Book Club

These Bayou City Books Need to Be in Your Beach Bag

Don your sunglasses and curl up under an umbrella with one of these engrossing, Houston-set tomes.

07/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Book Club

10 New Reads That'll Have You Booked This Summer

Beach bums or recovering Netflix addicts will flip for these hot-off-the-press page turners (including a Houston-based novel!).

07/12/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Reppin' H-Town

Houston's Megan Silianoff Talks Copiers, Cancer and Confidence on The Everygirl

Featuring 'Don't make out with boys you work with,' and other advice learned from a decade of hustling.

06/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Book

Former Texans Player Wade Smith Tackles Children's Book

In Smitty Hits the Play Books, the NFL veteran discusses his own experience handling school and football.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Bayougraphy

How Life Feels for Best-Selling Author Justin Cronin

A Houston author, and a trilogy of books about much more than vampires.

04/28/2016 By Daniel Carlson

Scandal

Party Time: Sex, Lies and 1950s River Oaks

New novel The After Party explores what went on behind the thick, silk curtains.

04/28/2016 By Nick Esquer

Poetry

Candles in the Wind: Amber Tamblyn on Her Latest Book of Troubled Tales

The actress and poet looks beyond the spotlight to the stories of Hollywood's ill-fated leading ladies in Dark Sparkler.

04/14/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Beauty

When Jentry Kelley Gives Makeup Advice, You Listen

The Houston makeup artist on her new book, her go-to makeup look and the most important feature for photos.

04/07/2016 By Julia Davila

Society

Theresa Roemer Wants to Get You Naked

Before she was known for her closet, she was known for her toned body—and now she's sharing her secrets.

03/15/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Author Talks

There Will Be Blood (and Oil)—Local Historian Edition

Author and local historian Bartee Haile recounts Texas' early oil days in Texas Boomtowns.

03/01/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

Author Talks

In Discussion with Wil Haygood: A Chronicle Witness to Race Relations in History

The acclaimed journalist comes to Houston to talk about his book Showdown, a study of Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall.

02/09/2016 By Camilla Cook

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 5–7

La Cenerentola at Opera In The Heights, Houston Symphony plays along to Singin' In The Rain, BalletBoyz dances into town, Bookworm Festival, and Branford Marsalis jazzes it up.

02/03/2016 By Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

From Libraries to Lit Fests

As local libraries tout something for everyone and festivals and book fairs are growing off trees, Houston's bevy of book resources continues to blossom.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Get Lit

Houston's Surprising Connection to the Billion-Dollar Romance Novel Industry

Romance Writers of America is headquartered in Houston. Ready to have your love conquer all?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading Galore

The Indie Bookselling Darlings of the City

Inside Houston's thriving independent bookstore scene.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

Houston-Set Novels: A Sampling

Looking for some books to put on your Need-To-Read list? Here's a place to get started.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading

Now Reading: Houston Edition

We asked Houston-based and -born authors: What's on your nightstand?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer Photography by Audra Oden

Lit Inspiration

Happy Endings for a Starving Writer

One writer's journey through Houston's literary landscape.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Pastry Perfection

Houston Chef Pens New Book For Pastry Enthusiasts

Russell van Kraayenburg guides aspiring bakers in the ways of Making Dough.

12/29/2015 By Emily Oberton