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21 Classic Opening Lines in Books

21 Classic Opening Lines in Books


10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …


Best books of 2017: 24 stand-out novels from last year

With new releases from literary giants such as Arundhati Roy and Paula Hawkins, as well as much-hyped debuts from a clutch of exciting young authors, …


Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Confabulator, storyteller, illusionist … psychology and neuroscience suggest that everything we thought we knew about the inner world is false<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the …


The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …


11 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in April

Add Sloane Crosley, Meg Wolitzer, and more literary faves to your bookshelf this spring.<p>From Greek gods and a modern hero of human rights, to untold histories, unexpected perspectives, and mysteries—of the human mind <i>and</i> criminal variety—there's something for everyone in April's fresh bloom of new …


Books Being Made Into Movies That You Should Read ASAP

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the book is almost always better than the movie. But we still love seeing our favorite stories on screen! …


The 10 best new thrillers to read this spring

2018's best thrillers so far


10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018

It’s undeniably good to curl up with a book when the weather is spiteful, as it is to tote one along to the beach—but what about spring book season? Is spring the underdog of reading periods, not yet the subject of clichés and best-of lists but yet arguably the best time to get into a new title? …


The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, this year's book …


Top 20 Manga Must-Reads

New to the joys of <i>manga</i>? Before you read the rest, check out some of the best. Our top 20 list includes recommended reads for every age and every …


13 Unexpectedly Creepy Books That Will Keep You Up All Night Long

When you sit down with the book <i>It</i> or <i>The Shining</i> or <i>The Haunting of Hill House,</i> you more or less know what you're getting yourself into. You understand …


A new trailer for Netflix’s Altered Carbon introduces an improbable murder

No body lives forever<p>Netflix debuted a new trailer for its upcoming cyberpunk show, <i>Altered Carbon</i>, introducing the main story for the show: after he’s murdered, Earth’s richest man hires an ex-soldier to track down his killer.<p>The streaming service released an announcement trailer last week that …

Altered Carbon

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 …


Here's the e-Learning Resource You Must Get Now

It's an incredibly exciting time to be working in tech — it seems like every day a new product, app or disruptive service is changing how we do …


15 Outstanding Podcasts for Book Lovers

Looking for something to listen to on your commute? Check out these literary podcasts!<p><i>The Brit Lit Podcast</i><p>This is a bi-monthly show that covers news …


Reading Pathway: Where to Start With Kazuo Ishiguro

The news that Kazuo Ishiguro was the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature was a surprise and a delight. A surprise because I hadn’t heard …


5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …


Books You Should Read Before the Movies Come Out

Coming soon to theaters (and bookshelves) near you.<p>You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it: “The book was so much better than the movie. You have to read …

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The Two Books You Really Need to Read After the Emmys

If you prefer reading a book to turning on your TV, it doesn’t mean you have to skip out on all the excitement from Emmys night. In fact, the biggest …


This Thrilling YA Novel About Love and Loss Will Cure Your Book Boredom

When you’re crushing on someone hard, starting a new job, or watching Serena Williams’ video about her daughter’s birth, it can feel like your brain is in FEELINGS OVERLOAD. In Emily Ziff Griffin’s newest novel, <i>Light Years,</i> all of those feelings come with some major synesthesia-like side effects …

New York Times

5 Witchy AF Books to Read this Fall

This is a guest post from Susie Dumond. Susie learned to love books as a nerdy kid in Little Rock, Arkansas. She’s now a full-grown adult nerd …


The Best Book Recommendation For You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Feel overwhelmed by the vast number of books you could possibly read at this very moment? Chill out, and let's have some fun. I've got the best book …

10 Great Books to Read When You Can't Sleep or Have Insomnia

Sponsored by TarcherPerigee, publisher of <i>The Nocturnal Journal</i> by Lee Crutchley.<p>An engaging and emotionally aware resource for night owls, …


3 New Novels About Magic Women to Leave You Spellbound

We know that all women are pretty much magical beings, but some fictional women have powers that go beyond being awesome, kicking ass in the face of sexism or even creating life. The three new novels in this week’s book club are all about women who bring a bit of that fantasy-grade magic to the …


Minor Threats: 15 Comic Books For Grown-Ups ONLY

There are a surprising number of folks out there who still believe that comics are just for kids. Anyone who’s been reading them for the last few …

Graphic Novels

Books Coming Out in the Fall That We Can’t Wait to Read

Add these novels to your fall reading list.<p>We’re only halfway through our summer reading lists, but we’re already looking forward to fall. Every …


60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

This week’s must-read books

<b>Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller</b><br>(Fiction, Minotaur Books)<p>Based on a true story, this tale of heroin addiction is sadly all too timely these days. …