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12 Books About Families that Take Dysfunction to a New Level

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 18, 2019

You may be gearing up for some boisterous (read volatile) holiday get-togethers with the family. How about some stories of highly dysfunctional clans to get you in the right frame of mind? Here are twelve books that will leave you thinking, "Well, we're not that bad!"

10 x 10: The Best Books of the Decade

Best Realistic Fiction and Memoir

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 06, 2019

As we countdown to 2020, we're publishing a series of ten of the best books of the past decade in ten different genres. 10 x 10! In order to finish by the end of 2019, we'll be packaging two genres together in this once-a-week series. This week's lists are Realistic Fiction and Memoir. Here are our picks for the ten best in each.

October = Breast Cancer Awareness

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 01, 2019

Chances are, we all know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. Statistics indicate that about 12 percent of U.S. women will develop this disease in their lifetime. This week's blog post is dedicated to better awareness, offering resources focused on prevention, treatment, and individual stories, as well as books for kids who are grappling with the illness of a parent.

We Are Stardust, We Are Golden

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 14, 2019

Woodstock 2019 might be cancelled, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the 50th anniversary of the renowned 1969 music festival. Woodstock was more than just a concert. It is a cultural touchstone, emblematic of the peace-loving, youth movement for change the 1960s and 70s.

I'll Have What She's Having

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 30, 2019

When Harry Met Sally turned 30 this summer! We thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane with some of the quirky characters and hilarious lines that came from this beloved rom-com. Along the way, we discovered some fascinating facts about the talented people who created the iconic film.

Go Beyond the Ted Talk: 7 Speakers Who Leave You Wanting More

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 17, 2019

Creativity. Vulnerability. Justice. Happiness. Motivation. Feminism. Perseverance. Can these qualities be gained in 25 minutes or less? Probably not. But luckily, we have books!

Not Just For Kids

10 Graphic Novels to Enlighten and Inspire You

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 10, 2019

Comic books aren't all superheroes and dystopian fantasy. Here are ten gorgeous graphic novels featuring powerful storylines that are complex, emotional, and educational.

Find Your Inner Patriot

Ten Reasons We Can All Love America

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 02, 2019

We hear a lot these days about how divided the US is, and it's true that politically we seem to be struggling to find common ground, so for our nation’s birthday this week we made a list of 10 American things that we hope everyone can enjoy!

Dig In! A Veritable Buffet of Food-Focused Literature

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 26, 2019

Food writing has never been more ubiquitous. And we love it! This week we serve up up a bevy of books with culinary themes.

Books for All Kinds of Dads!

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 12, 2019

Not all dads are the same! Father's Day is this Sunday and you may be struggling with what to get for your specific fellow. Here's a list of book recommendations for all different types of fathers.
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