It’s the middle of July guys. That means not only is summer really, actually happening, it is HALFWAY DONE. We asked our followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr to take serious stock of what they are doing with their lives (what books they are reading) and tell us which ones they will finally finish this summer. What follows is a sampling of their answers.
A lot of people don’t realize that the Powells.com blog contains a treasure trove of over 300 author interviews. We asked the editors of the blog to share their favorites with us and they narrowed it down to 18 they think everyone should read. Once you finish these, head to the blog and discover the rest!
Whether you love fiction, can’t get enough nonfiction or even enjoy the occasional foray into YA, the book lovers who work at Powell’s have some summer reading recommendations for you! Grab a book and get outside!
In case you haven’t been paying attention, The Fault in Our Stars movie comes out on Friday, June 6 and we’ve seen it and so can say with certainty that it is awesome (and bring extra tissue FOR REAL). In honor of such a great book-to-movie adaptation, we asked our fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr to tell us their favorite book-to-movie adaptations. Here is the ultimate list, culled from their suggestions.
May is Short Story Month! This year Powell’s staff tackled contemporary work. To qualify for this list, a collection must have been released (or first translated into English) between 2001 and 2014. Collected works, anthologies, and reprints were excluded. Check out the whole list here!
Sometimes people think poetry is boring or unintelligible or elitist or weird. The following 8 quotes prove that poetry can be a beautiful distillation of language and that poets themselves are really just philosophers who care about the sound of their words.
To celebrate the 95th Children’s Book Week (May 12 to 18), we asked our fans and followers to tell us what children’s book changed their lives. We received HUNDREDS of responses on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr. What follows is a compilation of some of our favorites.
This round of Required Reading, Powell’s Books employees talk about their favorite funny novels. Check out the full list, including 15 more must-read titles, on our blog.
Your mom is great, obviously, but what if she could protect you with magic? Or what if she was extremely sinister but only because she loved you so much? We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans who they thought were the most extreme fictional moms. What follows is our highly subjective list taken from their suggestions.
Oregon is home to many amazing writers from every genre imaginable. A lot of them are coming out with books in the very near future and guess who should read those books? You! [Note: these summaries all come from publishers, not us.]
This round of Required Reading, Powell’s Books employees share their favorite go-to cookbook, the one they would pick if they had to get by forever on just one. Check out the full list, including 11 more great cookbooks, on our blog.
This round of Required Reading, Powell’s Books employees sound off on their favorite books about the place we call home: the great Pacific Northwest. Check out the full list, including 30 more must-read titles, on our blog.
Share your love of used books with the world this Earth Day!