The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Dear Reader: Eight Stories Told in Epistolary Form

While every great novel makes the reader feel as though they have been let in on a great secret, there is an added layer of intimacy to a novel written in epistolary form. The very nature of peering in, of being allowed to see what is usually hidden, creates a bond between the characters in… Read More »

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School’s In! 15 Books That Take Place at School

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 »

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Can You Guess the Contemporary Novel from the First Sentence?

I recently discovered Buzzfeed had done an amazing quiz called Can You Guess The Classic Novel From Its First Sentence? and I loved it so much I just had to create a spinoff for contemporary novels. Test your knowledge of recent literature!   1. “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a… Read More »

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Book Soundtracks and Playlists

Reading and music have been tied together for ages, and I’ve found it can be especially fun to create my own playlists to listen to while reading particular books. You’ll want something contemplative and relaxing for a heavier literary fiction novel, and something with a bit of moodiness if you’ve got a suspenseful read on… Read More »

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