September 6 was National Read a Book Day, and I know—I know—you’re thinking every day is National Read a Book Day! But on September 6, we really mean it.
Tags: Between the World and Me, Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Suzanne Collins, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The English Patient, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games, White Teeth, Zadie Smith
By Emma Hunter Have you ever finished reading a book feeling like years have passed and you’ve traveled half the world, only to find you’re still sitting in your living room? These eight books are epic stories with plots that take the characters far from where they started in life—not just in terms of… Read More »
Tags: An Almond for a Parrot, carlos ruiz zafon, Donna Tartt, Eleanor Catton, Emily St. John Mandel, Heather O'Neill, Junot Diaz, Karolyn Smardz Frost, station eleven, Steal Away Home: One Woman's Epic Flight to Freedom - And Her Long Road Back to the South, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the goldfinch, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, The Luminaries, The Shadow of the Wind, Wray Delaney
From September 15 to October 15 we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and there are countless works of literature to help you do so. To name a few, here’s a list of epic reads from recent releases to classics that you may (or may not) have read in high school: In the Time of the… Read More »
Tags: Cristina Henriquez, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Hispanic Heritage Month, In the Time of the Butterflies, Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, Junot Diaz, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Patricia Engel, Roberto Bolano, Sandra Cisneros, Staff Picks, The Book of Unknown Americans, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The House of the Spirits, The House on Mango Street, The Savage Detectives, The Veins of the Ocean
For kids, back-to-school time can signify an exciting, promising and sometimes distressing end to summer holidays. The anticipation of what a new year may bring can be deliciously terrifying, and the electricity that sparks around an inevitable new beginning is always there. For older readers, the back-to-school season can be more about nostalgia—whether endearing and sweet,… Read More »
Tags: A Separate Peace, Bret Easton Ellis, Carrie, Donna Tartt, f. scott fitzgerald, J.D. Salinger, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joe College, John Knowles, Julian Barnes, Junot Diaz, Kazuo Ishiguro, michael chabon, Muriel Spark, Never Let Me Go, Push, Sapphire, School, Staff Picks, stephen chbosky, Stephen King, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Rules of Attraction, The Secret History, The Sense of an Ending, The Virgin Suicides, This Side of Paradise, Tom Perrotta, Wonder Boys