Plan the Perfect Fall Day, Get A Book Rec

It's 👏 finally 👏 here👏—The season of crunchy leaves, apple cider, and constant 65 degree weather! When you're not out and about walking through pumpkin patches, curl up with a good book this fall. Plan the perfect autumn day, and we'll recommend one for you to pick up!


Direct A Broadway Musical, and We'll Tell You If It Wins a Tony Award

Today is going to be a good day and here's why: your show is going to the Tonys! In honor of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul, direct a Broadway musical and see if it brings home Best Musical or not.

Dear Evan Hansen, 

Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why...

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore—even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be? 

No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.


Who Would You Fall in Love With in Space?

Your spaceship takes off into the depths of the galaxy. You're surrounded by stars and planets you have yet to explore. But amidst your important missions saving the world...is there also room for you to fall in love with someone from your space crew? Inspired by Kass Morgan's Light Years, take this quiz to find out who you'll fall in love with in space

Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.

Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain—but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy—even if he has to steal someone's identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong—he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret—she's infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it'll be her life on the line.

These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team if they want to defend their world from a cunning enemy—and they might even fall in love in the process.


How Would You Rule?

You’ve been crowned and now the future of the Kingdom of Kolonya is in your hands. What kind of ruler would you be? Would you be kind? Powerful? Fair? Take the quiz inspired by Rule by Ellen Goodlett to find out how you would rule.

Zofi has spent her entire life traveling across the Reaches. Just when her freedom matters most, the king’s men arrive and drag her away from her fellow Travelers to bring her to the capital—Kolonya. 

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a ladies’ maid at court. She dreams of being a noble herself one day, but being ominously summoned to the king’s courtroom after a misdeed isn’t exactly what she had in mind. 

Akeylah was raised by an abusive father in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by brewing insurrection. She’d do anything to escape her family, even accept the invitation of a king who has every reason to despise her.

Learn more about Rule by Ellen Goodlett >>


Build A Bookstagram and We'll Give You A Book to Feature

Sometimes it's okay to judge a book by its cover, especially when the cover is just so Instagrammable! Based on the bookstagram you make, here are some book covers we think you'll love to photograph.


Are you more Grace or Fury?

by Tracy Banghart, author of Grace and Fury

One of the things I love most about the title Grace and Fury is that it invites the reader to wonder which sister is “Grace” and which is “Fury.” The irony is that, to me, Serina and Nomi are both. They each have their own unique ways of embodying both grace and fury. Which I think is true for all of us. I think we all have both grace and fury within us. This quiz is a fun way to discover which attribute is ruling your life at the moment!

For me, I’d like to say I’m ruled by grace, because that would make me sound calm and peaceful and lovely, but…yeah. Not so much. First of all, I’m a total klutz. If I tried to don a ballgown and float across the room, I’d trip on the hem and go sprawling. I’m also not the best at keeping the peace. I’m more of the “argue passionately about issues that concern me until I’ve cleared the room” sort. So yeah, I think it’s safe to say I’m currently ruled by fury.

But the beauty of fury is that it’s an active emotion—it begs movement. A release. I’m grateful that there are so many peaceful, non-harmful ways I can express my fury. I can write it out, like I did in Grace and Fury. I can work it out, with yoga or long walks with my dog. I can vote it out, by involving myself in my community’s politics and elections. And I can talk it out, to friends and at peaceful protests.

Maybe, if I write and work and vote and talk enough, I’ll find my grace again.

How about you? Are you ruled by grace or fury? Use the quiz below to find out!


What to Read Based On Your Back-to-School Outfit

The best part about going back to school is all the cute new outfits you get to buy! While you're out shopping for clothes, we recommend picking up some new books to stash in your backpack, too. Here's our suggestions for what to read based on the outfit you plan.


Plan the Perfect Camping Trip and We'll Give You A Book to Read

Summer's almost over, which means it's finally time for you and your friends to plan that camping trip that you've been talking about for years. As a book lover, you are contractually obligated to bring a book (or two) on this trip so you can read it when you're relaxing in nature. If you don't know what book to bring, tell us what your perfect camping trip is like and we'll give you a book to read!


What You Should Read Based On Your Comic-Con Plans

Calling all sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture geeks! Do you know what time it is? That’s right— San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner! We’re sending some of our best team members to the west coast for all the fun, but in case you can’t make it, we’ve created a quiz to help with the FOMO. Find out what you should read based on how you’d spend your time at the most wonderfully nerdy weekend of the year.

If you are attending San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to stop by booth #1116 for some super fun giveaways! Follow @theNOVL for all the schedule updates!


Pick a Kiss, Get a Book Rec!

Happy International Kissing Day! To celebrate this important holiday, take this short quiz and find out the perfect book to read based on a kiss. 😏


What Summer Adventure Will You Have?

Take this quiz inspired by The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse to find out what summer adventure you'll have this year! Maybe you'll head to Europe for the summer or have a romantic romp in the tropics. Regardless of the answer, this summer will be the best summer yet!


American expat Aubrey has only two weeks left in Europe before she leaves for college, and she's nowhere near ready. Good thing she and her best friend, Rae, have planned one last group trip across the continent. From Paris to Prague, they're going to explore famous museums, sip champagne in fancy restaurants, and eat as many croissants as possible with their friends Clara, Jonah, and Gabe.

But when old secrets come to light, Aubrey and Rae's trip goes from a carefree adventure to a complete disaster. For starters, there's Aubrey and Gabe's unresolved history, complicated by the fact that Aubrey is dating Jonah, Gabe's best friend. And then there's Rae's hopeless crush on the effortlessly cool Clara. How is Rae supposed to admit her feelings to someone so perfect when they're moving to different sides of the world in just a few weeks?


What Kind Of Plant Are You?

Take this quiz inspired by Love & Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves to find out what kind of plant you are! Have you ever wondered what kind of plant you are? Do you live for the sun or do you hide from it? Do you thrive in groups or are you a lone wolf? Share your results with us!

About Love & Other Carnivorous Plants by florence gonsalves

Love & Other Carnivorous Plants

Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny’s life. She’s failing pre-med and drifting apart from her best friend. One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is. With a starkly memorable voice that’s at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Love & Other Carnivorous Plants brilliantly captures the painful turning point between an adolescence that’s slipping away and the overwhelming uncertainty of the future.