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).
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.
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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. The Virgins, Pamela Erens Overheated boarding school romance has never been so delicious. 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.
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. The end. 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.
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.
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.” 20 Books That Make You A Better Twentysomething.
Gorgeously Creepy Photographs of the Bejeweled Skulls of Saints. Best Wedding Reading Quotes - Famous Literary Quotes. For the non-traditional ceremony: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers "We throw the frisbee farther than anyone has ever seen a frisbee go.
First it goes higher than anyone has thrown before, so that in the middle of the pale blue there is only the sun’s glazed headlight and the tiny white disc, and then it goes farther than anyone has known a frisbee to go, with us having to use miles of beach, from one cliff to the other, thousands of people in between, to catch it. 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.
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. 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.
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.
(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. 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. If you’re looking to get your literary passport stamped, here are 50 destinations to start you off — but, by all means, don’t let these be the only translated books you read. 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. Here are 40 of the greatest trashy books written in the last hundred years that, if you’re not looking for perfect prose, will surely decrease muscle tension over a weekend, or on vacation. These books aren’t perfect, but each has some kind of hook — either unexpectedly good construction, entertainingly inventive salaciousness, or historical import in and of itself.
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious. 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. 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. I’d much prefer picking up just about any living British novelist whose last name is not Amis. But often when I name these folks people haven’t heard of them, because so much of the American book marketing machine is steadily trained on the homegrown. 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. Readers, writers, publishers, editors, and everybody in between are tweeting, Tumbling, blogging, and probably even Vine-ing about their favorite books. In case the demise of Google Reader threw your literary Internet browsing into a dark void, here’s a list of 25 book sites to bookmark.
The Millions Ten years is a mighty long time in terms of Internet life, but that’s how long The Millions has been kicking out a steady stream of reviews, essays, and links. 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. Though a great many literary novels have novelists as protagonists — e.g.
2013′s 10 Best Works of Fiction So Far. 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. For the uninitiated (and don’t feel bad if that means you), the holiday is an annual celebration which takes place on April 12 (not coincidentally Beverly Cleary’s birthday) that encourages people to DROP EVERYTHING AND READ! 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.
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