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Best Thing/Worst Thing: Weddings, With Morgan Matson

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It’s time for another installment of our Best Thing/Worst Thing video series, where authors weigh in on the pleasures and pitfalls of milestones we all experience, from growing up to falling in love and everything in between. Charlie, the main character of Morgan Matson’s new novel, Save the Date, is looking forward to her older sister’s wedding […]

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7 Sex Positive Stories  You Need to Read

by Sam Benson

One of my favorite things in a book is romance. I’m a die-hard shipper and will endure not-so-great plots if there’s a strong enough romance. I love finding stories about two characters that connect with each other on a deep level, and a lot of the time these couples decide to take the next step […]

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6 Second Books in a Series That Live Up to First

by Casey Nugent

There are many, many instances where the sequel is as good as ­— if not better than ­—  the original. I mean, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back anyone? As a well-documented lover of sequels, I am here to offer my defense of the second novel. More than the unloved middle child in a trilogy, […]

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20 Engrossing Contemporary Novels to Read Right Now

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
by Sam Benson

There is nothing better than a good contemporary read. Sure, I sometimes love to whisk myself away to fantasy worlds or immerse myself in books that show us a glimpse of what life was like a few hundred years ago, but usually, it’s the contemporary books that strike me the most. I connect with them […]

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Covers That Give Us Heart Eyes

by Nicole Fiorica

We’ve been told since we were kids that we shouldn’t judge books by their covers. And maybe that’s true. But I’m the sort of book lover who drags my begrudging friends through a bookstore just so I can pick up my favorite book (that I already own) and shove the cover into their faces and […]

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