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The 5 True Crime Books To Read While You're Waiting For New 'Serial' Episodes

By Sadie Trombetta

13 Horror Movies You Didn't Know Were Based On Truly Terrifying Books

The horror-movie season is finally upon us, which means everyone is looking for their next great scare. If you're looking for a literary frightfest, check out the following 13 horror movies, which I'll bet you didn't know were based on books. This…
By Kristian Wilson

10 Powerful Quotes About Rape Culture & Surviving Sexual Assault

Once again, the nation is talking about sexual assault. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is accused of committing sexual misconduct while he was in high school. As the Senate prepares to hear testimony from both parties, Kavanaugh's…
By Melissa Ragsdale

11 Historical Romances To Pick Up Instead Of Re-Reading 'Pride And Prejudice'

Look, everyone loves Jane Austen. The clothing, the tea, the socially awkward and emotionally withdrawn yet extremely wealthy bachelors... it's all very good. And Austen's novels have inspired many, many other wonderfully written romances set…
By Charlotte Ahlin

New Harry Potter Chocolate Wands Are Hitting Stores Just In Time For Halloween

Potterheads will really be feeling the Halloween experience this year, because there are all-new Harry Potter candies coming out in October from the Jelly Belly Candy Company. Keep reading to find out what sweet treats you can get your hands on this…
By Kristian Wilson

16 Bookish Mugs To Sip Your Cider, Coffee, Or Tea From This Fall

I hold the strong opinion that everyone could always use one more coffee mug. If it has been a while since you last bought a cute new mug for your hot beverage of choice — whether it be peppermint, chamomile tea, or, um, wine — consider adding one…
By Kristian Wilson

This Cinderella Retelling Is Dark & Harrowing — And You Can Start Reading Now

A new Cinderella story is hitting the market from A Northern Light author Jennifer Donnelly. A re-imagining of the fairytale you all know and love, Jennifer Donnelly's Stepsister centers on Isabelle and Octavia — Cinderella's stepsisters — whose…
By Kristian Wilson

This 1948 Medical Guide Is Dangerous & Sexist — And Sadly, Too Little Has Changed

It started out, really, as a joke: When my sisters, my mother, and I discovered the Pictorial Medical Guide in my grandmother’s library — first published as Every Woman’s Standard Medical Guide in 1948 — we couldn’t believe some of the medical…
By E. Ce Miller

George R. R. Martin Dropped Some Hints About His New 'GoT' Book & They’re So Intense

If you're a hardcore Game of Thrones fan, you've probably devoured the books that inspired the series several times. You knew that Jon Snow was going to be killed way before everyone else did. And you've been wondering what would happen next. Well,…
By Lauren Sharkey

7 Pieces Of Essential Writing Advice From The Author Of 'The Golden Compass'

If you have always wanted to know how Philip Pullman created the world of the His Dark Materials trilogy and all of the stories inside of it, now is your chance. In Daemon Voices, the internationally bestselling author gives readers a…
By Sadie Trombetta

Daisy Johnson's 'Everything Under' Just Made Her The Youngest Ever Booker Nominee

There are some surprise appearances as well as some unexpected cuts in this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist. Some big names, including Sally Rooney who wrote this year's esteemed Normal People, weren't selected from this year's longlist, leaving…
By Emma Madden

Book Fiends Will Love Konnie Huq's Literary Podcast & Its Top Notch Guests

The glamorous Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles is perhaps not where you'd expect to find a former Xtra Factor presenter. So British viewers of the U.S. awards ceremony were surprised to spot Konnie Huq in the star-studded audience. Was she up…
By Sam Ramsden

Past & Present Collide In These 13 Books With Dual Timelines

I've always been a fan of books with dual narratives, books that are actually a book within a book, and definitely books with dual timelines. There's something super intriguing about picking up a read that will take me from one character's…
By Kerri Jarema

The True Crime Book To Read Next, Based On Your Favorite Crime TV Show

When I'm engrossed in a good true crime book, there is nothing that can pull me away. Is it the same impulse, perhaps, that keeps me clicking "Next Episode" on Law & Order: SVU until it's far past my bedtime? I'll bet I'm not the only one who…
By Melissa Ragsdale

I Didn't Read My First Erotic Romance Til I Was 27 — I Wish I'd Done It Sooner

The year was 2016. I was 27-years-old, and I was about to read my very first erotic romance novel. A little background: I've always loved romance in books. As a kid, I shipped OTP Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe before those terms even existed. But…
By Kerri Jarema

George R. R. Martin Sort Of Explained Why 'Winds Of Winter' Still Isn't Out

For diehard fans of the Game of Thrones books, the past few years have been... frustrating, to say the least. The last entry in the Song of Fire and Ice series, A Dance with Dragons, hit shelves nearly seven years ago. The plot of the award-winning…
By Maddy Foley

This Book Puts The Spotlight On Missing Black Girls Who've Been Ignored By Police

In her YA thriller Monday's Not Coming, author Tiffany D. Jackson spins a tale of murder, neglect, and systemic racism, all told through the lens of a middle school aged girl. When Claudia's best friend, Monday, goes missing, it feels like she's the…
By Cristina Arreola

This YA Novel Is A Heart-Wrenching Exploration Of The Grief Of Losing A Parent

"My grief is tremendous, but my love is bigger," or so wrote author Cheryl Strayed about her mother, who died when she was in college. In Girl In Pieces author Kathleen Glasgow's new novel, How To Make Friends With The Dark, a teenage girl reckons…
By Cristina Arreola

Check Out A Recipe From Meghan Markle's Cookbook 'Together'

When Meghan Markle joined Britain's royal family this past May, everyone was speculating about what the Duchess of Sussex's first project would be. Many guessed that she would use her new platform to support women, especially since she has long been…
By Kerri Jarema

How To Write Horror, According To Most Famous Authors Of The Genre

As the autumn mists roll in, and prestige horror movies make their triumphant return to cinemas, it seems like the perfect time to settle in with your beloved word processor and your favorite hot beverage and write some ghost stories. But how does…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Wish You Could Read More Than One Book At A Time? These 11 Novels Are The Solution

You know that feeling, when you're sitting there reading a book, and you're thinking, "Gee, this book sure is great, but I wish that I could be reading another book as well, while still somehow reading this first book at the very same time?" Well,…
By Charlotte Ahlin