It all began with an early obsession with Nancy Drew, then I moved on to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, and before I knew it I was devouring any book that promised thrills, intrigue, and murder.
In 2018, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury and James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?
And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well). We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great
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Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust 100 The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55) Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying
After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing McCrum
Harper Lee Alabama This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant
Ron Chernow Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton, dazzles again with his biography of one of our most compelling generals and presidents: Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow’s evocative
A Novel Riley Sager A national and international bestseller, Riley Sager’s gripping thriller follows Quincy, the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that happened ten years ago, and that resulted in the
The pianist James Rhodes wants to teach everyone to play the piano in six weeks. Watch him tell Clemency Burton-Hill why in the video above. “It inspires you, it grows your imagination, it nourishes you
We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation. A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it fast-paced?
TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to millions
FILE--In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, different strains of marijuana are displayed in West Salem Cannabis, a marijuana shop in Salem, Ore. (P Photo/Andrew Selsky, fileAP) An educational peek inside
Americans hate to haggle. Maybe that’s because, unlike in other cultures, we don’t do it very often, so we haven’t gotten very good at it. I’m here to tell you that it’s worth it to learn, given that two
Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s Tom Doyle In Captain Fantastic, Tom Doyle charts out Elton John’s path through the decade that established him as a significant force in pop music. Along the
Hermann Rorschach died far too young. It was 1922, and he was only thirty-seven. Stricken with peritonitis as a result of a ruptured appendix, the brilliant Swiss psychiatrist had only published his famous
Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their
A Novel Ali Smith Set in England in Fall 2016, Autumn is the first installment of Ali Smith’s new Seasonal Quartet, which is broken up—you guessed it—according to the seasons. After a historic summer,