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Bridget Jones’s Baby: Novel vs. Film (Warning: Spoilers Ahead!)

Bridget Jones’s Baby: Novel vs. Film (Warning: Spoilers Ahead!)

8 p.m. Friday night, Brooklyn, NY: Am finishing the last chapter of Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding on my couch in my comfies.

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Elizabeth Brundage: Books That Kept Me Up All Night

Elizabeth Brundage: Books That Kept Me Up All Night

Every so often a book comes along that captures your attention so fully that the next thing you know, it’s 3:00 a.m. and you still can’t quite bring yourself to put it down. Elizabeth Brundage is very familiar with this phenomenon, as both an author and a reader.

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Life Advice from Ask Polly’s Heather Havrilesky

Life Advice from Ask Polly’s Heather Havrilesky

Here are a few of our favorite bits of all-weather advice from Ask Polly.

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What to Read / Watch After Age of Consent

What to Read / Watch After Age of Consent

Age of Consent by Marti Leimbach is a page-turning novel about a woman who decides to confront the abuse she suffered as a child. It’s an unflinching portrayal of a sexual predator and the courage required to bring him to justice.

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What We’re Reading This Summer

What We’re Reading This Summer

We asked our colleagues to share a book they’ve loved or can’t wait to read this summer. We’re sure you’ll find something to love on this list!

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Samantha Irby is Bad at Book Club

Samantha Irby is Bad at Book Club

Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, has a great take on the unique challenges of book club.

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7 Fantasy Novels for People Who Don’t Read Fantasy

7 Fantasy Novels for People Who Don’t Read Fantasy

When it comes to genre, we consider ourselves equal-opportunity readers here at the Reading Group Center. Thrillers, romance, mystery, historical fiction—we’ll devour them all!

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7 of Our Favorite Flawed Female Protagonists

7 of Our Favorite Flawed Female Protagonists

Swan Huntley’s debut novel, We Could Be Beautiful, is a spellbinding psychological thriller about a wealthy woman who has everything, yet can trust no one.

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8 Intriguing and Intrepid Women in Literature

8 Intriguing and Intrepid Women in Literature

Some of the most fascinating characters in literature are those who dare to defy the status quo, something of which Paulo Coelho is well aware. In his latest novel, The Spy, the internationally bestselling author recounts the life of Mata Hari, a fascinating historical figure who rose to be one of the most infamous women of the twentieth century.

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Armchair Adventurer: An Alaskan Road Trip in Heroes of the Frontier

Armchair Adventurer: An Alaskan Road Trip in Heroes of the Frontier

This darkly comic novel from Dave Eggers follows a single mom, Josie, after she leaves her children’s father and her home in Ohio and heads to Alaska with her kids, Paul and Ana. At first, the trip feels like a vacation, but things soon take a turn for the worse.

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