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The 25 best thriller books of the summer

This summer’s packed with suspense. Buckle up and enjoy a sensational ride.<p><b>“The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers)” (Thomas & Mercer)</b> <i><br>by Eric</i> …

Books

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018

Drawn from the 14,000+ titles in PW's Fall Announcements issue, we asked our reviews editors to pick the most notable books publishing in Fall 2018. …

Books

He Slept With Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy—And Changed Hollywood History

Scotty Bowers ran a brothel out of a gas station and slept with dozens of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Inside his ‘Secret History of Hollywood’ and why …

Cary Grant

The 50 Best Books of 2018 So Far

At <i>PopMatters</i> we take art seriously and at our best we engage with it fully mindful of the cultural/political circumstances in which it was born and …

Books

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

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 …

Books

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

American author Megan Abbott’s explorations of the dark heart of female adolescence in novels such as <i>Dare Me</i> and <i>The End of Everything</i> are second to none, and in her latest book, <b>Give Me Your Hand</b> (Picador, £14.99), she presents the equally blood-curdling tale of adult frenemies Kit and Diane. When …

Books

Cool your home without air conditioning

Strategies for chilling out.<p>Air conditioning makes it much easier to work through the summer. In fact, it’s an important tool for public health. But running your AC also increases your utility bill, drives up pollution by forcing power plants to burn more fossil fuels, and makes hot nights even …

Home Improvement

9 Great Books You Can Read For Free With Kindle Unlimited

If your wild summer has you too cash-poor to buy new books, don't worry. I've got nine great books you can read on Kindle Unlimited.<p>Kindle Unlimited …

Books

13 Frightfully Good YA Horror Novels

This young adult horror anthology edited by the author of <i>Wink Poppy Midnight</i> and <i>Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea</i> brings together some of the …

Horror

The 100 best children's books of all time

With the summer holidays approaching, there are plenty of reading opportunities for young bookworms on the horizon. Here, we present the best books to keep children occupied – whatever their age or interest.<p><b>PICTURE BOOKS</b><p><b>Curious George</b><p>H A Rey (1941)<p>The first book of seven about a mischievous monkey …

Books

Barack Obama's New Summer Reading List Has a Theme

Barack Obama just shared his summer reading list, and it has a theme: Obama will be traveling to Africa for the first time since he left office, and his reading list is, accordingly, full of African authors. On July 17, Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg to mark …

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 …

Keep Track Of The Books You Read With The Help Of These 5 Free Apps

Like many book nerds out there, I have often found myself in possession of multiple copies of a book, simply because I forgot I owned it. If you're …

Apps

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 …

Treat Yourself to Garlic Butter Steak Bites Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

3 on a YA Theme: YA Books for Your July Library Holds List

Sponsored by Roar, an imprint of Lion Forge.Mae’s beloved older sister, Abbie, has been missing for years. Mae has her theories about where Abbie …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

20 new books to read in July

July's 20 must-reads

This Book About the Anatomy of DC Heroes and Villains Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Ever wanted to know what the inside of Superman’s eyeball looks like? Well, now you do, in stunningly beautiful detail.<p>Coming this September, <i>Anatomy</i> …

50 of Our Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Novels of 2018: July to December

Walk through a book that feels like a ballad, return to the word-drunk world of Weep, discover new tales set in beloved fantasy realms, and dive into …

10 September New Releases To Put On Hold at the Library Right Now

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Our Latino book picks: 3 summer must-reads

Looking for a summer book? Three great reads by Latino authors transport us to a fateful — and wild — family reunion, the travails of a feisty Dominican teen and the undocumented experience through lyrical poetry.<p>Beloved Chicano writer Luis Alberto Urrea, author of the bestselling novel The …

Best Sci-Fi Books of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so sweet.<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

Navigate back to civilization.<p>Today, we live in a world where GPS systems, digital maps, and other navigation apps are all available on our smartphones. Few of us just walk straight into the woods without a phone, a personal GPS, or another navigation tool. But phones run on batteries, and …

Hemisphere

If You Love Sharp Objects, You'll Be Obsessed With These 8 Thrillers

Gillian Flynn is the queen of the psychological thriller, and we'll fight anyone who says otherwise. However, <b>Gone Girl</b> is so three years ago — now we're all about <b>Sharp Objects</b>, Flynn's equally haunting debut novel. <b>Sharp Objects</b> tells the story of a crime journalist who returns to her hometown of …

8 Horror Books That Will Definitely Keep You Up At Night, According To Reddit Users

There are books that are scary — maybe they have a ghost, or a witch, or a zombie, and when you read them late at night, alone, they give you the …

11 Summer Book Releases By Black Literary Mavens Guaranteed To Make The Season All The More Lit

Need a book to dive into while catching flights (not feelings) this summer? Or trying to find yourself through the written word? Well, there's a bevy …

7 Tales of Magic and Terror in the Subways of NYC

A grand opening gala celebrating a new subway expansion slips into chaos when it is revealed that the excavation has roused a subterranean horror …

New York City