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7 Surprising Benefits of Reading 20 Minutes a Day

Plus tips on how, when, and what

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 21, 2024

Reading just twenty minutes a day has been shown to have a transformative impact on our physical and mental health. It decreases anxiety, fosters good sleep, and improves brain function. It even makes us nicer people! Learn about the many benefits of reading and get tips on how, when, and what to read!

Book Recommendations for Every Kind of 'Bridgerton' Fan

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 19, 2024

Season Three of Bridgerton is underway and if you've already binged the first four episodes, you may be looking for some new entertainment while you wait for Part Two to drop on June 13. No matter what you love best about the show, here are our tailored reading recommendations.

Remembering Alice Munro

'I want the reader to feel something that is astonishing—not the "what happens" but the way everything happens.'

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 17, 2024

Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro passed away this week at the age of 92. Often referred to as "the Canadian Chekhov," she was well known for her collections of short fiction that explored the secret dreams, desires, and heartaches of ordinary life. Here we celebrate her life and legacy.

24 June Releases We’re Excited About

And what you can read in the meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 14, 2024

No matter how long our TBR lists get, we're always finding new books we want to add! Here are 24 exciting June releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy right away.

What's New and Coming Soon in Book-to-Screen

Including It Ends With Us, Garfield, Bridgerton, Planet of the Apes, and more

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 12, 2024

It's always fun to see how good books get adapted for the screen. But sometimes, this happens before we've had the chance to read the source material. Or maybe we just want to reread the book before we watch. Here are sixteen of the books behind the buzziest book-to-screen adaptations.

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Reading List

Book recs based on your favorite character

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 07, 2024

What's coming up for Diary of a Wimpy Kid? We've also put together a reading list of classic literature that matches up with some of the key characters. Check it out!  

Stephen King's 'Cujo'

And 13 more books about killer animals

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 05, 2024

Stephen King's new book of short stories, You Like it Darker, will be released on May 21. The collection includes a sequel to his 1981 novel Cujo about a St. Bernard who goes on a murderous rampage after contracting rabies from a diseased bat. If you're a fan of Cujo and can't wait for the new collection, here are thirteen more books about savage beasts to enjoy in the meantime.

The Tortured Poets Department Redux

All the literary references on Taylor's new album

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 30, 2024

Taylor Swift's new album, The Tortured Poets Department, came out April 19. Swift has a long history of including literary nods in her music and this title suggests her most bookish album yet! Back when she announced the track list, we made some predictions about things. Let's see how we did and explore all of the literary references in her latest lyrics.

Will the Youngest Generation Be the Biggest Readers?

Parents and kids sound off in our newest survey

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 28, 2024

Our newest survey with OnePoll asked 2,000 U.S. parents and their kids about their reading habits, popular and classic books, and summer reading assignments. The story we uncovered offered a few surprises.   

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