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17 books we can’t wait to read in June

It’s that time again: Time to look ahead to all the great new books coming out this month. June’s releases do NOT disappoint. The list includes some …

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A summer of suspense: Here come thrillers from John Grisham, Paula Hawkins, Daniel Silva and more

If you're looking for a heart-stopping thriller to pack for your summer vacation, look no further. These fresh and forthcoming novels, including …

Staff Picks: “The Girl Before” by JP Delaney

<b>The Girl Before</b> <br>By JP Delaney<br>(Ballantine)<p>If Denver’s red-hot housing market has you tossing and turning, reading JP Delaney’s “The Girl Before” just …

11 Young Adult Books That Are Hot off the Press in May

Even though we proudly call ourselves bibliophiles, we sometimes struggle to find the perfect binge-worthy book that we are fairly sure we’ll love without forking over more cash than we’d like. Generally, we first check online for cheap ebooks or browse Amazon for any classics at thrift-store …

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'House Of Names' Is A Violent Page-Turner, And A Surprising Departure

Colm Tóibín has ventured to ancient Argos — far from the decorous, restrained worlds of Henry James, coastal Ireland, and mid-20th century Brooklyn we've seen in his earlier books — in this heart-stopping novel based on Clytemnestra's family tragedy.<p>Although he's taken some of his familiar, …

'A Face Like Glass' Is A Magical, Perfectly Ticking Machine Of A Tale

Let me begin by stating that this is a perfect book.<p>I don't say this lightly. It's perfect in the way that excellent clockwork is perfect: intricate, precise, and hiding all its marvels in plain sight. Imagine a clear box full of interlocking gears and springs and pulleys — you can follow all their …

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11 Characters Who Are Definitely Having A Worse Day Than You Are

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><i>Ill Will</i> by Dan Chaon<p>“A shadowy narrative that’s carried well by the author’s command and insight.” A dark genre-bending thriller that starts with a drowning but widens to encompass murder, cancer, drug addiction, and satanic ritual …

The Best Books of May 2017: From Paula Hawkins to Haruki Murakami

Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian<p>W. Kamau Bell<p>A humorous, yet educational, look at society through the eyes of W. Kamau Bell, a sociopolitical comedian. Bell tackles a wide range of …

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12 Etsy Stores That Will Make Writers and Bibliophiles Swoon

Anyone who’s ever fallen in love with a book knows the temptation of Etsy finds all too well. With odds and ends inspired by just about every literary masterpiece, there’s no denying that Etsy is the go-to place to find all of your bookish goodies. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your writer …

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Stuck Inside With The AC On? Try These Five Cool YA Reads

Summer is often a slower time for book releases, which can feel like a shame when school is finally out and the days stretch out ahead, waiting to be filled with reading for pleasure. Fear not: This summer delivers, with great new young adult stories for all interests and genres!

11 Teen Titles You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

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6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging a Gallery Wall

Everyone loves a good gallery wall. But how do you get it right? Here are some common mistakes people make when hanging a gallery wall.<p><i>Photo and Interior design by Amy Neunsinger</i><p><b>1. Not Using Various Artwork Sizes</b>Use a couple of larger pieces to focus the eye. "I usually vary the sizes of the …

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Home Ec: How to Keep a Clean Home

Today is the very first post in a new and ongoing series on our site called <b>Home Ec</b>. Inspired by the classes some of us grew up taking, these new …

Thanksgiving Wine Made Easy: A Sommelier's Advice

Working as a sommelier has taught me two things about pairing food and wine:<p>1) It's really fun, and 2) Sometimes people take it too seriously.<p>The right wine can truly make every bite of your dinner taste better. A great pairing can get your heart racing—and even bring tears to your eyes. But when …

85 Pretty Autumn Porch Décor Ideas

There are two weeks left before autumn, and it’s high time to change the summer decorations of your beautiful porch onto fall ones. And here are some …

10 New Must-Reads for June

It’s finally June, and you know what that means — it’s officially time to kick-start your summer reading. Luckily for you, this month will see the …

16 DIY planters to spruce up your garden

Few things can be more relaxing than sitting on your porch and admiring your garden. Spring comes with a burst of energy and freshness and everyone …

The Next Xbox Will Be Announced May 21

Microsoft just announced that it's going to fill us in on the next Xbox, alias Durango, alias Nextbox, on May 21st. The event will take place at …

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The Next Xbox: Everything We Think We Know

We're finding out about the new Xbox in just a few hours. But that doesn't mean we have no idea what's coming. Here's a rundown of everything we …