1. vulture recommends
    Last-Chance Beach Reads: 12 Books for the Final Days of SummerBonus: These engrossing books will double as a shield against any sand kicked in your face. 
  2. ‘tis the season
    20 Pop-Culture Weddings We Have All Been to in Real LifeThere’s something familiar about these fictional celebrations.
  3. chat room
    R.L. Stine on Reviving Fear Street and Why He Loves TwitterWe have goosebumps just thinking about this.
  4. heartthrobs of yore
    Remembering River Phoenix Twenty Years After His Tragic DeathMemories are sparked by Last Night at the Viper Room, a new book about the final night of the heartthrob’s life two decades ago.
  5. vulture essays
    Dave Eggers Deserves a ‘Smile’ for The CircleThe author is getting more “frowns” than “smiles” for his depiction of “the world’s most powerful Internet company.”
  6. young adult files
    The Thirtysomething Teen: An Adult YA Addict Comes CleanWhy do I, and other adults, read books for teens?
  7. vulture recommends
    11 Pop-Culture Books to Entertain You This FallWe’ve already recommended a lot of books for you to read this fall, but here are eleven more for entertainment junkies.
  8. summer reading
    25 Books to Beach-Read This SummerThese books are so scorchingly cool that they should come with SPF 500 Slurpees.