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Best poetry books of 2014

<b>CITIZEN:</b> <b>An American Lyric</b><p>By Claudia Rankine<p>Graywolf, 160 pp., paperback, $20<p><b>BEDOUIN OF THE LONDON EVENING:</b><p><b>Collected Poems</b><p>By Rosemary …

Was Zoella's novel Girl Online ghostwritten?

When Zoe Sugg, better known as YouTube superstar Zoella, released her first novel Girl Online in November, it scored the highest first-week sales for a debut author since records began, selling 78,109 copies in seven days. But as more people have read the book, some have begun to ask if it was …

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Jonathan Yardley’s favorite books

As longtime Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley retires this week, he lists some of the books he’s cherished most during his 33-year tenure with Book World. Some of the titles here he reviewed for The Post, and others he read for the first time over those years.<p>FICTION<p><b>William Boyd: “Any</b> …

Book Review: The future of writing

BOOK AND SOFTWARE REVIEWS<p>Potts, John, (Ed.) <i>The future of writing</i>. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. x, 150 p. ISBN 978-1-1372-44039-4. £45.00<p>…

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Best Self Improvement & Development Books

Reach Your Full Potential With The Best Self Improvement Books<p>I’ve read hundreds of self-improvement books throughout my life.<p>Let me tell you about …

Self-improvement

Give the Gift of Life-Improving Books

Everybody loves a good book, and while fiction can teach you a lot about life, sometimes the most life-altering books offer straight-up life advice. …

The Best Poetry Books of 2014

If you fell asleep on poetry in 2014, you might not actually be asleep: you might be dead. Poetry this year not only proved itself the liveliest and …

25 books to read when you’re falling in love

So. You’ve plunged into the dreamy, confusing, wonderful-but-melancholic realm of love. You’re so head over heels, you find yourself staying up until …

The best poetry books of 2014

From Kate Tempest’s Greek gods to an ode to Didcot power station and Dannie Abse’s farewell – this year’s poetry roundup<p>The British poetry community has been mourning the loss of one of its leading lights, Dannie Abse. His death in autumn at the age of 91 marked the end of a literary career that …

Australian writers pick the best books of 2014

For my husband, 2014 has been all about Ron Rash (Text) whose entire backlist he binge-read in an admirably monogamous frenzy. But not being one for …

Books of the year 2014: The best short stories

With glorious works from masters of the form, innovators and exciting newcomers, I can't recall a year as strong as 2014 for short fiction. I concur …

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