Maroun Khoury

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What will you be reading next year? A roundup of London book fair

Every year, after fierce fights between publishers over novels, celebrity memoirs and curveball meditations on nature and life, the dust settles on London book fair and we’re left with a list of titles to look forward to. Here are some of the biggest books coming later this year, and in 2019 and …

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'Open the doors and let these books in' - what would a truly diverse reading list look like?

Hanif Kureishi<p>I once wrote, “I didn’t know I was coloured until I went to school”, and it goes without saying it took me some time to work out what being “of colour” really meant. Along with many others, I’m still trying to work out what it means, and if I’ve grasped something, it was because of …

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17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

10 terrifying horror books you've never read

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed stories that frighten me. As a child, on rainy early autumn afternoons in our crumbling Victorian farmhouse …

Top 10 modern Nordic books

With the cold wave of Nordic literature crashing on UK shores over recent years and Danish, Swedish, Greenlandic, Finnish, Norwegian and Icelandic authors coming to the Southbank Centre in London this month for talks and readings, I am glad to suggest 10 books for those who want to prepare …

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See the 6 must-read books for fall

As summer comes to a close, it's time to wrap up that beach read and head inside ... where you can pick up your new book, settle down on a nice window seat and sip your pumpkin spice drink in autumn bliss.<p>Just like Oscar season, some of the best books are released in the fall. Here are a few of the …

27 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books to Read in September

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy …

28 Exciting New Books You Need To Read This Fall

New books by Salman Rushdie, Jennifer Egan, Jesmyn Ward, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and John Green, oh my!

8 Books Richard Branson Thinks You Should Read

Richard Branson, the Virgin Group Founder and self-described tie-loathing billionaire, still finds time in his busy schedule to read.<p>Over the years …

Around the World in 26 Books

A wonderful thing about the world of books is that there is always more reading to be done. Well, beloved book nerds, this week we shared some …

All the New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in August

In this month’s genre-bending titles, you’ll find demons in the internet, ghosts in houses, prophecies in the north, and spellbooks in the woods. …

9 children’s books every adult needs to re-read

KIDS’ BOOKS ARE often short, designed to entertain, illustrated to hold young attention — and they are often the literature that has the greatest …

100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

We may or may not be living in a dystopian age, but we are certainly living in an age of dystopias. At every turn in a bookstore aisle, you’re …

25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

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9 of the best British films you've never seen

Fair warning: when I started this list I wasn't planning to fill it solely with dark and depressing films, but that's definitely what's ended up …

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27 Fast and Easy 1-Pot Meals For Weeknight Dinners

One-pot meals are the ultimate savior of weeknight dinners, and these are as fast and easy as they come. Not only do these one-pot and -pan dinners make cleanup a breeze, but they can be on the table in less than an hour from start to finish. For your next dinner in a time crunch, take your pick …

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The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

Here's How To Tie Anything And Everything

Knots, laces, togas, scarves — you have met your match. Bookmark this immediately.

First Official Super Ultralight (SUL) Backpacking Trip

The short of it, is that my first (intentional) backpacking trip with a base weight (not counting food, water, fuel) of under 5lbs/2.27kg worked out …

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

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These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

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Super-Rich Russians Are Fleeing To The UK In Record Numbers

According to Home Office statistics, the number of Russians granted fast-track visas — given to those who will invest at least £2 million ($3.1 million) in the UK — jumped by 69% in 2014 compared with the previous year, The Sunday Times first reported.<p>Between January and September, 162 visas were …

A wild camper’s guide to the world

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping.<p>As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider – rules that not only make the experience safe and rewarding, but also preserve such special places for …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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'Foodini' machine lets you print edible burgers, pizza, chocolate

<b>(CNN) —</b> As further proof that you can now 3D-print anything, a company called Natural Machines has introduced a 3D printer for food.<p>The "Foodini," as it's called, isn't too different from a regular 3D printer, but instead of printing with plastics, it deploys edible ingredients squeezed out of …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Best Stoic Reading List: Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus and More

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”<p>— Marcus Aurelius<p>You know the section of the book after the last …

75 book ideas for Christmas, for everyone on your list (and we mean everyone)

<b>From the explorer to the weirdo, here are Globe Books’ plentiful holiday picks for everyone in your life</b><p>(© M. Sasek, from This is the World, Universe, 2014.)<p><b>For the explorer</b><p><i>The Canadian Geographic Atlas of Canada</i>, (HarperCollins, 304 pages, $79) Constantly confusing St. John’s and Saint John? …