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If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth | Ars Technica

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

Science Fiction

Every book Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has recommended online

J.K. Rowling may be an acclaimed author, the queen of taking down trolls on Twitter, a screenwriter, and a philanthropist, but she’s also (unsurprisingly) an avid reader.<p>Over the years, Rowling has recommended many a novel in interviews or on social media. From childhood favorites to all-time …

Books

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Books

Amazon Says These Are The 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Literature

7 Captivating Books to Read This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is around the corner, and it’s time to put your reading muscles to the test with these seven must-read hits. Be sure to pack these into your bag for a long weekend of perfect last-minute summer reading.<p><b>1. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor ($17):</b> Two girls convince the world that …

Books

The 15 best business books of all time

There are some books that never stop selling, and which the world's most influential people recommend across generations.<p>We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed …

Warren Buffett

The Best Books of September 2017: From Salman Rushdie to Alice Waters

Arrivals in New York<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Adam Gopnik tells the story of his move with his soon-to-be wife from Montreal to New York City in the 1980s in <i>At the Strangers’ Gate</i>. As he and his wife navigate the aspirational, bustling landscape of 1980s NYC, a larger story emerges: that of the city …

Books

44 New Books to Read This Fall

<b>SEPTEMBER</b><p><b>9/5</b><b><br>Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History</b> <b><br>By Kurt Andersen</b> <i><br>Random House</i><br>From the counterculture to fake news: how the hell …

Books

New Russia Revelation Highlights the Big Lie at the Center of Trump’s Campaign

A previously unreported e-mail reveals yet another Trump staffer discussing contact with Russians.<p>In the last several months of his campaign, <b>Donald Trump</b> and his aides repeatedly denied that anyone in his orbit had any contact with anyone connected to the Russian government. “That’s absurd,” …

Donald Trump

32 Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the reader, because it has the benefit of being true (unless it's by James Frey, in which case, never mind). Whether it's Maya Angelou or Tina Fey or Barack …

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Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far) — You Won't Be Able to Put Them Down!

Now that we've passed the midway mark, it's time to start looking back at our favorite reads of the year. So far, there have already been some impressive page-turners. Our picks run the gamut, from scandalous historical fiction to riveting memoirs and epic YA fantasy. It's a wonder we've been able …

Books

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Teaching

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

No one knows for sure what the next decade, century, or millennium will look like.<p>But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the …

Literature

18 of the Best Coming-of-Age Books to Read at Any Point in Your Life

Whether you've freshly entered high school or you're stumbling through your 30s (or beyond), you never really stop growing up. For this very reason, books centered on coming-of-age tales are great for every age no matter what stage in life you're at. And many times, the core theme is so damn …

Books

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

Success

The Jane Austen novel you don’t know

Even Jane Austen devotees often haven’t read her final – and unfinished – novel. But ever since Austen’s death 200 years ago, many writers have taken it upon themselves to complete.<p>Jane Austen put down her pen as a novelist on 18 March 1817. She was working on a comedy which skewered a new health …

Literature

100 best nonfiction books: No 76 – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)

This radical text attacked the dominant male thinkers of the age and laid the foundations of feminism<p>The term “feminism” did not exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this short book (just 98pp in my Vintage Classics edition) and some critics have resisted its author’s identification with the …

Feminism

11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

Amazon

Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be

“Written in a highly polished yet informal style, this book will appeal to readers interested in memoirs of accomplished businesswomen and African …

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer. - Vox

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …

Books

50 Books, 50 States: A Literary Map of America

Throughout the year, there are infinite opportunities to do a whole lot of reading. You might be looking for great books to take on a plane or in a car for your various vacations. Or maybe you're staying put, but you'd love a great read to bring to the beach or a local cafe. Whatever the case, …

Books

The Summer Reading List to End All Summer Reading Lists

If you hate to be seaside (or lakeside or poolside or anything -side) without a book in hand, you’ve landed in the right place. Here, great beach …

Books

Mark Zuckerberg’s Year of Books: the full list

Mark Zuckerberg book club aka A Year of Books was an online book club hosted by Mark Zuckerberg through his personal Facebook account started in …

Mark Zuckerberg

Slouching towards Didion: the book blurb bywords holding the industry back

Didion-esque, Didion-like, Didion-ish: the shorthand for anything insightful written by a white, female author is turning Joan Didion’s perspective into a prescription and stifling literature’s diversity<p>“Writers are always selling someone out,” wrote the young Joan Didion in the preface of her book …

Literature

From “You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin” by Rachel Corbett

Biographers would begin at the beginning. They would describe a boy too busy etching his dull blade into wood to eat. A young man working at a vase …

Poetry

101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers

Produced by the College board<p>1. <b>Beowulf</b><p>2. <b>Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe</b> by Chinua Achebe<p>3. <b>A Death in the Family by James Agee</b> by James Agee<p>4. <b>Pride</b> …

Literature

The author of Silver Linings Playbook brings modern politics to his latest dysfunctional family story

Dysfunctional families are Matthew Quick’s specialty, and the latest novel from the author of <i>The Silver Linings Playbook</i> doesn’t deviate from that …

Silver Linings Playbook

The Kitsch Gazes Back: Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst Return - Los Angeles Review of Books

THROUGHOUT THEIR DECADES-LONG careers, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons have by turns been hailed as the most important and influential artists of their …

Art

10 evergreen classic novels you’ll never tire of revisiting