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10 THE ROSE CODE Book Club Questions

Book cover for THE ROSE CODE by Kate Quinn Kate Quinn is known for her historical fiction that integrates some of the most significant events in the first half of the 20th century, with a particular focus on post-WWII life and recovery. Her latest, The Rose Code, takes readers to the highly secret Bletchley Park, where code breakers worked tirelessly to decode Nazi codes and save lives. Bletchley Park has been made famous in recent years thanks to the prominence of stories about Alan Turing, who worked in Bletchley Park and is credited with inventing the first computer. But Quinn shows us Bletchley Park from the point of view of the women who worked there, and how their friendship was made—and broken—by the pressures of war. It’s a great pick if your book club likes historical fiction, dual timelines, multiple points of view, friendship, betrayal, and more, so check out this The Rose Code book club questions and summary ahead of your next meeting!Continue Reading

10 Books Like FROM BLOOD AND ASH

If you like your fantasy with a side of steamy romance (or vice versa!) then chances are you’ve read and loved Jennifer Armentrout’s From Blood and Ash and its sequels. The books follow Poppy, a Maiden who has been chosen from birth to save her nation. As a Maiden, she’s expected to deny herself and all her yearnings in order to prepare for her Ascension, so she can be found worthy of the gods. But when she begins to fall for one of her guards, she discovers there is much more to her destiny than she initially thought. This fantasy series is steamy, sexy, and full of breathtaking adventure that involves magic, the gods, and fantastical worlds. Read on for 10 recommendations of books like From Blood and Ash!Continue Reading

12 MALIBU RISING Book Club Questions

Book cover for MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid Taylor Jenkins Reid has taken the book world by storm with her readable, fascinating books about the lives and dramas of the fictional rich and famous—and they’re never what you think. In her latest novel, Malibu Rising, she focuses on the four children of famous singer Mick Riva (whom readers may remember as a minor but no less important husband in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo). Fans of TJR’s previous books will no doubt be eager to pick up this latest offering, and with so many characters and drama unfolding, there will be plenty to talk about! Check out our Malibu Rising book club questions and summary to get ready for your next meeting!Continue Reading

20 New Fantasy Books to Read in 2022

Collage of four new fantasy books to read in 2022, including Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan, A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin, When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill, and Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James If fantasy is your jam, then there’s no shortage of wonderful, otherworldly novels hitting shelves in 2022 for both YA and adult audiences! Titles range from innovative fantasy worlds to real-world settings infused with magic, drawing upon mythologies and inspiration from all over the world. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting a sequel or a new release from your favorite author, or just looking for your next new fantasy obsession, then check out this list of 20 new fantasy books to read in 2022!Continue Reading

22 of the Best Picks for Book Clubs in 2022

Overhead view of three people sitting outside around a wood table reading. A new year is upon us, and there’s no reason why 2022 can’t be the best, most bookish year yet! If you’re looking to scope out some of the best picks for your book club in 2022 (or maybe you want to start your own book club and are looking for books to excite and inspire), then look no further than these late 2021 and early 2022 releases that will surely be hits among your members!Continue Reading

11 DEAR EDWARD Book Club Questions

Book cover for Dear Edward by Ann Naplitano Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano is a moving, heartbreaking book about tragedy and rebuilding your life after unspeakable loss, inspired by the true story of a young boy who was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed his entire family. The novel was an instant bestseller, and a Read with Jenna book club pick. If your book club is looking to pick up this novel, then read on for a summary and some Dear Edward book club questions to get your meeting going!Continue Reading

22 New Book Releases We’re Excited for in 2022

Collage of three book covers: Moon Witch Spider King by Marlon James, Cherish Farrah by Bethany Morrow, and Violeta by Isabel Allende It’s a new year, and the best part of that is NEW BOOKS! We are so excited for the plethora of new books releasing in 2022, and while we certainly couldn’t even begin to cover them all, here are 22 of our most anticipated new book releases 2022 has to offer. Just a note that there are going to be more listed for the beginning of the year, as some releases for the end of 2022 haven’t been finalized yet or might not have a ton of info available at this time, but this should get your 2022 wishlist a nice head start!Continue Reading

9 Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Club Questions

Book cover of Firekeeper's Daugher by Angeline Boulley Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is one of the most buzzed-about book releases of 2021. It was a Reese’s Book Club pick, an instant bestseller, and it had been optioned by the Obamas’ production company in addition to winning a Goodreads Choice Award. It’s no surprise that it’s a popular pick for book clubs of all stripes, so if your group needs some Firekeeper’s Daughter book club questions ahead of your next meeting, we’ve got you covered!Continue Reading

How to Buy Books on the Kindle App

Image of a person reclining outside reading on a Kindle. Amazon and Kindle make it super easy to enjoy the best books around, from old favorites to new discoveries, all in one place while on the go, and pretty much instantaneously. There is, however, one slight snag in their ease of usability that makes it slightly frustrating for customers who are Apple users: You can’t buy ebooks directly on the Kindle app for iOS. The reason for this is that Apple claims a certain percentage of digital purchases made in-app if that app is downloaded from the Apple App Store, up to 30%. That would cut into Amazon’s profits in a big way, so they make it impossible to buy ebooks on the Kindle app. However, there is a workaround! Keep reading to learn how to buy books on the Kindle app, no matter what your device might be!Continue Reading

15 Of The Best Historical Fiction Novels

Black and white image of the shelves of a library in the 1930s with women browsing for books and sitting at tables reading Historical fiction novels sweep us away to different time periods and offer a deeper look into the lives of people who lived before us. It goes beyond dates and events to offer a deeper human context to historical movements, and it can be pretty entertaining as well. If you love historical fiction that offers an intriguing viewpoint, especially those not normally covered in history books, then you’ll appreciate this list of fifteen amazing historical fiction novels from the past few years!Continue Reading