7 Reasons to Read Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves

7 Reasons to Read Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves

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Neal Stephenson has been one of the defining voices in speculative fiction ever since he disassembled and rebuilt the cyberpunk thriller with his instant-classic breakthrough Snow Crash. These...
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Presents for Every Graduate

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Presents for Every Graduate

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Whether your graduate is moving on from nursery school, middle school, high school, or college, there’s one book that’s universally applicable. It shares an important lesson for...
Books That Take You Deeper Inside the World of Game of Thrones

Books That Take You Deeper Inside the World of Game of Thrones

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Over the past five years, our friends have had to learn a hard truth, lest they face our dragon-fire rage: don’t call us when a new episode of Game of Thrones is on. The show presents an...
These Three Movies Make Perfect Mother’s Day Presents

These Three Movies Make Perfect Mother’s Day Presents

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What to do on Mother’s Day after brunch and a few mimosas? Why not settle in to enjoy one of the all-time greatest romantic comedies, as selected by the American Film Institute? Below are...
April’s Top Picks in History

April’s Top Picks in History

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This month’s top picks in history takes us from the Civil War to the Wild West, from Vietnam to China, and from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing, at each stop, that an understanding...
April’s Top Picks in Science Fiction and Fantasy

April’s Top Picks in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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From a debut novel that totally rewrites the classic fantasy narrative, to a pair of parodies that gently poke fun at the grandest space adventure of them all, to a gripping horror thriller that...
Top Picks in Graphic Novels for Young Readers

Top Picks in Graphic Novels for Young Readers

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Graphic novels are a great way to get kids excited about reading. From beginning readers, to reluctant readers, to kids looking to experience their favorite novels, games, and films in an...
March’s Top Picks in Science Fiction and Fantasy

March’s Top Picks in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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March comes in like a Lion of Lannister this year with an assortment of new releases that show off the breadth and depth of fantastic fiction. From unusual urban fantasies, to epics that earn...
March's Top Picks in History

March's Top Picks in History

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March’s top picks in history reveal the complex web of connections and complications that lie behind familiar historical events. The making of a president, the formation of a dictatorship,...
Top Oscars® Go to Books

Top Oscars® Go to Books

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Books cleaned up at the 87th Academy Awards®, with several of the night’s top awards going to films adapted from or inspired by the printed word. A win in the Best Actress category...