• What to Read Next if You Liked Grain Brain, S., I Am Malala, The Great Gatsby, or Dr. Sleep

    What to Read Next if You Liked Grain Brain, S., I Am Malala, The Great Gatsby, or Dr. Sleep

    If you’ve already terrified yourself discovering what bread is doing to your body in David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter, then there’s more where that came from. Sugar, Salt, Fat, by Michael Moss, explores exactly why it is that you […]

  • YA Author Sara Benincasa Revamps The Great Gatsby with a Same-Sex Relationship

    YA Author Sara Benincasa Revamps The Great Gatsby with a Same-Sex Relationship

    We should all want to be Sara Benincasa when/if we grow up: The hilarious and thoughtful writer has mastered standup comedy, radio, blogging, and vlogging, and today she comes out with her first novel, Great. Great is a teen adaptation […]

  • 9 Restaurants That Take Their Names From Literature

    9 Restaurants That Take Their Names From Literature

    Harry Potter fans have it good—when they want to revisit J.K. Rowling’s richly imagined world, there’s an entire theme park to visit, rendering famed locales like Diagon Alley and Hogwarts Castle in intricate detail. Not all stories lend themselves to […]

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9 Lesser-Known Baby Names from Classic Books

9 Lesser-Known Baby Names from Classic Books

It may come as no surprise that “Katniss” was a hugely popular baby name in 2013. Great characters in literature often inspire enormous admiration from fans, some of which extends into baby naming. But it is our fondest hope that […]

by × April 17, 2014 ×

READING LISTS

5 Books to Read if You Love Orphan Black

5 Books to Read if You Love Orphan Black

In the opening scene of the series premiere of Orphan Black, a ne’er-do-well named Sarah Manning is witness to a grisly suicide…of a woman whose face looks exactly like her own. From this setup follows a thrilling story of stolen […]

by × April 16, 2014 ×

GOOD BOOK FAIRIES

Drop (and Find!) Free Books on Teen Lit Day

Drop (and Find!) Free Books on Teen Lit Day

Isn’t it lovely to stumble upon a new book, especially a free one left just for you? This week, it could happen. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 17, is Celebrate Teen Lit Day, and book lovers everywhere can get involved by “rocking […]

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BOOK CLUBS

Eat, Drink, Read: Delightful Food & Drink Pairings for Your Next Book Club

Eat, Drink, Read: Delightful Food & Drink Pairings for Your Next Book Club

In my experience, book clubs are as much about the food, wine, and camaraderie as they are about the books. Your friends may be well-read, but it’s up to the good book club host to make sure they’re also well […]

by × April 16, 2014 ×

PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS

Congratulations to The Goldfinch! And a Look Back at a Decade of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Congratulations to The Goldfinch! And a Look Back at a Decade of Pulitzer Prize Winners

This week Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The spellbinding story of a young boy who survives the tragic loss of his mother and finds himself drawn into the hazardous underbelly of the […]

by × April 15, 2014 ×

PLAYLISTS

10 Book Titles that Would Rock as Heavy Metal Songs

10 Book Titles that Would Rock as Heavy Metal Songs

Coming up with the title to a work is hard (except for New York Post headline writers), which makes for a convenient loophole in copyright law: Titles can’t be copyrighted. So, yes, there can be a Hemingway book titled For […]

by × April 15, 2014 ×

THE END

The Giant Mantises of Grasshopper Jungle, and 5 More Bizarre Fictional Apocalypses

The Giant Mantises of Grasshopper Jungle, and 5 More Bizarre Fictional Apocalypses

How does that famous poem go again? “This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but with giant freaking bugs.” I’m pretty sure […]

by × April 15, 2014 ×

MIX TAPE

Eleanor & Park’s Lovely Mix Tape

Eleanor & Park’s Lovely Mix Tape

Sometimes reading a book twelve times isn’t satisfying enough. You’ll want to strap a phenomenal book to your heart with packing tape, assume the fetal position inside its pages, and jump inside to join the characters. I certainly felt that when […]

by × April 15, 2014 ×

B&N BOOKSHELF

Four Books that Celebrate Romance (and Suspense!) This Spring

Four Books that Celebrate Romance (and Suspense!) This Spring

It’s beginning to feel like spring at last! Trees are in bud, tulips are poking up from the soil, and mittens have been tossed to the back of the closet (for now, at least). After months of huddling indoors, it’s […]

by × April 15, 2014 ×