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7 Amazing Audiobooks

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Listening to a book can make time disappear during long drives, workouts and boring vacuum-the-house sessions. Here's the best of the bunch -- ones th...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the newest from the author of Schindler's List, the letters of an underrated novelist, and the won...

The One Book O's Books Editor Wants You To Read

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Finally...a smart, sly, real novel for all of us! Leigh Haber, the new head of books at O mag reveals her favorite read for this summer -- plus her 4 ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, 2013's most detestable narrator, the wonderful new Javiar Marías novel, and Orwell's letters. Plu...

Book We're Talking About

Posted 08.05.2013 | Books

Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain Penguin Books, $16.00 Published on August 6, 2013 What is it about? The book is about expats in Prague during ...

7 Amazing Books You Should Be Reading This Summer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty

It's summer, which is prime reading time for many people. And our post-50 audience is no different. We asked our readers to share their best books of ...

6 Crazy Compelling Paperbacks

Posted 07.05.2013 | OWN

Toss them in your beach bag. Throw them in your bike basket. Read 'em, love 'em and leave 'em by the pool. Here are the hottest books of July, fresh o...

10 Best Books For Summer 2013

| Posted 06.07.2013 | Books

Originally posted on Kirkus Reviews: Modern-day sorcerers, seaside romance, royal treachery: They’re the stuff of the clever and witty novels be...

The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.07.2013 | Books

-- Week ending June 2nd, 2013, powered by Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2013 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION...

Bill Clinton's Favorite Books

Posted 05.14.2013 | Books

With the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library, we thought it would be a great opportunity to remind ourselves of former presidents' favorite r...

11 Books To Devour On A Long Flight

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

Need an addictive read for your next trip? We asked our favorite authors (including Lesley Lokko and Erin Morgenstern) to name one mesmerizing book th...

21 Novels to Read by the Time You're 21

Ken Atchity | Posted 06.23.2013 | Books
Ken Atchity

I made this reading list for my granddaughter Meggie, and wanted to share it with you too, though I could easily add at least another ten to this list.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Posted 04.06.2013 | Books

Originally published by Publishers Weekly This week, Maurice Sendak's final book, body snatchers, and two books of poetry. Plus: a Woody Guthrie no...

Romantic Fantasies We Love to Hate

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.03.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Valentine's Day. Pop Songs. Romantic Comedies. Romance Novels. The message ...

Why Sequels Are Sometimes Superior

Dave Astor | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

Some sequels are better than the first novel, and some are worse. Why? The sequel to that question will consist of several answers in this post, along with examples of sequels that did or did not surpass the original book.

Most Wanted Books Of 2013

Posted 12.21.2012 | Books

What are the best books of 2013? We've stepped out of our time machine (hint: talk to that person next to you on the airplane, don't try the veal) to ...

A Start-of-the-Winter Post for Book Lovers

Dave Astor | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

As autumn ends, hat-covered minds might turn to literature with scenes of Christmas, cold and snow. To cite the title of an Ann Beattie book, we're talking Chilly Scenes of Winter here!

The Best Books I Read in 2012

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.13.2013 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Welcome to the inevitable blog post in which a dedicated reader, author, an...

Author Canons With One Highlight, or Many

Dave Astor | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

Much larger is the group of authors whose next-best books are nearly as stellar as their top ones. At the risk of sounding obvious, I think there are more authors with several great works in them than there are authors who write only one novel for the ages.

Thanksgiving for 2012 Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I've written variations of this Thanksgiving list just about every year since I read a book a day. Thank you to the authors who make my year of reading -- whether it is a book a day or a book a week -- a core pleasure of my life.

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 ...

What Your Favorite Book Says About You

Posted 09.12.2012 | Books

We believe a favorite book can say boatloads about a person's character. It can make them look hot, or even make them undateable, although the latter ...

49 Hottest Fall Books

Posted 10.18.2012 | Books

Fall 2012 is a book lover's dream, featuring new releases from an overwhelming number of literary heavyweights. The coming election has further compre...

SLIDESHOW: 14 Fearless Characters In YA Novels

Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Kuster

Yes, I loved junior sleuth "Encyclopedia" (aka Leroy) Brown. He was so smart, so curious, and seemed to be so free of self-doubt. But to me, his sidekick, Sally Kimball, was much more badass. Of course, no one used the word "badass" to describe a girl back then. So let's use the word "fearless."

Know These Books

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Lists are arbitrary. No formula can rank James Joyce over Vladimir Nabokov, or Edith Wharton over Jane Austen. The intellectual knows it's most important to try and read all those great novels.