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5 Books Like 'Sharp Objects' For Fans Of Gillian Flynn's Thriller Novels

The long-anticipated adaptation of <i>Sharp Objects</i><i>,</i> Gillian Flynn's debut novel, has reignited interest in the thriller writer, whose most famous for …

Books

Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

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15 Sci-Fi Books To Read If You Need A Break From Dystopian Novels

Dystopia novels seem to be more popular than ever these days. Between <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>and <i>The Hunger Games</i> and the disturbing resurgence of <i>1984,</i>the …

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 …

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 …

Books

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

10 Books With Plot Twists You Have to Read to Believe

Who doesn’t love a good twist? The moment that makes you gasp, literally. The sentence that changes everything you thought you knew. The reveal that …

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

The One Fantasy Book You Really Need To Read, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Some people might say that the Zodiac is a kind of fantasy. And sure, on a certain level, they're right — Zodiac signs have very little basis in …

If you read a lot or need books for research, Kindle Unlimited is a good deal

Kindle Unlimited reminds me of Netflix. You get tons of all-you-can-eat content to choose from for a monthly fee, and the overall quality keeps …

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

A supernatural element has long been present in John Connolly’s excellent Charlie Parker series. The 16th title, <b>The Woman in the Woods</b> (Hodder & Stoughton, £16.99), is no exception: evil takes many forms here, from the depressingly familiar – men who abuse and kill women – to a demonic figure …

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13 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2018

While we agree that the book is <i>always</i> better than the movie, we must admit that we get incredibly excited when rumors start bubbling that one of our favorite books is getting the silver screen treatment. Even if the book is better, who wouldn’t want to see their favorite characters come to life, …

These stunning debut novels are the talk of the literary town

Every year, amid a sea of high-profile and heavily-hyped literary debuts, only a few manage to really stand out from the pack, to generate sustained …

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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 …

This week’s must-read books

<b>White Chrysanthemum</b> <i><br>Mary Lynn Bracht (Fiction, GP Putnam’s Sons)</i><p>In 1943 Korea, Hana has lived most of her life under Japanese occupation, but as a sea …

Why children need to read books

<b>A children’s book should do more than educate or amuse, says Costa-winner Katherine Rundell – it can blow open their world</b><p>I used to have a low tightrope strung across my room, the wire about 8ft long and just over half an inch wide. To walk a tightrope (even, as I do, fairly badly) bestows on the …

The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>The best children’s books have …

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These Post-Apocalyptic Books Will Freak You Out

Armageddon. The apocalypse. Judgement Day. For every word there is to describe the end of days, there are five different ways authors have envisioned …

52 in 2018: A Sci-Fi Fantasy Reading Challenge

<b>#1-6: A Book Written by an Author from (Almost) Every Continent</b><p>North America: This literary fantasy transports readers to 1988 Mexico City, where an …

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10 best new novels for 2018

2018 has only just started but there is already an excellent line-up of fiction, from psychological thrillers with surprising twists to an …

If You're Looking for Something to Read in 2018, Barack Obama Has 10 Suggestions for You

The ex-president has time on his hands these days. He's used it to catch up on his reading.<p>What has former president Barack Obama been doing since leaving office in January 2017? There was jury duty, a few speeches, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and of course some golf, but it looks like our …

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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 …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

New Kindle? Load it with the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2017

Got an e-reader for the holidays? Lucky you! Welcome to a brave new world of cheaper books and the liberating convenience of slipping an entire vacation's worth of reading into your back pocket.<p>Here's our list of the 10 best science-fiction and fantasy novels published in 2017, in no particular …

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Our favorite books of 2017

2017 is coming to a close, but if there's one thing that stands out from this year, it's all of the great books.<p>From poignant, socially conscious YA …

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14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

7 Books That Might Become Your Next Favorite Movie

2017’s hottest novels, memoirs, and nonfiction sagas are already being reworked for the big screen.<p>2017 was an unusual year for the publishing industry. Sales were relatively consistent compared to last year—though books are moving slower this holiday season—but there were no new breakout hits in …

2018 Mystery & Thrillers to Be Excited For!

<i>“2018 Mystery & Thrillers to Be Excited For!” originally ran in our mystery newsletter. Get all the mystery news, reviews, and deals in your inbox:</i> …

13 Book-To-Screen Adaptations of 2018

It’s almost 2018 and there are some great books being adapted into movies and TV shows in the coming year. Here are 13 book-to-screen adaptations …