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20+ Ways to Find the Best Book Recommendations For You

TBR, Tailored Book Recommendations: A Book Subscription Service Finding the best book recommendations for you can be difficult, and you need sources and strategies as unique as you! Whether you want to take a book recommendation quiz, outsource your requests to a book recommendations service, or want to be pointed in the direction of some amazing resources like book recommendation apps and websites, we’ve got you covered with over 20 ways to find the best book recommendations for you! Here we go!Continue Reading

The Best Memoirs of 2021

This year is bringing us some incredible new memoirs and personal stories, whether you’re a fan of books about identity, tales of adventure, or true stories that explore family secrets! When it comes to the best memoirs, 2021 promises some amazing reads. These are the best new memoirs that are on our radar, and we think you’ll love them!Continue Reading

The Absolute Best Books to Read in 2021

We get it, 2020 was a rough year. And while things are looking up in 2021, we’ve still got a ways to go before anyone will feel like life has achieved some normality. We’ve always taken comfort in books, and so we decided to round up a big list of the best books to read in 2021! This is a mix of recent 2021 releases, books to look forward to in 2021, and more most anticipated reads, as flagged by our expert Bibliologists! Bibliotherapy, here we come!Continue Reading

5 of the Best Book Club Apps

The pandemic has been hard on us all, but book clubs especially have been searching high and low for ways to stay connected and stay organized, even when we can’t meet in person. Whether you’re looking for some virtual book clubs for new bookish connection or just want a tool that all your book club members can use to stay organized from afar, you’ll want the best book club apps on your phones and tablets! Continue Reading

20 Of The Best Books for Dads

Father’s Day is coming up, and we know that many of you struggle with what to get your dads! Books are always a great idea, but sometimes finding dad books are hard…but you definitely know one when you see it! We’ve rounded up some of the best new and upcoming books for dads so no matter what the father figure in your life likes to read, you’ll find something that’s sure to make him smile!Continue Reading

Audible Plus vs. Premium Plus: Your Guide

Here at TBR, we absolutely believe that audiobooks are real books! We also know that sourcing audiobooks can be a little bit tricky because there are so many different options out there! Audible has offered a subscription-based model for audiobooks for a long time now, but recently they’ve launched Audible Plus and Premium Plus, two different plans that offer different content for different kinds of readers. If you’re wondering which service is right for your reading habits and budget, never fear! We’re going to break it down Audible Plus vs. Premium Plus for you. Continue Reading

10 Compelling Books Like A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles has become a book club favorite since it first published, topping bestseller lists and even getting picked up for TV. It’s the compelling story of a Russian count who is brought up before a Bolshevik tribunal for his youthful writing, and sentenced to lifelong house arrest in the Metropol, a famous hotel. There, he lives out his days in both tedium and excitement as he gets to know his fellow residents and watches the world around him change. Part of the reason why this book is so appealing to audiences is because there’s nothing quite like it! A Gentleman in Moscow has a strong sense of place, a compelling protagonist, and it covers a huge span of time. However, we’ve rounded up ten books like A Gentleman in Moscow that you’ll enjoy for the similarities in story, structure, plot, and settings! Check them out!Continue Reading

THE GIVER OF STARS Book Club Questions

Ever since Jojo Moyes rose to prominence with her novel Me Before You, her books have been favorites among book clubs everywhere. Now her latest novel, The Giver of Stars, is out and it’s the perfect book club pick because it combines history, literacy, and the lives of five unique women in an exciting way. If your book club had picked this book for their meeting, we’ve got a summary and The Giver of Stars discussion questions to help get your meeting off to a great start!Continue Reading

Queer Books With Happy Endings

Too often throughout literary history, queer characters have been denied happy endings. For years, that was because publishers wouldn’t release a book without queer characters receiving some kind of tragic punishment for what was seen as social deviation. Later, as times changed, queer characters were denied happy endings because society literally couldn’t imagine them. These days, we’re so lucky to live in a world where queer stories and queer joy is given space to thrive, and queer romance is a growing genre full of guaranteed happily every afters! But if you want to explore more happy queer books beyond romance, then we’ve rounded up fifteen recent queer books with happy endings that you’ll enjoy!Continue Reading