1. best of 2023
    The Best Books of 2023Ten authors whose original ideas challenged our preconceived notions of the world.
  2. fall preview 2023
    24 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This FallThere’s even a book by Babs.
  3. vulture lists
    18 New Beach Reads for Every Kind of Book LoverBooks so good you’ll forget to reapply sunscreen.
  4. books
    23 Wonderful Books Under 200 PagesHave a little time for a great read? Here’s a selection of worthwhile stories, novellas, essays, and treatises you can finish in an afternoon.
  5. summer 2020
    29 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerThey will shake you out of your stasis.
  6. sexcerpt
    The Best Sex I’ve Ever Read: An Erotic Pee SceneWhat so many other writers might use just for shock value, Roth uses in a way that encapsulates these two people’s love for each other.
  7. coming attractions
    32 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020The return of Elena Ferrante and a Me Too narrative unlike any you’ve read before.
  8. vulture recommends
    The Books We Loved in 2019Bowlaway, American Spy, and other standout books from the year.
  9. summer preview
    12 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerColson Whitehead, Jia Tolentino, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and more.
  10. true crime
    How Casey Cep Wrote the True-Crime Book Harper Lee Couldn’tFurious Hours picks up the tale of a murderous preacher — and asks why Lee dropped it.
  11. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read Right NowRachel Cusk, Esi Edugyan, and more.
  12. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read Right NowLorrie Moore, Caddyshack, Prince, and more.
  13. spring preview
    Spring Books Preview: Fiction We Can’t Wait to Read by Sally Rooney and OthersSubtle dystopias, #MeToo meditations, a mysterious vanishing, and just Normal People.
  14. appreciations
    Luke Perry’s Most Essential Beverly Hills 90210 EpisodesAs Dylan McKay, Perry was effortlessly cool but approachable. These episodes show what made him so integral to the teen soap’s legacy.
  15. books
    Helen Oyeyemi on Gingerbread, Her Twist on Hansel and GretelThe author’s latest, modern fairy-tale reinvention references everything from Tinder to Ariana Grande.
  16. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read Right NowTiffany Haddish, Tayari Jones, Melissa Broder, and more.
  17. books
    Teddy Wayne on Why He’s ‘Unsettled’ About Adapting Loner Into an HBO Series“I can see why my wife didn’t want her relatives to read it.”
  18. style talk
    Grammar Guru Benjamin Dreyer Talks Twitter Style, Denounces ‘Onboarding’The author of Dreyer’s English is the E.B. White of our confusing era.
  19. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read This JanuaryLeila Slimani, Denis Johnson, and more.
  20. class is in session
    ‘We Are Living in Evil’: Discussing Friday Black’s Horrific TruthsThe Vulture Spoiler Book Club on the shocking, hilarious, deeply moral stories of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
  21. most anticipated 2019
    37 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019From old favorites (Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith) to new favorites (Sally Rooney, Marlon James), plus sequels to Olive Kitteridge and The Handmaid’s Tale.
  22. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Crime Books of 2018Opium smugglers, mad scientists, Instagram socialites, and serial killers fictional and real.
  23. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read This NovemberA creepy but beautiful debut, an insider look at the excessive ’80s, and more.
  24. must reads
    7 New Paperbacks You Should Read This OctoberBighearted romance, dystopian drama, and more.
  25. must reads
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read This SeptemberShort stories, Booker Prize nominees, and a few of the internet’s wisest scribes.
  26. 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.
  27. vulture lists
    6 New Paperbacks You Should Read This AugustFamily drama, smart thrillers, funny essay collections, and more.
  28. summer preview 2018
    18 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerGet a bigger beach bag.
  29. one book one new york
    Your One Book, One New York Voting Cheat SheetHaven’t read the books in the contest but still really want to vote? Let us help you decide.
  30. Writers Really Love Seeing People Being Courteous on the SubwayPlus other things we learned from a questionnaire given to the five One Book, One New York contenders. (Big fans of Wild Wild Country.)
  31. spring preview
    10 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SpringNew works from Roxane Gay, David Sedaris, Rachel Kushner, Curtis Sittenfeld, and more.
  32. The 10 Best Thriller Books of 2017The most unsettling of escapism.
  33. The 10 Best YA Books of 2017From historical fiction to stories about Tumblr fandom and Black Lives Matter.
  34. Summer Books Preview: Eddie Izzard, Arundhati Roy, and 8 More Books We Want NowSo much more than beach reads.
  35. spring preview 2017
    Spring Preview: Letterman, Strout, and 8 More Books We Can’t Wait to ReadYou’re about to be very busy.
  36. most anticipated of 2017
    25 of the Most Exciting Book Releases for 2017Stretch out your preorder finger for releases from George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Paula Hawkins, and more.
  37. overnights
    Gilmore Girls Season-Finale Recap: Full CircleAfter the last four words, I couldn’t help but feel optimistic.
  38. overnights
    Gilmore Girls Recap: Stars Hollow, the MusicalIs there life for Lorelai beyond Stars Hollow?
  39. overnights
    Gilmore Girls Recap: We Were All Rooting for HerRory Gilmore has grown up to be an entitled jerk.
  40. overnights
    Gilmore Girls Recap: On the RoadingWelcome back to Stars Hollow, where the banter is as zingy as ever.
  41. 19 Wonderful Short Books and Stories to Read NowA collection of the most entertaining and mind-opening novellas, essays, and short treatises from the recent past.
  42. tv couple scuffle
    TV Couples: Buffy & Angel/Spike v. Tara & WillowSometimes finding love is more difficult than preventing the next apocalypse.
  43. How Amazon’s I Love Dick Captures the Spirit of the NovelHow do you turn a theoretical novel of ideas into a watchable, reasonably accessible show? 
  44. summer selections 2016
    19 Engrossing Nonfiction Books to Read at the Beach This SummerHandpicked by Colin Dickey, Sarah Knight, and Shea Serrano.
  45. summer selections 2016
    20 Fun Fiction Books to Read at the Beach, As Chosen by AuthorsHandpicked by Alexander Chee, Jenny Han, and J. Courtney Sullivan.
  46. high school tv showdown
    Which Was Better: Friday Night Lights or Glee?It wouldn’t be a true high-school bracket without a jocks-against-glee-club-kids moment.
  47. kindred spirits
    Why Jane Austen Gets Scandal, and 9 Other Perfect Literature-TV PairingsLike good food and fine wine.
  48. vulture lists
    16 Perfect Musical Moments From Veronica MarsTen years later, Neptune still rocks.
  49. vulture essays
    That One Time I Saw Clerks With My DadIn related news: Kevin Smith’s vulgar, talky debut turns twenty today.
  50. fame in 1998
    And Now We Will Listen to 15 One-Hit Wonders From 1998Hint: You’ll get knocked down, but you’ll get up again.
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