• What to Read Next if You Liked California, Orange is the New Black, On Writing, Blood Feud, or Midnight in Europe

    What to Read Next if You Liked California, Orange is the New Black, On Writing, Blood Feud, or Midnight in Europe

    After an avalanche of pre-release hype and an endorsement by no less than Stephen Colbert, Edan Lepucki’s dystopian debut, California, is finally out. If you’ve already discovered that all the buzz (“lush, intricate, deeply disturbing” —Jennifer Egan) about this character-based […]

  • Five Plum Reasons to Read Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

    Five Plum Reasons to Read Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

    It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Janet Evanovich’s first Stephanie Plum novel was released (One For the Money hit the shelves in the summer of 1994). Equally stunning is the fact that, during that time, […]

  • You Don’t Need a Beach to Love these 10 Books, But it Wouldn’t Hurt

    You Don’t Need a Beach to Love these 10 Books, But it Wouldn’t Hurt

    The perfect beach book combines maximum readability with a story you can dip in and out of it without losing the thread, built sturdily enough to accommodate distractions by sandcastle builders, thieving seagulls, and the soothing, sleep-inducing beat of the […]

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TV

Read The Strain and Prepare for Your New Summer TV Obsession

Read The Strain and Prepare for Your New Summer TV Obsession

Game of Thrones is over for the year. True Blood is getting rather long in the, er, tooth. Under the Dome can’t hold a candle to the book. Your next summer TV obsession is something altogether new, and I want […]

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GAME OF THRONES

7 Ways HBO Could Handle Running Out of A Song of Ice and Fire Books

7 Ways HBO Could Handle Running Out of A Song of Ice and Fire Books

Another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone, and yet the Winds of Winter are still just coming. Barring an unexpected and miraculous hastening of George R.R. Martin’s creative pace, the beloved HBO adaptation of his work could […]

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HA!

Kickstart This: 8 Crowd-Funding Projects By Fictional Characters

Kickstart This: 8 Crowd-Funding Projects By Fictional Characters

This week, it was once again demonstrated that irony is not lost on the internet, when more than 5,000 people donated more than $45,000 to a Kickstarter campaign for potato salad. A single serving of potato salad. (“Risks and Challenges: […]

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NEW RELEASES

Edan Lepucki’s California Nightmare

Edan Lepucki’s California Nightmare

It’s no wonder dystopian and postapocalyptic fiction has experienced a renaissance in recent years: it provides escapism on so many levels. There’s nothing like reading a book that makes you feel grateful for the fact that you can take a […]

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RAINBOW ROWELL

10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell at Her Landline Reading

10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell at Her Landline Reading

Sometimes when you meet an author, they’re nothing like you think they’ll be. A horror writer might be soft-spoken, a romance writer buttoned-up, an author of literary fiction might not correct your grammar with a whip. But sometimes, an author […]

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OUTLANDER

8 Things You Need to Know About Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series

8 Things You Need to Know About Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series

If you’re already a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s killer series Outlander, I think I know how you’re spending your time these days: either making polite yet pointed comments about how the books have been around forever, or counting down the […]

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NEW RELEASES

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is a Searing Portrayal of a Nuclear Disaster

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is a Searing Portrayal of a Nuclear Disaster

The newest book by Chris Bohjalian (best-selling author of The Sandcastle Girls), Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands tells the haunting story of a young woman’s coming of age in the wake of a terrible tragedy. It opens with the meltdown of a […]

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B&N DISCOVER NEW WRITERS

19 Amazing Picks From B&N’s Discover Great New Writers Program

19 Amazing Picks From B&N’s Discover Great New Writers Program

Each year Barnes & Noble selects a bookshelf’s worth of must-read works for the B&N Discover Great New Writers program. 2014′s summer picks range from searing memoir to black comedy to a fascinating study of bees, and represent some of the […]

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MYSTERY ROUNDUPS

Mystery Roundup: An Escaped Mental Patient, An Amish Haunted House, and Feral Emus

Mystery Roundup: An Escaped Mental Patient, An Amish Haunted House, and Feral Emus

This week’s mystery round up includes a standalone World War I novel, a strained family reunion, and a trip to the seedy underbelly of Vegas (or rather, a trip to Vegas). Uncaged, by John Sandford and Michele Cook There’s nothing […]

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