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Lisbeth Salander is back: first plot details of The Girl in the Spider's Web released

The sequel to Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy, written by David Lagercrantz, will see the super hacker taking on the US National Security Agency<p>Last seen variously nailing (criminal) feet to the floor and tentatively allowing journalist Mikael Blomkvist back into her life, Stieg …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Top 10 books about being alone

Writing and reading are famously solitary acts; the loneliness of literature is expected, even embraced. But several writers have expanded solitude’s role, from a necessary condition to a central subject.<p>Lonely characters speak more intimately to the reader, having no ready companion in their own …

Literature

10 Best Dark Books

<i>Amelia Gray's wonderfully dark story collection</i> Gutshot <i>features a giant snake bisecting a town and a man, afraid of losing his beloved, soothed by</i> …

Books

Not just for children: 100 great picture books

It is almost impossible to leaf through Martin Salisbury’s <i>100 Great Children’s Picture Books</i> without becoming acquisitive. It is a book to make the eye greedy, to make collectors of us all. Indeed, Salisbury, professor of illustration at Cambridge School of Art, says more and more people today are …

10 Best Southern Gothic Books

<i>Jamie Kornegay's</i> Soil <i>is Southern Gothic at its best: atmospheric, dark, and funny. Kornegay, a bookseller for over a decade in addition to being an</i> …

Books

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Children’s books are never just for children

Photograph: Tristram Kenton/Tristram Kenton<p>Luke Treadaway as Christopher in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/16/1424101384011/53f91b4b-c1db-488f-9978-577738a32081-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tristram Kenton/Tristram …

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The top 10 novels featuring works of art

From Dorian Gray’s hidden portrait to Donna Tartt’s stolen Goldfinch, novelist Sophia Tobin chooses her favourite books with paintings at their heart<p>A work of art can fire my imagination like nothing else. If I’m feeling stuck during the writing process, I look at a painting from the period I’m …

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37 Books To Read To Your Kids, Based On Their Favorite TV Shows

Turn screen time into reading time.

Frank Herbert’s Dune at 50 has life in it yet

Confusing sequels, terrible prequels and poor adaptations aside, Frank Herbert’s masterpiece still stands up as the one of the truly great sci-fi novels<p>I first discovered Dune through David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s SF masterpiece. The “Lynchian” style, that novelist David …

The top 10 books about returning from war

US marines veteran Phil Klay, whose short story collection about the Iraq war won a National book award, chooses his favourite books about homecoming after conflict<p>I’ve spent years trying to untangle my feelings about returning from war, and I’m hardly the only veteran writer to do so. In his …

The 10 Most Anticipated Book Adaptations of 2015

The 2015 book/movie relationship has already started off on the right foot with news that Jennifer Lopez's character in <i>The Boy Next Door</i> (an English …

Shades of Grey

The strange and brilliant fiction of Hilary Mantel

So the novel begins: “When Mrs Axon found out about her daughter’s condition, she was more surprised than sorry; which did not mean that she was not very sorry indeed.” Mysteriously, Evelyn Axon’s daughter Muriel is pregnant, and “Her face wore an expression of daft beatitude.” Something is wrong …

The 10 biggest Oscar snubs ever

The votes were tallied and today the nominations have been released. But voters of the Academy Awards have made some major oversights in the past.

I libri più attesi per il 2015

02 gennaio 2015 18:26<p><b>Umberto Eco.</b> Uscirà il 9 gennaio il nuovo romanzo, intitolato <i>Numero zero</i><b>.</b> È ambientato nella Milano del 1992, racconta l’epoca …

Books in 2015: the essential literary calendar

January<p>5 <b>Costa prize category winners announced</b> – best novel, first novel, biography, poetry collection and children’s book. The writer who will follow <i>The Shock of the Fall</i> author Nathan Filer as overall winner will be revealed on 27 January.<p>12 <b>Winner of TS Eliot poetry prize (with value increased to</b> …

PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94

The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of British life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died aged 94. Her publisher Faber and Faber confirmed that she had died peacefully at home in Oxford on Thursday morning.<p>Her debut novel, Cover Her Face, …

20 Life-Changing Books!

If you want to change your body, change what you eat and how you exercise. If you want to change your outlook on life, change what you read and put it into practice.<p>Listed below are twenty life-changing books. Unless you are determined to be miserable (which, strangely enough, some people are), …

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Reading group: choose a book to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall in November

Twenty-five years ago, on 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and the world changed. You don’t need me to tell you how much difference that quarter-century has made – but nor is it necessarily easy to understand the changes it has wrought. As that momentous event recedes into the past, it’s …

The top 10 fictitious biographies

From Nabokov to Woolf to Coetzee, novelist Jonathan Gibbs selects the best imaginary lives presented as the real thing<p>Fictionalised biographies – novels based on the life of a famous person – are ten-a-penny. And why not? They're easy enough to turn out. Other people – the actual biographers – have …

Because I, Too, Am Hungry: On Food and Reading

<b>1.</b><br>I don’t remember everything about <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i>,but I remember that vitamin tonic. Though I read the book maybe 10 years ago, I can still see …

Have Book Will Travel

Eiffel Tower<p>Patrick Girouard was assigned the task of creating the visuals for the 2013 Illinois Library Association’s iREAD® Summer reading project. …

10 Books You Should Read Before Graduating From College

<i>Radhika Sanghani's sharp and hilarious debut novel</i> Virgin <i>follows 21-year-old Ellie’s relentless mission to rectify a disastrous first attempt at</i> …

The dream of invisibility

Writers from HG Wells to JK Rowling have explored the magic and morals of vanishing – one of our most powerful fantasies<p>HG Wells claimed in his autobiography that he and Joseph Conrad had "never really 'got on'", but you wouldn't suspect that from the gushing fan letter Conrad sent to Wells, eight …

The real 10 algorithms that dominate our world

Maybe a little more than 10<p>The other day, while I was navigating Reddit I found an interesting post that was called The 10 Algorithms That Dominate …

A book for the beach: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Where would summer be without a series of reading blogs? This year's subject, "a book for the beach", might seem limiting, but there are as many sorts of beach holiday as there are books to enjoy on them. For someone who, like me, spends their working life reading in straight lines – what's new, is …

29 reasons you’re reading this article

or why odd-length BuzzFeed listicles perform better than even ones<p>You’re about to publish that blog post but really want more people to …

Mainstream Media

Best Summer Books, 2014 Publishers Weekly

Cataract City<p>Craig Davidson (Graywolf)<p>This literary crime novel from the author of <i>Rust and Bone</i> is set on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and …

17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

And all you have to do is visit them!