After announcing her desire to start feminist book club, Emma Watson has finally decided on its name: “Our Shared Shelf.” How quaint. Watson officially launched the club on Goodreads and declared Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road as the first book. At the time of publication, the group has over 64,000 members.…
Admit it: You had at least one encounter with a tween terror classic that left you scared shitless, cowering under the covers. Or at least very, very jumpy in the dark. This Halloween, Jezebel will be celebrating our adolescent nightmares with a special Spooky Scary YA Book Club. Help us pick what to read!
We've wanted to start a Jezebel book club for a while, and now, thanks to our new discussion system, it's the perfect time to get going — especially since a bunch of lazy summer holidays/weekends/afternoons are coming up.
We know publishing and book marketing follow a formula that involves mashing up previously successful books. We know self-help involves bullet points, and that Ladies Love Makeovers. We know paranormal and memoir (novel/memoir even!) remain sought-after genres. The people behind this book know all of these things too,…
When people ask me how I met my fiance, I always have a moment when I consider lying.
Children's giggles have forced Catholic bishops to cleanse their translation of the bible of the word "booty." It will be replaced with "the spoils of war."
Anyone who loved the Little House series is in for a treat, because in a new book, writer Wendy McClure really put her money where her sunbonnet is.
Over a year ago, author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez optioned the TV rights to her bestselling novel, The Dirty Girls Social Club. Christmas eve, Valdes-Rodriguez called the TV project racist on her blog. For Christmas she got a cease and desist letter.
Did you miss her? She'll be back in August 2011 with a book that will go "behind the scenes of her race for the Senate and embody O'Donnell's identification with America's frustrations and concerns with the current political climate."
Mine, Citrus County by John Brandon, did not make the cut :( But the annual release of the year's "100 Notable Books" list remains a beloved Thanksgivingtime tradition. Which have you loved, and which should be avoided? [New York Times]
Andrew Morton's unauthorized biography of Angelina Jolie hit stores in the U.S. this week, and it's obvious that the book attempts to paint the actress and humanitarian as a vain control freak-cum-psychotic homewrecking succubus who feeds on married men.
You asked, we answered! If you're getting a sugar crash from trashy-reading but still want to spend the remaining summer months with a completely absorbing book, you're in luck: We've assembled 10 of our all-time favorite respectable page-turners!