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What Is Gothic Fiction? (With 14 Book Recommendations!)

What Is Gothic Fiction? (With 14 Book Recommendations!) | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

Gothic fiction merges deep passions with chill dread. A Gothic story might include grand and decaying architecture, like medieval castles, English manors, or Southern mansions; grim weather, like freezing rain or oppressive heat; ghosts; darkness, with or without candles; mental illness; dungeons, basements, secret passageways, and labyrinths; eroticism; sick or sickly women; passionate and sometimes villainous men; blood; gloomy forests; and of course, the aforementioned sublime emotions and eerie atmosphere. Care to try one?! 

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9 Great American Novels by Authors Born in Other Countries | Literary Hub

9 Great American Novels by Authors Born in Other Countries | Literary Hub | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

First things first: what exactly is a Great American Novel? Here are some contenders.

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World Cup Fever: 5 Books to Read

World Cup Fever: 5 Books to Read | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
The World Cup is going to take the world by storm this summer, capturing the attention of billions across the world in every nation and crossing all lines. Football (or soccer) is truly the world's ga
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Tonight Show Summer Reads

Tonight Show Summer Reads | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Summer is here and it’s time to catch up on our summer reading! Jimmy will be choosing one of the five books below to read together with you over our July vacation - based on your votes! Find out his choice on June 29. Fun!
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Summer Reads for Teachers

Summer Reads for Teachers | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Help students navigate their digital lives by nourishing your own professional development.
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Why You Should Read the Flavia de Luce Books by Alan Bradley

Why You Should Read the Flavia de Luce Books by Alan Bradley | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Reasons why you should read the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley, and the best order to read it in.
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15 Of The Best Dystopian Novels to Add to Your TBR Immediately

15 Of The Best Dystopian Novels to Add to Your TBR Immediately | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
In our current political climate, is it any surprise that the desire for dystopian fiction doesn't show signs of waning any time soon? Here are 15 of the best dystopian novels to add to your ever-growing pile of TBR books (you'll probably want to bump some of them to the top).
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10 Great Books about Mother-Daughter Relationships

10 Great Books about Mother-Daughter Relationships | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Mother-daughter relationships are complicated and fascinating. If you're looking for great books on the subject, check out this list of ten titles.
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NYPL | Recommendations

NYPL | Recommendations | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Staff Picks | True stories, tales of courage, historical romances, edge-of-your-seat thrillers... There is a huge world of books out there. Our expert staff members pick out their favorites to help you find your next one.
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8 Mesmerizing Books Like THE SECRET HISTORY By Donna Tartt

8 Mesmerizing Books Like THE SECRET HISTORY By Donna Tartt | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
A list of 8 fascinating and mesmerizing books like THE SECRET HISTORY you should read if you are a big fan of Donna Tartt and want to read similar books.
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50 Must-Read Coming of Age Books

50 Must-Read Coming of Age Books | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Coming of age books are timeless and there are so many different ways you can make a connection, whether it's the main character, the experience, or the family dynamic. Most times it's just the struggle. Growing up can be weird, awesome, stressful, and terrifying - books help. Here are 50 must-read coming of age books.
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Graphic Gems: Novels, Biographies, and Memoirs for Younger Readers

Graphic Gems: Novels, Biographies, and Memoirs for Younger Readers | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

A few outstanding titles for middle-grade and YA readers. 

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The Namesake, Americanah, and more immigration novels you should read

The Namesake, Americanah, and more immigration novels you should read | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
From 'The Namesake' to 'Americanah,' check out these books that communicate specific, complicated narratives to the rest of the world. 
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WWGRRMR: What Would George R.R. Martin Read?

WWGRRMR: What Would George R.R. Martin Read? | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Fans of George R.R. Martin—author of the Song of Ice and Fire series, among other hugely successful fantasy novels—have seen his imagined worlds brought to the screen in the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones. Martin's ideas have inspired readers to imagine dragons and queens, witches and conquerors, direwolves and White Walkers, dynasties and destinies.
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(3) Jimmy Announces Tonight Show Summer Reads - YouTube

I'd read any of these books! But, yes, Children of Blood and Bone will be a fine start.
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Award-Winning YA Books You'll Want To Add To Your TBR ASAP

Award-Winning YA Books You'll Want To Add To Your TBR ASAP | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
When a new reader wants to wade into the YA category of books or a seasoned reader wants to expand their knowledge, one good place to begin or deepen the journey is through award-winning YA books. The
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All of the Books President Obama Thinks You Should Read | Literary Hub

All of the Books President Obama Thinks You Should Read | Literary Hub | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

Over the weekend, Barack Obama shared a list of his recent reads via his Facebook page (and also subtly teased a summer reading list to come).

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Where to Begin: The Works of Toni Morrison

Where to Begin: The Works of Toni Morrison | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
Do you want to get started reading Toni Morrison books? Here are recommendations on where to begin, and where to go from there, to introduce yourself to her works.
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27 Books That High School Teachers are Reading Right Now

27 Books That High School Teachers are Reading Right Now | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
A list of 27 books that high school teachers in south London, UK are reading right now, as surveyed by the school librarian.
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50 Must-Read Books On Nature and Science

50 Must-Read Books On Nature and Science | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
50 books to get you started on nature and science, why they matter, and what we can do to appreciate them more.
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16 Must-Read Recent and Backlist YA Novels Set in New York City

16 Must-Read Recent and Backlist YA Novels Set in New York City | Reading adventures | Scoop.it

Here are 16 YA novels set in New York City that are worth reading.

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YA A to Z: H is for Historical Fiction, a guest post by librarian Amanda Perez — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

YA A to Z: H is for Historical Fiction, a guest post by librarian Amanda Perez — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
From straightforward historical fiction to all sorts of twists on the genre, this list provides lots of great ideas.
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#ReadForChange: American Dreams and Nightmares in Ibi Zoboi’s American Street

#ReadForChange: American Dreams and Nightmares in Ibi Zoboi’s American Street | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
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4 YA Books to Read if You Liked Ready Player One

4 YA Books to Read if You Liked Ready Player One | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
YA novels and comics to pick up if you loved Ready Player One (the book or the movie) (or both). Here's four YA books like Ready Player One to start with.
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11 Essential Reads for Autism Awareness Month

11 Essential Reads for Autism Awareness Month | Reading adventures | Scoop.it
For Autism Awareness Month, we've compiled a list of books on autism that provide a look at the thoughts, actions, and feelings of people on the spectrum.
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