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9 Best Thrillers with Strong Female Protagonists

Anti-heroines, real life spies, and more take on the thrilling and chilling missions.

By DeAnna Janes

Valentine’s Day Antidote: Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Fight reductive HEA (Happily Ever After) with Charlotte Brontë's last, best, novel.

By Cailey Hall

Romance by the Book: For Saps and Cynics

Who needs candles and confections on Valentine’s Day when you’ve got a great novel?

By DeAnna Janes

6 Life-Changing Books Every Woman Should Read

Life's too short for boring books. Get inspired with these life-changing reads.

By Jessica Ferri

10 Famous Writers on Keeping a Journal

These writers know the importance of keeping a journal, whether it's for revenge, memory, or stress reduction.

By Jessica Ferri

The Re-Read: The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Revisiting these favorite stories helps a writer to realize her own coming-of-age story might be embarrassing, but kind of awesome, too.

By Jessica Ferri

10 Novels Written in About a Month

It might surprise you how quickly some of these classics were written.

By The Reading Room

Literary Pilgrimage: Virginia Woolf’s England

Take a tour of England through the life and work of Virginia Woolf.

By Jessica Ferri

In Defense: Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert haters cite Eat, Pray, Love as proof of her failings, and in the process neglect her fantastic, near-perfect novel.

By Alison Currie

8 Most Controversial Novels Ever Published

Indulge in these notorious novels—because free speech is a beautiful thing.

By Jessica Ferri

Live Your Own Life: 10 Inspiring Facts About Margaret Mitchell

The Gone with the Wind author was a woman ahead of her time.

By Jessica Ferri

The Re-Read: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

Revisting this classic novel, one writer discovers the truth about Holden Caulfield, and herself.

By Alison Currie

15 Famous Books That Were Initially Rejected

As Samuel Beckett once said: "Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

By Jessica Ferri

5 Empowering, Witchy Reads

Inspirational books about women who won't let The Man get them down.

By Jessica Ferri

All The Dead Literary Ladies (And Some Dudes, Too)

Jessa Crispin, in the midst of an existential crisis, follows the lives of exiled writers and artists.

By Jessica Ferri

National Book Awards Short-List Finalists Announced

Which books are your favorites to win on November 18?

By Jessica Ferri

How Many Banned Books Can You Guess?

More than 11,300 books have been banned or challenged across the globe. Take our quiz to find out how many you know.

By Morgan Ratner

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