Texas district pulls the Bible, Anne Frank adaptation as schools face more book backlash

Texas district pulls the Bible, Anne Frank adaptation as schools face more book backlash

A day before kids return to class, Keller school officials instructed campuses to pull any book that was challenged last year from library shelves. This includes those that were flagged but later approved by a committee to remain in libraries and classrooms. Among the titles recently challenged by parents and community members: Toni Morrison’s The … Read more

Haven by Emma Donoghue book review

Haven by Emma Donoghue book review

Placeholder while article actions load Last year’s most unlikely bestseller was “Matrix,” a novel by Lauren Groff about an obscure medieval poet named Marie de France and a 12th-century nunnery. Maybe two years of covid seclusion had primed us for a story of monastic adventure, and certainly Groff’s rich style helped the book sing to … Read more

Edie Sedgwick book As It Turns Out book review

Edie Sedgwick book As It Turns Out book review

Placeholder while article actions load From March 1965 until January 1966, New York City was beguiled by an unexpected “it” couple. Andy Warhol — effete, strange-looking with his pallid skin and silver wig — was emerging as the principal practitioner of Pop Art. Edie Sedgwick — waiflike, modern with her pixie haircut and hoop earrings … Read more

Immortal Studios Builds Out Shared Martial Arts Comic Book Mythos With ‘Assassin G’ (First Look)

Immortal Studios Builds Out Shared Martial Arts Comic Book Mythos With ‘Assassin G’ (First Look)

Assassin G cover art Courtesy of Immortal Studios Los Angeles-based publisher Immortal Studios continues its mission of building out a martial arts-inspired comic book universe (what the company has appropriately dubbed the “Immortal Storyverse”) with Assassins G. Currently garnering funds via Kickstarter, the project hails from veterans Supergirl writer Jen Troy and Tan Comics artist … Read more

Michelle Zauner’s Book Recommendations

Michelle Zauner’s Book Recommendations

Welcome to Shelf Life, ELLE.com’s books column, in which authors share their most memorable reads. Whether you’re on the hunt for a book to console you, move you profoundly, or make you laugh, consider a recommendation from the writers in our series, who, like you (since you’re here), love books. Perhaps one of their favorite … Read more

‘More zeros than I’ve seen in my life’: the author who got a six-figure deal via ‘BookTok’ | Books

‘More zeros than I’ve seen in my life’: the author who got a six-figure deal via ‘BookTok’ |  Books

Hhaving finally published her first novel, Alex Aster was feeling disheartened. The book had tanked during the pandemic and she had been dropped by her literary agent. Then, on 13 March 2021, she decided to take to TikTok, asking her followers if they would: “read a book about a cursed island that only appears once … Read more

Recent Books That Need an On-Screen Adaptation

Recent Books That Need an On-Screen Adaptation

As of late, there have been two major book-to-screen adaptations that have done tremendously well. The first being The Summer I Turned Pretty written by Jenny Han, who is also known for her series To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The Summer I Turned Pretty is a three-part book series revolving around a teenage … Read more