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  1. reconsideration
    25 Years Ago The Virgin Suicides Kicked Off Our Obsession With Teenage Tragedy.Jeffrey Eugenides’s haunting, faux-nostalgic 1993 novel changed the way we consume adolescence in pop culture.
  2. fish sex
    The Best Sex I Ever Read: Mrs. CalibanIn which a woman meets a hot amphibian.
  3. encounters
    Inside the All Souls Convention With 400 Witches, Daemons, and Vampires“I’ve never experienced anything like it in my life.”
  4. vulture recommends
    10 Fall Novelists Share Their Most Anticipated Fall BooksFrom Gary Shteyngart to Tana French.
  5. lit parade
    The Books Most Everyone Will Be Arguing About This FallIn a special, forward-looking seasonal edition of Lit Parade.
  6. brooklyn book festival 2018
    The Brooklyn Book Festival’s Tote-Bag Power RankingsA status update on which tote was the GOAT (and which were not worth our time) at the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival.
  7. brooklyn book festival 2018
    The 6 Most Memorable Moments From the Brooklyn Book FestivalFrom James Baldwin’s gender politics to the mass extinction of book reviews.
  8. class is in session
    Welcome to Vulture’s First Spoiler Book Club: Severance by Ling Ma“This whole book was my favorite ‘Why I Left New York’ essay of all time.”
  9. close reads
    Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai Is the Best Book of the Century (for Now)The Last Samurai is a masterpiece. It’s an accident of recent history that it’s taken the culture some time to realize it.
  10. books
    A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Literary CanonWherein a panel of learned critics tells us what belongs on a list of the 100 most important books of the 2000s … so far.
  11. vulture lists
    19 Book-to-Film Adaptations Still to Come in 2018Alert the Oscars.
  12. one grand books
    Nicole Holofcener’s 10 Favorite BooksPatricia Highsmith, Henry Miller, and more.
  13. vulture lists
    Every Stephen King Reference and Easter Egg in Castle RockThe Hulu show is packed with nods to The Shawshank Redemption, Cujo, The Shining, and other King classics.
  14. bad ideas
    Yes, They Once Tried to Make a Broadway Musical Out of LolitaAnd it was just as misbegotten a project as you’d guess.
  15. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read This SeptemberShort stories, Booker Prize nominees, and a few of the internet’s wisest scribes.
  16. backstories
    In The Real Lolita, Sarah Weinman Reclaims Sally Horner’s StoryThe true-crime book details the real-life kidnapping and molestation case that partly inspired Nabokov’s best-selling novel.
  17. tv development
    The Creators of Gossip Girl Are Developing a Nancy Drew Show for the CWXOXO!
  18. one grand books
    Jesse Peretz’s 10 Favorite BooksPhilip Roth, James Baldwin, and more.
  19. lit parade
    Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s Memoir Is the Sleeper Critical Hit of the SeasonIn our second installment of Lit Parade, a look at a memoir by Steve Jobs’s daughter with literary chops that caught critics by surprise.
  20. fall preview 2018
    Jonathan Lethem Wrote a Mystery Novel to Beat His Trump BluesThe Feral Detective emphatically reasserts the notion that a novel can grapple with a cultural moment.
  21. fall preview 2018
    60 New Books to Read This FallFrom Gary Shteyngart, Bob Woodward, Michelle Obama, Jonathan Lethem, and more.
  22. must reads
    8 New Books You Should Read This SeptemberGary Shteyngart, Jill Lepore, and more.
  23. reissues
    J.D. Salinger’s Books Are Being Reissued for a Centennial CelebrationThe new editions come out November 1.
  24. book excerpt
    I Was Raised by StormBlack Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on how the Marvel heroine influenced his activism.
  25. further reading
    George Pelecanos’s Favorite Prison BooksAnd a list of prisoners’ favorite reads, based on his time working with inmates.
  26. one grand books
    Jemima Kirke’s 10 Favorite BooksTennessee Williams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and more.
  27. chat room
    Sharp Objects Writer Gillian Flynn on That ‘Gut-wrenching’ Finale Twist“We tried so many versions. There are so many different ways to do that ending.”
  28. adaptations
    How Does the End of Sharp Objects Compare to the Book?The novel and the show soften the story in different places.
  29. lit parade
    Nico Walker’s Cherry Got Near-Universal PraiseThis is the first installment of Lit Parade, a Vulture guide to what the book world is writing, talking, and getting exercised about.
  30. book excerpt
    The Conspiracist Manual That Influenced a Generation of RappersHow Behold a Pale Horse found its way to the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, Busta Rhymes, Tupac Shakur, NAS, and more.
  31. one grand books
    Quiara Alegría Hudes’s 10 Favorite BooksJames Baldwin, Haruki Murakami, José Rivera, and more.
  32. american history
    The Riotous Pre-History of American JewsEight of the most critical and contentious turning points, from Steven Weisman’s The Chosen Wars.
  33. crazy rich asians
    The Terrible Anal-Sex Joke That Got Cut From Crazy Rich AsiansIt’s the most sensible cut from the book, and the one most sadly missed.
  34. book excerpt
    Death, Grief, and Comedy With Adam Cayton-HollandAn excerpt from his new book, Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-comic Memoir.
  35. crazy rich asians
    Crazy Rich Asians: The Biggest Changes From the Book to the MovieA lot of Astrid’s story line plays differently.
  36. adaptations
    Rights Sale to Hot Book Stalls Because Author Ran Out of Phone Minutes in PrisonUnfortunate.
  37. book trailers
    If You’re a White Ivy League–Educated Man, Ben Stiller Has Just the Book for YouThe actor wants to get you paid in the book trailer for Gary Shteyngart’s latest novel.
  38. keanu reeves
    Keanu Reeves Is Publishing ‘Esoteric’ Books, Not Erotic Like We First ThoughtThis is cool too, though.
  39. vulture recommends
    7 Books to Read If You Love Sharp ObjectsIt’s easy to find a novel that a publisher claims is “like a cross between Gillian Flynn and …” but few live up to the hype. Here are seven that do.
  40. books
    Hannah Gadsby to Bless Us With Wisdom in New Memoir Ten Steps to NanetteYou better preorder now.
  41. obituaries
    Remembering V.S. Naipaul, a Pioneer of Postcolonial LiteratureThe author died this weekend at 85.
  42. vulture lists
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read This AugustFamily drama, smart thrillers, funny essay collections, and more.
  43. books
    Omarosa Says Trump Suggested He Be Sworn In on The Art of the DealAnd honestly, why wasn’t he?
  44. let's get political
    Omarosa Is Now a ‘Lowlife’ in Donald Trump’s EyesWas it Big Brother? Her new tell-all?
  45. books
    Sir VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist, Dies at Age 85The celebrated author of A House for Mr Biswas died at his home in London.
  46. books
    Put on Your Dancing Shoes! Justin Timberlake Wrote a BookHindsight promises “a peek into Timberlake’s creative process” and, hopefully, a beat you can really move to.
  47. one grand books
    Emily Mortimer’s 10 Favorite BooksVladimir Nabokov, Charles Dickens, Ann Patchett, and more.
  48. vulture lists
    8 New Books You Should Read This AugustLing Ma’s Severance, Sam Anderson’s Boom Town, and more.
  49. books
    Peggy Caserta, Janis Joplin’s Love, Comes Clean (for Real This Time)Four decades ago, her first memoir made her infamous.
  50. the true crime wave
    33 Great True-Crime Books, According to Crime WritersFrom Truman Capote to Michelle McNamara.
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