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11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.08.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.

9 Brilliant Books That Will Change How You See True Crime

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

The greatest examples of the genre provide not only the pleasures of a gripping, whodunit plot, but they are also an examination of complex psychology and civilization when the tranquility of everyday life has been shattered.

13 Important Stories to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Greatness often breeds controversy. This has been the case for acclaimed books throughout history. Harry Potter for its glorification of witchcraft, Go Ask Alice for its depiction of harrowing teen drug use, and Brave New World for its unsettling vision of the future, but we love them anyway.

Gone Girl Withdrawal: 11 Books to Read if You Love Gillian Flynn

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

You blazed through Gone Girl. You ran out and bought Sharp Objects and Dark Places and read them in two sleepless nights. Now your sleepless nights are spent yearning for another Gillian Flynn book.

12 Essential Books About Race in America

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Talking about race isn't easy. It's personal, it's political, it's visceral. That these were two of the most hotly anticipated and talked-about books of the year only underscores the power of literature to provide a window into this most difficult of subjects. Here are twelve books that have changed the way we talk about race in America.

Addicted to Outlander? 11 Books to Read During the Long Wait for Season Two

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Caitlin Kleinschmidt | Off the Shelf Outlander has wrapped up its phenomenally addictive first season and seriously, this show has everything--polit...

Photo Book Review: Jon Ortner's Peak Of Perfection

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Disclaimer: This post may contain NSFW images Images (c) Jon Ortner Jon Ortner opens his book, "Peak of Perfection" with an exquisite introduction, ...

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

"There are things you can't reach. But you can reach out to them, and all day long. The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God. And it can keep ...

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything. It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because t...

Accessible Fantasy

Hannah Sutker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
Hannah Sutker

There is nothing quite like being transported to a completely new world, of following the turbulent life of a plucky young protagonist who defeats fantastical evil against all odds and grows into their own. Answer this: in the current popularity of realistic fiction, where is everyone's favorite hero?

10 Best Lois Lowry: Classics From the Reigning Queen of YA

Oyster Books | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

With 45 books to her name, it's hard to pick just one favorite, so we're bringing you our top 10 Lois Lowry titles instead. Consider your childhood revisited.

10 Summer Blockbusters

Oyster Books | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

Why are books almost always better than the movie? The characters are never badly acted, the soundtrack is whatever you want it to be, and 35-year-olds don't play high schoolers. So give yourself the cred to say the original was way superior, and read these 10 Summer Blockbusters before they reach a screen near you.

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.

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 ...

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...

9 Books That Make You Undateable

Posted 07.19.2012 | Books

There's a lot of red tape to cut through before completely committing to a relationship: There's the ex talk, the meeting of the parents, and if you'r...

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 07.05.2012 | Black Voices

Whether you're traveling on vacation, sunbathing on the beach, or simply lounging in the park, nothing beats a good book in the summertime. Still, wit...

Notes From My (Book)shelf: Week of April 23, 2012

Roxanne Coady | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Roxanne Coady

Since there is an astonishing amount of information out there, I thought it might be fun to share with you items I have noticed, learned or was curious about in the past week.

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.

Read Across America: 11 Obscure Titles For Adventurous Book Clubs

Peter Steinberg | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Looking for your book club's next read? Don't waste your time with the hottest new titles -- half your club has already read 'em.

Dead Tree Test

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Forget profitability, forget the market. Over a year ago, we raised the question of whether or not a book should pass a dead tree test in order to jus...

Top 5 'New Year, New You!' Books for 2011

Nicole Berrie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nicole Berrie

Focusing on inner transformation, five authors might have what it takes to bring you happiness in 2011. As the great Greek historian Plutarch famously said, "What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality."

HuffPost Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The new year brings the opportunity for new books. And we want to know what you're excited about reading. Yesterday we asked on Facebook and Twitter ...

The Guardian: Worst Books Of 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rejoice! 'Tis the season to be merry! Garland the tree with sprigs of holly! The angels are singing! Father Christmas is coming! Take a break from the...

Get Your Scrooge On!

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With all the holiday cheer going around, we thought ... well, we thought we'd ruin it! That's why we put together this list of the 5 worst books to gi...