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Summer Reading

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

Doro Bush Koch | Posted 08.13.2016 | 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 08.07.2016 | Home
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 08.05.2016 | 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."

5 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down | Joann Pan | Posted 08.19.2015 | OWN

Pretty Is By Maggie Mitchell 320 pages; Henry Holt and Co. Available at: | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound Lois has a secret she can...

Summer Reading: The Women's Edition

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Barbara Lee

Summer is in full swing, and that means some downtime to unwind (if we're lucky) and get wrapped up in a good book. Here are six women-focused reads on my list this year, some political, some personal and one perennial favorite to celebrate the season.

5 Ways to Help You Read More Books | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment

As technology advances, it's making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible -- after all, you don't have to carry a paperback book around anymore -- Americans are not making time for reading.

17 Memoirs By Women You Should Add To Your Reading List

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women

Looking for some end-of-summer reading? We have some women's stories to suggest -- 17 of them, in fact. The remarkable women on this list of unputdow...

Summer Book Bingo Spices Up Summer Reading

Linda Johns | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Linda Johns

You wouldn't think adults would be so crazy nostalgic about checking off the books they read, harkening back to their summers spent reading library bo...

10 New Books Everyone Should Read This Summer

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

So many books, so few hours at the beach! Get your summer reading on with these 10 great novels that will take you near and far, from the present to the past. Don't forget the sunscreen!

10 Fabulous Books To Read With Your Kids This Summer

Lori Day | Posted 07.10.2016 | Parents
Lori Day

Sharing books with my child helped me understand her world, and opened up crucial lines of communication when she was in elementary school that remained open throughout her tween and teen years, and to this very day.

Summer Reading for the Soul

Carl McColman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Religion
Carl McColman

If you are like me -- if you're not particularly holding your breath for the long lost novel by Harper Lee, and could care less about E. L. James, then you might enjoy one or more of these faith-based books that are on my summer reading list. A word of warning: each one will make you think.

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

Raising Kids Who Love Reading, Devour Books Voraciously, and Practically Beg for a Trip to the Library

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Ready to ignite a lifelong love affair with books? Here are 5 questions that can help you to light the first spark.

Expats Write About Love and Life in Asia

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Ann Tashi Slater

This month brings memoirs from three wonderful Asia-based American authors to put on your summer reading list!

15 Books That Should Be On Every Teen's Radar This Summer

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen

By now, you've likely read the Hunger Games series, the Divergent books and every John Green novel. So if you're looking for some summer reading, look...

7 Books You'll Devour In Your Downtime

Posted 06.30.2015 | OWN

Whether you're sitting on a beach or just killing a bit of time on Saturday morning, pick up one of these best new reads for summer 2015. Like ...

Taylor Swift, Tori Amos, and Me: Women Make Their Most Powerful Art When They Ditch the Boys and Find Themselves

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.19.2016 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.

Summer Must-Reads for Successful Business Owners

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

This is my favorite time to get into a good book. When you're in business for yourself, you have the freedom to carve out time in your day to bone up on how to run your business while basking in the shade of your backyard, with the background sounds of your family soaking up summer.

32 Enthralling Summer Reading Books For Kids Of All Ages

Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents

Summer break is upon us! Your kids can't wait to hit the pool, hang with friends or escape to camp. You're worried they'll forget how to read -- the d...

Finishing Your Memoir This Summer One Scene at a Time

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Lisa Dale Norton

Everyone is writing a book, but only a few will finish their books, and only a select number will finish their memoir this summer. How will they do it?

Book Review: A Window Opens

Lindsey Mead | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Lindsey Mead

A Window Opens is about the reckoning that results in this knowledge. It's about figuring out who we love and who we most essentially are. I adored Elisabeth Egan's book and know you will do.

The Summer's End Is a Special Summer Read

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.04.2016 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

It is hard to describe the beauty of Monroe's work. The words on the pages flow from the author's eyes to create a world of rare enchantment. Next, Monroe's brain assembles a plot that moves the characters from one amazing event to another.

Indie Author James Mellis Talks About Truth in Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Loren Kleinman

Until They Are Home is based on a true story. Can you talk about that story and why it inspired you to write the book? What was so compelling about the person in real life and how did you translate that to fiction?

Best Start to Summer Reading: 'Skies of Ash' Over Los Angeles

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Rachel Howzell has written another riveting thriller starring her favorite (and mine!) female sleuth, the fabulous when furious and even better when behaving Lou Norton, LA Homicide detective extraordinaire.

Summer Reading List: Romance for Real Girls

Katie Li | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Katie Li

The summer after I graduated college, I went through my first big break-up. Summer started, and I was single for the first time since high school.