Fiction

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Have a Merry Christmas with these Books and Stories Set on Christmas Day

Have a Merry Christmas with these Books and Stories Set on Christmas Day

As soon as the holidays roll around, everyone starts talking about their favorite Christmas movies and songs. For the most part, I’m all about it. I mean, I love me some Jingle All the Way and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” […]

by × December 19, 2014 ×

EXCLUSIVES

A Deleted Chapter From Jane Austen’s First Love Reveals a True Story from Austen’s Life

A Deleted Chapter From Jane Austen’s First Love Reveals a True Story from Austen’s Life

Jane Austen has inspired writers for generations, few more so than best-selling romance novelist Syrie James, who has written a series of books sparked by the famed author’s life and works. The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen imagines a secret love […]

by × December 16, 2014 ×

READALIKES

7 Books for Readers Who Love Haruki Murakami

7 Books for Readers Who Love Haruki Murakami

The first time you read Murakami, it can be a disorienting experience. One minute, a character is just sitting there, drinking tea or doing some other mundane activity that routinely happens in the real world. The next minute, that same […]

by × December 15, 2014 ×

SPARKS WILL FLY

Under the Mistletoe: Holiday Romance Books

Under the Mistletoe: Holiday Romance Books

At a loss for what to get that romance lover in your life this holiday season? Try one of these new holiday-themed romances, perfect for curling up next to a fire with a cup of eggnog or cider. Choir of […]

by × December 15, 2014 ×

THE WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES

Alice in Zombieland Author Gena Showalter on the Best-Laid (Zombie) Plans

Alice in Zombieland Author Gena Showalter on the Best-Laid (Zombie) Plans

In Gena Showalter’s White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice Bell is plunged into a dark supernatural world after a mysterious car crash kills her family—including her eccentric father, who claimed he was being stalked by monsters. After their deaths, Alice learns that the monsters are real, and […]

by × December 11, 2014 ×

SMALL BUT MIGHTY

5 Great Stocking Stuffer Books

5 Great Stocking Stuffer Books

Selecting the stocking stuffer is an art. Fill a stocking with purely candy and tiny treats, and it’s Halloween. At the same time, I’ve yet to discover the oversized sock that can remain aloft when saddled with a hardcover version […]

by × December 11, 2014 ×

WHAT TO READ NEXT

What to Read Next if You Never Stopped Loving Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown

What to Read Next if You Never Stopped Loving Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown

Like so many readers, I first discovered Robin McKinley’s Newbery Award—winning epic fantasy novel The Hero and the Crown as a teenager. Dragged along to a yard sale with my mother, I decided to look through a jumble of old books piled into […]

by × November 25, 2014 ×

PAGE TO SCREEN

5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series

Good books sometimes get turned into movies. And good long books (The Hobbit, I’m looking at you), or good books that are especially action-packed (hey there, Mockingjay) are sometimes turned into multiple movies. Now, it looks like another planned book-to-movie project will be […]

by × November 24, 2014 ×

HARDBOILED

5 Oddball Detective Books That Are Made of Awesome

5 Oddball Detective Books That Are Made of Awesome

If you’ve been conscious at any time in the last century or so, you’re familiar with private detective tropes: the hardboiled operator who’s as quick with a biting quip as he is with a hand cannon, always getting mixed up […]

by × November 21, 2014 ×