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11 crazy addicting books to read if you loved Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is one of our favorite movies of the summer. Of the whole year, even. If you haven’t seen it yet, Crazy Rich Asians tells the story of Rachel, an American-born Chinese woman who agrees to spend the summer with her boyfriend Nick in Singapore. She’s ready to meet his family and is […]

5 new books not to miss this week, including Karin Slaughter’s thriller, ‘Pieces of Her’

“Pieces of Her” by Karin Slaughter.(Photo: William Morrow) USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. “Pieces of Her” by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Aug. 21) What it’s about: After a seemingly mild-mannered woman stops a killer during a mall shooting and then disappears, her daughter discovers that her […]

A New, Flourishing Literary Scene in the Real Shangri-La

Perhaps it’s unusual for an artist to resist the urge to put something new into the world; it’s like looking up at a glistening mountain and feeling no need to climb it. But in Bhutanese culture, there is not an obsession with conquering things. There’s actually a law that prohibits anyone from climbing the highest […]

Find New Books Based on Where They’re Set With This Tool

Image: Pexels The first weekend I lived in San Francisco I found a local used bookstore in my neighborhood where I promptly bought half a dozen books that were set in San Francisco. That wasn’t my intention when I walked in the store, but it was a great decision. Seeing a city through the lens […]

Books: Events for week of Aug. 19

Baton Rouge Monday, Aug. 20 Fiction Writers Workshop: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. A resource for creative writers who meet in a small group to share and discuss their work. You can sign up to have your writings discussed once you’ve attended at least two meetings. For […]

Upper West Side residents want sidewalk book vendor gone

The bookish Upper West Side wants this chapter closed. The overflowing tables of sidewalk book vendor Kirk Davidson, 60, have rankled residents for years, prompting a new NYPD crackdown on the “blight” of Broadway. Cops confiscated nearly 2,000 tomes from Davidson in the past two weeks, saying he was the No. 1 source of complaints […]

Books: Writing and motherhood, noir, satire and more

About a week ago I was heading out of Alabama, hoping I’d get to Oxford Miss., before William Faulkner’s house Rowan Oak closed for the day. I did, but that’s a story for another day. I’m Books editor Carolyn Kellogg, and here is this week’s Books newsletter from the L.A. Times. Article source: http://www.latimes.com/books/la-et-jc-books-newsletter-20180818-story.html

Why the YA book world is talking about dick soap

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of August 12, 2018. You may recall that when Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury came out, Trump attempted to block its publication with a […]

Décor trend takes books beyond the shelves

It used to be that your books said something about you. Today, that may not always be the case. Books are evolving as a decorating statement for their looks, not for their content. Some people adore having favorite books on shelves throughout their homes as totems of their literary life or their studies. But today, […]

Best-Selling Books Week Ended Aug. 12

August 16, 2018 Article source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/best-selling-books-week-ended-aug-12-1534515345