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The 2016 National Book Awards Finalists

<i>Last month, The New Yorker announced the longlists for the 2016 National Book Awards in the categories of Young People’s Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. Today, we present the finalists in each category.</i><p>When Jacqueline Woodson accepted her 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s …

16 Books That Every Introvert Needs to Read

If you're an introvert, one of the best ways to recharge is with a good book. There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so …

13 Amazing Books To Read This September

It’s lit<p>Now that our summer beach-reading days are officially behind us, it's time to settle in with some great fall reads. While we've already highlighted 20 books that we think you should look for this autumn (check those out here), we figured it might be a good idea to hone in on some of the …

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20 New Books You'll Need For Your Shelf In Fall 2016

September, October, November and even December are coming: Stock up on autumn's new page-turners.<p>Books ― in the fall. Who knew? We did. Have a read.<p><b>The Story of a Brief Marriage</b> <b>by Anuk Arudpragasam</b><p>When we discuss the difficulties of marriage, we take for granted that many American relationships at …

Combined Shape

If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one …

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All The New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring

The weeks between September and mid-November are a bountiful time for book releases, with new works from Alan Moore, Connie Willis, Christopher …

20 Amazing Books To Read For The Rest Of 2016

It’s lit<p>It's been a great summer, right? Full of things to do and see and places to be and explore. And you've probably spent your long days reading your fill of amazing books (beach-oriented or otherwise), all of which we're guessing were a lot less disappointing than this summer's movie duds. …

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What College Freshmen Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams' memoir, <i>Life on the Color Line.</i> The book had been assigned as our freshman reading assignment — part of the First-Year Experience at the liberal arts school in Saratoga Springs, …

11 Best Books to Read in August

Sweeping family epics, intimate personal tales, Hollywood escapades, and a close look at places we know little about.<p>August yields some extraordinarily rich reading, from big family epics to stories that narrow the viewfinder to focus on just two or three people, from small American towns to the …

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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Jason Dessen, the protagonist of the new novel <i>Dark Matter</i>, is just a regular guy: He's 40, a devoted husband, a professor of physics at a small college, and a loving father to a teenage son.<p>But one day he's drugged and kidnapped and wakes up to find he's in a very different world. Not just a …

What We’re Reading This Summer

A few months ago, I started commuting to the office from a small town on Long Island. The train ride, with its cheerful, sunny mornings and hushed, purple evenings, has done wonders for my reading life. For the last week or so, I’ve been hurtling through “Here I Am,” the upcoming novel by Jonathan …

13 New YA Books to Read This Summer

If you haven’t noticed already, YA books appeal to millennials in every age bracket — <i>Twilight</i>, <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>Harry Potter</i> – do we need to continue? They strike emotions which capture the glory of whimsical youth and haul us into another world, even if ever so shortly. These convo-stirring YA …

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The books all the cool girls are reading

If you are on the look out for summer reads, look no further. We polled some of the coolest women we know, who love nothing more than a good read. …

A Pulsing Story As Layered And Complex As Life Itself

By Lisa Unger | Off the Shelf<p>All writers begin as readers. This is where we fall in love with story. We are addicted to that feeling. You know the one: when you open a book and read a few words, a few sentences. And you just <i>know</i> . . . there's a zing, a little buzz of excitement. Right away, you can</i> …

The Books You Should Read in July

The best sci-fi, thrillers, nonfiction, and more out this month.<p><i>Dark Matter,</i> by Blake Crouch<p>In physics, “dark matter” is a hypothetical form of matter, which we are pretty sure exists even though we can’t prove it. This works as a good metaphor for a thriller based on paranoia and conspiracies. Or …

5 of the Best Horror Books to Make You Love Being Afraid

I loved horror as a kid. I read things that were age-appropriate (RIP, Lois Duncan) and not so much (Stephen King, John Saul, etc.). I loved feeling …

A Work of Fiction That Will Make You Feel Pleasantly Insane

Three-quarters of the way through Claire-Louise Bennett’s début collection, “Pond,” there’s a story called “Morning, 1908” that altered my state of consciousness like a drug. It begins simply, with the collection’s unnamed narrator, who lives mostly in solitude on the west coast of Ireland, …

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11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

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If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Love These Suspense Thrillers

For a long time, it seemed like maybe Liane Moriarty and Stephen King had cornered the modern market on the suspense-fiction genre. But no more: …

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

8 Books You Must Read to Become a Better Writer

The best way to learn how to write well is to write. The second best way? Read about the craft.<p>All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you further--and faster--on your journey toward becoming a better …

21 Books Goodreads Users Can't Get Enough Of This Summer

Perfect companions for any kind of getaway.<p>Below are the titles, based on average rating and number of ratings, that are getting a lot of buzz and love.

10 Must-Read Books for July 2016

It turns out you can read anything you want on the beach.<p>The motliest month of the year, at least in terms of genre and theme, July still proves it’s …

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions.<p>So imagine your favorite summer reading spot, and get ready to "Pack These Pages." Our first guide is Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in …

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31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

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16 Books Every Millennial Should Read

Finding yourself as a millennial in a world of millions of other millennials isn’t a simple feat – there are barely any Snapchat usernames or CrossFit memberships left. Though, there is always one place you can find yourself without fail: in the pages of a book. Millennials are undoubtedly the 21st …

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17 Writers Share Their Most Important, Necessary LGBT Books

A vital reading list for Pride Month and beyond.<p>Every June, LGBT Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The Orlando shooting is just one significant, heartbreaking reminder that we must fiercely celebrate the voices and books that have meant so much to the LGBT community. We asked 17 LGBT …

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Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …