Remember when love was sweet and innocent? You do if you belong to the era of picking up your date at the doorstep, holding doors open and asking the permission of fathers to marry their daughters. Today the way we talk about love and relationships is a bit more complicated, a mixture of the old ways and the new. These eight books will help you navigate that conversation, no matter what era you belong to.
If you are traveling over the holidays, don’t forget to pack one of this year’s six most transporting novels. If you’re staying home, even better—these books will take you to places beyond your borders.
We find ourselves in an age of multiple histories: of wars, how they started and how they might’ve gone differently; of towering personalities and what makes them tick; of a beloved comic book heroine. Today’s historical reads are far more diverse than they used to be, and this holiday season there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
We live in a time when humor is a welcome break from the serious, everyday worries of technology, money, aging and diet. Here are seven books guaranteed to make you laugh and maybe see things just a little differently.
Sarah Lotz dabbles in many genres. She has written urban horror, mysteries, short stories, screenplays and pulp-fiction zombie thrillers with several collaborators, including her daughter. Lotz has also admitted she has a fondness for fake names. But for her latest novel, The Three, Lotz is the sole author writing under her own name, and the result is a mind-blowing book with more than a few breathtaking twists that will keep you guessing all the way to the final page.