Books

This Is What It's Actually Like Being A Book Cover Designer For A Living

It's no surprise that many readers consider a job in book publishing to be one of the most covetable careers. Within publishing, there are widely recognized positions — like that of a book editor or literary agent — and there are more unconventional …
By Kerri Jarema

13 Fantasy Books That Will Completely Hook You AND Your Book Club

Love fantasy, but can't convince your book club to read anything from the genre? I have 13 great fantasy novels you can use to get your friends reading tales of swords and sorcery, magic and mayhem, so keep reading to find a book that's right for you…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Horror Books That Will Give You & Your Book Club Major Nightmares

If the sudden popularity of murder-mystery novels has your book club selection feeling a little stale, check out these 15 horror novels to introduce your book club to the scary genre. No matter if you like books with lots of terror, gore, or even a l…
By Kristian Wilson

A Harry Potter First Edition Worth Over $50,000 Was Stolen In A Rare Book Heist

In a massive rare book heist that has left police with few clues, a Harry Potter first edition worth £40,000, or about $55,490, was stolen from SN Books' warehouse in Thetford, Norfolk earlier this week. According reports, it only took the thieves 26…
By Sadie Trombetta

9 Books To Read If You're Obsessed With Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

From the moment their engagement was announced, fans all over the world have been anxiously waiting for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's big day. If you're someone who can't help but read every article, look at every picture, and listen to every inte…
By Sadie Trombetta

13 Stephen King Villains That Will Haunt Your Nightmares Forever

With a career spanning four decades, Master of Horror Stephen King has crafted some of the most terrifying pieces of nightmare fuel that pop culture has ever seen. So obviously, we have to talk about the 13 greatest Stephen King villains he has ever …
By Kristian Wilson

25 Love Quotes From Books That Make The Perfect Valentine's Day Insta Caption

With Valentine’s Day (or its far superior sister holiday, Galentine’s Day) just around the corner and the world in dire need of more words of affirmation, compassion, and love these days, now is a great time to revisit what some of your favorite writ…
By E. Ce Miller

The 10 Most Popular True Crime Books, According To Scribd Data

From Criminal Minds to American Crime Story, In Cold Blood to Killers of the Flower Moon, Serial to My Favorite Murder, it is no secret that Americans have a serious true crime obsession, but there is one particular area of the subject we can't get e…
By Sadie Trombetta

No One Knows How Edgar Allan Poe Died — & 9 Other Strange Facts About The Mystery Writer

January 19, 2018 marks mystery and horror writer Edgar Allan Poe's 209th birthday. The poet and writer died when he was just 40 years old, but he left behind a treasure trove of literary riches — terrifying short stories like "The Cask of Amontillado…
By Cat Winters

Why The Epilogue Is Actually The Most Disturbing Part Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

You can probably agree that The Handmaid's Tale has become grimly relevant these days, and not just because of the excellent Hulu show. Even before the adaptation premiered, the book had jumped to the number one slot on Amazon, and it currently holds…
By Charlotte Ahlin

15 Books That Seriously Need A Sequel

Some of the most bittersweet moments in the life of a book lover are discovering those books you just can’t put down and that you never want to end — sweet because they’re just SO good, but bitter because at some point you will, in fact, arrive at th…
By E. Ce Miller

This Is What It's Actually Like Being A Book Cover Designer For A Living

It's no surprise that many readers consider a job in book publishing to be one of the most covetable careers. Within publishing, there are widely recognized positions — like that of a book editor or literary agent — and there are more unconventional …
By Kerri Jarema

J.K. Rowling Just Debunked A Major Harry Potter Myth On Twitter

When the Harry Potter series first hit shelves in 1997, readers around the world eagerly began trying to identify the real-life landmarks that may have inspired the wizarding world. King's Cross was home to the infamous Platform 9 3/4. Hogwarts drew …
By Maddy Foley

10 Short, Scary Stories You Can Finish In A Single Sitting — If You're Brave Enough

Short, scary reads are deceptive. Sure, you can read through them in just one sitting. Yes, most of these stories and novellas can be finished in just a few morning commutes, or on a single lazy weekend afternoon. You'll move on with your life, after…
By Charlotte Ahlin

Elena Ferrante Is Writing A Weekly Column & The Internet Is Freaking Out

The Guardian announced earlier today that Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous best-selling novelist and creator of the Neapolitan series, will be penning a weekly column for their newly-launched "Weekend" magazine, part of the company's design overhaul …
By Maddy Foley

Here's Why It's So Important To Have A Dedicated Writing Space

If you want to be a creator, you need a space to create. This idea is not new, of course. Virginia Woolf wrote A Room Of One's Own, an entire book's worth of thoughts on the subject, in 1929. But in many ways, the modern idea of a workspace has compl…
By Kerri Jarema

This Is Why You Need To Show Up To The Women's March This Year, Too

The story of the Women’s March is a story of legacy and learning. One reason to bear witness, to preserve its history — as I have in my interviews with 30 people central to its creation and through the voices of others who attended and observed all o…
By Jamia Wilson

The First Trailer For The ‘Harry Potter’ Mobile Game Is Here & You Will Lose Your Muggle Mind

Double-check the seatbelt on the enchanted flying Ford Anglia you stole from your parents, because 2018 is shaping up to be quite the trip for Harry Potter fans. At the end of 2017, Pottermore announced the anticipated mobile app game "Harry Potter: …
By Emma Lord

Here's Why People Are Furious About Margaret Atwood's #MeToo Essay

Over the course of her illustrious career, Margaret Atwood has been heralded as a champion of women, but as often as she is praised for her groundbreaking writing and activism, the author is also criticized for her failure to fully support the femini…
By Sadie Trombetta

13 Horror Audiobooks That Will Scare You More Than The Written Versions

The jury of readers is still out as to whether or not listening to an audiobook is the same as reading a text, but the small differences between the two can make or break your bookish experience. Whether you are a loyal Audible subscriber or a total …
By Kristian Wilson

Lupita Nyong'o Is Writing Her First Kids' Book & It's All About Self-Love

Since her big screen debut in 2013's 12 Years A Slave, Lupita Nyong'o has become a beloved luminary for her acting, her fashion sense, and her commitment to speaking out against social injustice. Now you can add "writing" to the list of things she do…
By Kerri Jarema