Some things from childhood don’t age well (microwave cake, boy bands), but the best kids’ books are forever young, always ready to tip you back, head over heels, into the way it felt the first time you discovered them. Here are […]
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True story: The first time we heard about a series of books featuring one Adrian Mole, we pictured a sort of Wind in the Willows situation—a story centered on the life and times of a burrowing rodent in a tiny […]
The Great Gatsby. Rebecca. Beloved. The Devil’s Arithmetic. 1984. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great. Guys, we could continue listing like this ALL DAY LONG. Is it because we’re book nerds that we can still rattle off the stories we […]
1. The family you are born into matters much less than the family you choose. 2. Despite what we were taught by When Harry Met Sally, men and women can be friends. 3. “Dumbledore says people find it far easier […]
The phenomenon that was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children—a dark and quirky debut novel by Ransom Riggs about children with extraordinary powers, constructed around vintage photographs that Riggs had collected at flea markets—resonated with readers of all ages […]
Anyone who’s ever been to a Harry Potter midnight release party—or who took August 24, 2010, off work to binge-read Mockingjay, or bombed their Facebook feed with Allegiant spoilers last October—knows the exquisite torture of waiting for the next book […]
Every reader understands the immersive power of a good book, but when you’re young the pull is extra powerful. After my first reading of the Little House books, I inadvertently ran away from home for an afternoon, imagining myself to […]