Complicated Fathers in Literature

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

The Family That Inspired J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

The Peter Pan author based his characters in real life.

35 Must-Read Modern Classics

These reads from the last century all deserve a place on your bookshelf.

20 of Our Favorite Famous First Lines in Literature

From Melville to Didion, these first sentences created lasting and notable impressions.

In His Own Words: 15 Inspiring Pat Conroy Quotes

Conroy turned his personal pain into novels that resonated deeply with readers.

The Best Book Club Books for Fall 2019

There's something for everyone in this list!

11 Books for Downton Abbey Withdrawal

After you see the Crawley family one last time, let these 11 books assuage the end of Downton grief.

12 Unforgettable Female Friendships in Literature

Celebrate the unsung heroine of books: friendship.

8 Books to Read on a Snow Day

Grab a book, blanket, bed, and booze!

In Memory of William Goldman, 1931-2018

The legendary writer behind Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has passed away at the age of 87.

10 Rainy Day Reads

These books are the perfect complement to the next dreary day.

Still Winning at 50!: Longevity in Literature and Film

These books and their film adaptations still captivate audiences today.

How Collective Readership Takes Us Deeper

"The more I discuss a novel with another person, the better I understand it," says one reader.

Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays: The Dark Heart of the American Dream

An excerpt from the literary icon's novel about loneliness and life's unanswerable questions.

12 Books About Friendship in Adulthood

Books on friendship that pay tribute to the families we choose