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WHAT TO READ NEXT

What to Read Next if You Liked The Invisible Bridge, Allegiant, The Giver, The Alchemist, or Maximum Ride

What to Read Next if You Liked The Invisible Bridge, Allegiant, The Giver, The Alchemist, or Maximum Ride

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein, is the highly controversial, much discussed account of the end of one iconic political carrer and the liftoff of another. Bookend the experience by going […]

by × August 14, 2014 ×

WE RECOMMEND

On Reading Bad Feminist at the Spa

On Reading Bad Feminist at the Spa

I took Roxane Gay’s collection of essays, Bad Feminist, to a nail salon and read it while getting a pedicure. Though she confesses in an epilogue that her favorite color is pink, I went with a sparkly, jewel-red shade called “Scarlett O’Hara,” […]

by × August 13, 2014 ×

REQUIRED READING

6 Great YA Books Every Australian Teen Knows

6 Great YA Books Every Australian Teen Knows

Not only do Australian teens not get shoved into lockers or have slushies thrown in their faces during high school, we also don’t all read The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, and As I Lay Dying in pursuit of great SAT scores (we […]

by × July 24, 2014 ×

SPINOFFS

5 Spinoffs We Didn’t Know We Needed

5 Spinoffs We Didn’t Know We Needed

Occasionally a book or series comes along that introduces a secondary or even tertiary character who is so inspired, so utterly compelling, that the need for a book or series dedicated to that specific character becomes screamingly obvious. And then, […]

by × June 16, 2014 ×

FILM ADAPTATIONS

11 Actors Who Made These Famous Fictional Characters Their Own

11 Actors Who Made These Famous Fictional Characters Their Own

Over here at the Book Blog, our main passion is books—but you know we also love us some movies. Especially when those movies are based on books! When done well, they’re magical visualizations of the lovely stories we treasure in […]

by × May 29, 2014 ×

GIRL POWER

Step Aside, Boys: The Heroine Has Taken Over

Step Aside, Boys: The Heroine Has Taken Over

At a time when Americans still profess to be very divided on the subject of feminism, some of the most popular books of the past decade have had an overtly pro-women agenda. Despite putting forward ideas that are seemingly more […]

by × May 9, 2014 ×

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS

6 Great Grade-School Reads by Authors You Already Love

6 Great Grade-School Reads by Authors You Already Love

The fact that young adult books are being devoured by the not-so-young is so last news cycle. Hooked by propulsive storytelling, high stakes, and the sheer excellence of the authors working in YA, adult lovers of teen books are finding […]

by × May 1, 2014 ×

DYSTOPIAN NOVELS

10 Signs You’re Reading a Dystopian Novel

10 Signs You’re Reading a Dystopian Novel

Considering the fact that we’ll all be living in one in the very near future—if depressing internet articles are to be believed—we heart dystopian novels probably more than we should. Case in point: instead of doing practical things like building […]

by × April 3, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

Our Favorite Fictional Fashion Icons

Our Favorite Fictional Fashion Icons

If you’re style-inclined, getting dressed isn’t just a matter of covering your body with fabrics—it’s a lifestyle. There’s no such thing as articles of clothing! Only outfits. Costumes. Statements. For the rest of us, sweatpants are both comfy and convenient. […]

by × March 24, 2014 ×