J.K. Rowlings Twelve Days of Christmas

J.K. Rowlings Twelve Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Pottermore Christmas have officially come to a close. In case you missed it—here’s a recap of J.K. Rowling’s twelve riddles. Courtesy of Buzzfeed Day One In a house on Spinner’s End a meeting takes place, A mother begs help for her son, tears on her face. Agreeing to help, though he doesn’t know how, Which potions master performs an unbreakable vow? Day Two Courtesy of Buzzfeed Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes is a marvellous place Full of jokes and potions by the box and the case. The premises are stuffed with people, ready to pop But on what …

10 Christmas Romance Novels

10 Christmas Romance Novels

Who doesn’t love a good romance read? Especially around the holidays! Curl up by the fire and really dive into the holiday spirit with some of our favorite Christmas romance novels. We’ve picked our favorites from 2014. What are yours? The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans Alone and sad about the holidays (and the fact that three years prior her husband cheated on her with her best friend), Elise Dutton is approached by her neighbor—whom she’s never formally met. Also lonely, he proposes that they pretend to be a fake couple in the eight weeks leading up to Christmas. …

Fall in Love This Holiday Season With Your Favorite YA Authors

Fall in Love This Holiday Season With Your Favorite YA Authors

This month, TheReadingRoom was able to attend a book panel and signing with the twelve authors in Stephanie Perkin’s anthology My True Love Gave to Me. The authors each read an excerpt from their story and had so many wonderful things to say about how the collection was formed. David Levithan, co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, led the lively discussion. He described the collection as it “started as a labor of love and spread—it’s rare in an anthology when the authors know and care about each other so much.” Levithan read from his story “Your Temporary …

2014: Best Books in Nonfiction

2014: Best Books in Nonfiction

There were some great nonfiction books to choose from this year. Here’s our list of the best–which includes essays, biographies, and other books based on true stories. Check them out and add your favorites to your bookshelf! The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport Rappaport continues biographing the Romanov family with her latest book focusing on the family’s four daughters: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. The book entwines the love the family had for each other with the challenges of a falling Imperial Russia, World War I, and the Russian Revolution, …

Gift Guide: Holiday Books for Mom

Gift Guide: Holiday Books for Mom

For that special woman in your life, we’ve compiled a list of great holiday book gifts for mom! From popular fiction like Big Little Lies to helpful cookbooks like Make It Ahead, we’ve chosen a great selection of books to make her holiday season full of delight! Big Little Lies follows mothers, each at a crossroad, as their lives come together surrounding a mysterious death. For: The PTA mom who just can’t deal anymore. The eighth book in the Outlander Series continues the story after Jamie Fraser returns from his grave to discover his best friend has married his wife. For: Lovers of …