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The Best Nonfiction Books for Teens
When teens want to read about life as it’s lived, or see their experiences and their concerns reflected beyond the pages of their favorite fiction,...
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What to Read Next if You Never Stopped Loving Robin McKinley’s
The Hero and the Crown
Like so many readers, I first discovered Robin McKinley’s Newbery Award—winning epic fantasy novel The Hero and the Crown as a teenager. Dragged...
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10 Fictional Families We’d Love to Spend the Holidays With
The holidays are about spending time with your family. They’re also about drinking more wine than usual and stuffing your face with stuffing, various...
Classic novels are classic for a reason: while their contemporaries fade into obscurity, they live on, telling timeless human stories that never become...
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Our Favorite Collectible Christmas Tree Ornaments
Commemorate this holiday season with an especially beautiful ornament for your tree. These pop culture-inspired ornaments will become instant family...
Five Reasons Lisa Scottoline's Betrayed Is the Most Relatable Thriller You'll Read This Season
Lisa Scottoline writes page-turning, propulsive thrillers. But what truly makes her special is her refreshing interest in real life. Her protagonists...
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5 Long Books that Deserve their Own Movie Series
Good books sometimes get turned into movies. And good long books (The Hobbit, I’m looking at you), or good books that are especially action-packed...
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15 Reasons We’re Thankful for Books
We’re all a little quirky on Turkey Day. Some of us are Tofurky enthusiasts, while others are devotees of deep-fried turducken. Some of us are Turkey...
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Holiday Quotation Gifts
If there’s one thing we know about book-lovers, it’s that they can’t resist quotations. They write them in their journals, highlight...
Cookbooks for the Conscious Eater
For some of us, the holiday season is a time for unchecked tidings of comfort and joy, in the form of every Thanksgiving leftover, Christmas cookie, and...
5 Reasons to Love Haruki Murakami's The Strange Library
Just in time for the holidays, a new story from Haruki Murakami is coming to bookstores, in an illustrated, book-sized edition that’s a perfect gift...
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The Art of The World of Ice & Fire, by George R. R. Martin
Before the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros were brought to life on HBO’s Game of Thrones, they existed only in the minds of George R.R. Martin’s...