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Our Favorite Celebrity Book Recommendations

Collage of book covers of our favorite celebrity book clubs Celebrities might seem like they live in a different world than the rest of us — and indeed, in many ways they do! — but it all evens out when it comes to reading materials: the same books are available for movie stars to read as the rest of us can pick up at our local bookstore or library! That’s what makes celebrity book recommendations so fun! In fact, one of my favorite celebrities, Chris Pine, is frequently photographed shopping at his local bookstore!Continue Reading

New Women’s Fiction for 2023

Collage of book covers for the best women's fiction books What is women’s fiction? This genre marker can be confusing, because so many titles that are considered women’s fiction would just be considered fiction if they were written by (or about) men. Like most genres, it is really a marketing term, but it can be helpful to understand what is generally mean by the term, especially if you tend to enjoy books that fall under the women’s fiction umbrella!Continue Reading

8 Authors Like Elin Hilderbrand

collage of books from authors similar to Elin Hilderbrand Is there any feeling as a reader more heart-stopping than the moment when we realize that we’ve exhausted an author’s catalogue? If Elin Hilderbrand is your go-to author for both contemporary and historical women’s fiction and beach reads, you may find yourself looking for read-alike authors to keep you busy while you wait for her next novel to hit the shelves of your local library. Continue Reading

28+ of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2022

Collage of titles from 28 of the best nonfiction of 2022 There has never been a better time to read nonfiction! We are experiencing a glut of nonfiction of every variety, from true crime to memoir to true crime memoir, from microhistories to macrohistories to biography, even self-help and other practical nonfiction. It’s a great time for longtime nonfiction readers, but if you’re traditionally a fiction reader or not much of a reader at all, there’s no better time to dig into reading nonfiction. These are just 28 of the best nonfiction books of 2022! (Plus a few bonus titles at the end.)Continue Reading

What is Silkpunk? The Best Silkpunk Books

Collage of silkpunk books Silkpunk is a sci-fi sub-genre that’s new and largely unknown. Created by Ken Liu to describe The Grace of Kings, the first book in his Dandelion Dynasty books, it’s a fairly narrowly defined term, and the designation of silkpunk only applies to a few books — but there are several other books with similar aesthetics and vibes that you might also want to check out! Please note: Although silkpunk is commonly believed to refer to any Chinese and Chinese-inspired science fiction, such as Jade City and the rest of the Green Bone saga by Fonda Lee, it actually refers to a specific technology aesthetic found in Liu’s series and in the collection of excellent science fiction books below. Continue Reading

20 of the Best Dark Books

collage of the best dark books The last few years have been great for lovers of dark books! Across genres we’ve seen the two extremes: light, cozy fiction and the darkest of dark books. These are 20 of the best dark books, nearly all from 2019 to now! Whether you’re just delving into dark fiction or have been a fan for years (Anne Rice club, represent!)  there should be something here for you.Continue Reading

What Readers Have to Say About TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations

TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations is a personalized book recommendation service in the form of a quarterly subscription service that helps you find your next favorite read. It’s powered by real people because we believe that readers, not algorithms, are the key to connecting you with great books! All you have to do to get started is fill out a reader survey telling us more about your likes, dislikes, what you want more of, what your dealbreakers are, and share some of your favorite media, such as movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more. Then sit back and wait as your survey is matched real readers called Bibliologists, who then recommend three books just for you. Since launching this service over two years ago, Bibliologists have delivered more than 20,000 sets of recommendations—that’s over 60,000 books recommended!Continue Reading

21 of the Best Psychological Thriller Books

Collage of book covers of best psychological thrillers If you’re looking for a read full of twists and turns, one that will keep you guessing and turning the pages in equal measure, you might want to read one of these psychological thrillers. Ranging from domestic thrillers to workplace dramas, the best psychological thriller books all have one thing in common: they just might may have you questioning reality — or at least your sanity — by the end. Continue Reading