• What Class Will You Be Taking at Hogwarts this Fall?

    What Class Will You Be Taking at Hogwarts this Fall?

    Whether you’re dreading trig and sharpening your pencils, or are just barely able to remember what it felt like to have a summer vacation, much less sit in a classroom all day, back-to-school season has arrived. Everyone’s getting their class […]

  • In Which Author Heidi Schulz Interviews the Characters of Hook’s Revenge

    In Which Author Heidi Schulz Interviews the Characters of Hook’s Revenge

    Heidi Schulz’s swashbuckling adventure story Hook’s Revenge is sharp as a cutlass and funny as a puffy pirate shirt. It follows the unladylike adventures of one Jocelyn Hook, the daughter of the most infamous captain to ever roam the salty […]

  • What to Read in September

    What to Read in September

    Each month we ask a panel of our bloggers to suggest a book based on what they’re reading right now. Here’s what we think you should read this month! Joel: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, […]

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ROMANCE ROUNDUPS

Romance Roundup: In the Battle of Sexy Cowboy vs. Sexy Librarian, Who Will Triumph?

Romance Roundup: In the Battle of Sexy Cowboy vs. Sexy Librarian, Who Will Triumph?

This week’s romance roundup features soldiers returning home from battle, a cowboy named Hank, and a vile rogue who convinces an amnesiac member of the aristocracy that she is his housekeeper. Fetch the smelling salts! Screwdrivered, by Alice Clayton First, […]

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INTERVIEWS

Photo by Jennifer Carroll

An Interview With James Ellroy

I met James Ellroy at Book Expo America. He was there to talk about his new novel, Perfidia, the first in a quartet. He wore a soft pink shirt patterned with white flags, leaves, and birds. James Ellroy leans in close. He […]

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INTERVIEWS

Jandy Nelson on Her Sophomore Novel, Siblings, and Why Adults Should Read YA Lit

Jandy Nelson on Her Sophomore Novel, Siblings, and Why Adults Should Read YA Lit

As will quickly become apparent, I’ve been a total Jandy Nelson fangirl since I first read her debut, The Sky is Everywhere. (This admiration was cemented the very next day, when I reread The Sky is Everywhere.) It’s been three […]

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THE B&N BOOKSHELF

5 Reasons September Is an Amazing Month for YA

5 Reasons September Is an Amazing Month for YA

I know, I know, EVERY month is an amazing month for YA, but this one is especially bursting with red-letter release days, of heart-wracking love stories, a backstage pass into YA heaven, a gripping meditation on bullying and suicide, and […]

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BOOK REVIEWS

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, a Biography of Triumph and Tragedy

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, a Biography of Triumph and Tragedy

Robert Peace’s life story sounds like the stuff of inspirational movies: born into a poor family in a New Jersey slum, his father imprisoned for murder, he had a mother who devoted her life to ensuring his was better; scraping […]

by × September 15, 2014 ×

END OF SUMMER

7 Books to Make Summer Last

7 Books to Make Summer Last

Fall is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re digging your toes into the last scraps of summer and refusing to take off your shades. If it’s already too cool where you live to slip in one […]

by × September 15, 2014 ×

OUTLANDER RECAPS

Outlander Episode 6: The Garrison Commander

Outlander Episode 6: The Garrison Commander

Roll me through the heather and tell sweet lies to a redcoat, it’s Outlander time once more! Heavens, am I pleased that this is so. I’d play a bagpipe in celebration, but 1) I don’t know how, and 2) I […]

by × September 15, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

15 Lines from Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl That Will Make You Want to Read It Yesterday

15 Lines from Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl That Will Make You Want to Read It Yesterday

I just finished reading/underlining Caitlin Moran’s first foray into the YA world, How to Build a Girl. I underlined so much, in fact, that it would have been easier on my wrists to just underline the parts I didn’t like. Set in 1990, […]

by × September 12, 2014 ×

PAGE TO SCREEN

A Relentless Thriller Moves from Page to Screen in Dennis Lehane’s The Drop

A Relentless Thriller Moves from Page to Screen in Dennis Lehane’s The Drop

Fans of author Dennis Lehane know that his novels are smart, sharp page-turners. They’re thickly plotted, laced with violence, and frequently populated with working-class characters living lives of quiet desperation in and around Boston. And, as any movie buff can tell […]

by × September 12, 2014 ×