Bookshelf

7 Books to Read Before the Summer Blockbuster

Is the book always better than the movie? Read these before hitting the theater and decide.

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Reader’s Guide for A Life Apart by L.Y. Marlow

L.Y. Marlow is excited to join book group discussion. Email CrownReadingGroups@randomhouse.com to invite her to yours.

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Your Reading Life

The Bookworm’s Guide to Moving House

Something has to give, and apparently I can’t leave my clothes behind in order to stack the wardrobe with books.

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Your Reading Life

You Are Now the Main Character in the Last Book that You Read

They say you are what you eat. We say you are who you read. Answer our question in the comments!

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How Is Time Experienced in a World with No Day, No Night, No Year, No Seasons?

Expand your reading experience with these discussion questions for Dark Eden, the book that won the 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award for the Best Science Fiction Novel of 2013.

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Author Essay

Author Chris Pavone on Making New Friends

Suddenly, at 40 years old, I moved to Luxembourg for my wife’s job. For the first time in the quarter-century since graduation, I had zero friends.

By Chris Pavone, author of The Accident • 2 years ago
Author Essay

A (Hilarious) Conversation Between Author Sara Barron and Her Mom

The anecdotes about my mother in my book are pitched from my perspective. What I wanted to do is give her the opportunity to offer her perspective.

By Sara Barron, author of The Harm in Asking • 2 years ago
Author Essay

My Character Refused To Do What I Told Her To Do

As a writer, I’m always thrilled when a character shows up in my head, demanding that I write a story about her.

By Maddie Dawson, author of The Opposite of Maybe • 2 years ago