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What Are the Best Books for Converting Non-Readers?
Dear Literary Lady, What go-to books do you use to convince someone who hated reading in school that reading is fun? —E.J., Flagstaff, AZ Dear E.J.,...
this week's biggest books
This Week’s Biggest Books (Jan. 13)
Readers don’t mind the dark days of winter. Freezing rain, frigid commutes, 4:12 p.m. sunsets? We hardly notice these traumas—we’re curled up...
Vivian Apple Author Katie Coyle Writes on the Road
Katie Coyle’s debut novel, Vivian Apple at the End of the World, finds its heroine on a surreal, post-Rapture road trip, after her religious zealot...
Our Favorite Fictional Characters Share Their New Year's Resolutions
When it comes to well-meaning New Year’s resolutions, actual people aren’t the only ones trying to improve themselves by vowing to join a gym...
Five Books that Tell the Story Behind the Story
Sometimes it seems like classic novels have just always existed; they were there when most of us were born, and seem like eternal aspects of daily life....
page to screen
When Your Book Becomes a Movie: A Talk with Stephen Amidon
American author Stephen Amidon’s dark slice of Americana, Human Capital, caught the attention of Italian director Paolo Virzì, whose film version, Il...
better living through reading
10 Creative Ways Books Can Help With Every New Year’s Resolution
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, books have your back like no one else. Remember last year, when you vowed to exercise every day, but your best...
10 Books You Should Finally Read in 2015
Life’s not getting any easier—and neither are these books. While there’s nothing wrong with reading a brisk spy novel or a weepy romance or a horror...
happy new year's!
Our Favorite Books Set on New Year’s Eve (and Day)
Humans are a funny lot; we invent a totally random way of keeping track of our existence, then assign special significance to certain days, and proceed to...
Great Under-the-Radar Reads of 2014
It happens every year: Websites and magazines, newspapers, bloggers, and that crazy guy who stands just outside your subway stop wearing a tattered clown...
book and a movie
Liked That Movie? You’ll LOVE This Book!
Because movie lovers are often book lovers, too, we’ve got must-reads for fans of some of the year’s biggest movies. When you’re done...
Week's Biggest Books
This Week's Biggest Books (Jan. 6)
After several weeks of over-indulging in food, drinks, and more food, we’re ready for a break from holiday cheer. This week’s biggest...