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These Are TIME's Most Anticipated Books of 2017

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Best books of 2016: The fiction we loved

With its heady mix of books that both spoke to our time and ripped us right out of the present and down the rabbit hole, 2016 was a good year to be a …

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The 10 most important books of 2016

Books are slow food. It generally takes two years, two hardworking years, to cook up a book from idea to publication. Some writers can go faster — those who publish a book a year (or more) are working at top speed — while others write much more slowly, ruminating and reworking and false-starting …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out over …

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The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

Education

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

7 Books That Inspire Kids to Be Grateful

<i>Share these books with your kids to inspire good and give thanks, from our friends at Common Sense Media.</i><p>Looking for ways to raise kids who are grateful for their blessings? This list of books will inspire kids from toddlers to teens to be thankful well past Thanksgiving. From picture books for …

27 Must-Read Books for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader, or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

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The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Motivation

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

Donald Trump

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Podcasting

7 books that will make you feel like you’re in another country

WHENEVER I CAN’T AFFORD TO TRAVEL, I hunt down a book that’ll let me go somewhere else in the world on the cheap. A good writer can transport you to …

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Novels Are Like Their Own Cinematic Universe

Marc Leeds explains the real Vonnegut canon in his newly released 'The Vonnegut Encyclopedia.'<p>Very few so-called science fiction authors of the 20th …

7 Books to Read by the Fire: Aspen Words Book List

With the cold, dark days of winter fast approaching, there is no better time to combat the cabin fever of the season with an exceptional stack of …

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Zadie Smith: dance lessons for writers

From Fred Astaire’s elegance to Beyoncé’s power, Zadie Smith is inspired by dancers as much as she is by other writers<p>The connection between writing and dancing has been much on my mind recently: it’s a channel I want to keep open. It feels a little neglected – compared to, say, the relationship …

Literature

Rusties by Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu (audio)

Our fifth podcast for October is “Rusties” written by Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu and read by Kate Baker. Subscribe to our podcast.

Top 10 Literature Gravestones

<b>Here is a list of the top ten best literature gravesites to visit this Halloween season…</b><p><b>Jonathan Swift’s</b> epitaph in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin — …

Literature

Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel

When Cixin Liu's <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> was published in English in 2015, it became the first Chinese sci-fi novel to win a Hugo award. President …

Science Fiction

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

A long drive into the dinosaur age, a dog’s-eye view of the world, plus eerie friends and scary shadows<p>There is fearsome fare in abundance for young readers this October, from vengeful ghosts to skull-faced saints; as well as piglets, pups and Scrabble for anyone less keen to be scared.<p>Picture-book …

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Susie Orbach: the poetry of therapy

Sigmund Freud’s ‘talking cure’ disrupted the doctor-patient relationship, and the back and forth of polite conversation; now the language of therapy has taken on a rhythm of its own<p>Freud instructed his patients to say what was on their minds – to “free associate”. As he moved on from the practice …

16 Photos Of The Most Beautiful Bookstore In The World

The Ateneo Grand Splendid is both a literary and an architectural paradise.

The 13 Scariest Books You’ll Ever Read

These’ll make you scream<p>When people talk about scary pop culture, it's usually cinematic gore fests or televised bloodbaths which have a prominent place in the conversation. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of frights to be found on a screen near you (I mean, did you <i>see</i> any of the presidential …

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Read: a list of 33 books to help you understand America

Happy Halloween weekend! Before you break out the candy, costumes, and scary movies, you might appreciate some reading material. Here is the best writing about books and related subjects on the web for the week of October 24, 2016.<p>The New York Times has a reasonable if somewhat arbitrarily chosen …

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