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The most popular books at US public libraries this year, mapped by city

Hollywood has been good to Paula Hawkins. Following the release of a movie adapted from her novel, <i>The Girl on the Train</i>, the book has become one of the most widely read books at US libraries this year.<p>A survey of 14 metropolitan libraries by Quartz shows that <i>The Girl on the Train</i> is the most …

Books

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2016 – Electric Literature

The 2016 novels that every fiction lover should read<p>Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite …

13 books you absolutely HAVE to read before they become movies in 2017

Whether you are a purist or you just like to know what you are getting yourself into before you begin a film, you understand the importance of …

29 Easy Recipes to Help You Stick to Your Healthy-Eating Resolutions

'Tis the season for stuffing our faces. Whether it’s with a few extra slices of pie here or several celebratory glasses of wine there, we all know …

The 20 Best Books Of 2016

Read ‘em all<p>Now is the time of year when we're supposed to look back on everything that happened and celebrate the best of it. This has been a particularly challenging task this year, because, well, there's little about 2016 which immediately springs to mind as being all that great. And yet, …

Is Chanson Douce the next Gone Girl? This author's book on a killer nanny is next year's must-read

The baby is dead,” begins Leila Slimani’s novel. “It only took a few seconds. The doctor offered assurance that it didn’t suffer. They zipped up the limp body, found lying amongst the toys, in a grey bag. The little girl, however, was still breathing when they got there.”<p>As far as first pages go, …

Here are the books longlisted for the 2017 PEN Literary Awards

Looking for a book suggestion? PEN America's got you covered.<p>Starting this week PEN America is kicking off its literary award season by announcing …

Books

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …

If You're Going to Clone the Near-Perfect Leader, Include These 6 Traits in the Prototype

Just in case you have a human cloning machine handy, don't forget these.<p>In our experience as leadership coaches, and collecting evidence from the literature that informs our methodology, companies that do exceptionally well are often led by servant leaders who are catalysts for change and bring out …

Reading While White

Reading While White supports and celebrates the decision to change the name of the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Award" to the "Children's Literature Legacy …

Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016<p>In this genius slow-cooker soup recipe, two types of onions are caramelized for hours before adding a …

Slow Cookers

This Make-Ahead Spinach + Mushroom Gnocchi Casserole Is Perfection

All you busy ladies out there — we’ve got dinner covered this week with a delicious make-ahead casserole recipe you’ll love. Short on time? No worries; this dish doesn’t require a ton of effort and can be reheated and enjoyed all week long (it’s also freezer-friendly!) Not just another baked pasta …

8 Must-Read Mindfulness Books From Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk and a peace activist. Uniquely his teaching is so straightforward and practical; as you can easily connect with …

Meditation

15 Healthier, Vegan Versions of All Your Junk Food Favorites

We all like to treat ourselves to some junk food every now and again. Even though those foods are usually high in fats, sugar, salt, calories, and …

Gardens: how to keep basil alive | James Wong

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

Gardening

Make These Books Your Next Beach Reads

What if this year, instead of tossing an easy, breezy book in your beach bag, you spent your downtime with something a little more substantive? Here, <i>Glamour's</i> philanthropic...

Books

50 Books Every Woman Should Read Before She Turns 40

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

How to Make Incredible Brussels Sprouts

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …