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  • Bill Gates Shares His Summer Reading Picks
     Tech pioneer, co-founder of Microsoft, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and author Bill Gates is an avid reader who has become known for his excellent book recommendations. As he has for several years now, he's once again shar…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 20, 3:46pm -
  • The Most Popular YA Dystopias Since 'The Hunger Games'
    As fans of The Hunger Games know, your enemies always seem to reemerge right when you least expect them. That's right, this month, Suzanne Collins takes readers back to Panem with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a highly anti…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 20, 10:37pm -
  • Don't Miss These 30 New Young Adult Debuts
    Recent events have been especially tough on debut authors, with bookstores closed and book tours canceled. So we're rounding up a list of hit young adult books that have come out so far this year, written by previously unpublished a…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 20, 10:35pm -
  • Curated Reading Recommendations from Beloved Authors
    Have more reading time these days, but don't know where to begin?We're here to help! We've asked some of your favorite authors to suggest a list of books on a variety of topics to suit every mood. So whether you need a good laugh, a good c…
    - 25 days ago, 1 May 20, 5:16pm -
  • Jennifer Weiner on Why 'Beach Reads' Matter Now More Than Ever
    Jennifer Weiner is the author of many bestsellers, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and Mrs. Everything. She's also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times Op-Ed and Sunday Review. Weiner's ba…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 20, 5:31pm -
  • Authors Offer Their Summer Reading Recommendations
    One of the many things we love about authors is that they tend to have some of the best reading recommendations. So, as we head into our favorite season—which is Summer Reading, of course—we asked some of your favorite writers to sugg…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Apr 20, 8:26pm -
  • Get Ready to Dive Into Summer Reading!
    We may not be planning our reading for far-flung destinations, but these books will transport you to anywhere their pages take you! So, get ready for a season of great reading, even if the only place you travel is in your imagination.…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Apr 20, 6:57pm -
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered: 'The Roxy Letters' Author Recommends These 10 Uplifting Romances
      Mary Pauline Lowry knows a thing or two about being stuck at home when you don't want to be. After all, the premise of her newest novel, The Roxy Letters, is about what happens when her protagonist's ex-boyfriend moves…
    - 57 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 4:12pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "Hollywood Park"
    by Lani: Prior to reading this, I knew nothing about the author, nor his place in history as the frontman of the band Airborn Toxic. In fact, as I immersed myself in the book, I had to remind myself that these events really happened to someone, somet…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "My Dark Vanessa"
    by lani: It took the author 18 years to write his novel. Who would have know how prescient it would become during the current "Me-Too" crisis. This is a very unsettling novel examining the life of a 15 year old girl who becomes enamored with her 42 y…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Surviving Autocracy"
    by Victoria: Masha Gessen really nailed it. I'm not much for politics and haven't read too many Trump-focused books because I found that a frustrating and unappealing topic. I picked this up mainly due to author recognition. But it was great. Ms. Ges…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Deep Creek"
    by BuffaloGirlKS (Kansas): A wonderful book. The abuse by her father and the neglect by her mother and the failure of all the adults in her life, except one, to try to rescue her was hard to handle, but the author's forgiveness enabled me to do so. A…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Miracle Creek"
    by Courtney (Chicago): I was definitely not convinced that I would love this book, but I did nonetheless. I was in my 8th month of pregnancy with my first child and the themes of parent/child relationships and of mothers never feeling like their best…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Book of Longings"
    by Sue B (Fort Myers FL): This book was so very interesting from the very start till the end, couldn't put it down and thought about it a lot when not reading. What if Jesus was married? What if his brother in law was Judas? What if he lived a very n…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Paris Hours"
    by tired bookreader (Florida): The style the author chose for the book is perfect to keep the reader motivated. You have to read 4 chapters at a time (no worries, they aren't long). The story is captivating and shows how barely noticeable meetings wi…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Crooked Heart"
    by mary c (Portland, Or): Oh, I'm telling you right up front that Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans is going to be one of my top reads! I love books that speak to the human condition - life, love, death and everything that comes in between. This book tota…
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 20, 10:00am -