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Not There Yet: The New “New Adult” Genre

Genres shape our reading habits, but their exact boundaries have always eluded us. Genres are “inherently confusing and complex,” as one New Yorker article put it, and that couldn’t be more true than in the case of a new and in-the-making genre called New Adult. New Adult is a genre of fiction. It features protagonists between ages 18 and 25 (some say 26), usually in college or at their first job. New Adult picks up where Young Adult leaves off. In the words of bestselling author Cora Carmack, “Young Adult […]

The Best of the End of the Year “Best of” Lists

As the New York Times Bestseller List and popularity of Buzzfeed demonstrates, the average person enjoys things in list form. Whether it documents books sold, or shows 27 photos to restore your faith in humanity: lists are beloved. We didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so allow us to indulge ourselves with this collection of some of the best (in our opinion) Best of Lists of 2013: Our best word cloud of most used words on this site. Best Compilation of Best Books  Best List of Books for […]