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July’s Best New Thrillers
The Late Show, by Michael Connelly Detective Renée Ballard was an up-and-comer in the LAPD, until she filed sexual harassment charges against her boss and...
July’s Best New Fiction
Summer reading means different things to different readers. For some, it’s all romance, all the time. For others, it’s the perfect time for a thrilling...
July’s Best Mysteries
This month’s mystery roundup packs a punch! July is a terrific time to be a deckchair detective, and we’ve got a fresh batch of puzzlers that...
build your library
20 Necessary Reads for Geek-Proud Teens
Every nerd worth their salt has a library filled with stories of geeky heroes and heroines. To a true nerd, a well-stocked library is like Superman’s...
Romance Roundup: Exiled Dukes, Teachers, and Supernatural Leading Ladies
This week’s Romance Roundup includes an exiled married couple, a detective investigating a senator’s murder, and a lady who has got to keep humans safe...
oprah's book club
5 Things You Need to Know about the New Oprah’s Book Club Selection,
Behold the Dreamers
When you’re living in an age of Peak Entertainment, there’s one big problem: choice. Having too many fantastic books to read is a much better problem...
The Summer’s Best History Books in Paperback
The most shocking thing about summer is that it reminds you it’s been a year since last summer. It also means all the great history books you meant to...
How to Survive a Vampiric Society
So, you’ve gotten yourself into a bit of a (blood) bind: you’re surrounded by vampires. Be cool, stay calm, because I’ve got your trust guidebook...
8 of Our Favorite Bizarre Literary Serial Killers
Serial killers are disproportionately common in fiction (well, we hope, anyway). There’s just something darkly fascinating about human beings who so...
art house hits
12 Must-Read Indie Books Coming This Summer
People like to write think pieces on “peak TV,” referring to the flood of high-quality programs filling up our television screens. What’s often...
50 of Our Favorite Paranormal Romance Novels
Heroes with fangs or fur, heroines who can singe your eyebrows off with a wicked fireball, and evil villains often bent on world domination are the...
Romance Roundup: Historical Detectives, Modern Detectives, and Small-Town Love
This week’s Romance Roundup includes a chef with an inheritance, a journalist who discovers a major family secret, and a pardoned earl who reconnects...