Teenage Dream

This Novel by Claire Messud Will Make You Rethink Your Teenage Years

The author of The Burning Girl talked to us ahead of her Houston reading.

10/31/2017 By Ryan Pait

crystals

Devi Brown is Back To Persuade You of the Power of Crystals

With her new book Crystal Bliss, the former 93.7 personality makes her case for a time-honored path to self-discovery.

10/24/2017 By Texas Cook

If I've lost Cronkite...

Huế 1968 Tells The Story of Vietnam's Forgotten Battle

Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, talks his new book ahead of a Houston visit.

10/17/2017 By Nicholas Bell

Literature

Nicole Krauss Talks Forest Dark and the Urgency of Literature in a Post-Harvey City

Krauss will discuss her new book alongside Nathan Englander to kick off the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

09/13/2017 By Ryan Pait

Crime Lit

Karin Slaughter's The Good Daughter is a Small-Town Thriller With a Strong Female Lead

“As a writer, I wanted that challenge to write about a difficult woman and the daughters that she raised.”

08/08/2017 By Allyson Waller

Tex books

Texas Book Lovers Have a New Summer Holiday

Celebrate the first ever Texas Independent Bookstore Day Aug. 5 with special recommendations from Brazos Bookstore.

08/02/2017 By Allyson Waller

BEEEEEEEES!!!

A Beginner’s Guide to Neil Gaiman

He wrote American Gods, the Sandman comics and Coraline. Get excited for his upcoming lecture.

07/04/2017 By Chris Becker

Spoopy

4 Mystery Beach Reads with a Texas Twist

Tear through one of these Texas-focused beach reads.

06/27/2017 By Kyndall Krist

Feminism

A Sexist Review Creates Buzz for Houston Author

Kirkus should have known not to mess with a book subtitled "Moxie girls fight back."

06/16/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Books

The Boy Who Loved Too Much Tells the Story of Pathological Friendliness

Jennifer Latson's first book follows the life of a 12-year-old with "cocktail party syndrome," which isn't always as cheerful as it sounds.

06/12/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Vampires Suck

Justin Cronin Brings His "Plot Slut" Tendencies to Fox in The Passage Pilot

The vampire drama will draw from a trilogy by a Houston-based writer.

06/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Summer Survival Guide

50 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool and Collected This Summer

How to survive Houston's stickiest season.

05/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Editor's Note

When a Tale of Torture Is Oddly Relaxing

Reading a novel—no matter how gruesome the plot—is one way to relax during Houston summers.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Reading

The Girl on the Train Author Paula Hawkins Reads from Her Newest Page Turner

The bestselling writer stops by Houston to discuss and sign her newest novel, Into the Water.

05/15/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

The Write Cause

NFL Veteran Wade Smith Tackles Bullying and Literacy In His New Children’s Book

Meet the Pro Bowler and philanthropist before he signs advanced copies of Smitty Tackles Bullying tonight.

04/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

These 5 Free Events in May Will Put a Spring In Your Step

At these festive outings—all within the city limits!—enjoying the season is a walk in the park.

04/17/2017 By Rafa Farihah

Ice House

May's Perfect Party: Overall-Quite-Fresh Edition

We rarely invite the same guest twice, but we occasionally make exceptions.

04/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Meet the Author

Joy the Baker Mixes Things Up With Her New Cookbook Over Easy

The NOLA-based baker, who stops by the Bayou City on Thursday, chews the fat about brunch, brownies and how Drake lyrics became the icing on her cakes.

04/04/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Books

A Nuevo Bookstore Brings New Shelf Life to an Underserved Market

Nuestra Palabra Arts & Books is only the fifth Latino-focused bookstore in the nation.

02/20/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis