American Dirt is just what we need for 2020

In recent years, we’ve had a wave of amazing books that deal with issues like racism, bigotry, sexism, fear, and hatred. The current U.S. political climate has forced writers — and readers — to confront hard truths, and some exceptional fiction (and nonfiction) has resulted. American Dirt is no exception. 

Long-awaited fantasy confuses more than it captivates

Erin Morgenstern long-awaited sophomore release, The Starless Sea, is a much-hyped fantasy that combines stories and myths and dreams in the most beautiful way. But despite its poetic prose, this ode to storytelling winds such meandering, overlapping, time-transcending tales that it’s difficult to fully understand what’s happening and to stay invested in the glimpses of the whole story we are given.

Where does The Institute rank among Stephen King’s best books?

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.