The Best Books of 2018

If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday gift or a compelling winter-break read, you’re in luck: 2018 was another great year for good books. From a compassionate, moving novel to a fascinating memoir, hard-hitting uncover exposé, and even a fascinating how-to manual about death and dying, there’s something for everyone on this list. Fiction The […]

8 Good Books by Irish Women to Read This March

While January felt like the longest month since the creation of our solar system, February whizzed on by, and here we are suddenly in March: the promise of spring and longer days, and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Hailing from Chicago, a city that’s very proud of its Irish heritage, I thought […]

Best Books of 2015 (So Far)

Say goodbye to beach book season—the kids are headed back to school and soon, you might just find yourself with a little more free time. With that in mind, here is some of the best of the bunch this year. A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara For fans of epic sagas—those 700-plus page books that invite […]

Beyond "50 Shades": Better Books for Love

I’m throwing a little shade on “50 Shades.” Listen, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s sex-fueled parade as gaggles of ladies and their partners head out to see the much-heralded movie version of E.L. James’ runaway erotica read. But honestly, there’s just so much better out there when it comes to love stories. Looking […]

7 Books That Make Great Girlfriend Gifts

‘Tis the season not just to give, but also to share—and nothing’s better than sharing your favorite reads. Something that touched you is likely to also impact a friend, right? Whether it’s great fiction or an inspirational memoir, these are the kinds of books to make your bestie call or text a big “thank you.” […]