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
In February, New York City launched the One Book, One New York program, a massive initiative to get everyone in New York to read the same book at the same time. Five celebrities each selected a book that they supported, with New Yorkers voting to pick the final choice: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You… Read More »
Tags: Amy Tan, Ann Y.K. Choi, Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, Muriel Barbery, Nina Revoyr, Sandra Cisneros, Southland, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The House on Mango Street, The Joy Luck Club, White Teeth, Zadie Smith
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 »
Tags: All The Light We Cannot See, Americanah, beautiful ruins, Bridget Jones' Diary, Circling the Sun, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Euphoria, Gone Girl, If I Stay, Life After Life, Middlesex, Orphan Train, station eleven, The Book Thief, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Devil Wears Prada, The Fault in Our Stars, The Girl on the Train, The Good Girl, The Help, The Husband's Secret, The Light Between Oceans, the nightingale, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Poisonwood Bible, The Rosie Project, The Secret Life of Bees, The Vacationers, Where'd You Go Bernadette, White Teeth