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Summer Reading

In Baltimore, The Library Is Open

Paul Mincarelli | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Paul Mincarelli

Imagine if public schools left their libraries open during the summer for students to continue reading and exploring hands-on educational content. What would happen if media specialists remained on site so that students could check out books and access materials?

7 Novels About Transformative Summers That Will Take You Away

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts

Summers take on a different kind of sheen once one completes the traditional September-June school schedule. Whereas hot seasons of our youth signifie...

10 of Summer's Hottest New Book Releases

Melissa Fenton | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Melissa Fenton

It's summertime readers! Are you ready to relax, hit the beach, put down your phone, and pick up a nice new book? Great! Because this summer's newest book releases from your favorite authors and some fresh debut titles will have you lounging in your beach chair for hours on end devouring each and every word, while ignoring each and every iPhone ding.

Summer Reading Tips To Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain'

Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham

Summer's here, and even though school is out, experts recommend that even the youngest children should practice their reading every day. According to the National Summer Learning Association, many children lose ground over the summer.

Of Ice and Men: Blair Braverman's Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

Catherine Armsden | Posted 07.05.2016 | Books
Catherine Armsden

A chill wind blows through Blair Braverman's powerful memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, but it doesn't emanate only from the story's frozen lan...

Writing A Tame Romance In the Age Of 50 Shades

Nicole Evelina | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Nicole Evelina

I'll be the first to admit that my new romantic comedy Been Searching for You is about as far away from the erotica craze as you can get. It's not tec...

Recommended Reading: #GoIndie With Jenny Bravo

Katie Li | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Katie Li

When I decided to self-publish my first book, my biggest fear was that I would be alone and unsupported. I quickly learned that I had nothing to worry...

5 Tips for Completing Summer Homework and Reading

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Chuck Cohn

The summer months usher in warmer weather, seemingly unlimited time for relaxation and rest, and increased opportunities for socialization with friends. The very last thing that you may wish to do is summer homework (including summer reading). Unfortunately, there is no way around it, but it is not as terrible as it may at first seem.

How to Get Your Daughters to Read Books This Summer

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Daphne C Spyropoulos

Let me start off by clarifying that I do not have a daughter but I am 22 years old and I remember my teens like they were yesterday. So I am writing t...

I'm Thinking Crazy Win For This Spooky Debut Novel

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

I'm thinking I don't know what to think other than this novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a brilliant, well-constructed Hitchcockian tale with a huge creep factor that will leave you scheduling a manicure for wrecked nails.

It's Time for a New Summer Reading List

Jane Swift | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Jane Swift

The summer reading list has provided students with a link to school during the dog days of vacation for decades. While it's important for students to read real literature during the summer -- wasn't Moby Dick on the list every year? -- the idea of a traditional book list today seems outdated and incomplete.

Perfectly Scary Summer Read

Melanie Bishop | Posted 06.06.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

I don't know when I last read such an intoxicating novel. This is the water, Murphy writes, treating setting as character. The water in the pool has a...

Why Books Still Matter

Holly Lynn Payne | Posted 05.27.2016 | Books
Holly Lynn Payne

Knowing the impact that one perfect novel had on my life, I set out with my colleagues, Paul Stiff and Josh Conviser, to understand America's relationship with books--research we were doing for a grant from the National Science Foundation for our company's innovation in book discovery.

Top 5 Summer Reading for Entrepreneurs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Summer is here and whether you are packing your bags for a getaway or staying at the office, here are five books to add to your reading list this seas...

The Great White Shark: It's Not What You Think

Vicki Cobb | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Vicki Cobb

How does a very large, strong, fearsomely toothy, predatory fish live down a reputation as an attacker and killer of human beings, who are simply enjo...

Little House in the Big City

Sam Weller | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Sam Weller

In 1976, when I was in the 4th grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One af...

100 Best Business, Coaching, Wealth, Health and Self Development Books

Sarah Liddle | Posted 04.22.2016 | Books
Sarah Liddle

This list features some of my favorite books which have shaped my mindset and changed my life, I hope they do for you also.

Some Women

Emily Liebert | Posted 04.08.2016 | Books
Emily Liebert

On the heels of the release of my new novel, SOME WOMEN, I have a confession to make. Until two years ago, I hadn't exercised in over a decade.

Why I Wrote a Novel About Sex Trafficking

Nancy Deville | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Nancy Deville

To this day, I still shudder thinking of the insanely dangerous circumstances I put myself as a childish eighteen-year-old. It's one reason why I feel so deeply about this subject. It could have been me.

9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over

Kirkus | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Kirkus

In a novel that's part love story, part urban thriller, Phillips (And Yet They Were Happy, 2011, etc.) captures the way an isolating job and an indifferent city can stealthily steal our lives and erode our souls--and the protective, nourishing power of love.

Summer Reading: Meet Harper, Meet Theodor, Meet Walt, Meet America

Frank Islam | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Frank Islam

As the time remaining for summer reading slips away, we'd like to turn our attention to and concentrate on three books -- two of which have just been discovered and one of which has been rediscovered -- that also say something about who we are as Americans

10 Quick Reads

Kirkus | Posted 08.13.2015 | Books
Kirkus

This sharp, sensitive debut story collection introduces us to a parade of people (and one dog) grasping their ways through complex relationships with family, friends, lovers, strangers and, of course, themselves.

Parents: How to Best Optimize Your Child's Last Days of Summer

Doro Bush Koch | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Doro Bush Koch

While the summer may be winding down, and many of us are anticipating the rush of the school year, parents still have some time to help their children read for fun everyday.

Summer Reads

Poetry Foundation | Posted 08.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

As much of the country remains in the clutches of a heat wave, we find ourselves daydreaming of languorous, leisurely activities. For us, that always includes reading.

5 Tips to Curb Your Child's Summer Learning Loss

Ellen Fischer | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Ellen Fischer

The National Summer Learning Association states: "To succeed in school and life children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months. All young people experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer."