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The 40 books you need to read before you die.

There is no companion like a particularly brilliant book. Some books have the power to transport you to another world entirely, and once they spit …

Books

Reading These 13 Memoirs Is Like Talking to Your Wisest Friend

Though memoirs imply a "me, me, me," theme (take out the "moir" and "me" is all you have), they're really some of the most self-sacrificing, …

What We Loved This Week

Finally, in danger of actually collapsing under the combined weight of other people’s recommendations, I started reading Javier Marías’s <i>A Heart So</i> …

The One Book To Read By An Author You Hate, According To Reddit Users

If there's an author you just can't stand, but whom everyone else seems to love, Reddit might be able to help you see the light. Over at the Suggest …

30 beach reads you won't want to put down

Get ready to add some books to your reading list!<p>What could be better than spending a summer afternoon in a comfy chair, sipping an ice-cold drink, reading a good book? Not much, if you ask us. But finding the perfect summer read to keep you enthralled page after page is a little trickier than …

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The 10 best books of 2018 (so far)

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20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

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21 Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With Reading Again

So, you can't figure out how to get out of your reading slump? Maybe your TBR pile has been piled so high that you have become completely overwhelmed …

Books

22 books we can’t put down (AKA your search for the perfect summer read stops here)

Summer is undoubtedly a time to be active, whether for you that means surfing near a millennial-pink beach, hiking to Instagram-worthy waterfalls, or …

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16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Books

If You Want To Understand Israel, Read Its Literature

If you want to understand a people, read the stories it tells.<p>In the work of Israel’s fiction writers, we meet the real Israeli, the one behind the …

Israel

8 Authors You Should Definitely Read If You Love Haruki Murakami

1. Franz Kafka<p>Kafka had to be on top of the list considering Murakami himself hat tipped him with <i>Kafka On The Shore.</i> Kafka's <i>The Metamorphosis</i> is …

Literature

Punjabi writer Ajeet Cour’s striking autobiography reveals the prolific author’s tempestuous life

First published in Punjabi in two parts, the autobiography of the Sahitya Akademi-winning author is now available in a new translation.<p>I have often …

The 7 Best Books on Audible for People Who Don't Have Time to Read

Between commuting to and from work, getting a healthy dinner on the table, and binge-watching the latest Netflix original series, I know from …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

This 4-Ingredient Naan is the Easiest Bread You'll Ever Make

A foolproof recipe for the college fool.<p>March 18, 2018<p>Unexpected Origins...<p>Over winter break my boyfriend came to visit me for a few days in Los …

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" …

10 books you need to devour this month

From Sujata Massey's A Murder On Malabar Hill to Eleven Ways To Love<p>“I read to know more about myself and other people, to dive into the wider world …

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The Short Story Collections Everyone Should Read

Great literature in small portions<p>Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called 'Cat Person' went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.<p>Short stories, of course, have the added advantage of being …

Literature

ACTIVE INDIA/ विशेष /Kaifi Azmi-Shabana Azmi: The Untold Story (Biography)

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Plots, Personal Inspiration, & Popular Fiction Writing Part III

Part III – Making Popular Fiction<p>Book: “Writing Popular Fiction” by Dean Koontz (no digital version, hardback out of print)<p>Koontz starts out by …

Writing

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

'If only I'd been warned!' - writers choose books to give to their younger selves

Books,Fiction,Culture,Essays,Science and nature,Poetry,Vladimir Nabokov,Daphne du Maurier,JD Salinger,Elizabeth Bowen,Joseph Heller,Simone de Beauvoir,William Golding<p>Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others choose reading matter that would have been useful when young

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20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

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13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

Karl Ove Knausgaard's Autumn has gorgeous, poetic observations on almost every page

With his latest book, the author turns his gaze out towards the world.<p>A Norwegian friend to whom I’d raved about Karl Ove Knausgaard’s <i>Boyhood Island</i> …

The Man Booker Prize shortlist includes some surprises

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, considered one of the most prestigious fiction awards in the world, was revealed Wednesday.<p>Three American authors made the cut from the longlist: George Saunders, for "Lincoln in the Bardo"; Paul Auster, for his novel "4 3 2 1"; and Emily Fridlund for …