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New Erotica for Feminists

The cop asks if I know why he pulled me over.“Because my taillight is out?”“Yes ma’am, it’s not a huge deal, but it could be a potential safety …

Maxine Waters

Literary Gifts for Feminists

Because books and feminism go together like all good things, here’s a look at some excellent literary gifts for feminists. This round-up of literary …

Feminism

9 Great Survival Novels

If there’s one thing I love a ridiculous amount, it’s survival stories—whether that be surviving post-apocalyptic zombies or surviving the elements …

Four Books That Deserved More Attention in 2017

One of the best novels published this year was also one of the most scandalously neglected, at least in this country. I greatly admired “<b>Go, Went, Gone</b>,” by Jenny Erpenbeck (New Directions), the most prominent and serious German novelist of her generation. When Erpenbeck wins the Nobel Prize in a …

Literature

Want to Live a Happier and More Fulfilled Life in 2018? Read These 11 Books

Happiness is a skill you can learn. These books teach it.<p>Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though it's undeniable that plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and …

Stay Ahead of the Curve: Read These 10 Books Before They Become Movies in 2018

As of late, there have been some pretty impressive movie adaptations taking over the big (and small) screen. Need we remind you that your favorite …

Books

Books of the Year 2017

Politics and current affairs<p><b>The Retreat of Western Liberalism.</b> <i>By Edward Luce. Grove Atlantic; 234 pages; $24. Little Brown; £16.99</i><br>Few doubt that …

A Year in Reading: Emily St. John Mandel

I’ve had a good year in reading, mostly because I’ve been traveling a lot and have developed a habit of reading obsessively in airports and …

Books

The best crime books and thrillers of 2017

Mark Lawson welcomes the return of George Smiley, drunken spooks and the recreation of a real-life murder trial<p>In literature, as in boxing, great champions have compromised their reputations by going on too long. But entering the ring for the 24th time, at the age of 86, John le Carré remained an …

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The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

22 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, R.L. Stine, James Patterson, Rainbow Rowell, Michael Chabon, Lemony Snicket, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.

The 23 Best New Books of Winter Will Have You Hibernating Over the Holidays

<i>Brenda Janowitz is the POPSUGAR books correspondent. She is the author of five novels, including The Dinner Party.</i><p>Brrr, it's getting cold out there. The holiday season is upon us and the snow will be falling soon, but don't fret. I've got just the thing for your Winter blues. I'm ready to tell you …

Best Books 2017

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>Behave<p>The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst<p>$35<p>By: Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Penguin Press<p>If you ever thought that neuroscience …

Books

15 Books You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Books

10 Books You'll Want To Put On Hold at the Library Right Now

Sponsored by OverDrive.<p>Meet Libby, a new app built with love for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Created by …

7 Non-Fiction Books to Read Right Now

1 of 7<p><i>Mamaleh Knows Best</i>, by Marjorie Ingall<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p><i>Hidden Figures</i>, by Margot Lee Shetterly<p>3 of 7<p><i>Love Warrior: A Memoir</i>, by Glennon Doyle …

7 DIY Bookmarks for the Crafty Reader

Some of us use bookmarks we pick up at the library or bookstore, some of us use scraps of paper or our car keys or bills we forgot to pay or whatever …

The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

Books

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

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13 psychological thriller books to give you the creeps this Halloween

Nothing makes a book more page-turning than a bit of suspense. And what better time of year to dive head-first into a load of psychological thrillers? The Reading Agency shared their pick of the best...

Books

9 Books to Read If You’re Obsessed With the Royals

Can’t wait for your favorite royal family of four to become five? Here are nine great reads about the British monarchy to tide you over until the …

18 books to read before they're turned into films in 2018

Is there anything better thank sinking your teeth into a good book before it's turned into a movie, and then being able to show off to all your friends when you come out of the cinema and say, "Well, that wasn't the same as in the novel..."? For any self-confessed book fan, the answer is no. Here …

Movies

Why October is so full of great books (and which books you should look forward to)

Prestige book season, explained.<p>Readers of the world, prepare yourselves. We are about to enter into the weeds of Prestige Book Season.<p>Lots of fantastic books come out all year round, but every year, October and November are packed with new releases from the biggest names in literary fiction. This …

10 books that will help you navigate politics

Now more than ever, it’s important to stay in the know about politics. But we’ll admit that some days, watching the news or scrolling through Twitter …

These Books Make Us Literally Laugh Out Loud

A good movie can lift your mood in mere moments. But since it's not always convenient to queue up Netflix when you're feeling sad, it always helpful …

Books

The Best Books of October 2017: From Ta-Nehisi Coates to John Green

Edwart St. Aubyn reimagines William Shakespeare’s <i>King Lear</i> in this installment of the Hogarth Shakespeare series. St. Aubyn finds his Lear in Henry Dunbar, who used to be the head of a powerful media corporation, but has fallen from grace. He’s left his corporation in the hands of his daughters …

Publisher Sending Impeachment Guide to Every Member of Congress: Critical Linking, September 19

Melville House Publishing unveiled a new initiative to send every member of U.S. Congress a copy of its book, <i>A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment</i>. In the …

Reading Recommendations For Multiple-Perspective Novels

From early loves like <i>The Joy Luck Club</i> to recent loves like <i>The House of the Spirits</i> to potential loves on my TBR list like <i>A Brief History of Seven</i> …

10 Famous Authors Revealed Their Favorite Books To Goodreads

As part of the month-long celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary, bookish social network Goodreads has asked 10 of your favorite authors to …

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