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Six Books to Reach Your Reading Goal

So you set yourself a reading goal, which you still haven’t reached, but now it’s December and you’re kind of ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In May

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...

IRL: Nonfiction to Read if You Loved AMERICANAH

If you have not picked up Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, stop what you’re doing and get it right now. ...

No Time for Audiobooks? Try These Audio Short Stories

One of the most frequent concerns that I hear from people who haven’t given audiobooks a try is the time ...

If Heavy Metal Lyrics Were Book Blurbs, Vol. 2

As we’ve learned (maybe to the surprise of many), heavy metal and literature have a rather intimate relationship. To review: ...

The Girls of Summer: The Well-Readheads Pick Satisfying Summer Reads

RJS: I don’t know about you, kitten, but where I am, we’re deep into the sultry days of summer. The ...

I Need Diverse Books: BookCon, Donald Sterling, and AMERICANAH

I hope you’ll forgive the cliché, but in the past week, my worlds have collided. Noisily. First, there was BEA’s ...

Cover Face-Off: AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah, one of the most acclaimed books of 2013, hits bookstores in paperback on March 4th with a whole new look Check ...

Four Bookish Phrases That Could Use Improvement

A friend once old me about a creative writing professor he had in college who would bracket large swaths of ...

Does the MacArthur Genius Grant Result in More Genius?

In 1981, Cormac McCarthy, at age 48, was named one of the first MacArthur Foundation Fellows (more commonly known these ...

African Literature Revisited

After my post Genre Kryptonite: African Literature, I was floored with feedback and wanted to follow up with a few ...