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Trump says no deal for Dreamers, again threatens to end Nafta in Easter tweets

In a series of angry Easter-morning tweets, President Donald Trump said there would be no DACA deal, again threatened to pull out of Nafta and called …

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The 10 best new thrillers to read this spring

2018's best thrillers so far

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Steven Pinker’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i></i><i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …

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Five books to welcome you into the golden age of the thriller

Life can be boring, but books shouldn’t be. Escaping pedestrian life is the appeal of a fabulous thriller. Who doesn’t enjoy staying up past their …

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The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

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The best recent crime novels – review roundup

Given the current preoccupation with housing, the property-porn thriller looks set to become a staple of crime fiction, and <b>Our House</b> by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster, £12.99) is an excellent example of this burgeoning subgenre. Fiona Lawson arrives home to find a family busy moving into the …

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13 audiobooks narrated by celebrities that you’ll love listening to

1/<p>'Call Me By Your Name' by André Aciman, read by Armie Hammer<p>Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images<p>If you loved the Oscar nominated film "Call Me By Your Name" …

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These Are the Best Audiobooks for Road Trips (or Boring Commutes)

A long drive can either be excruciatingly boring or beautiful and memorable. While good company and scenic views can do the trick, sometimes we have …

10 Great Science Books That Non-Scientists Can Read And Enjoy

The world's great thinkers and scientists have long written down what they learn - we can head all the way back to Newton to see that. Some write for …

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Murders and mysteries, yes, but these five books are far from being your average crime novel

For those who want more than a whodunit in their crime fiction.<p>What can be frustrating about reading crime fiction is that after a certain number of …

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Contemporary fiction is overrated’

The author famed for his self-revelation explains why his new series forsakes inner turmoil to focus on the outside world<p>Karl Ove Knausgaard is the Norwegian author of <i>My Struggle</i>, an acclaimed autobiographical novel (the sixth and final volume will be published in English in September) that has …

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Dan Simmon’s The Terror and 5 More Tales of Doomed Travelers

Obviously, the novel that inspired the series is a great place to start reading, presuming you don’t mind potential spoilers. At 946 pages, <i>The Terror</i> …

Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

From the fantasy of Earthsea to ambisexual planets, these masterpieces offer brilliant introductions to a dazzling writer who broke entirely new ground<p>News: Ursula K Le Guin dies aged 88 Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’<p><b>A Wizard of Earthsea</b><p>“From …

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These Were the Most Read Books of 2017, According to Amazon

While Amazon sells a plethora of things these days (yep, even tiny houses), they started with books. Here's what people read the most—and the …

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The best books I read in 2017

Books to better understand Trump, to defend yourself from information overload, to imagine the future.<p>On my podcast, I close each conversation by asking my guest to recommend three books. Here, at the end of 2017, I thought I’d answer my own question, or at least a variant of it.<p>I shifted my …

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Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

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The Best Books Of 2017 — Revisiting Old Masters And Making Bold New Statements

Support the news<p>Haruki Murakami revisited his old surreal Japanese haunts, John le Carré revisited characters from his earlier masterpieces, John …

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Recommended Reading: For Children

The Association for Library Service to Children promotes reading and books through recommendations, compilations of lists, and related services.<p>The …

Books from 2017 you should read if you know what’s good for you

It’s time for the annual Biblioracle Awards, when I recognize books released in 2017 that I read and had an impact on me in some way or another.<p>I know that sounds uninspiring, but the Biblios are explicitly meant to challenge the whole notion of “best-of” lists. No list of books, particularly one …

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25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

A Year in Reading: Patrick Nathan

On January 1st, I wrote in my notebook that it was “time to renew my usual promises and take artificial, arbitrary steps toward bettering myself and …

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The 11 best books of 2017

From The Idiot to The Odyssey.<p>As we draw to the close of 2017, the year that looked at much-reviled 2016 and said, “Hold my beer,” right before it killed the “hold my beer” meme dead, we do have at least one thing to be thankful for: books. 2017 brought us books of rage and comfort and resentment …

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Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson review – unparalleled creative genius

Flamboyant, illegitimate and self taught, he was unreliable and an unashamed self-publicist. He was also one of the most gifted and inventive men in history<p>In 1501, desperate for Leonardo to paint her portrait, the immensely rich Isabella d’Este employed a friar to act as go-between. The friar met …

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These Are the 10 Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon Editors

2017 has been quite a year in the book world. We learned the inside scoop about the 2016 presidential election in Hillary Clinton’s <i>What Happened</i>, endured thought spirals and reward-incentivized mysteries with John Green in <i>Turtles All the Way Down</i>, and were even were treated to an in-depth look at …

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The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

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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 …

These Are the Best Books of 2017

Plus recommendations from the year's best authors.<p>White Tears<p>Hari Kunzru | Fiction<p><b>White Tears? That is a provocative title.</b><p>As the saying goes, all tears matter.<p><b>So what kind of tears are we talking here? Tears of joy?</b><p>It's a phenomenal book that changes shape. The first section will make you cry from …

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Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

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Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations.

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The best recent crime novels – review roundup

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell; The House by Simon Lelic; The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths; The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen; East of Houslow by Khurrum Rahman<p>A perfect read for a winter night, <b>The Silent Companions</b> (Raven, £12.99) is a supernatural thriller from historical novelist …

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