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The Best Horror Books to Read If You're Ready for Spooky Season

From Dracula and The Shining to Frankenstein and The Exorcist, something wicked this way comes.

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Samantha Irby on Emma Straub, 'Gone Girl,' and Her Literary Comfort Food

The award-winning author of Wow, No Thank You and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life takes our literary survey.

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Erika L. Sánchez on Samantha Irby, 'The Fire Next Time,' and the Book That Makes Her Feel Seen

The National Book Award finalist and author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Crying in the Bathroom takes our literary survey.

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Authors Carmen Maria Machado and Rebecca Rukeyser on Youth and Sleaze

The writers discuss Rukeyser’s debut novel, The Seaplane on Final Approach, and their long-lasting friendship

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Ruth Ware on Leo Tolstoy, 'Seven Days in June,' and the Book That Made Her Weep

The prolific crime novelist—author of The Woman in Cabin 10, The Turn of the Key, and now, The It Girl—takes our literary survey.

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Andrea Bartz on Joan Didion, 'How to Do Nothing,' and the Book That Made Her Miss a Train Stop

The author of The Lost Night and We Were Never Here takes our literary survey.

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Lost in the Masses

In an excerpt from her memoir Why Didn’t You Tell Me?, journalist and author Carmen Rita Wong recounts the tumultuous experience of growing up in...

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Ottessa Moshfegh on Joyce Carol Oates, 'The Mars Room,' and the Book That She Always Recommends

The author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Lapvona takes our literary survey.

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There’s Nothing Hopeless About Being a Romantic

Honey & Spice author Bolu Babalola on continuing to believe in love in the midst of heartbreak.

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USWNT Star Briana Scurry on Selling Her Gold Medal

“My life was so broken, that I pawned my proudest possession.”

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Katy Tur’s ‘Rough Draft’ Is About a Life in Progress

The broadcast journalist talks about following in her parent’s footsteps and going toe to toe with Trump in a new memoir.

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Hilary Mantel on Charlotte Brontë, 'The Power of the Dog,' and the Book That Surprised Her

The Man Booker Prize winner and author of Wolf Hall and Learning to Talk takes our literary survey.

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Jenny Mollen and Busy Philipps Contemplate the Dark Side of Instagram Addiction

Mollen’s first novel, City of Likes, is a twisted take on the world of “momfluencers.”

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Lisa Taddeo on Joan Didion, 'Gone Girl,' and the Book That Currently Sits on Her Nightstand

The author of Three Women and Ghost Lover takes our literary survey.

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17 Books by LGBTQ Authors to Read Now and Always

From breaking down the gender binary to exploring non-traditional parenting journeys, pick up these essential books to read this month and beyond.

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On Being a Camp Person

How five summers at sleepaway camp helped me grow—and inspired my debut novel.

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Tom Perrotta on James Baldwin, 'Jane Eyre,' and the Book That Shaped His Worldview

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter and author of Tracy Flick Can’t Win takes our literary survey.

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I Wish I Had 'The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School' as a Teen

Sonora Reyes’ queer YA novel mirrors my high school experience—and helped me give my younger self some grace.

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Elizabeth Acevedo's Inheritance is a Searing Indictment of Colonized Beauty Standards

The National Book Award-winning author on anti-Blackness, her hair journey, and self-love.

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Maggie Shipstead on Elif Batuman, 'Conversations With Friends,' and the Book That Made Her Weep

The author of Great Circle and You Have a Friend in 10A takes our literary survey.

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Elizabeth Acevedo on Naima Coster, 'Electric Arches,' and the Book She'd Gift to a New Graduate

The author of Clap When You Land and Inheritance takes our literary survey.

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