Books

These Hilarious Comics Are Almost *Too* Real

Reza Farazmand's new book Comics For a Strange World really has humanity pegged.

Comics

24 Children's Books That'll 100% Make You Cry

You definitely can't read these aloud without getting choked up.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

Canadian Literature

7 Fantasy Book Adaptations We’d Love to Binge-Watch

Those who checked out the <i>Dark Tower</i> adaptation this summer and didn’t quite satisfy their desire for genre-blending gunslinger action would love an …

Culture

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017

2017: the year that became an adjective. A year during which the only status quo became the lack of one, and the only thing stranger than the day’s …

Science Fiction

Here's How You Can Read 300 Books In A Year

Do you think that reading 300 books a year is possible? With the <b>Become A Speed Reading Machine: Read 300 Books This Year</b> course, you will learn how …

The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains

The novelist John Knowles (1926-2001) attended Phillips Exeter and Yale, and is the author of “A Separate Peace,” the quintessential American prep school novel. But he was born in West Virginia. Sometimes his fiction was set there.<p>In his novel “A Vein of Riches” (1978), Knowles described the …

Thirteen Books That Informed and Delighted Smithsonian Scholars This Year

With a mission to increase and diffuse knowledge, Smithsonian thought leaders are voracious readers<p>Comment on this Story

Museums

Read This: Annie Proulx’s National Book Award Speech

Annie Proulx stunned at the National Book Award, delivering a speech upon receiving this year’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Her words, which Vulture has reproduced in their entirety, acknowledge just how trying our past year has been, and assure readers that there’s no …

Culture

Sylvia Plath's Different Shades | by Elaine Showalter | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

One of the first things you see at “One Life,” the Sylvia Plath exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., is a long …

Poetry

15 Fascinating Books to Read Before Visiting Japan

I always like to read about a destination before I visit and Japan is perfect for this. It has a unique and fascinating culture and learning more …

Japan

Harry Potter: Wand Collection trailer explains why every fan needs the book

Harry Potter

23 Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby & Toddler Bookworms

Is there anything more exciting than that first holiday celebration with your baby? There’s something magical about wrapping those tiny little gifts …

Christmas

‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

<b>PRAIRIE FIRES</b> <b><br>The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder</b><br>By Caroline Fraser<br>Illustrated. 625 pp. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt. $35.<p>Stretched past its capacity by the tumultuous migrations and movements of the 19th century, that orderly term “westward expansion” is ready for a break. Rather than …

Libertarian Party

4 Disturbing Truths Behind Everyone’s Favorite Young Adult Novels

<b>The Story:</b> The six book series that begins with <i>The Alchemyst</i> is the story of Nichols Flamel, a seemingly ordinary bookseller with an extraordinary …

Culture

The McPhee Method - Los Angeles Review of Books

ONE WAY to get closer to something is by way of distinctions — by considering what that thing could be but is not. I have in mind the buzzword</i> …

Norman Mailer

Best Books 2017

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me<p>Alexie, Sherman.<br>Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316270755. MEMOIR<p>Presented as a series of vignettes, some in prose and …

Owe

Review: Galt Niederhoffer's 'Poison'

Midway through writer and film producer Galt Niederhoffer’s twisty, juicy domestic thriller, <i>Poison</i> (St. Martin’s Press), whip-smart journalism professor, adoring wife, and devoted mom Cassandra Connor tells her doctor, after he suggests that anxiety and stress—and not poison—are at the root of her …

7 books that will make you smarter in a single plane ride

'Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words' by Randall Munroe<p><i>Amazon</i><p>'Thing Explainer' is intentionally short and simple to understand. The …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Is Dear David a hoax? 4 things we know about creator Adam Ellis for sure

We can all agree that the viral ghost story, Dear David, is entertaining AF. You don’t even have to believe in ghosts to get chills from Adam Ellis’s …

Buzzfeed

A Charles Manson Reader

<i>Editor’s note: I originally published this post in June of 2016. Since then, Charles Manson has died,</i> American Horror Story <i>aired a cult-themed season</i> …

Crime

Which Book Sparked Your Sexual Awakening?

What did you read ~under the covers~?

Literature

What Mary Oliver’s Critics Don’t Understand

For America’s most beloved poet, paying attention to nature is a springboard to the sacred.

Poetry

Best Books for Kids

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero<p>By Doreen Rappaport<p>A fun, fast read that gives deeper insight into the …

New York Public Library

Riveted Reads: Week of 11/20

Happy Monday!<p>This week, we’re offering you extended excerpts of some of our biggest and most anticipated books of the fall! Start reading <i>Siege of</i> …

We Still Need the Morality Lessons of Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is uneasy about his work being characterized as “for children.” He balances the clarity of narrative demanded by younger readers with …

The Other Side: Radical Women - Los Angeles Review of Books

<i>Featured Image:</i> Radical Women<i>, Installation view,</i> Sin Titulo (Untitled)<i>, 1970, by Gloria Gómez-Sánchez</i><p><i>Banner Image: Installation view,</i> Radical Women</i> …

Feminism

John Lewis plagiarism row gives Christmas sales boost to Mr Underbed

After Chris Riddell pointed out the similarity of the retailer’s seasonal TV ad to his picture book, demand for the latter has rocketed<p>Copies of Chris Riddell’s picture book about a friendly blue monster who lives under a little boy’s bed, Mr Underbed, have sold out in the days since the former …

Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into film

<b>Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree is being brought to life on the big screen for the first time.</b><p>StudioCanal, which was behind the Paddington films, is joining forces with Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions, for a live action adaptation of the book series.<p>The tales follow a group of children's …

'Dawn Watch' Explores The Life And Legacy Of Joseph Conrad

Maya Jasanoff weaves together biography, history, literature and her own travels in a new book about the globe-trotting author. Reviewer John Powers says Jasanoff's portrait of Conrad is terrific.

Culture

Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer is consumed by a lot — but still great

Cover to Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. Image via Tor Books.<p>Oathbringer is by no means a bad book, but at some point, one has to wonder if there’s …

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