Glommable is the bookish pop culture blog for bibliophiles who also love podcasts, reality TV, abusing snapchat filters, and discussing it all over a marg. We’re here to investigate all of your burning questions at the intersection of literary and pop culture: What books are our favorite TV characters reading in their spare time? From whence did #socksunday originate? How long do we actually spend coming up with tweets for bookish hashtags? It’s the kind of book blog we want to read, and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.

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11 Books You Should Read Based On Your Favorite “Stranger Things” Character

WARNING: Season 1 Stranger Things spoilers ahead!

So you’ve almost reached peak Stranger Things mania. You’ve built your Joyce Byers Halloween costume with cardboard and Christmas lights. You even attended a vigil for Barb (and cried more than when your cat died). All you can do now is wait until Halloween for Season 2, right? Wrong! Our friends at Glommable [hyperlink:] are coming through with the best for last: the Stranger Things Book Generator!

They’ve chosen the perfect book recommendation based on your favorite Stranger Things character. Whether you’re a classic Eleven superfan or you’re crushing on Hopper, there’s a great book for you here.

7 Books for Unabashed Francophiles

I have been an unabashed Francophile almost all my life. But I’m certainly not the first American to be captivated by France. We all know the classics—Ernest Hemingway’s A MOVEABLE FEAST, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s TENDER IS THE NIGHT, Julia Child’s MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING—but we remain as obsessed in our modern day as we did then. So, I’m recommending these 7 modern books by and for French-obsessed Americans.

Books About Books: 8 Unputdownable Literary Mysteries

Sit back, Off the Shelf readers, we’re getting meta here. If you love mysteries and you love books, then let us recommend one of our favorite genres: the literary mystery where books themselves are at the center of the puzzle. Here are 8 novels featuring whodunits and riddles with a bookish bent.

7 Books to Read If You Love Elena Ferrante

It’s been more than a year since the release of the tremendously satisfying finale to the Neapolitan Quartet, THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD, and Elena Ferrante’s name is still on everyone’s lips.

Simply put, the quartet was unlike any writing I’d encountered: an unsparing look at the frenzied, sometimes ugly interior lives of two women and how complicated, yet deep and giving, a love/hate friendship can be. It didn’t shy away, it didn’t beautify, and it propelled you forward with such ferocity that putting down the book felt like hitting the brakes and sitting, dizzied, for however many moments you needed to gather yourself.

Who wouldn’t want more of that? Here’s where to turn when everything else pales in comparison.

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