clandestine affair with the school burnout, will she be able to hide their relationship, or will it come out—along with all the secrets she’s been keeping from her friends for years? […]

by × October 20, 2014 ×

URBAN FANTASY

Bustiers, Bullets, and Black Magic: Four Urban Fantasy Series You Should Be Reading

Bustiers, Bullets, and Black Magic: Four Urban Fantasy Series You Should Be Reading

Readers of modern urban fantasy novels know the best of the genre are a heady mix of noir, romance, fantasy, and suspense. Books that invoke images of flashing neon lights, car chases, heated glances, red heels, incantations, and the glint […]

by × October 17, 2014 ×