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Best Books of the Year

War and Peace in a Jittery Nation: Obama's Last Year and After

Derek Shearer | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Derek Shearer

The Republican Presidential race is unhinged by international events, as well as by President Obama's staying power. None is a credible leader for the nation. The only candidate who has offered a robust, nuanced and thoughtful strategy for dealing with ISIS is Hillary Clinton, but whether she might actually become Commander-in-Chief we won't know until next November's election. Barack Obama is president for one more year. He has responded calmly to the rush of recent events, and not let calls for World War stampede him into hasty moves. For a man who receive the Nobel Peace Prize in his first year in office, Obama has had to spend a lot of his time deciding on military actions.

Best Teen Romances of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For a full list of the Best Teen Books of 2015, click here....

Best Picture Books of 2015

Minh Le | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Minh Le

One of the reasons I'm drawn to children's literature is that the right book really is a gift that can last a lifetime. For me, one of those books is ...

Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novels of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 12.02.2015 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For the full list of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2015, click here....

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books

While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds.

Six Books of the Year for 2014

Christopher Atamian | Posted 02.23.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

2014, not a bad year for books, all told. Below you will find a completely arbitrary list of some of 2014's most Interesting, controversial books and a few that I simply found fascinating -- as well as a preview of two gifted new novelists.

Top 12 Young Adult Books of 2014

Lisa Parkin | Posted 02.17.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As impossible as this task always is, I found it especially difficult this year when thinking about the top young adult books I've read. This genre hosts some of the best stories I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

The Best Books Of 2014, According To O Magazine And

Posted 12.18.2014 | OWN

The jury is in! Get ready to dive in and read these winsome books of the past 12 months, as picked by O magazine and editors. Like Us On...

Book of the Year: Guantanamo

David Shook | Posted 02.15.2015 | Books
David Shook

Guantanamo is a powerful reminder that language is an instrument of power, equally capable of humanizing and dehumanizing others. Guantanamo itself, with its strange, off-the-books location on Cuba and its strict policy of secrecy, bears witness to the impunity of the powerful.

Book Gifts For Everyone On Your Shopping List

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books

The holidays are inching ever closer, and you still haven't finished your gift shopping! (Don't lie; we can see you.) Books make the perfect gift in m...

10 (or so) Great 2014 Kid Books for Gift-Giving

Monica Edinger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Monica Edinger

I have read and loved a ton of books this year; among my many favorites are the following suggestions for great gifts this holiday season.

2014's Best Books for Women

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

My goal this year was to read 100 books, including everything on my to-be-read (TBR) shelf and all those books I'd bought and forgotten about on my e-reader. Ha! Snort. Like that happened. I blame the people publishing all the amazing books I needed to read immediately.

The Most Stunning Picture Books Of 2014

Minh Le | Posted 02.01.2015 | Books
Minh Le

Many of the wonderful titles below could stand shoulder to shoulder with the best of any year, and leading the charge is a marshmallowy fellow with a scotch-taped crown determined to do the unimaginable.

These Are The Best Books Of 2014

Maddie Crum and Claire Fallon | Posted 12.03.2014 | Books

For us, 2014 was a year of reading insatiably, like most years prior. We tore through feverish, experimental stories and enjoyed science fiction that ...

Our 10 Favorite Books Of 2013

Shelley Emling | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Our Facebook fans' picks for the 10 best books of 2013.

Sex, Reputation, and Leaning In: A Romance Author's Favorite Books of 2013

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I confess, after a long day writing novels, I don't always want to spend the e...

Best Picture Books of 2013

Minh Le | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Minh Le

2013 was the first full year after the death of the legendary Maurice Sendak. While it's impossible to replace an icon like Sendak, this year's offerings reminded us that children's literature is still rich with talented writers and illustrators to carry on the tradition of making great picture books.

Zoë Triska

Best Books Of 2013 | Zoë Triska | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books

This year has introduced us to more engaging reading material than we could have thought to ask for. By fall, our bedside tables and workspaces began ...

Amazon Names Best Books Of 2013 So Far

Posted 06.24.2013 | Books

Amazon has named its best books of 2013 so far, and there are some unusual choices from its editors. Amazon's editorial director for Books and Kin...

Book Club: Choose The Final Book Of 2012

Posted 11.14.2012 | Books

November is here and this week the HuffPost Books team has the torturous task of choosing the final book of 2012 for our book club. This was no small ...

The Best Books Of 2012 So Far

Posted 11.30.2012 | Books

It's awards season in the book world, with the National Book Awards in November and The Nobel Prize in Literature announcement. We figured now was as ...

Best Film Books of 2011 Are Biographies

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 02.11.2012 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Here are 10 compelling film books published this year, listed alphabetically by title. Admittedly, I love old movies and classic Hollywood -- and this list reflects that preference.

Amazon Announces Best Books Of The Year So Far | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books today announced their annual Best Books of the Year So Far list ( This list represents the top ten best ...

Stephen King Picks 10 Books Of 2009

EW | Stephen King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Take it from your Uncle Stevie -- book lovers on your shopping list will thank you for the gift of any of these rockin' reads....

New Yorker Writer James Wood's Best Books Of 2009

The New Yorker | James Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I was excited, this year, by Lydia Davis's "Collected Stories" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a beautiful collection of original writings. Though Davis is...