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Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Goddess of Small Victories<p>Book Review<p>Fiction<p>Some Luck<p>by Jane Smiley<p>Jane Smiley, who won the Pulitzer Prize for <i>A Thousand Acres</i>, again uses Iowa …

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in August

<i>We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more. Some are old, some are</i> …

Travels as an Armchair Detective: Mysteries with a Sense of Place

Summer's almost gone, and I haven’t been able to travel very far out of the city, so I’ve been doing the next best thing, vicariously experiencing …

50 Great Books You’ll Never Read in School

Back-to-school time is upon us, and for many, that means reading for pleasure will give way to burning through that syllabus. Classrooms, especially …

Robin Williams' most bangarang bookish roles.

I was in the locker room of my gym last night, putting away my water bottle, when I looked up at the wall-mounted TV and saw something ridiculous.<p>It …

What To Read If You Want More PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

My first reaction to a new <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> spinoff is usually to roll my eyes. Does the world really need another “Mr. Darcy and the Muddy …

The 35 Most Powerful Books You've Read

In our latest reader poll, we asked about the most powerful books you’ve read. Not necessarily your favorites, or the ones that gave you the most …

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in June

<b>American Gods by Neil Gaiman</b><p>I’ve been putting this one off for a while. Sure, it’s probably the most widely acclaimed novel that my favorite living …

Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading

If you like your summer reading to take you beyond the beaten path, librarian Nancy Pearl is here to help. NPR's go-to books guru joins us once again to share "under the radar" reads — books she thinks deserve more attention than they've been getting. Pearl talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about some …

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in April

<b>Black Lake</b> <b>by Johanna Lane</b><p>A modern family living in the husband’s familial crumbling and ancient Irish estate run out of money and open the house to …

Top 10 books on memory

When I told people that I was going to write a book on memory, I saw "good luck with that" written on a few faces. Memory is a massive topic. Any intelligent system needs some way of tracking where it is in time, and that means remembering where it has been. No surprise, then, that studying memory …

10 Book Series That Would Make Excellent TV Shows

Nowadays, a lot of the best TV shows are based on books, especially book series. But the amazing thing about science fiction and fantasy books is, …

Books

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in February

<i>We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, memoir, and more. Some are old, some are</i> …

Vikram Chandra's top 10 computer books

The writer chooses a range of fiction, history and theory to offer an informal anthropology of computing<p>The impulse to write my first non-fiction book, Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software, came from my own lived experience as novelist and sometimes-programmer.<p>Both professions require a …

Why Do Our Best and Brightest Young People Want to Work on Wall Street?

Kevin Roose's new book "Young Money" follows eight entry-level analysts as they begin their careers on Wall Street. While critical of Wall Street's …

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25 Big Novels That Are Worth Your Time

What we love about big novels is that you have to get really comfortable with them. A big page count usually equals a big chunk of time, meaning you …

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in January

<i>We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, memoir, and more. Some are old, some are</i> …

The 10 Best Top 100 Books Lists

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Baby Got Backlist: The Best Books That Didn't Come Out In 2013

<i>There were certainly some amazing releases in 2013, but there are no rules that say you have to read new releases. That would be crazy! Discovering</i> …

Go From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Martin Cruz Smith: Death in the New Russia<p>Book Review<p>Fiction<p>Stella Bain<p>by Anita Shreve<p><i>Stella Bain</i>, Anita Shreve's 17th novel, is set before and …

Writers and critics on the best books of 2013

<b>Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie</b><p><i>Five Star Billionaire</i> by Tash Aw (Fourth Estate) is a brilliant, sprawling, layered and unsentimental portrayal of contemporary China. It made me think and laugh. I also love Dave Eggers' <i>The Circle</i> (Hamish Hamilton), which is a sharp-eyed and funny satire about the obsession …

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

5 Series You Probably Missed as a Kid (But Should Read as an Adult)

In my freshman year of college, I learned that a kid down the hall had never seen <i>Star Wars</i>. None of it. He had actually never heard of Luke Skywalker …

Rick Riordan's Blog - My Interview with Jonathan Stroud - October 25, 2013 05:33

Last month I had the opportunity to chat via email with my friend and colleague Jonathan Stroud on the occasion of his newest publication: <b>Lockwood &</b> …

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Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monique Brinson Demery: Searching for the Dragon Lady<p>Book Review<p>Fiction<p>The Rosie Project<p>by Graeme Simsion<p>Geneticist Don Tillman knows he should have …