Water for Elephants and Activism: 15 Years Later

Water for Elephants and Activism: 15 Years Later

Pop Culture

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 …

8 Best Things to Happen to the Book World This Decade

8 Best Things to Happen to the Book World This Decade

Book Culture

This decade has been truly revolutionary for the book world. From opening up literature to the masses via the internet, to delving deeper into your favorite books with podcasts and apps, reading and writing has never been easier. Here are the best things to happen to the book world in the last ten years. 1. Bookstagram   View this post on Instagram   A pie-fect look back at 2019… Here’s to a new TBR pile for 2020! ?#RBCregram @pieladybooks A post shared by Reese’s Book Club (@reesesbookclub) on Dec 28, 2019 at 9:25am PST With the rise of Instagram has …