Author Essay

Start Reading If I Fall, If I Die

If I Fall, If I Die has been called "a death-defying coming-of-age story." What's your favorite coming-of-age novel? Tell us in the comments!

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Article

Novelists Adam Sternbergh and Lev Grossman on Genre Fiction and Theories of Nerd-dom

There are essentially three kinds of nerds: Sci-Fi Nerds (e.g. Star Trek, Star Wars, etc.); Superhero Nerds (e.g. superheroes and comic books), and Fantasy Nerds (e.g. Tolkien, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.). My theory is: You can’t be all three. You can be one, you can be two, but never all three.

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Author Essay

Start Reading The Room by Jonas Karlsson

Critics say The Room is Franz Kafka meets Melville's ‘Bartelby, the Scrivener' with a dash of the film Brazil thrown in. Dive into the read and tell us what you think in a comment!

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Your Reading Life

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins Will Make You Laugh (and Cringe a Little If You’re an American)

Do you think a writer - like Irvine Welsh, who is from the U.K. writing about the U.S. - has a different perspective on American culture? How so? Tell us in the comments!

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Your Reading Life

Why I Go to Facebook to Decide What to Read Next

Tell us where you get most of your reading recommendations. Traditional media outlets, Goodreads, Facebook, your favorite bookseller, or old-fashioned word-of-mouth?

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Author Essay

Literary Thriller Fans! Start Reading Uncle Janice

"Matt Burgess does not sleep for one sentence. Neither will you," says one critic. Uncle Janice has been called "an addictive read." What makes a book hard for you to put down? Tell us in the comments!

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Author Essay

A Daughter Discovers Her Manic-Depressive Father’s Secret Manuscript

When we offered up Advance Reader's Copies of He Wanted the Moon, many of you shared touching stories of your own family's experience living with mental illness. How do you think public perceptions have changed since Dr. Perry Baird and his family dealt with his manic depression in the 1940s and 50s? Tell us in the comments!

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