Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Mar 21, 2024

Books That Make You Try to Escape the Maze

As a #1 New York Times bestselling author, James Dashner is perhaps best known for his YA “Maze Runner” series, though he is also the author of the bestselling “Mortality Doctrine” series, which includes The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.

2014 saw the release of a film adaptation of The Maze Runner, followed by another two films in 2015 and 2018. Altogether, the three films raked in almost a billion dollars. The three films' collective box-office earnings make it the fourth highest-grossing film series based on young-adult books, after those of Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games.

Born and raised in Georgia, Dashner now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains with his wife and their four children. The House of Tongues, his new adult horror novel, was inspired by the stories his family told of their run-in with a serial killer. As his adult fiction debut, Tongues also represents his first crossover into screenwriting. Dashner enjoys the creativity and freedom allowed by writing in different genres and media, and has numerous stories slated ahead for the page and the screen.

Find out more on Books That Make You. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.