Thanks to e-readers you can read just about any book in public without getting strange glances from people looking at the cover and judging you. However, there are still a few books that you might be better off reading at home. These books are not only good enough that they will make you forget where you are, but will also leave you laughing out loud, shedding a few tears or reeling in shock and surprise.
Based on the Amazon best sellers for 2015, it was definitely a year where kindle ebooks got a boost from Hollywood. Out of the top ten titles, four are books that were turned into movies or are in the process of being made into movies. So far, 2016 has also been an exciting year where new releases are concerned.
Love is something that should be celebrated throughout the year, but February, the month of love, is a great time to surprise a romance lover with a lovely book. Whether your relationship is still brand new or you have been together for many years already, remind your partner how special your relationship is to you with the gift of a good book. Here are our recommendations for Valentine (and beyond):
Do you love sprawling, epic stories with complicated twists and turns? Do you enjoy books that are not afraid to get down to the nitty gritty of complex concepts? Do you prefer books with a dash of science or some high fantasy? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, chances are you are a nerd. You are also in luck as there are plenty of books that you simply should not miss out on. Chances are you've already read every J. R. R. Tolkien, Frank Herbert, George R. R. Martin and William Gibson book on the market, so what else is there? Have a look at this list to find out.
Some authors go on to write prodigal amounts of novels during their lifetimes while others are remembered for a singular book. Here are seven authors who, due to various circumstances, never wrote another novel after their first hit.
Hollywood is currently obsessed with superheroes from the comics, but they haven't completely forgotten about books either. After the success of the films based on the Hunger Games trilogy there has been a big demand for more young adult novels to make the leap to the big screen. Both the Divergent and The Maze Runner titles got book-to-film adaptations, but there is more to come. It is not only the YA genre that is seeing a lot of interest, but also thrillers and even classic children's books.
A good romance book isn't just about finding the perfect billionaire and getting that happily-ever-after. It takes a very skilled author to make you really care about the characters and leave you wanting more. If you are looking for a really good romance series to indulge in, here are some of our favorite picks.
Have you ever read a book and thought “Wow! I wish I knew this character in real life”? Many authors are experts in the art of making a character come to life through their writing. And in a way, the characters in a book become our companions while we are reading it. Some are so hilarious, smart and endearing that their personalities stay with you for years to come. Here is a list of heroines you would want as a BFF.
It seems so simple: write a book, proofread it, tweak it a little bit, submit to Amazon and voila! An instant best-seller. Most Indie authors will however attest to it that they were rejected many, many times and that one of the greatest secrets to success is perseverance. Back in the day, before the dawn of the Internet, self-publishing was even harder and most authors were at the mercy of the whims of publishers. Steven King's first novel was rejected 30 times and the famous “Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was rejected by 38 different publishers.
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