• 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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MAYA BANKS

Giving In Author Maya Banks Shares Her Favorite Romance Trope

Giving In Author Maya Banks Shares Her Favorite Romance Trope

Maya Banks is the bestselling author of numerous impossible to put down contemporary romance novels and series, including the Surrender Trilogy, the KGI Series, and the Breathless Trilogy. She also writes Scottish historical romance and romantic suspense. The long-awaited third […]

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ADVENTURE

4 Books About Adventures Abroad

4 Books About Adventures Abroad

Faraway lands filled with exotic accents and mysterious strangers—one of the pleasures of reading is that it takes us places we might never see otherwise. While in real life I’ve only managed to see Europe twice, “armchair traveling” has let […]

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THE READING LIFE

Your Weirdest Fictional Crushes

Your Weirdest Fictional Crushes

Last week we asked about your weirdest fictional crushes, and the responses were just as strange and delightful as we hoped. Two things we learned: 1) Anybody can become a crush object, and 2) All it takes is one sexy […]

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CHARACTERS WE LOVE

Our Favorite Fictional Feminists

Our Favorite Fictional Feminists

From Jane Eyre to Janie Crawford, strong female characters make literature go round. All of the best authors seem to concur on their importance. They elevate and add more resonance to dystopian tales like The Handmaid’s Tale and The Hunger […]

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THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

6 Book-Based Apps We Wish Existed

6 Book-Based Apps We Wish Existed

Just try to name a day-to-day problem that an app can’t fix. Forgot where you’re going and need directions? There’s an app for that. Too lazy to blow out your own birthday candles? No, seriously, there’s an app. Apps run […]

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NEW RELEASES

Elizabeth Little’s Dear Daughter Is an Up-All-Night Whodunit

Elizabeth Little’s Dear Daughter Is an Up-All-Night Whodunit

I was kneeling in the proofs section of a local used bookshop, ripping titles down with that animal angst you get when you’ve just turned the last page of something deadly and the gimme-more-nows are taking you out at the […]

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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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