Tasha Brandstatter

Tasha is the least practical person you will ever meet. She grew up reading historical romance novels, painting watercolors like a 19th century debutant, and wanting to be Indiana Jones--or at the very least Indiana Jones's girlfriend. All this led her to pursue a career in the field of art history. After spending ten years in academia without a single adventure in Mesoamerica, however, Tasha decided to change her career and be a freelance writer (although she's still waiting on that adventure). In addition to writing for Book Riot, she's a regular contributor to History Colorado, the Pueblo PULP, and Opposing Views. She also runs two book blogs: Truth Beauty Freedom and Books (title inspired by Moulin Rouge, best movie ever) and The Project Gutenberg Project, dedicated to finding forgotten classics. Tasha also likes to have a drink or two and blogs about cocktails at Liquid Persuasion, as well as small town restaurants on Nowhere Bites. Blog: Truth Beauty Freedom and Books and The Project Gutenberg Project Twitter: @heidenkind

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All the Meghan Markle Book Recommendations Fit to Print

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10 Of The Best Vampire Romance Manga Series You Gotta Read

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The Best Sous Vide Cookbooks For Home Cooks And Professional Chefs

Looking for some sous vide cookbooks to help you crack your sous vide immersion circulator wide open and make some modernist cuisine? We've got you covered.

Reading Pathways: Lisa Kleypas

Ready to start reading the swoon-worthy historical romances of Lisa Kleypas? Tasha offers three suggestions that are sure to wind up on your keepers shelf.

Trump’s Terrible Presidency Book Club

There are so many books on how awful Trump's presidency is, why don't we just start a book club? Practically guaranteed to scare the bejesus out of you.

Which Romance Novel Should I Read? A Newbie Quiz

Want to get into the world of romance novels but don't know where to start? Take Book Riot's Which Romance Novel Should I Read Quiz and find out!

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What are the highest rated books on Goodreads? From fantasy to romance and historical fiction, we braved the world of numbers and averages to find out!

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Up your bookish boozing with four more literary wines perfect for summer, or any time of the year you've got a book in your hand.

Literary Tourism: The Book Towns of France

Literary Tourism: The Bookstore Bars and Cafés of Paris

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Say slàinte to the Ploughman Poet on January 25th with Burns Night, the boss literary holiday that celebrates Robert Burns and his beloved homeland of Scotland.

15 Books to Get You Started on a Healthier, Plant-Based Diet

Want to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your meals? Then give these 15 healthy eating and plant-based diet books a try.

44 Mystery Romance Novels to Read Right Now

Whether you love mystery or romance–or both!–these 44 mystery romance novels provide the perfect combination of love story and suspense.