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Paul McCartney's The Lyrics Plus 10 More Essential Beatles Books

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 24, 2021

No one can deny the massive cultural impact of the Beatles. Now with the publication of Paul McCartney’s new memoir, The Lyrics, fans of The Fab Four can dig deeper into the history of the band and one of its foundational members. Here you can preorder the book and learn about ten other essential Beatles texts.

Into the Underworld

10 Rich Retellings of the Myth of Hades and Persephone

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 21, 2021

As autumn deepens, we recall the Greek myth about the king of the underworld kidnapping the goddess of spring and forcing the world into winter. Enjoy this deep dive into some of the literature reimagining this tantalizing tale.


10 Passionate Love Stories that Start with Hate

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 19, 2021

If you love Pride and Prejudice, you're probably a fan of enemies-to-lovers romances. And why wouldn't you be? All that fiery intensity belies an explosive passion just waiting to burst forth. Here are some of our favorite new romances between sworn enemies.

For Fans of 'Squid Game'

What to Read or Watch Next

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 12, 2021

If you're among the legion of fans of Netflix's Squid Game, a South Korean dystopian horror series, you may be wondering what else is out there that can give you the same sick thrill. Here are our suggestions of what to read or watch next.

The 2021 National Book Award Finalists

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 10, 2021

The 2021 National Book Award finalists were announced last week. This prestigious annual literary award includes five different categories—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature—with five finalists for each. Read on for the twenty-five books that made the cut.

Back to the Theater!

Get Ready for an Exciting Book-to-Screen Season

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 07, 2021

The pandemic put many exciting film releases on hold, but movies are back, baby! And, in keeping with our key interests, we've put together a list of upcoming book-to-screen adaptations that we can't wait to see. (But only after we read, of course.)

'Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore"'

7 Mysterious Facts About Edgar Allan Poe

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 05, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe died mysteriously on October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland, when he was only forty years old. Even so, he is considered one the most influential writers of all time and credited with the invention of several genres, including detective and crime fiction. Read on to learn more about him.

Explore the Iconic Halloween Movie Franchise

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 03, 2021

If you’re looking for some frightful entertainment this month, consider revisiting the iconic Halloween movies. Here’s your guide to making sense of the chaotic collection, plus some fun facts about the franchise. And mark your calendars, because the newest installment, Halloween Kills, comes out on October 15!

Boo! 15 Great Picture Books for Halloween

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 30, 2021

Happy October! As all the little ghosts and goblins count down the days until Halloween, here are some of our favorite (not-so-scary) picture books to get kids in the holiday spirit.

Get Free Books for Your Book Club With ShareBookLove

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 28, 2021

A book club that saves together, stays together! You may already be a part of our ReadingRewards program, but did you know that by inviting your friends (or book club members) to join the program, everyone earns free book credits. Read on to learn more about how it works.

15 October Book Releases We're Excited About

And What You Can Read in the Meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 26, 2021

Our TBR shelves may be bursting, but that doesn't stop us from browsing (and buying!) new books! Here are fifteen exciting October releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can pick up right now.

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