So You Want to Read Rom-Coms

Many rom-com works have compelling characters, well executed plots, and are a perfect form of escapism from the reader’s exhausting day of work or studying.

‘Organ Meats’ Review: Spilling the Guts of Girlhood

Bursting with dog-headed women and women-headed dogs, banana ghosts, and wishes tied into realization with red thread, “Organ Meats” is paradoxical, yet beautiful.

Artist Profile: ‘cari can read’ on BookTube and the Joy of Reading

In an interview with The Harvard Crimson, Cakes discussed how she entered the book space, social media’s effects on the publishing sphere, and advice for young professionals looking to pursue what they love.

‘Rouge’ Review: Reasoning with Our Reflection

Awad’s book will ensnare those caught under the same spells under which Belle falls, but overall the book lacks a certain sense of enchantment that would bring it to the level of perfection that a character like Belle would seek.

‘Astor’ Review: A Metamorphosis of an American Dynasty

This nonfiction work successfully incorporates historic accounts with archival details and secondary commentaries, bringing its characters to life and unraveling the intergenerational metamorphosis of the Astor family.

Harvard Authors Spotlight: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Tracy K. Smith ’94

In her newest memoir “To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul,” Tracy K. Smith ’94 delves into the past through the lens of her family history with lyrical and moving language.

From the Boston Book Festival: Tan Twan Eng on Defiance and the Power of Stories

At the 2023 Boston Book Festival on Oct. 14, Tan sat down for a conversation with Rachel Cantor and Virginia Pye on “Defiance: Literary Imagination and the Power of Stories.”

Horror, She Wrote: Five Centuries of Haunting Reads by, for, and about Stubborn Women

Through Gothic literature, women writers have developed and dominated horror storytelling since the 18th Century to discuss social issues or to write complex female characters without focusing on romance and men — a literary phenomenon that continues today.

From the Boston Book Festival: ‘If Not Now, When?’ Panelists Address the Power and Potential of Jewish Literature

Throughout the hour-long talk, the speakers explored the ways their identities have influenced their work and probed the fundamental questions about family, autonomy, representation, and justice that lie at the hearts of their novels.

‘In the Form of a Question’ Review: Exploring An Unbounded Life of Curiosity

While fans of Schneider and “Jeopardy!” may find additional significance in the work, her raw, poignant explorations of her trans identity, sexuality, and attention-deficit disorder are compelling even to those who have never watched the game show.

Can Craft Become a Commodity? The Complicated Relationship Between Books and AI

In a work produced jointly by a human and a computer model, how much of the intellectual property belongs to the human, how much to the model, and how much to the model’s programmer?

‘Family Meal’ Review: A Cluttered but Compelling Insight into Relationships

Though hindered by its desire to cover too many social issues at once, “Family Meal” gets the chaotic ingredients of human relationships and (mis)communication just right.

‘The Fragile Threads of Power’ Review: A Slow, Absorbing Fantasy

“The Fragile Threads of Power” picks up where “A Conjuring of Light” left off, depicting the struggles of characters old and new as they deal with rising political unrest and novel threats, both magical and interpersonal.

‘A Man of Two Faces’ Review: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Unique Take on The Memoir

Nguyen’s iconic prose and deep understanding of the self creates a touching read, but the memoir’s irregular form and wandering focus ultimately distract from its unique take on memory.

‘The Pole’ Review: Two Troubled Hearts in a Constant Tug-of-War

“The Pole” utilizes modern conventions of love and longing to explore the depth of human relationships and the many infuriating miscommunications that arise when great feeling is present.

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