Jen Karsbaek is the reader, writer, blogger, podcaster, and book club host behind DevourerofBooks.com and one of our SheKnows Book Club bloggers. When not reading or writing, she is likely playing with her toddler or tweeting @devourerofbooks.
About a decade after the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, France too worked to throw off its monarchy. On July 14, 1789, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille in an act that would become symbolic of the French Revolution's fight for liberty, equality and brotherhood. To celebrate, we have seven novels of France: five set in the Revolutionary era and two about queens who came before.Read Full Story
It can be all too easy to forget why you're celebrating when you're sitting by a pool or having fun at a barbecue on the Fourth of July, but these five revolutionary reads will help you celebrate a meaningful Independence Day.Read Full Story
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably heading to the movie theaters tonight to see Brad Pitt in World War Z. Once you get home, we’re betting you’re going to want to read the book by Max Brooks and we wouldn’t be one bit surprised if doing so gets you hyped up to read more apocalyptic lit. Here are four more apocalyptic suggestions for your reading pleasure.Read Full Story
Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games popularized the dystopian genre when it came out a few years ago. Now, there are more wonderful dystopian novels out there than anyone could possibly read. In case you don't know where to start, we're sharing five of our favorites, including Joelle Charbonneau's The Testing series, which is sure to be the next hot thing.Read Full Story
Historical fiction covers a variety of subjects, not just the wives of Henry VIII — but they sure are interesting, as are the many other movers and shakers of Tudor England. A number of authors are looking at this period in new and inventive ways.Read Full Story
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