Tuesday, July 23, 2024
If there’s one kind of book most publishers are dying to buy up, it’s a celebrity memoir. These books routinely sell ridiculously well, whether it is because the person who wrote them is an A-Lister or a cult favorite celebrity. Among the great number of celebrity autobiographies released in a year, there is a specific subsect that is arguably...
Fall is in full swing, and it’s time to shamelessly break out the paperbacks with dirty covers. As you crack open a pumpkin spice love story, remember that romance, as a genre, is a women-driven industry when it comes to writing and purchasing. It generates over $1.44 billion and is the highest-earning fiction genre, with a readership that is...
While I may be biased as an English major to believe that fall is the best time to read poetry, the idea isn’t baseless. Fall quarter at UCR ushers in a sea of new students, new classes and new feelings for many — and quite frankly, it can feel chaotic. Professor Steven Axelrod, one of UCR’s esteemed English professors,...
For most of us who reside in Southern California, a true fall season is practically nonexistent. We might yearn for chilly weather and more colorful trees, but the forecast is usually on the warmer side. Although we might not get a true autumnal experience, we can always turn to books to get into the fall spirit!  Book Rec #1:  The...
If you are a current college student reading this, I ask you to recall your school library when you were a child. Was it filled with interesting chapter books, donning construction paper decorations fitting the season? Were there bookshelves that spanned the wall, or a book nook? Whatever your experience with a classroom or school library in your elementary...
In his memoir, “Spare,” Prince Harry candidly shares his life story, pulling back the curtain on life as a royal in England. “Spare” quickly reached the top of book charts after it galvanized shocking tabloid headlines following its accidental sale in Spain days before the release date. Just a month following the premiere of the Netflix docuseries “Harry &...
If there was ever a perfect sequel to a book series, Tracy Deonn’s “Bloodmarked” is it. Deonn delivers all of her promises of the previous book in this heartbreaking action-packed adventure. “Bloodmarked,” released on Nov. 8, 2022, follows Bree as she navigates the ancient secret order of the round table. “Legendborn” introduced us to the strong-willed Bree as she...
Halloween, and fall in general, is the perfect time of year to pick up some frightening books to really help you get into the holiday spirit. Here are a handful you can devour alongside your Halloween candy this year. “Dracula” by Bram Stoker It’s hard to beat the classics, and this one needs no introduction. Stoker’s classic vampire tale centers around...
Have you heard of “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo"? If you haven’t, consider yourself one of the few people on earth who hasn’t. This book currently is one of the most popular books on Goodreads, bolstered by the support of what has become known as “BookTok” — TikTok users whose content centralizes on books and sharing them. Internet...
The summer is a perfect time to catch up on that incredibly long reading list you’ve built up over the year, or even just explore some new books to enjoy by the beach or poolside. Here are some summery reads to enjoy this break!   “Water Shall Refuse Them” by Lucie McKnight Hardy - set during a heat wave in Wales,...