Tag: Summer reading

You Always Remember Your First Time

…Reading a good book, that is! The ladies of the XOXO After Darkcast made good use of their brief August hiatus to do a little pleasure reading, and in today’s Quickie we share some great recommendations with you! Plus, now’s your chance to get on board with Kate as she reads Harry Potter for the Very. […]

Love the Great Indoors? Enter This Sweepstakes!

This sweepstakes is now closed. No more entries will be accepted. Thank you for your participation! Trust us when we say we’re all about soaking up the sun during the summer, but sometimes staying inside is just the easier, more comfortable option (getting dressed everyday? no thanks). On those days, we transform into indoor kids where […]

CLOSED: Enter Our Perfect Picnic Sweepstakes!

With the holiday weekend quickly approaching, the XOXO headquarters are buzzing with excitement for the upcoming days of fun in the sun, and what better way is there to celebrate summer vacation than with a picnic? We have a long list of books that are each good enough to eat (or at least to consume […]

Excerpt: Nannyland by Jane Elizabeth Hughes

We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite summer reads, Nannyland, by Jane Elizabeth Hughes! This delightful, romantic debut follows a sophisticated Manhattanite who trades her fast-paced Wall Street life for the English countryside, and unexpectedly becomes a nanny to the children of a widowed British lord. And he might be just […]


The summer months are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start planning some road trips! Kim Wright, author of Last Ride to Graceland, is no stranger to them. In fact, she took one herself to reach her newest novel! Now an expert on the subject, Kim gave us her top eight tips for taking […]

CLOSED:Enter to Win Our Summer Beach Reads Sweepstakes!

Can we get a whoop whoop that it’s finally summer? Well, at least the weather is tricking us into thinking it’s officially summer (which is June 20th btw), but who cares, right? It’s warm, WE’LL TAKE IT. To celebrate the fact that we’ll soon be sweating our backsides off on a beach somewhere, we’re giving away an […]

All Things Considered – Even Romance!

Well, romance fans, we’ve finally arrived. The hallowed halls (or airwaves, anyway) of NPR are ready for a summer reading list, and what better to read during the sweltering days of summer than a romance? They’re looking for your five favorite books or series (can we narrow it down to only five???) and are collecting […]

What I’m Reading: Fran Pergamo

As any voracious reader knows, there are so many books out there, it can be hard to choose just what to read next. So what could be better than a hand-picked recommendation from someone in the know? Every Wednesday the XOXOAD team likes to find out what some of its favorite authors are reading; today […]

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