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Critics' summer reads book recommendations 2016 — Quartz. There’s a new wave of books coming out now in time for summer reading for those of us in the northern hemisphere, with a mix of familiar names and debut authors who are worth paying attention to.

Critics' summer reads book recommendations 2016 — Quartz

Annie Proulx, Stephen King, and Dave Eggers are among the veterans releasing new works. And Emma Cline and Yaa Gyasi are newcomers whose novels have attracted early buzz. Book critics have started to issue their picks for summer reads, focused primarily on books being released in the coming weeks for the summer season. Quartz analyzed the lists published by a number of news organizations, including the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Newsday, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and the Wall Street Journal (fiction and nonfiction.) Here are all of the books recommended by multiple critics at those publications: The New York Times calls Cline’s The Girls, due out June 14, “the debut novel that the publishing world can’t stop talking about.”

New Spring 2016 Books - Spring 2016 Breakout Novels. The Best Books Of The 21st Century [Infographic] While the 21st Century is a scant 16 years old this year, it’s already thrown up a number of interesting, moving and undeniably unique works of literature (and also Twilight).

The Best Books Of The 21st Century [Infographic]

This infographic shortlists the best of the best and will help you to choose which book to read next based on your personal preferences. Image by iunewind (Shutterstock). Beach Read Books Summer Beach Books 2016. 21 Books To Read When You Need A Laugh, Because We've All Been There. Books have the power to do so many magical things.

21 Books To Read When You Need A Laugh, Because We've All Been There

All 339 Books Referenced In "Gilmore Girls" 50 Sexy Books to Get You in the Mood (for Valentine’s Day) As Valentine’s Day (not to mention yet another cold night) approaches, you may find yourself in the mood for love.

50 Sexy Books to Get You in the Mood (for Valentine’s Day)

But what if you don’t? Never fear, because all you have to do is pick up a book. Yes, reading is sexy — especially when you’re reading one of these books, which range from literary fiction (with, ahem, some notable scenes) to famously romantic plays to “highbrow academia porn” to real literary erotica. After the jump, check out 50 books guaranteed to get you in the mood — or at least provide you with some seasonally appropriate train reading — and chime in with any titillating lit missing here in the comments.

15 Highly Anticipated Books From (Mostly) Small Presses. 50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014. I applaud anyone thinking of doing #readwomen2014, even as I’m not sure I’ll be doing it myself in any formal way.

50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014

Making it a point to read books that emerge from a wide variety of human experiences will never be a bad thing. Everyone should do it. ABM Book Club: February Selection. TRAVEL: MY FAVOURITE BOOKS. 20th January 2014 If your New Year’s Resolution this year is to travel more, you’re not alone.

TRAVEL: MY FAVOURITE BOOKS

But what if you don’t get to travel as much as you would like? Short of throwing off the shackles of life and and work and becoming a nomad backpacker (time to stock up on dreadlock wax and fisherman’s pants!) Donna Tartt’s Magical ‘The Goldfinch’ Is So Much More Than ‘Harry Potter’ for Adults. Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch is a myth exploded.

Donna Tartt’s Magical ‘The Goldfinch’ Is So Much More Than ‘Harry Potter’ for Adults

It’s a fairy tale for grown-ups, an outsized caper, a tragic love story, an improbable crime novel, a bromance, a coming-of-age tale, a dissection of family life post-divorce and post-death, an exercise in life-as-ekphrasis. Despite its wide range — nearly 800 pages — bustling cast of characters, and multiple coincidences (Dickens will come up in nearly every review of this book, and Tartt is a devoted fan), this is a novel that will enchant you into believing before you blink an eye. We start with the origin story of our protagonist Theo, which holds the same recognizable kind of magic that the origins of tragic orphans so often do. His mother is killed in a random bombing; an old, dying man presses a golden ring and a priceless painting into his hands and gives him a rhyming mission: “Hobart and Blackwell… Ring the green bell.”

Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan. 20 Books That Make You A Better Twentysomething. Gorgeously Creepy Photographs of the Bejeweled Skulls of Saints. Best Wedding Reading Quotes - Famous Literary Quotes. An Annotated Guide to 15 of David Bowie’s Favorite Books. 32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud. From Homer to Orwell: David Bowie's 100 favourite books revealed - News - Books. Cick here to see Bowie's top books The titles, ranging from Viz comic’s vulgarity to The Divided Self, R.D.

From Homer to Orwell: David Bowie's 100 favourite books revealed - News - Books

Laing’s exploration into the nature of mental illness, reflect the broad range of influences Bowie has absorbed throughout his chameleon career. The list, released to mark the Canadian opening of the David Bowie Is exhibition, now on tour after a sell-out run at the Victoria and Albert Museum, also hints at the somewhat pretentious, aspiring 60s singer, who brandished a copy of Camus’s The Stranger on the Underground for effect.

The “Bowie’s 100 books” list was sent to the exhibition curators by the singer’s archivist, who keeps watch over a treasure chest of 75,000 costumes, sheet music, books and other memorabilia. The exhibition’s audio guide features an interview with Bowie in which he says that, if he hadn’t become a musician, he “would have written novels,” referring to his songs as “little stories set to music.” 10 Must-Read Books for October. Autumn is new-book season, and as we wind our way into the days when the trees begin shedding, the Halloween decorations start going up, and the air becomes cooler, October offers up some of the year’s most anticipated titles.

10 Must-Read Books for October

This month’s crop includes Jonathan Franzen teaching the masses about Karl Kraus, a Philip Roth reader, a new Elizabeth Gilbert novel, and a handful of other great books to help ease us from Indian Summer into straight-up sweater weather. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (October 22) The #Galleybrag book of the year, Tartt’s first novel since 2002′s The Little Friend and third overall is about to soar to the top of the to-read list for everyone who likes fiction. At a sprawling 800 pages, it follows a 13-year-old boy who loses his beloved mother — and gains a secret and an obsession in the form of the titular painting — in an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Book News: National Book Award Fiction Longlist Includes Lahiri, Pynchon : The Two-Way. True Love, Book Fights, And Why Ugly Stories Matter : Monkey See. Regular Monkey See readers know that I've been a fan for some time of Rainbow Rowell, whose first book, Attachments, was a thoughtful romance that utterly charmed me.

True Love, Book Fights, And Why Ugly Stories Matter : Monkey See

(Full disclosure: It was after I began reading her books that I got to know Rowell a bit, enough that we actually met in person for the first time Tuesday night for dinner, ahead of her Wednesday night event at Politics & Prose in Washington, where she'll be talking about her new book, Fangirl.) But it's news about Eleanor & Park, the book she wrote between Attachments and Fangirl, that had me fretting and frustrated this morning as soon as I woke up.

Yesterday, Rowell spoke to Mallory Ortberg at The Toast about the fact that the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota had canceled her upcoming visit to talk about Eleanor & Park, which school librarians had chosen as an optional summer read. It's the same story throughout. Kids in school read books about sad and difficult things all the time. 30 "Guilty Pleasure" Books That Are In Fact Awesome. 50 Works of Fiction in Translation That Every English Speaker Should Read. There’s an entire world of literature out there if you just look beyond what was written in your native tongue. Major works in other languages are being translated into English all the time, meaning that there’s no time like the present for you to enjoy books from places like Russia, Egypt, Mexico, and other nations around the globe. Oyster iPhone Digital E-Library App. 40 Trashy Novels You Must Read Before You Die. First things first: the history of the novel is already tangled up with the notion of “trash.”

Peruse the great 19th-century realist novels — particularly Jane Austen’s, say — and you’ll catch characters insulting each other’s reading habits. But there are a lot of reasons to read other than intellectual elevation. Relaxation is one; keeping up with what everyone else is reading is another. Best New Books For Fall - Reading Guide. "I feel like everyone was talking about this book over the holidays, and I was slow to pick it up.

But honestly, I hate myself for it, because I would have loved to read this on my days off in December, in one uninterrupted stretch. The characters are so compelling and charming, I never want to leave them — especially not for stupid things like approaching my stop on the subway or going to work. And, even though the titular Bernadette is broken and a little off, I love her as if she were real. Maria Semple does such a beautiful job bringing her to life slowly, and in such a hilarious, fractured way, I feel fiercely protective of her — and that's a grand accomplishment for any storyteller. The fact that she makes me laugh and cry in the process, that's just an added bonus. " — Neha Gandhi, executive features editor. 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life.

19 Contemporary British Novels You Need to Read Now. Perhaps my opinion here owes much to the fact that I’m Canadian and therefore still subject to excessive colonial reverence for people with cool accents and universities that date to the 13th century who put all the “u”s in the proper places in the words! But people who love books in America are, in my opinion, overly focused on contemporary American authors.

Contemporary American authors are, in my opinion, not necessarily doing the best and most interesting work in fiction today, if I’m to make generalizations. 50 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels That Everyone Should Read. The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers. It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, and even though an Amazon purchase is just two or three clicks away, dedicated readers would rather take a trip to their local indie bookstore.

Yet the literary world occupies a decent-sized space on the web. 10 Must-Read Books for August. Which Books Should You Read If You Want To Get Laid? If you’re looking for complacent cogs in the machine, stay away from the Heller fan. 2013′s 10 Best Paperbacks (So Far) 7 Better-Than-Beach-Reads About Famous Writers. 2013′s 10 Best Works of Fiction So Far.

It may be hard to believe, but we’ve already made it halfway through 2013. 23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should. 10 New Must-Reads for July. Though the book industry tends to slow down in the summer (heat makes it hard to turn the pages), July is still filled with great reads for your poolside or air-conditioner-side afternoons. 10 of the Greatest Debut Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels. 10 New Must-Reads for June. Best Books - Summer Reading List 2013. 20 Books Every Woman Should Read in Her 20s. 65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s. It’s D.E.A.R Day! As it turns out, today is National Drop Everything And Read day. Of all the obscure holidays (April is apparently not only home to April Fools Day, which really distinguishes the deluge of assheads from the rest of humanity, but also to National Love Your Produce Manager Day) this is one I can get behind.

10 Phenomenally Tricky Books Everyone Should Read. The 25 Greatest Essay Collections of All Time. 10 Books to Read While You Wait for ‘Game of Thrones’ to Come Back. 10 Great American Novel Contenders From the Past Decade. 10 New Must-Reads for March. The 10 Greatest Dystopian Love Stories in Literature. Setting book lists. The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) Find books. Historical Fiction : NPR. The Staff Recommends: Home - StumbleUpon. BBC Meme: How Many of These 100 Books Have YOU Read? Get (Almost) Any Book For Free: 100+ (Kosher) Sites Offering Great...

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