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Romance Roundup: Detectives, Alaska Love Stories, and Dance Competitions
This week’s Romance Roundup includes two lady detectives with a serial killer to catch, a neurosurgeon in need of some R&R, and a vampire settling...
5 Delightfully Disturbing Narrators
With Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov dared readers to identify with a monstrous, unreliable narrator. Artistic prose and a strong narrative voice can wreak havoc...
March’s Best New History Books
March is a month perfectly situated for history-making—the year is still young and full of promise, inspiring folks to take action. You may not be in a...
March’s Best New Thrillers
It’s that time of year, when the buzz of a new calendar has faded and we’re all collectively realizing just how long it is before our next vacation. A...
March’s Best New Fiction
The Ides of March—the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated—seems particularly relevant to this month’s best fiction. With two historical...
7 Short Story Collections to Read in 2017
Short story fans are in for a treat in 2017, with so many collections by long-established masters and intriguing debut authors that it will be hard to...
Books to Read While You’re Waiting for
The long dreamed-of return of Twin Peaks is happening, and we haven’t stopped eating celebratory pie and coffee since David Lynch gave word. While...
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You’ll Fall in Love With Lisa Kleypas’
Devil in Spring
Lisa Kleypas is back with another masterful romance full of intrigue, tension, and true love that conquers all. Devil in Spring is the third book in...
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The Book Nerd’s Guide to Picking Your Next Read
Welcome to the Book Nerd’s Guide to Life! Every other week, we convene in this safe place to discuss the unique challenges of life for people whose...
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10 Seemingly Unrelated Books that Complement Each Other Perfectly
The literary world can like an infinite sea of ideas: walk into a bookstore and the thousands of titles on display—which are only the tip of the...
Romance Roundup: Veteran Heroines, Carpathian Chaos, and Montana Men
This week’s Romance Roundup includes a woman who gets a well-deserved tropical vacation, an army veteran heroine who needs lots of hugs, and a guy who is...
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Our Favorite Romantic Comedies: A Guest Post from
Authors Max Monroe
William Shakespeare was the original craftsman of the Romantic Comedy genre. It might not be a scientific or mathematical fact, but in our minds it is...