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The Expanding Percy Jackson Universe

The newest book, plus a reading guide for all of the related series

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 19, 2023

Coming out September 26, The Chalice of the Gods is the sixth installment in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Preorder your copy now! If you're new to Percy Jackson, consider this your guide to what has become a vast franchise for middle-grade and young-adult readers.

2023 National Book Awards Longlist

Every book nominated for the prestigious literary prize this year

By Amanda Cleveland • September 17, 2023

Presented by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Awards celebrate the best writing in America. Every year, a winner is chosen in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literature in translation, and young people’s literature from 10 finalists. Here are this year’s nominated titles.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Parable of the Sower

And what else to read if you love Octavia Butler's groundbreaking Afrofuturistic fiction

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 14, 2023

In 2020, 27 years after its original publication, Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower finally took its rightful place on the New York Times Best Seller list. Now, in celebration of its thirty year anniversary, we explore Butler's life and legacy and offer a recommended reading list for fans of the author, who passed away in 2006.

What's Leaving Max This Month?

Get your own copy to keep watching!

By ThriftBooks Team • September 12, 2023

Every month, some of our favorite shows and movies leave streaming services. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy them anymore. Here's a list of some of the standout films that will be leaving Max in September of 2023. Get your own copy and keep watching them whenever you want!

10 Powerful Nonfiction Books About 9/11

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 10, 2023

It may be hard to believe that twenty-two years have passed since 9/11. Gaining a better understanding of both the causes and impacts of these events is important, both for perspective and for healing. Here are ten excellent books about the September 11 attacks.

Advice for the Would-Be Action Movie Star

Based on Arnold Schwarzenegger Films

By Terry Fleming • September 07, 2023

Arnold Schwarzenegger's new self-help book Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life is releasing October 10. In it, he gives an "inspirational tour" through his "toolkit for a meaningful life." In anticipation of this title, we decided to study his films to give advice to would-be action-movie stars on how to choose their roles. Here, in no particular order, is what we came up with...

Make Learning Fun!

28 nonfiction books that your kids will actually enjoy

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 05, 2023

Got a kid who loves to learn? Or maybe you're struggling to get your little ones to embrace the idea that learning is fun! Either way, we've got you covered with this roundup of twenty-eight engaging nonfiction books covering a variety of topics and a range of ages.

Excited For the 'After Everything' Movie?

Here are 13 fiery romances for fans of the After series

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 03, 2023

The fifth movie in the After series is coming out on September 13 and we can't wait! The steamy romantic films are based on a series of novels by Anna Todd. The story traces the often volatile—always passionate—relationship between good girl Tessa and her irresistible bad influence, Hardin. If you're a #Hessa stan, here are thirteen more books you can crush on.  

Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

& where to watch them

By Amanda Cleveland • August 31, 2023

With more than fifty shows, over sixty movies, plus nine unnecessary Children of the Corn sequels, Stephen King has nearly as ubiquitous an appearance on screen as in print. Here are the internet's definitive Top 10 Stephen King adaptations. Read more to see if you agree.

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