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Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Dragon Books

I’ve been planning a(nother) bookish tattoo, and the plan is to use symbols to represent my favorite books because I prefer graphic tattoos to a lot …

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A Year in Reading: Jayne Anne Phillips

Related Books:<p>I’ve loved a lot of books this year, relatively recent discoveries I’ve finally had time to dive into, or books I’ve re-read, like <b>Jo</b> …

A Year in Reading: Maureen Corrigan

<b>Russell Shorto’s</b> <i>The Island at the Center of the World</i> had me at page one. It opens with the description of a lone researcher deep inside the New York …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

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5 Favorite Feminist Books

Feminism. The “other” F-word. And now, apparently, it has shown up on Time Magazine’s list of words we should ban in 2015 — at a time when we need it …

7 Fairy Tales Adults Will Love

<i>This post also appeared on 20SomethingReads.</i><p>Last year, I wrote a post on fairy tales for adults. I've decided to make it annual, because modern authors are constantly borrowing from fairy and folk tales, invigorating them with fresh life.<p>The term "fairy tales" probably conjures images of childhood, …

28 Feminist Writers Recommend Books Every Man Should Read

The leaves turn, the air gets colder, and a publication devoted to men makes a list of “80 Books Every Man Should Read” that has just one female …

Book Club Books: 12 Fabulous Titles Everyone Can Agree On

Selecting a book club book can seem as harrowing as the plot of a page-turner. Should you opt for the true story of a valiant trek across the Pacific Northwest, or the underrated, lesser-known classic? Should you ignore your 400-page limit for the sake of discussing <i>The Goldfinch</i>? Should you cancel …

David Mitchell on his 5 favorite Japanese novels

<i>With Reading List,</i> The A.V. Club <i>asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a</i> …

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Why Are Honest Feminist Novels Like Brian Morton’s ‘Florence Gordon’ So Rare?

Brian Morton’s <i>Florence Gordon</i> is a rare thing indeed. It’s a rich book featuring a titular character that you may know exists now, at this moment in …

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An African Reading List

If you’re like me and are trying to diversify your reading, then you know that discoverability is an issue. I want to start reading more books by …

55 great books under 200 pages (infographic)

Published on Aug 8, 2013<p>35,881<p><b>Having no time doesn’t mean you have to stop reading. Just pick up the shorter book.</b><p>Half Price Books, one of America’s …

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What To Read If You Want More PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

My first reaction to a new <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> spinoff is usually to roll my eyes. Does the world really need another “Mr. Darcy and the Muddy …

12 Insightful Books That Capture What It's Like To Be An Introvert

For the solitary dreamers who tend to live inside their own heads, books have always been cherished companions. In reading, introverts can indulge their need for a respite from socializing; even better, they can live vicariously through the characters on the pages, sharpening their powers of …

A Nonfiction Tour of America: 50 Books for 50 States

Whether you’re staying at home this summer or traveling around to different parts of America, the easiest way to discover what makes this country …

Books on holidays: What are you reading this summer?

Our writers are revealing their favourite reads to stretch out in the sun with – and we want to see, and hear about, yours. What books are you packing? Where are you taking them? And while you’re at it, what are your favourite reading memories from summers past?<p>From the grey (OK, only some days), …

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in June

<b>American Gods by Neil Gaiman</b><p>I’ve been putting this one off for a while. Sure, it’s probably the most widely acclaimed novel that my favorite living …

Literary Traveling Companions

For the first time in years I’m actually taking a substantial vacation, one that involves airplanes and oceans and everything. Which also means that …

NEW GENRES: Domestic Fabulism or Kansas with a Difference

Let’s coin a phrase: let’s name a certain kind of fiction that creeps and crawls and sometimes does backflips among its respected realistic brethren. …

A Keeper of Love’s Flame: Regine Olsen and Søren Kierkegaard

ON MARCH 17, 1855, the 33-year-old Regine Olsen was due to leave Copenhagen for the Danish West Indies, where her husband of eight years, Johan …

Fresh Ink: June 24, 2014

<b>HARDCOVER RELEASES</b><p><b>Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok (Riverhead)</b><p>Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York’s Chinatown, the older daughter of …

A Novel for Every Remaining World Cup Team

If you are like me, watching the World Cup has got you wanting to read more world literature. Here’s a novel for each remaining World Cup team.<p>Brazil …

Anatomy Artist

A FIST-SIZED HEART, beating in a stranger’s chest. A headless torso, stashed in a walk-in closet. A flap of loose flesh, drooping over a man’s eye. A …

World Cup Reading: Favorite Books About Sports

So…I hear there’s some sort of world sporting event happening right now? Don’t get me wrong – I like sports. I even used to play some in high school …

Reading Pathways: MARY STEWART

Recently, novelist Mary Stewart died at the age of 97. I spent my early teen years reading—and then rereading—her novels, which usually took place in …

Books Summarized by '80s Song Titles

It’s easy, Goonies: Click on the title to find out what book the 80s song title could be describing.<p><b>I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney</b> …

10 Irresistible Books About Juicy Scandals

A scandal is a thrilling topic for a book. It is the story of people with goals, grasping for something just out of their reach — and whether they …