Category: Lists

Gifts for your Bookish Besties

It’s almost the Holiday season, and while mostly what that means is looping Love Actually for weeks on end and pretending to hate that Jingle Bells is playing at the grocery store (you love it, come on), it also means something far more sinister: it’s time to wow our bookish friends with amazing gifts. This year, […]

The Scottish are coming, the Scottish are coming!

Is there anything you’d rather do on a November Thursday than relax with a warm cup of tea and cozy up with a Scotsman? Well, when it comes to thinking up excuses to dig into a great romance, we’re nothing if not creative. It’s Saint Andrew’s Day, and he’s the patron saint of Scotland, and […]

Small Books for Small Business Saturday!

It’s Small Business Saturday, which is a day dedicated to supporting your local stores instead of big chains. And hey, we love all booksellers, but we particularly love those specific book nerds who open up retail stores so they can lovingly assemble collections of books to share with readers of all stripes! So as we […]

Black Friday Reads for the Fellas

Spending your Black Friday shopping ’til you drop? Did you bring your man along thinking he’d be great company and moral support (because, let’s face it, Black Friday is a marathon, not a sprint) but now he’s totally bored or begging you to wrap things up? Well, give him a book to read! We’ve got […]

Hot Guys in Aprons! (Or not.)

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Here at XOXO, we’re thankful for everyone who chips in and helps in the kitchen on this day dedicated to feasting…especially the top chefs pictured below 😛  (They’re some of our favorite selections from this list at EMGN.com.) Whatever you’re dishing up this holiday, we wish you a happy celebration, and give […]

5 Families You Would Rather Spend Thanksgiving With

Family can be exhausting, especially on Thanksgiving. The holidays, while often a time of celebration, typically lead to the much-anticipated “family drama.” It’s almost inevitable—there’s that one relative who always complains about your cooking, the uncle who gets too drunk, or the mother who makes passive aggressive remarks about when you’re going to lose weight, […]

Awesome Aussie Stories You Have to Read

A book that’s been on our #tbr list called The Lost Swimmer by Australian author Ann Turner went on sale today, and it made us realize that there are so many books written by Australian authors that we’re loving right now! Check out our list of awesome Australian stories below, and let us know if there’s an […]

Who Let the Dogs Out?

What’s better than books? Books with dogs! Here are some of our favorite titles with dogs who make our hearts melt (and our Fridays extra sweet!)  

Books Guaranteed to Make You Cry

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and while XOXO wears pink all year long, we wanted to observe this awareness month in a special way. So in addition to wishing you all good breast health (get those mammograms!), we’ve assembled a list of novels that handle cancer in ways both heartrending and hopeful.

Love is Scary

…but not if you have one of these great romances by your side! We’ve gathered an assortment of books that put us in mind of Halloween’s thrills and chills–read one to put you in the mood for trick or treating! Want even more Halloween goodies? Be sure to enter our “Creepy Books” sweepstakes where you could […]

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