Win a Copy of Your Favorite Books 2016!

Win a Copy of Your Favorite Books 2016!

Last month, The Reading Room and People’s Choice partnered to bring you Favorite Books 2016. You voted on your favorite books from 2015 in six categories: Fiction; Nonfiction; Crime & Mystery; Young Adult; Fantasy; and, Romance. The winners have been revealed, and you can check out all the information here. In honor of these great books, we’re giving away one copy of each of the winners. Enter for your chance to win below!   FICTION WINNER Embeded Giveaway Giveaway ID: 1427   NONFICTION WINNER Embeded Giveaway Giveaway ID: 1428   CRIME & MYSTERY WINNER Embeded Giveaway Giveaway ID: 1429   …

6 Contemporary Novels for Jane Austen Fans

6 Contemporary Novels for Jane Austen Fans

From Our Friends at Feed Your Need to Read It’s a truth universally acknowledged that devotees of Jane Austen’s novels cannot be satiated by Austen’s novels alone. Thus enters the lucrative market of modern-day spin-offs, retellings, reimaginings, and, of course, zombies. For the Austen fan in want of ever more of her charming characters, delightful romances, and comedies of errors, here are six contemporary novels for Jane Austen fans.   The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick Book Buttons Embed ISBN: 9781476763163   A novel based on a video blog/multimedia series based on a novel. Confused? Don’t …

Quiz: Can You Name the Book Based on the Emojis?

Quiz: Can You Name the Book Based on the Emojis?

Even if you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you have probably seen an emoji. Sometimes words just can’t adequately express exactly how you’re feeling, and that’s where emojis come in: hundreds of different icons that can properly convey everything from utter joy to full-on despair. We feel all of those emotions (and more!) while reading our favorite books. So, here’s the true test: can you spot aspects of a story’s plot from just emojis?    All emojis courtesy of http://emojipedia.org/.

Harper Lee Dies at 89

Harper Lee Dies at 89

Harper Lee passed away in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama yesterday, February 18, 2016. The author was well known for penning the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), and the controversial sequel that was released in July 2015, Go Set a Watchman. Book Buttons Embed ISBN: 9781606869956   The beloved author was not only responsible for providing literature lovers everywhere with another classic, but for producing a book in a time-period of segregation that explicitly focused on racial inequality and class in the South. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in 1930s Alabama, and tells the story of lawyer Atticus Finch who …

6 Addictive Young Adult Historical Fiction Novels

6 Addictive Young Adult Historical Fiction Novels

From Our Friends at Feed Your Need to Read From the ancient world to the grungy 90s, historical novels bring the past to life. These young adult historical fiction novels have the added advantage of getting teens (and adults too!) interested in the past, with details you wouldn’t learn in school (ahem, ancient Roman group bathrooms). The best historical novels are the ones where the historical facts and story blend together seamlessly. The novels below have the perfect amount of historical fun facts, mixed with relatable stories that just so happen to take place during important—or lost—points in history.   The Book …