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The Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2018 That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Every season, there are those buzzy books that everyone seems to be talking about. Their beautifully designed covers flood your Instagram feed and …

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The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer

Summer reading. Are there two more beautiful words in the English language? The porch, the beach, the pool; the smell of sunscreen and hot sand; the taste of ripe blueberries and a big glass of rosé—it all adds up to the perfect time to curl up or stretch out with a book. And just so you don't have …

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The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

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This Summer's Hottest New Books For Every Type of Reader

This Summer is all about reading the most anticipated books from some of the literary world's most compelling voices. From captivating memoirs to dramatic thrillers, this list of diverse and highly anticipated Summer reads will keep you busy all season long.

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5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Psychological research shows people overestimate themselves in nearly every arena — including modesty. Which raises an interesting question … What’s …

Will Power

17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

Here come the page-turners of summer 2018. They’re about ... maritime disaster? America’s opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one said this was going to be pretty, but there are some …

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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

A futurist imagines the Earth populated exclusively by the 1 percent

The book hits stores on August 14th, 2018<p>Science fiction is often pretty bad at predicting the future: rather, it’s a better barometer of the present. But every now and again, an author establishes a reputation for insight into what the future might hold. One such author is Canadian writer and …

Self-Pity

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

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These Psychological Thrillers Will Have You on the Edge of Your Beach Towel

Summer, otherwise known as psychological thriller season, is almost upon us. Since we can't wait to hit the beach with a gripping read in one hand …

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37 Fantastic Books You Should Definitely Reread At Least Once In Your Life

Save this list for when you don't know what to read next!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

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28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

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These Are America's 100 Favorite Books of All Time, According to Data

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Literature

Here is Robert Downey Jr.'s emotional speech from the Avengers: Infinity War premiere

It was a sprawling, epic, and emotional roller coaster ride that had people laughing and tearing up and sometimes gasping in shock before breaking …

Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves To Another Universe After Death

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“, published in the USA, has stirred …

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Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

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12 Dystopian Books to Read If You Couldn't Put Down The Hunger Games

There's a soft spot in our hearts for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate's adaptation of <b>The Hunger Games</b>, but we definitely shouldn't forget about Suzanne Collins's dystopian novel that started the entire franchise. It's a page-turner of a book about the society of Panem, where …

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The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History

The origin story of comic books isn’t flashy. No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

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10 Novels That Will Have Harry Potter Fans Like, "Accio Books"

The seventh and final book in the <b>Harry Potter</b> series came out over 11 years ago, and we still feel like we have a Basilisk fang-shaped hole in our hearts. It's not hyperbolic to say that J.K. Rowling's epic fantasy series shaped an entire generation. Who else remembers going to midnight book …

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12 Tips for How to Read as Many Books as Possible

<b>1. Read a thriller. And stay up all night reading it.</b> Why waste time sleeping when you could be reading? I recommend THE DRY by Jane Harper, THE GIRL …

The Six Best Science Fiction Novels Of 2018 (According To The Hugo Awards)

Image: Tor Books<p>Over the weekend, the premiere award in science fiction and fantasy writing - the Hugo Awards - announced their six finalists for …

12 comics you should read if you love the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies

There's no denying the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a success.<p>Its films are not only critically adored, but it is also the highest-grossing movie franchise ever, with nearly $15 billion globally.<p>"Black Panther" itself has already hit the $1 billion mark after a little over a month in theaters, and …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of April 2018

Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of <i>The Best Science Fiction of the Year</i>, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World …

6 books to read if you want to improve your mental strength

<i>Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Quora, in response to the question, "Which are the best books to read for mental strength?"</i><p>I've always been fascinated by the mental aspect in sports, music, and personal development. I'm a firm believer that we can train our minds, just as we train …

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