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

Ice House

Checking Out People Isn't Quite What It Sounds Like at Lone Star College's 'Human Library'

Countering an increasing lack of civil discourse requires a little creativity and a lot of communication.

02/20/2017 By Suzanne Stavinoha

Reading

Add This Local Writer's Collection to Your Must-Read List Now

Chanelle Benz discusses her dazzling debut, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, this Thursday at Brazos Bookstore.

01/18/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Houston in Hollywood

Amy Poehler Acquires Film Rights to Local Author's Novel

Jennifer Mathieu's upcoming book Moxie gets scooped by Poehler's Paper Kite Productions.

01/16/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Liquid Diet

A New Cookbook Shares the Best Houston Soups & Sips

Authors Erin Hicks and Jodie Eisenhardt include recipes for 60 of the city's best restaurant soups.

01/09/2017 By Alice Levitt