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13 Books About The English Language That Will Change What You Know About Writing And Reading

Language is a funny thing. If you're reading this sentence, for example, there's a good chance that you speak and understand English perfectly well. …

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Ten Books to Read in 2018

We asked writers, editors, and booksellers to tell us about a few books they felt deserved more recognition last year. Here are their 10</b> …

The 100 best books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>"I'm so busy."<p>"I'm binge-watching 'Stranger Things.'"<p>"I don't know <i>which</i> book to read."<p>If you fall into the last category, Amazon's here to …

You Need To Read These Books By British Authors Of Colour

The inaugural longlist for the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour.<p>For more info visit their website.

The 33 Best Books of 2016

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

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The Best Books We Read in September

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

11 Great Debut Novels

1 'Wolf In White Van' by John Darnielle<p>"A pop culture-infused novel that thoughtfully and nonjudgmentally considers the dark side of nerddom." A man …

3 New Books About Rebellious Women You *Need* to Read RN

In the wake of Monday’s debate, it seems more a reality than ever that well-behaved women — those who sit back, take what they’re given and never try — seldom make history. On the other hand, women who go against the grain, women who rebel and women who speak out on behalf of their strong beliefs …

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Dream-Like Novel Lays Bare The Emotional Fall-Out Of Child Abuse

Eimear McBride's "The Lesser Bohemians" has been billed as a love story, but it's so much more.<p>Not often does a novel so expertly seduce its readers into an alternate state of consciousness that it mimics an actual dream state, where everything solid is hazily just beyond reach. Eimear McBride, …

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality (that's why we love summer reading so much, after all), but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, a.k.a. bibliotherapy, is the …

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The Essential Middle Grade Summer Reading List

Middle grade books (geared toward 8-12 year olds, but awesome for teens and adults, too) contain the best stories, which makes me thrilled to …

9 books to read at the beach this summer

<b>June: A Novel, by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore</b><p>Miranda Beverly-Whittemore thrives on the slow reveal of the buried family secret, and chapter by …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

37 books we’ve loved so far in 2016

History, Current Event & Pop Culture<p>The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,<p>By Joshua Hammer<p>Part travelogue, part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract and part thriller, Hammer tells the remarkable story of the librarian who oversaw a plot to smuggle ancient manuscripts out of Timbuktu, Mali, …

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