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15 Major Award-Winning Novels You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

O fame, fame, thou glittering bauble. In searching for thee, what fame have I not lost? Yes, even literary fame, the mildest of the family, can be …

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The Top 5 Greatest Author Feuds of All Time

When we remember renowned authors like Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, or Henry James, we think of the remarkable works of literature they left behind – the author’s personal life and quarrels are usually left out of the picture.<p>But there’s a lot to be said about the relationships these great …

The Best Agatha Christie Books (And Why You Should Read Them)

Agatha Christie is not just a famous mystery writer, she’s the best selling novelist of all time with over two billion copies sold and a massive …

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James Lee Burke's 6 favorite books for aspiring novelists

<b>The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner</b> (Vintage, $15).<p>In terms of experiment and skill with point of view and stream of consciousness, Faulkner's …

13 Book Club Suggestions If You Want To Introduce Your Friends To Science Fiction

The future is now, so obviously you and all of your book-nerdy friends should be reading science fiction. If a book like <i>I, Robot</i> or <i>Dune</i> is a hard …

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7 Unconventional Novels That Break All The Rules Of Genre

If you walk down the aisles of a book shop or a library or an abandoned Blockbuster Video, you might notice that every book, comic, and film has been …

9 Books From the 1930s That Resonate Today

Reading 1930s Literature as Past or Prediction<p>The 1930s saw protectionist policies, isolationist doctrines, and a rise of authoritarian regimes …

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should You Read First? Here's A Guide To His Most Famous Works

Ah, the age old literary question: "Which Murakami book should I start with?" I've been asked this question many, many times. Even if you haven't …

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read | PBS

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

Black History

7 New Thrillers to Read Right Now

This fall brought several great new thrillers, including a debut from a famous actress and others that touch on especially timely issues of race and …

The 13 Best Books of 2017

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian<p>Personal experience is the number one way to …

10 books we loved reading in 2017

These 10 fiction and non-fiction titles rose to the top of the heap for USA TODAY's book reviewers this year.<p><b>1. Lincoln in the Bardo</b> by George Saunders (Random House, fiction)<p>Saunders’ brilliantly imagined novel, both heartbreaking and hilarious, takes place in a cemetery the night Abraham Lincoln …

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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 …

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Nora Roberts

­<p>USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. Year One</b> by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s Press, fiction, on sale Dec. 5)<p><b>What it’s about:</b> Roberts goes dystopian in this first book in a planned trilogy, in which magic (both good and bad) rises up after a devastating …

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’Tis a strange serpent – 10 of the most entertaining drinking bouts in literature

There have been drunken poets and poetic drunkards ever since the dawn of time, or, to put it more properly, since the sun first rose over the yardarm of history. The Vikings believed that all poetry came from some magical mead that Odin had stolen from a giant, downed, and then regurgitated in …

Literature

The best crime books and thrillers of 2017

In literature, as in boxing, great champions have compromised their reputations by going on too long. But entering the ring for the 24th time, at the age of 86, John le Carré remained an unmatched heavyweight. <b>A Legacy of Spies</b> (Viking) also showed off some new punches, ingeniously recasting an …

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When the robots take over; 4 new sci-fi reads

One major theme that's been running through science fiction recently is the rise of artificial intelligence and the impact that might have on humanity. As we continue to improve upon and refine machine learning, it seems inevitable that the development of a true AI will occur at some point. And …

Artificial Intelligence

12 Must-Read Books If You Love Murder on the Orient Express

More locked-room mysteries for <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i> fans

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50 Classic Books to Read When It's Too Cold to Go Outside

There’s something about cold weather that makes retreating to a cozy nook in your home with a good book and a cup of tea so appealing. While there …

Top Coming of Age Novels

In a classic coming-of-age story or novel, the character undergoes adventures and/or inner turmoil in his/her growth and development as a human …

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

Told in diary entries and letters, Andrew Martin’s <b>Soot</b> (Corsair, £14.99) is set in York at the end of the 18th century, a time when shades, or silhouettes, were the latest thing in portraiture. Fletcher Rigge, languishing in a debtors’ prison, is bailed by the louche Captain Harvey on condition …

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Top 20 most reviewed books of all time from Amazon

One of the many reasons we love Amazon is because of their stellar customer review section. Having the ability to read thousands of opinions from customers before hitting the purchase button is super useful, especially when it comes to picking out a book. From cult classics such as Harry Potter to …

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Book review: Michael Connelly adds a fresh face in 'The Late Show'

After dozens of novels starring Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch or his half brother, “Lincoln Lawyer” Mickey Haller, author Michael Connelly has …

10 Books You Should Read on Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 28, 1945, American troops liberated the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. In 1978, this date was adopted by the United States to honor the …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Classic Books to Reread This Summer

Sometimes it's best to revisit the old and faithful.<p>Now that summer reading season is upon us, student book list titles are again filling up bookshop …

5 Classic Books You Can Finish on a Long Flight

I describe flying economy as time travel. I suspect any of you who regularly yawn and contort your way to the antipodes understand what I mean. Time …