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Unconventional Biographies to Expand Your Reading Horizons

Reading a biography can be a fascinating and captivating way to learn about someone’s life. Whether it’s a tell-all about a famous figure, like your favorite musician, or a heartwarming […]

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Meg Howrey on the Origins of They’re Going to Love You

Meg Howrey on the Origins of They’re Going to Love You

“They’re Going to Love You is my idea of a perfect book. It is about art, life, death, love, and family and it is beautifully and sharply written. I cried several […]

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Tiny Beautiful Things: The Advice You Loved, Expanded

  Cheryl Strayed’s beloved book Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of advice columns that she wrote as “Dear Sugar”, just turned ten! To commemorate the anniversary we’ve gathered some of […]

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Thought-Provoking Science Books

If you’ve been looking to expand your horizons and pick up a thought-provoking new read, we think you should add a nonfiction science book to your TBR! From the history […]

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Shrines of Gaiety Book Club Kit

Immersing us in the dazzling world of London during the Roaring Twenties, bestselling storyteller Kate Atkinson has created a captivating tale of seduction and corruption in Shrines of Gaiety—an homage to […]

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‘Tis The Season To Read Stephen King

Stephen King
As Halloween approaches, a reader’s thoughts turn to the creepy, the haunting, and the downright scary. And who better to deliver the scares than Stephen King? Read the books that heralded the arrival of a literary master—The Stand, Night Shift, and Carrie, available now in paperback and eBook, all with brand new covers. Whether you’re revisiting them or reading them for the first time, these classics of horror will terrify, mesmerize, and delight you.

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Recipe by the book: Jell-O Salad for Motherthing

Recipe by the book: Jell-O Salad for Motherthing

In Ainslie Hogarth’s Motherthing, Abby holds certain beliefs. If she can cook her husband a savory Jell-O salad from a 1930’s cookbook, she can save him—from his demons and from […]

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BookTok Loves Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

BookTok Loves Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

One of the most anticipated books of the year and a Book of the Month pick, Thistlefoot has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of readers, including some of […]

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An exclusive playlist inspired by the women of Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

An exclusive playlist inspired by the women of Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

In Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm, Laura Warrell takes readers into the world of jazz and soul as she explores the lives of the women who love trumpet player and old-school ladies’ […]

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A 90s Nostalgia Playlist for Stay True

“A near-perfect time capsule of Berkeley from 1995 to 1999, this vivid, shattering memoir knocked me out. . . more than 20 years later, [Hsu] gets it all down, with […]

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