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The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Your Tween

The idea of reading for pleasure is laughable for many tweens with ADD, who struggle with the skill. But the fact remains, it’s the best way to …

13 of the Most Controversial Books of All Time

Despite the heated controversy surrounding these lightning-rod books, they continue to live on in hearts, minds, and libraries around the …

Dear Match Book: Authors I Can Binge-Read

<b>Dear Match Book,</b><p><i>I need an author I can read front to back,</i> <i>or</i> <i>one who has written five books that I’ll want to read without stopping.</i><p><i>I was an English major in college, so I guess what I like is literary fiction. My four favorite books are “Blood Meridian,”</i> <i>by Cormac McCarthy</i><i>, “Moby-Dick,”</i> <i>by Herman</i> …

Books

9 Nonfiction Books About Love That Will Completely Change How You Feel About Finding "The One"

Every February, the fairy tales begin in earnest: Prince Charming, true love's kiss, and happily ever afters are everywhere you look. Quite frankly, …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

9 Books To Read In The New Year That'll Help You Fulfill All Your Resolutions

The new year is only a few weeks away, and with its arrival will come the promise of some new beginnings, as well as those pesky, but annually …

Five great reads to help teens become critical thinkers

Young adults who are, perhaps, still figuring out their needs don’t need to be overburdened with books they won’t like. The last thing we want is for …

Love Stories

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read | PBS

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

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Our YA Books Gift Guide Will Help You Find The Perfect Match For Your Book-Loving Friends

Books for your friends who love fantasy, romance, sci-fi, and more!<p><i>Strange the Dreamer</i> <b>by Laini Taylor:</b> Set in a world where the dream chooses the dreamer, Lazlo has constantly dreamed of the mythic lost city of Weep. When an opportunity arises for Lazlo to journey there, he must decide if he'll …

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So You Want to Read American Gothic: Here’s Where to Start

Sometimes, the shotgun approach can be best when exploring a new genre. Award winning author Joyce Carol Oates certainly knows her way around …

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11 books to read for National Novel Writing Month

Congratulations, writers! You’re halfway through National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is not for the faint of heart, and we applaud you. While …

Writing

Roaring Books: The Must-Read Literature of the 1920s

In just a few years, the 1920s will be a hundred years in the past. This is significant, because that decade, while superficially celebrated in pop …

20 books everyone should read in their 30s

These classic books are worth reading at any age, but the more life experience you have, the more fulfilling you'll find them.<p>From New York Times bestsellers to cult classics, to stories with motivating life lessons, here are 20 books that everyone should read in their 30s, in no particular order.

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23 Books By African Women That You Should Absolutely Be Reading

There’s no time like the present to enhance your reading list and these books written by 23 extraordinary African women afre the perfect place to …

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

That tremor you felt last week was the dropping of a new John Green novel, “Turtles All the Way Down,” his first since “The Fault in Our Stars” and a seismic event not just in young people’s literature but in all people’s literature. The other tremor you felt was the dropping of a new Ron Chernow …

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50 Classic Books to Read When It's Too Cold to Go Outside

There’s something about cold weather that makes retreating to a cozy nook in your home with a good book and a cup of tea so appealing. While there …

Mary Shelley

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

A Nation Plagued by Conflict: 10 Best Israel Books to Read Now

Eshkol Nevo<p><i>Three Floors Up</i> by Israeli novelist Eshkol Nevo offers an intriguing and layered view into life in Tel Aviv. The novel centers on three families living on separate floors of an apartment building on the outskirts of the city. Through the lives and interwoven stories of the three …

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Top 10 modern Nordic books

As a year-long festival celebrating the region’s writers gets under way in London, Icelandic novelist Sjón selects essential reading from the far north<p>With the cold wave of Nordic literature crashing on UK shores over recent years and Danish, Swedish, Greenlandic, Finnish, Norwegian and Icelandic …

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Here Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Awards

It began with more than 1,500 books.<p>With all the works submitted by publishers, the judges for this year's National Book Awards have had their hands (and bookshelves) full the past few months. But that daunting number of contenders winnowed further Wednesday, as the National Book Foundation …

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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32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

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Read These 13 Books and You'll Be a Better Person

Leo Tolstoy wrote that, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Reading is an ethical pursuit, and a …

Literature

6 Creepy Books Set in Maine

Maine is one of my favorite places—the intense natural beauty, the tranquility, the lighthouses, the lobster! But somehow, in literature, Maine often …

Stephen King

The Ultimate 50 States Reading List

Join us on a reading road trip.<p>Explore the United States with this coast-to-coast reading list. We’ve compiled 50 books (and plays!) set in the 50 …

Books To Warp Your Sense of Reality

In the realm of book blurbs, “losing oneself in a story” is one of the most unavoidable clichés. See also: “gripping reads,” “page-turners,” a book …

10 Must-Read Books That Should Be Mandatory Reading In High School

Mandatory reading isn't always everyone's favorite kind of reading. Everyone has that one book that they remember slogging through in high school …

38 Years on Books: The Essential Michiko Kakutani Reader

For nearly four decades, Michiko Kakutani, who has decided to step down as chief book critic of The New York Times, has anointed new talent, charted the peaks and valleys of literary careers and memorialized writers when they’re gone. She has stayed up all night reading embargoed memoirs by …

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