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5 Young Adult Novels That You'll Never Outgrow. This was a strange and wonderful year for young adult fiction — but also a confused and divisive one.

5 Young Adult Novels That You'll Never Outgrow

We learned that 55 percent of young adult fiction was read by adults. Debates raged over what constituted a young adult novel versus an adult novel. Apologetic grown-ups sneaked into the teen section of the bookstore, passing subversive teens pattering into the adult paranormal and literature and mystery shelves. For the most part, I let the discussion pass me by. Amazon's top 10 bestselling books of the year - 'The Innocent,' by David Baldacci. 101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'

10 best books of 2012. 1.

10 best books of 2012

WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed (Alfred A. Knopf) There are dumber things you could do, I guess. When Cheryl Strayed was 26, and her life was spinning out of control, she set out to hike 1,100 miles of the rugged Pacific Crest Trail, from California through Oregon to Washington -- an attractive young woman in the wilderness, alone. The Last Policeman: solving a murder before an asteroid wipes out life on Earth. Last year I read Bedbugs , Ben Winters' psychological thriller/horror novel about a woman who was certain that her apartment was filled with bedbugs, while her husband was telling her that she was imagining them.

The Last Policeman: solving a murder before an asteroid wipes out life on Earth

It reminded me of Rosemary's Baby, one of my favorite movies. The Last Policeman is Ben Winters' third novel (he also wrote Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters , which I have not read), and I enjoyed it even more than Bedbugs. Trust Me: Three Books With (In)credible Narrators. iStockphoto Many of my all-time favorite novels have a common (if slightly unsettling) thread: They feature an unreliable narrator at the helm.

Trust Me: Three Books With (In)credible Narrators

The term was popularized in the 1960s by the literary critic Wayne C. Booth, but the unreliable narrator herself has been around at least as long as the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales. An unreliable narrator is one who tells a tale with compromised credibility, whether the narrator herself understands that or not. The reader usually finds this out only slowly, as cracks in the narrator's version of events begin to appear. 10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies. Teen Tearjerkers « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! “Boys do not have a monopoly on the Staring Business, after all.

Teen Tearjerkers « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

So I looked him over…and soon it was a staring contest. After a while the boy smiled, and then finally his blue eyes glanced away. When he looked back at me, I flicked my eyebrows up to say, I win.” So begins the tragic comedy of Hazel and Augustus’s love affair. He is seventeen and in remission from osteosarcoma and has a prosthetic to show for it. Markus Zusak. 10 Essential Books for Book Nerds.

What makes a book nerd?

10 Essential Books for Book Nerds

Reading a lot of books — and liking to talk about said books — is a major requirement, of course, but there’s often something a little more nebulous involved: book nerds are the kinds of people who get a little thrill when walking into a bookstore, who press volumes into their friends’ hands with serious promises of life changing moments, who are fascinated by following the many tangled threads through authors and literature, happily wandering wherever they might lead. Robin Sloan’s recently published Mr. Join the Community. Victor LaValle On Mental Illness, Monsters, Survival. In Victor LaValle's new novel, The Devil in Silver, a man is mistakenly committed to a mental hospital where a buffalo-headed monster stalks patients at night.

Victor LaValle On Mental Illness, Monsters, Survival

The plausibility of a monster roaming the hospital's halls made sense, says LaValle, who has a personal connection to the mentally ill. "The times that I've been in those hospitals — even as someone who was not even institutionalized at the time — I felt so much like I was in a haunted house," LaValle tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And if I had looked down that hallway, for a week, for a month, for a year, at some point, it would not have been that impossible to believe that I would see something rounding that corner, something strange, something impossible, because my mind could no longer register the reality I was living in. And [it] started creating a horror that in some way symbolized the experience I was going through. " hide captionVictor LaValle is also the author of Slapboxing with Jesus, The Ecstatic and Big Machine.

Five Books That Changed My Life. I was incredibly lucky that my Mom owned a beautiful second-hand book store throughout my adolescence, because I constantly got to reap the reward of having amazing literature at my finger tips. Whatever I wanted to read, I was lucky enough to get to read. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer: 25 Must-Read Summer Books: Industry Insider. Short stories at east of the web. 10 Naughty Books That'll Make You Want to Have Sex.

Magical Thinking: True Stories (9780312315948): Augusten Burroughs. The Top 10 Banned books of all time - ShortLists. 10 books to read after the 'Hunger Games' trilogy - "Divergent," by Veronica Roth. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Ha. Shipping and Delivery estimates During Checkout and in your Order Acknowledgement Email you will see an estimated delivery date range. Laughing Matters: Five Funny Books With Substance. Harriet Russell It's great to laugh, but so much of what is labeled "entertainment" is, well, toothless. I'm a carnivore where my humor is concerned — I want it to have meat and bite.

The following books will give you plenty to chew on if you like a bit of nourishment along with your kicks. They all offer light but not weightless takes on mostly modern dilemmas: the pitfalls of class snobbery, what to do with those expensive higher degrees, the challenges of keeping a long marriage fresh, how to live in the shadow of unfathomable evil — and why otherwise rational women willingly subject themselves to the tortures of high heels and Brazilian waxes. Their authors share the conviction that sometimes the best way to defang our troubles is by laughing at them. Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks. Welcome to AbeBooks' Weird Book Room - heralded by the New York Times, Canada's Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and The Guardian (UK) as the finest source of everything that's bizarre, odd and downright weird in books.

Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks

Everyone's talking about it - author Neil Gaiman is even tweeting about it, posting a link and suggesting his followers: "Go to this link and gaze on the titles and be made happy. Trust me. It'll work". With new titles added periodically - including five recently-added, delightfully odd books about tractors - we have an excellent selection of crazy and strange titles for sale by our booksellers, about every oddball aspect of life you could possibly imagine (and a few things you couldn't). Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia.

Ten Social Networks For Readers - AppNewser. Books are not the only parts of reading that have gone digital.

Ten Social Networks For Readers - AppNewser

Just as eBooks have gone taken off, social communities around reading are popping up online, in apps and on devices. The latest that we’ve heard about is called inReads. Here is a list of ten social networks for readers: 1. Scribd: “Think of Scribd (pronounced “skribbed”) as the largest book club on the planet — except that anyone can join the conversation on any topic imaginable: vampire fan fiction, European travel, the latest research in neuroscience, even crossword puzzles.” 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. inReads: “inReads sits at the crossroads of books, technology, and culture.

30 Very Funny Books. It's a dreary day, so I thought I'd indulge myself and come up with a list of my favorite comedies.

30 Very Funny Books

A caveat, however: this is not a fancy English-professor-y list of the finest, most exquisitely crafted, most erudite or intellectually sophisticated works on paper in the language. Top 10 Novels of the 2000s. It’s natural for a child to assume that his or her own childhood is unremarkable. That’s one reason it takes Kathy, the narrator of Never Let Me Go, so long to twig that the very exclusive English boarding school she attends with her friends Ruth and Tommy is not quite ordinary. No responsible reviewer would reveal the exact nature of the horror that lurks there, but suffice to say that it’s thoroughly horrific.

Book recommendations from readers like you. Books "At - Ago. Fairly Sexy, A little Funny, Fairly Beautiful + Definitely Happy. What should I read next. Summer reading 2012: 50 books that aren't 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Titles: "666 Park Avenue: A Novel" by Gabriella Pierce for ABC's "666 Park Avenue" "The Carrie Diaries" by Candace Bushnell for The CW's "The Carrie Diaries" Book recommendations for people who like Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson.