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8 Romance Books Like THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS

Book cover for The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood Since its release in September 2021, The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood has been a runaway bestseller, appeared on favorites lists all over the place, and been a darling of BookTok. If you loved it, too, you’re probably looking for more romance books like The Love Hypothesis to scratch the itch. Look no further! I’ve found eight romance novels that will give you the same things you loved about The Love Hypothesis — fake dating, science, academia, and so much pining — while also giving you something different to keep your reading fresh and exciting!Continue Reading

9 of the Best Winter Holiday Books

A collage of book covers of the best winter holiday books Late fall and early winter arguably have the most dense concentration of holidays, which of course is why we refer to this time of year as “the holidays.” From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to the Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and finally the New Year, there are many holidays to be celebrated! And of course, there are books that take place on all of them. I’ve assembled nine of the best winter holiday books from the last few years, and it should come as no surprise that many of them are romance! The holidays are, of course, also known as cuffing season.Continue Reading

5 Easy Last-Minute Book Gift Ideas

Looking for some last-minute book gift ideas? Whether it’s the holidays or an upcoming birthday, we all want the same thing: to give our loved ones a thoughtful, personal gift that they will actually enjoy! For some people, this is easy; some of us are naturals at gift-giving, and some people are easy to shop for. For other people, this is a challenge; some people are harder to shop for, and some of us either don’t enjoy shopping or put it off for other reasons, ranging from perfectionism to lack of funds.Continue Reading

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