Renata Sweeney

Complicated Fathers in Literature

Sometimes dads just don’t fit the bill, and these characters can relate.

The 15 Best Dystopian Books You Haven’t Read Yet

Big Brother doesn’t want you reading these novels.

8 Books About the War in the Pacific

Read your way through WWII with these true stories of blood, sand, and saltwater.

The Best eReaders in 2020

Which ebook reader is right for you?

15 Dark Books for the Literarily Disturbed

If you're drawn to the dark and unsettling...

Required Reading: 15 Classic High School Books to Read Again

It's time to revisit the great literature we skimmed through in English class.

11 Poetry Books That Even Non-Poetry Readers Will Enjoy

Deeply affecting, classic, and accessible.

The Durrells in Corfu, from Page to Screen

Discover the books behind the hit show on PBS Masterpiece.

Adult Books for Fans of A Wrinkle in Time

Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy discuss their grandmother's incredible adult novels.

10 More Books to Read if You Like Game of Thrones

Because George R.R. Martin doesn't seem to be making much progress.

Remembering David Storey, Author of This Sporting Life

The beloved British author died Sunday March 26th at the age of 83

Jimmy Breslin, The Voice of New York City, Dies at 88

Remembering Journalist Jimmy Breslin, 1930-2017

Fathering a Chess Prodigy: An Excerpt From Searching for Bobby Fischer

How hard do you push your child to develop their potential?

Remembering Newbery Award-Winner Nancy Willard

In memory of the beloved author, we share a poem from her collection Swimming Lessons

Red Reads: Books for Fans of The Americans on FX

From spy thrillers to histories about the Cold War, these reads are sure to thrill fans of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings.

How To Sir, With Love Author E.R. Braithwaite Triumphed Over the Racist Apartheid Government

We remember the late author with an excerpt of his courageous memoir, Honorary White.

The Edward Snowden Book That Answers All Your Questions

Expert Richard Rashke discusses NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in his book The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

10 Books on Terrorism From Our 16 Years at War

Great nonfiction from the soldiers, journalists, and historians of the war on terror.

10 Books for Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton

Dive into Lin-Manuel Miranda's reading list.