This little book brought me so much joy! Its protagonists — all three of whom are awkward in the most endearing ways — tugged at my heart, made me laugh out loud, and serve as a great reminder that we’re all a little bit weird, and that’s okay.
I was lucky enough to read an early ARC of debut author Diana Urban’s first novel, All Your Twisted Secrets, and it. is. so. good! Rife with tension, teenage drama, a love triangle, backstabbing, and secrets — not to mention a syringe of poison and a bomb (!) — All Your Twisted Secrets is Agatha Christie meets The Breakfast Club and the perfect YA thriller to keep you up all night.
With his impressive collection of bestselling novels and movie and television adaptations, Stephen King has become a household name. But when he’s not writing or reading, he’s managed to rack up over five million followers on Twitter, where his quips about TV shows, life, politics — and his dogs — delight fans and spark conversation. From subtle musings to laugh-out-loud directives, here are eight times the famous writer was our favorite on Twitter.
After reading Red, White & Royal Blue this past spring, I’ve been on the hunt for stories to satisfy my craving for more wholesome teen romance. With its smart, tech-savvy, sassy protagonists, Emma Lord’s debut novel, Tweet Cute, seemed promising, but, alas, its focus on social media and the resultant drama detracted from the juicy, captivating parts of relationships, and I found it hard to stay invested.
Wooing audiences since she was just nine years old, Julie Andrews is no stranger to fame, celebrity, and the limelight. At 84 years old, Andrews just released her second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, written in conjunction with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.
For more than four decades, Stephen King has been terrifying readers around the world. With international bestsellers like Carrie and The Shining, King’s early success led to the writing of more than 60 other novels. His most recent work, The Institute, combines elements of Firestarter and IT – two of King’s most popular novels – to offer readers a chilling, memorable experience sure to keep them flipping pages well into the night.
I enjoyed Matthew Dicks’ Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend because it was different from anything I’d read before. Dicks manages to surprise and delight once again with his newest release, Twenty-one Truths About Love, a novel in list form penned by anxious dad-to-be Daniel Mayrock.
I seem to be in the vast minority here, but I didn’t love this book. Alice Hoffman, author of magical realism gems like Practical Magic and The Museum of Extraordinary Things, excels at weaving fantastical, enchanting tales. While The World That We Knew retains the elements Hoffman is known for, it fell flat for me and I found the narrative tedious in many respects.