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Six Books of the Year for 2014

Christopher Atamian | Posted 12.24.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 Oprah.com

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 Oprah.com editors. @media ...

20 Life-Changing Books!

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Seth Adam Smith

Unless you are determined to be miserable (which, strangely enough, some people are), these books will change your life for the better.

27 Amazing Books Coming Out This Fall

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books

Thrillers and memoirs and stories, oh my!

The 7 Best Books for Getting Over a Breakup

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Some of the titles I suggest will surprise you. Only three of the books I recommended to her (and now to you) are "how to get over a breakup" books. The other four contain life-altering wisdom or inspiration that can be even more useful than specific techniques to ex your ex.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the true story that inspired Herman Melville, a pizza hotline, and a soldier's exorcism. Plus: a ne...

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it.

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.

Top 10 Young Adult Books of 2013

Lisa Parkin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I highly recommend each of these books and hope you will love them as much as I have. They each added something new to the young adult genre and are truly the best of the best.

Zoë Triska

Best Books Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 01.23.2014 | 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 ...

The 3 Best Books of 2013

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Anis Shivani

What was the best book published in 2013 in each of the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with the best claim to become a book for the ages?

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, one of the best novels of 2013, the life of Johnny Cash, and the history of America in 101 objects....

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Donna Tartt, Dan Simmons, and Bush and Cheney in the White House. Plus: Philip Roth analyzed. ...

The Power of a First Sentence

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.16.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I'm often struck by the opening sentence of a novel or short story. It can draw me in and set expectations for what's to come. This isn't always true, of course, but a story's first line is the author's opening salvo.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, why it's normal to be a perv, retelling "Pride & Prejudice," and the best mystery stories of the y...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Elizabeth Gilbert, new Jeanette Winterson, new Jeffrey Deaver. Plus: the sequel to one of PW's...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, new Stephen King, new Jhumpa Lahiri, new Julian Barnes. Plus: fairy tales done by cartoonists. ...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Thomas Pynchon, new Eric Schlosser, and a song that will save your life. Plus: tracking down C...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, Suzanne Collins's picture book, Paul Harding's second novel, and Jonathan Lethem's latest. Plus: a...

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week: new Margaret Atwood, new J. M. Coetzee, new Daniel Woodrell. Also, a must-read poetry collection. ...

9 Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly: This week, the dead return to life, blood-pumping episodes of derring-do and heroism, and Amy Grace Loyd's Th...

7 Amazing Audiobooks

Posted 08.21.2013 | 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 08.15.2013 | 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 ...