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5 Novels Whose Main Characters Are Shut-ins
Characters, as a rule, should possess agency. They must be capable of changing the course of the plot, of meeting conflict, or else they’re just...
on the run
5 Books Featuring Runaway Parents
There are a few things in life that are supposed to be sacrosanct, and one of those things is that parents should love their children and devote themselves...
sun and sand
The Summer Beach Read IQ Test
The best beach reads feel like a cross between a drowsy nap after a champagne brunch with your girlfriends, and a galloping cross-continental bullet-train...
books you were born for
Books to Read Based on Your Birth Order
Maybe you’re the seventh of twelve, or maybe you’re the first of one; whichever it is, your birth order definitely has an effect on your...
7 Great Books for People Who Love
It’s kinda fun liking something a lot of other people like. We call it popular culture for a reason, right? Popularity is 50 percent of the whole...
You Don’t Need a Beach to Love these 10 Books, But it Wouldn’t Hurt
The perfect beach book combines maximum readability with a story you can dip in and out of it without losing the thread, built sturdily enough to...
Love Nora Ephron? Here Are 5 Books You Need to Read
Nora Ephron wrote her truth. She shared the daily horrors and joys of being a particular type of woman (opinionated, intelligent, neurotic, wanting her pie...
New in Paperback
A Funny, Madcap Gone Girl
Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette is newly out in paperback, and the cover is emblazoned with reasons you should read it, but the one that sold...