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TBR: What it Means and How To Define Your List

A person reading on a bed surrounded by books If you hang around a reader long enough, chances are you’ll hear them utter the acronym “TBR.” What, exactly, is a TBR and why are readers so obsessed with them? TBR stands for “to be read” and it can refer to a literal or metaphorical pile of books you want to read at some point. How readers might define their TBR stacks can depend on what kind of reader they are and how they choose books, and there’s no one way to go about it!Continue Reading

6 Ways to Build and Organize Your TBR List

A row of books with their pages facing the camer You might be a hardcore reader if you spend nearly as much time deciding on what to read next and organizing your reading life as you do actually reading! For book nerds, it’s not just about devouring great books, but about the accoutrement of that reading lifestyle—whether that’s your trusty folder of bookish apps, the one go-to source for recommendations, or an old-school notebook where you record your thoughts and TBR! If you’re looking for some ideas to build and organize your TBR list, then we’ve got some recommendations for you!Continue Reading

8 of the Best Celebrity Book Clubs You Can Join Right Now

A collage of book covers from celebrity book clubs Celebrities—they read books, just like us! There’s something really fun and magical about getting together with a group of people and reading the same book, and if you enjoy that book club magic but can’t make a local meeting or want to expand your reach to include readers beyond your immediate community, turn to a celebrity book club! The nice thing about celebrity book clubs is that they are oftentimes more accessible than in-person clubs, they offer exclusive content, interviews with authors, and you can participate around your schedule. Here’s a list of 8 of the best ongoing celebrity book clubs that you can join right now!Continue Reading

The Best Steamy Romance Novels To Read in 2022

couple kissing with the sun behind them Summer is coming, and if you’re looking for the perfect steamy read to match the rising temps, then we’ve got some recommendations of recent steamy romance novels for you! While steaminess may be subjective, these romance picks are guaranteed to have on-the-page sex, tons of flirting, and sexy subtext that will make you swoon! Just be warned in case you want to read or listen to the audiobook in a public place—these romances turn up the heat!Continue Reading

16 of the Best Enemies to Lovers Fantasy Books

A tattooed couple holding hands There’s nothing more devious than watching two sworn enemies finding themselves falling for each other, and when you add in the high-stakes action and breathtaking world-building of the fantasy genre, that romantic dynamic is even better! For readers who love their fantasy plots with a heap of romance and plenty of barbed words, devious scheming, and romantic tension, check out our round up of the best enemies (and sometimes just rivals and competitors) to lovers fantasy books for YA and adults! Continue Reading

The 10 Best Philosophy Books for Beginners

collage of philosophy books for beginner: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre, and all about love by bell hooks Asking questions is part of being human, and if you have a lot of questions about the meaning of life, how we spend our time on earth, the power systems and structures we live in, and what we owe each other, then pick up any one of these essential books on philosophy for beginners. We’ve included a range of ancient classics to more contemporary ruminations that will help guide you to think more deeply about life. Because of the nature of this genre, there is a lack of female writers but we tried to balance things out by including editions translated and edited by women. However, if you need some help finding more great philosophy books by female writers, then check out TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations, and we can help you out!Continue Reading

How to Find Book Recommendations Based on Other Books

a woman reading on a bed next to a stack of books and notebooks Let’s be real: sometimes finding great books to read is a whole separate hobby from reading itself. If you would rather spend your precious free time getting lost in story rather than getting lost trying to find your next favorite read, then we’ve got some recommendations for how to find the best book recommendations and readalikes for books you already love. This is a mix of services, resources, and fun tips for discovery that you can try out right now, and so you can fill up the TBR quickly and spend more time getting lost in a good book!Continue Reading

The 14 Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books on the Cold War

collage of books about the Cold War Although the Cold War took place from the years 1947-1991, the events and tensions around this time period are more relevant than ever, especially with Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Understanding history allows us to put into context events today, but with so many nations and regions involved over such a long period of time, it can be difficult to understand the full scope of the Cold War. Hopefully, this list of fiction and nonfiction Cold War books will help!Continue Reading

17 New TV Shows Based on Books to Stream in 2022

a hand holding a remote control pointing at a TV While it’s true that the book is almost always better, there’s something really exciting about seeing your favorite stories reimagined for the small screen. With the rise of streaming services, TV shows are more popular than ever, and for some book to screen adaptations, the longer episodic format just makes sense. While many, many books get optioned each year, few make it all the way to TV shows on your favorite streaming service. Here are some of the best new TV shows based on books both new and old that you can stream now!Continue Reading

10 of The Best Spiritual Books to Read in 2022

Collage of spiritual book covers The world is a rough place right now, from war and unrest to climate change, to dealing with an ongoing global pandemic. If you’re searching for some deeper meaning in life or just need some reassurance, guidance, or hope, then we recommend picking up any of the best spiritual books in recent releases that touch everything from religion and practice, to self-reflection and community-building, and everything in between.Continue Reading