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This Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain
The neuroscience of deep reading will make you want to curl up with a great book.
Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years
As the year draws to a close, some of us like to look forward, and some of us backward—and some way backward. Last month, while working on the not-at-all-controversial Books That Defined the Decade…
Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound | Maryanne Wolf
When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age writes Maryanne Wolf, author of Reader, Come Home
A witchy reading list for Halloween
This Halloween season is feeling particularly witchy and we couldn’t be happier! Here is a reading list to help you get into the mood. For high drama and romance… ….try A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s…
19 Books That Have Helped People Through Some Seriously Tough Times
Reading a really good book is a form of self-care too.
Books to help you answer big questions about yourself
Why in the world did I do that? How can I do better? Chances are you’ve asked yourself these questions at least once today. To understand how your mind works and how you can improve your deci…
12 Devastating Fiction Books To Read If You're Looking For Something Truly Grim
In the mood for something dark? Collected for you on the list below, I've got 12 books that are truly grim to read, so buckle up for some crying, horror, and feelings of dread, book nerds. I've written before about my preference for reading sad…
The Best Cookbooks of Fall 2018
Including new recipes from Ina Garten, Yotam Ottolenghi, Chrissy Teigen, René Redzepi, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Dorie Greenspan, and more
Pack One Of These 13 Beachy Books For Your Labor Day Trip
Labor Day is just around the corner and with that, we've got to bid an unofficial farewell to summer. While I love autumn intensely, and can't wait for cool, crisp days, colorful leaves, and fall activities, there is always something melancholy…
10 Great Reads Set in the Circus
This list of great circus books is sponsored by Flatiron Books and Legendary by Stephanie Garber.After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her fath
Top 10 books about strange towns
From JG Ballard’s corporate towns of the near future to Richard Scarry’s animal society in Busytown … Shaun Prescott picks his favourite civilisations in miniature
A Manson Family Reader - Nearly Fifty Years Later, Charles Manson Still Fascinates. Why?
Like many bookworms my age, I devoured Vincent Bugliosi’s account of the notorious 1969 homicide case back when it was a bestseller and I was perhaps too young for such horrific material; definitel…
William T. Vollmann turns his mammoth talents to climate change
We visit with William T.Vollmann to talk about "Carbon Idiologies," his new huge two-book set about climate change.
A Fictional Trip Through the Highly Politicized World of Children’s Literature
In Julia Glass’s novel, “A House Among the Trees,” a renowned author suddenly dies, leaving his longtime assistant to untangle his knotty legacy.
Carmen Maria Machado: ‘I’m interested in messing with genres’
The author of Her Body and Other Parties on the art of writing sex scenes, engaging with dead writers, and the readers who give her flak
Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book
“Do not dictate to your author; try to become him. Be his fellow-worker and accomplice.”
This Vending Machine Dispenses Random Books for $2
Bibliophiles with a taste for adventure and mystery will love the Biblio-Mat.
Hear James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Unabridged & Set to Music By 17 Different Artists
If you want a guide through James Joyce's Finnegans Wake---the modernist author's 'wordiest aria,' writes Kirkus Reviews, 'and surely the strangest ever sung in any language'—you'd be hard pressed find a better one than novelist Anthony Burgess.
A literary tour of Russia
Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia
Her fiction has imagined societies riddled with misogyny, oppression, and environmental havoc. These visions now feel all too real.