Books

Here's A First Look At Jennifer Weiner's First Novel In Four Years

By Sadie Trombetta

J.K. Rowling Reveals Why She Wrote 'Fantastic Beasts' But Fans Are Still Divided Over It

When Potterheads first got wind of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film franchise, many of them were ecstatic. But a few years and several controversies later, and the excitement has at least somewhat dulled. Still, there are plenty of…
By Sadie Trombetta

The Story Of How Barack Obama Proposed To Michelle Is So Freakin' Cute

You probably already heard about Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming, the former First Lady's thoughtful exploration her "becoming" — from her childhood to her time in White House. How much would she reveal about growing up on Chicago's South Side, her…
By Kerri Jarema

Michelle Obama's New Memoir Is A Must-Read — Here's Why

One summer, about a year into her relationship with Barack Obama, Michelle Robinson began keeping a journal for the first time in her life, as detailed in her new memoir. "I'd write a few entires in a single week and then lay the journal down for a…
By Cristina Arreola

How To Share Your Writing With Others Without Having A Breakdown

There comes a time in every writer's life when they must do the unthinkable: allow someone else to read their writing. It happens to the best of us. Unless you are writing in a private diary, which you then plan to burn in a cleansing bonfire before…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Here's What Oprah Is Saying About Michelle Obama's Book

In the biggest piece of book news you will hear today, Oprah Winfrey has picked Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, for her book club. If you haven't already snagged your copy of Becoming, out this week, you're definitely going to want to grab one…
By Kristian Wilson

Climate Change Isn't The Stuff Of Science Fiction, But These 11 Books Are Tackling The Problem

Glancing at the news these days can feel a bit like an endless, relentless series of pitches for the next big teen dystopia novel. Unfortunately for all of us, though, climate change is real and not just the stuff of science fiction. You and I and…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Here's A First Look At Jennifer Weiner's First Novel In Four Years

After the 2016 presidential election, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner thought she knew what kind of novel she wanted to write. It would be dark, it would be dystopian, and it would tell the story of a world in which abortion and…
By Sadie Trombetta

30 Pieces Of Writing Advice From Cheryl Strayed, Toni Morrison, & More

If you’re one of the many writers trying your hand at NaNoWriMo this year, (that’s National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) then you well know we’re approximately half way through the month of November — and hopefully, you’re well on your…
By E. Ce Miller

Beck's Final Moments In The 'You' Book Are Terrifying

Spoilers ahead for Caroline Kepnes' book, You, and the Lifetime series of the same name. While fans of Caroline Kepnes' You might have some guesses as to what will happen in the Season 1 finale, viewers who didn't read the book are probably still in…
By Meghan DeMaria

Candace's Fate In The 'You' Book Is Different From In The Series In A Pretty Big Way

Spoilers ahead for Caroline Kepnes' You and the Lifetime series. While most of You's first season has focused on Joe's obsession with Beck, he's also still haunted by the ghost of his ex-girlfriend Candace. Joe can't help but remember her at the…
By Meghan DeMaria

Why You Should Read The 'You' Book Right After You Watch The Season 1 Finale

Warning: Major You book spoilers ahead! Those who have been following along with Joe and Beck's budding "love" story throughout the first season of the new Lifetime series You, knew it was only a matter of time until Joe's stalker ways would be…
By Kelly Schremph

These Classic Christmas Books Will Make You Want To Put The Tree Up Today

Six weeks, friends. Six weeks to finish your Christmas shopping. Six weeks until you can't tell whether the third helping of Christmas pudding or the fourth glass of Baileys is responsible for your current state of nausea. The season is very nearly…
By Emily Dixon

These Are The YA Novels I Wish I'd Had After My Father Died When I Was 12

With my small fingers pressing down on one side of the pages, my head down slightly but not too low, I often tried to get away with reading a book at the dinner table. Meals meant a lot to my family. We always gathered at the table, no exception. We…
By Eva Recinos

Amazon Just Released Its List Of The Top 10 Books Of The Year

As 2018 draws to a close, bookish retailers and outlets are looking back fondly on the year's releases. Amazon just revealed its Top 10 Best Books of the Year, and you've probably already read a few. The books on the list below represent the Amazon…
By Kristian Wilson

'Two Can Keep A Secret' Is Perfect For 'Riverdale' & 'Sharp Objects' Fans — Start Reading Now

In 2017, Karen Mc. McManus thrilled teens (and adults, honestly) with her New York Times bestselling thriller One Of Us Is Lying, which was basically The Breakfast Club with an Agatha Christie twist. Now, she's back with another eerie mystery that…
By Cristina Arreola

If Networking Makes You SUPER Anxious, Read This Excerpt From The New Book By Mogul's CEO

There's a new career guide coming to town: Mogul founder and CEO Tiffany Pham has written a nonfiction book for teens interested in getting their careers off the ground early. Girl Mogul won't hit store shelves until April 2019, but you can read an…
By Kristian Wilson

A Woman Assumes A New Identity When Her Career Veers Off Course In This New Book

With 2018's She Regrets Nothing, Andrea Dunlop cemented herself as an author with a unique point-of-view on the destructive nature of family secrets. Now she's back with We Came Here To Forget, due out in July 2019 from Atria Books, a division of…
By Kerri Jarema

This Book About A Dangerously Unstable President Was Written In 1965 — & It's Being Rereleased

A number of dystopian novels, including The Handmaid's Tale and Nineteen Eighty-Four, have surged in popularity since Donald J. Trump won the presidency in 2016. Now, one in-demand novel about a dangerously unstable president is being rereleased.…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Candles That Smell Like Books To Help You Set The Perfect Reading Atmosphere

There are just some things that go hand-in-hand with being the ultimate book lover: drinking excessive amounts of coffee, taking a book with you wherever you go, constantly having an online cart filled with the newest best sellers, being on a first…
By E. Ce Miller

Bookmark These 13 Poems For Your Next Bad Mental Health Day

There’s something about autumn that makes me crave poetry. Maybe it’s residual, first day of school nostalgia; maybe it’s that pesky seasonal affective disorder creeping in and begging for the emotional immediacy of a well written stanza. Either…
By Maddy Foley