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11 Thriller Novels That Could Be The Next 'Sharp Objects' TV Show

HBO's <i>Sharp Objects</i> has captured TV viewers' attention this summer, but all fans know that the limited series will eventually come to an end. That …


15 Shocking Thrillers to Read This Summer

Cristina Alger<p>Set in the world of high finance, <i>The Banker’s Wife</i> centers on Annabel, a banker’s wife on the hunt to find out more about her husband’s sudden death following a plane crash, and Marina, a journalist who marries into the elite upper class. When Marina uncovers information on one of the …


15 Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing Until The Very Last Page

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to …


13 Beach Reads You Won't Be Able To Put Down This Summer

Summer's the season for fun, sun, and a really good book.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>


20 Very Funny Novels By Women

If you look at lists of canonically funny books on the internet, which I do with some frequency (what, is that not a normal way to spend one’s time?) …


10 Bingeworthy Books to Read After The Woman in the Window

A.J. Finn's debut novel <b>The Woman in the Window</b> was undoubtedly a huge hit in 2018, leaving fans everywhere inspired to read even more gripping stories about unreliable narrators, thrilling plotlines, and harrowing secrets. If you find yourself missing the breakout hit, these 10 new titles will make …


This week’s 6 must-read books

<b>What We Were Promised</b> <i><br>Lucy Tan (fiction, Little, Brown)</i><br>Set in modern Shanghai, where extreme wealth edges against poverty, a family in a luxurious …


20 new books to read in July

July's 20 must-reads


The 2018 Summer Reading List For The Healing Soul

There is something so whimsical and carefree about the summer months. With everything in bloom, we get caught up in the feeling that anything is possible — which makes it a great time to work on ourselves.<p>Carve out some time each day and pick up a book (or two!) that will feed and nurture your …


5 Books Like 'Sharp Objects' For Fans Of Gillian Flynn's Thriller Novels

The long-anticipated adaptation of <i>Sharp Objects</i><i>,</i> Gillian Flynn's debut novel, has reignited interest in the thriller writer, whose most famous for …


Summer Reads for Every Book Lover

Culture Trip’s literary editors share their ultimate summer reading list for every type of reader.<p>This summer, we’re bringing you books from Japan, …


The Best Books on Con Artists, According to True-Crime Experts

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …


50 Must-Read Books About Music

Have you ever been asked, on a first date or by someone who is trying to carry a conversation with you, but can’t, “Do you like music?” How do you …


The 30 Best Sports Books Ever Written

Fill the gaps between watching sport with the greatest writing about Muhammad Ali, Brian Clough, Diego Maradona and more<p>What the following list includes: two books about Brian Clough, two novels, two books on tennis and a dozen other sports covered, plus backgammon. (Backgammon is not a sport.) And …


Top 10 books about gangsters

It’s not hard to understand the enduring appeal of gangsters in fiction. From the romantic notion of the outlaw antihero to the caricature of the psychotic mob boss, they have been portrayed in many different lights; but the unifying theme is that they live by a set of rules alien to the …


12 must-read books for summer, according to three best-selling authors

With school out of session and vacations looming, it's time to pick up a new summer read.<p>TODAY sat down with New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, Isaac Fitzgerald and Jane Green to learn a few of their favorite picks for the season.<p>Fiction<p><b>Brad Thor: 'The Book of M: A Novel' by Peng Shepherd</b><p>…


28 Modern Thrillers You Should Add to Your Reading List ASAP

It all began with an early obsession with Nancy Drew, then I moved on to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, and before I knew it I was devouring any book that promised thrills, intrigue, and murder. Is there a detective in it? I'll read it. Bonus points if the protagonist is a woman. And the …


Six beach reads that bring more pleasure than guilt

A thrilling variety — psychological suspense, spy action, cozy mystery — for this summer’s beach bag.


The best crime novels of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …


10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …


Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …


10 Book Editors on What They’re Reading for Fun This Summer

Sit back and enjoy a good read.<p>It’s June, which hopefully means we’re all finding more opportunities to loaf about. Proper loafing, we tend to think, …


11 New Thriller Novels That Need To Be Made Into Movies ASAP

There's nothing like summer to make you want to get lost in a big blockbuster. But that doesn't mean the only place you'll find a cinema-worthy story …


The Ultimate Beach Read Bucket List

We're passionate about beach reads. Or, more specifically, we're passionate about the act of reading on the beach. The act symbolizes a pause from …


Want to Be a Better Writer? Try This Simple Method, Says an Award-Winning Author

Methods may differ, but the goal is the same.<p>George Saunders is an American author who contributes essays and short stories to <i>The New Yorker</i> and several other publications. Saunders has published several volumes of his short stories, for which he's received prestigious writing awards, including the …

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The 10 Best Books of 2018, So Far

For bookworm moms, part of the excitement that comes with the arrival of summer is compiling your summer reading list, which you'll gladly tackle …


11 Books to Bury Your Nose In This Summer

Summer is here! And while that *probably* no longer means you have three months of time off to enjoy, some of the principles of your childhood break …


21 Books Goodreads Users Can't Get Enough Of This Summer

All of the faves — in fantasy, mystery, romance, and more.<p>Below are the titles, based on average rating and number of ratings, that are getting a lot of buzz and love.


Amazon's 10 Best Books Of The Year So Far Are Perfect For Your Summer Reading Plans

2018 is only half over, but so many truly incredible books have already been released. In the past six months, readers have been treated to dozens of …

The 13 Scariest Books Ever Written (pg. 1)

"A tantalizing, suggestive reconnaissance where the phantasma of other worlds—and private worlds—reveal a disconcerting similarity, and Shirley …