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Cover Reveal: Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year in Havana

Today, we have an exclusive cover reveal of Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Trust us, you’re going to want to see this cover. This book is “equal parts love story, historical fiction, and love letter to Cuba.” Though we do have some bad news: it doesn’t come out until February 2018. Show More Summary

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘The Mind of God’

The neurologist Jay Lombard discusses the brain and its connection to what he describes as our deeper, spiritual underpinnings.

The Parent Trap

“This is how he justified what he did even as he knew what kind of parent he’d become, the kind that used to make him gag as recently as two months ago. The ones who blithely assumed their online friends were gluttons for punishment. Here’s my baby lying on his back! And here’s my baby […] The post The Parent Trap appeared first on The Millions.

Bayou Shadow Hunter by Debbie Herbert

I haven’t read a paranormal romance in a long-ass time. I binged and then got sick of vampires and werewolves. However, whilst scrolling through the open options on the RITA spreadsheet, I came across a book called Bayou Shadow Hunter. Show More Summary

Bayou Shadow Hunter by Debbie Herbert

I was really hoping to like this book. I wanted to write a review that was filled with lots of squee and happy rainbow unicorn gifs because that would have been fun to write. In retrospect, I was being overly optimistic since I am not typically a paranormal romance reader and rarely feel such adoration for the subgenre. Show More Summary

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente and Annie Wu

Here are the main things you need to know about The Refrigerator Monologues: it is intense, painful, and triumphant. It is NOT a romance. Readers would benefit from some familiarity with common comic book tropes while reading. Also, it’s feminist as fuck. Show More Summary

The People Hath Spoken

Is it possible to figure out Shakespeare’s politics from his plays? At the very least, there’s a lot we can learn. The post The People Hath Spoken appeared first on The Millions.

Affective Needs by Rebecca Taylor

I was late to the RITA reviewing party but there was a gap for a reviewer of either YA or Inspirational: I’m not inspirational but I was young once so YA it is. Checking out the title of Affective Needs was itself an education: apparently it’s a term for having emotional and social difficulties. Show More Summary

Why our spoons will soon play music and we’ll eat bugs with our hands

The new science of 'gastrophysics' studies how and why we eat, and is already starting to overhaul the way we dine The post Why our spoons will soon play music and we’ll eat bugs with our hands appeared first on

Affective Needs by Rebecca Taylor

Affective Needs is a YA romance with classic teen characters, like an angsty, academically-focused young woman ready to leave the confines of high school and a broody, mysterious bad boy who just started at the school. Rebecca Taylor’s...Show More Summary

The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel

Our heroine Mei is summoned to the Emperor’s palace after her father’s untimely death. There she quickly discovers the social stratification among the emperor’s many concubines. She also learns the intricate politics among the women,...Show More Summary

What to Read When You Want to Understand Middle America

A list of books about middle America that can, maybe, help us understand some of the stories we tell about ourselves about ourselves.

Ten Minutes of Motherhood: A Conversation with Ariel Levy

Ariel Levy on The Rules Do Not Apply, the illusion of control, and language’s inability to express grief.

Pick Your Perfect Partner

How to Pick a Mate The Guide to a Happy Marriage Adams and Packard 1946 Finding the perfect match is a tough job. This book has all the quizzes, testimonials, case studies, and facts, to help you make a good decision about a life mate. Sample chapters include: Attracting the one you want; Is it […]

Newswire: This Clue #1 exclusive begins a murder mystery by breaking the fourth wall

The Hasbro board game Clue has been adapted for other media in the past with the 1985 cult classic film, and it’s the basis for another new story courtesy of IDW, the comics publisher with a long-standing relationship with Hasbro. Written...Show More Summary

Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime

Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.

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