Water for Elephants and Activism: 15 Years Later

Water for Elephants and Activism: 15 Years Later

On May 26th of 2006, Sara Gruen published her third novel, Water for Elephants. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the book and the tenth anniversary of the film adaptation.     The story–written during National Novel Writing Month–was met with unprecedented success and took the contemporary literature world by storm. The book was added to recommended reading lists for Advanced Placement exams while simultaneously banned from schools for its explicit sexual content and brutal descriptions of animal abuse. Just five years later, the book was adapted for film with a star-studded cast.   Although this novel falls under …

NaNoWriMo Edition – Three to Read

NaNoWriMo Edition – Three to Read

It’s NaNoWriMo month so we thought you’d benefit from some motivation. This week’s Three to Read features books written during NaNoWriMo by authors who were once upon a time in the same place you are.

10 Amazing New YA Books Adults Will Love Too

10 Amazing New YA Books Adults Will Love Too

With recent buzz around YA book to movie adaptations like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Hate U Give and John Green’s numerous heartbreaking hits, the young adult genre has become one loved by both teens and adults. If you’re looking for a bit of whimsy, inspiration and exciting plots, these 10 new YA books will be the perfect fit for you, no matter your age.   1. Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake       Recently optioned by the creators of the worldwide phenomenon Stranger Things, Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns series is back this fall …