Brandie DeRusha

With her MA in English from Rutgers University-Camden, Brandie spends her days chasing around her toddlers and writing. She loves to pair wine with her reading; preferably a Brontë, or an Elliot, or a Woolf novel. Depending on the mood. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, two kids and furry beast.

Getting Gritty: 11 Authors like David Baldacci

Need more reading material and have exhausted your Baldacci backlist? These excellent thriller authors like David Baldacci write in a similar style.

26 Marilynne Robinson Quotes to Find Optimism in Our Lives

Robinson's simple, yet deep, faith in humanity is refreshing and healing. These Marilynne Robinson quotes can get us through these strange times.

Every Library Institute Creates HALO Fund for Librarians and Library Workers

The Every Library Institute has launched the "Help A Librarian Out" (HALO) fund to benefit librarians and library workers affected by COVID-19.

16 New Picture Books From Caldecott Award Winners

Find something special among these children's picture books by winners of the Caldecott Award, given each year to a “most distinguished illustrator.”

Finding Meaning in Motherhood Through Reading

A reader on the expectations and negative self-perceptions experienced as a new mother, and the books about motherhood that helped.

11 of the Best Books on Breathwork to Bring Yourself Back

If there is anything that could unite us, it's the fact that we all have to breathe. These are the best books on breathwork and an ancient practice. 

Modern Versions of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Explore some modern versions of Shakespeare's sonnets, and maybe even participate in a poetry slam, with these spoken word videos and more.

18 Books About Wolves: Their Majesty and Lore

Learn more about these majestic creatures with the best books about wolves: for children, middle-grade, YA, and adult readers.

15 Book Charities to Inspire Hope this Holiday Season

Whichever of these book charities you choose, know that you're making a positive impact on someone's life. And that is the best kind of gift to give.

16 Civil Rights Books for the Whole Family

From children's books to adult nonfiction, these are the best Civil Rights books you and your kids can enjoy to start off your own discussions.

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