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Susan WiggsMore Author Interviews…
In Ottessa Moshfegh's disturbing and darkly humorous My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a young woman in pre-9/11 New York City enters into a self-imposed hibernation with the help of a terrible psychiatrist and copious amounts of prescription drugs. Here Moshfegh shares her favorite New York City novels that inspired her.
Fredrik BackmanMore Good Minds Suggest…
Swedish author Fredrik Backman first introduced readers to Beartown last year. Now, he's returning to the small, hockey-obsessed village with the second book in the series, Us Against You. "Sports is never just about sports. It's about people. The best and worst in us," he says, recommending his favorite books on the topic.
The Unexpected Everything author answers all our questions about her latest YA romance. Here, Charlie Grant wants her sister to have a dream wedding. However, it's anything but. "It's so important to Charlie that everything go perfectly," says Matson, "because I think she can feel that everything is about to change."
Cynthia HandMore YA Author Interviews…
As Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows prepare for the release of My Plain Jane, we asked what inspired the author team to write this "Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters" historical remix and include a list of their favorite YA historical must-reads.
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers translates the passion for reading into contemporary art, photography, and illustrations.
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another DayMore Book Look…
Mark Bradford is best known for his large abstract paintings. He uses fragments of posters, billboards, newsprint, and other found objects to create commentaries on class, race, and gender through his lens as a black American artist.
How hard can it be to learn about flirting and foreplay? Math genius Stella hires an escort to teach her in Helen Hoang's irresistible debut, The Kiss Quotient. "I wanted the lesson plans to look a bit like a performance-improvement plan that you might get at an office job," Hoang says. "But with sex!"
Lauren LayneMore Romance Author Interviews…
Get your finances in order—Lauren Layne's about to make the stock exchange sizzle. She answers your questions about falling for "suit-wearing, power-lunching men" and the sultry battle of wits in her new romance, Hot Asset.
Life coaches and professional cuddlers and medication, oh my! Dating-ish author Penny Reid shares her favorite books on relationship research.
Megan Whalen TurnerMore A Life in Books…
Bow down to YA royalty—Megan Whalen Turner is back with a new The Queen's Thief adventure. She shares the books that inspire her love of history and magic.
International Literacy Association
The International Literacy Association is a global nonprofit organization of more than 300,000 educators, researchers, and experts across 78 countries. Its mission is to make literacy accessible for all.
Asian American Writers' WorkshopMore Do Good with Goodreads…
Established in 1991, the Asian American Writers' Workshop is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to creating, publishing, and developing creative writing by Asian Americans.
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree is based on author Ingrid Rojas Contreras' own experience as a child in 1990s Colombia at the height of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s reign of terror. "I hope to complicate our understanding of the inheritance of violence and how this affects women and girls living in it," she says.
James A. McLaughlinMore Debut Author Snapshot…
A former smuggler tries to start a new life as a caretaker of an Appalachian forest preserve, in the thriller Bearskin. But his reprieve ends when poachers invade the woods. Author James A. McLaughlin tells us how his debut was inspired by a hitchhiker, and he describes the book's long road to publication.
Nicola YoonMore Excerpts…
All love stories have to start somewhere. Nicola Yoon, the author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, shares an excerpt about young love from the new anthology, Meet Cute, which also features short stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina LaCour, and Sara Shepard.