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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.

The Virgins, Pamela Erens. 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. Hello friends!

ABM Book Club: February Selection

I just wanted to let all of you know what the A Beautiful Mess Book Club will be reading in February. I'm excited to crack open my copy of The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I keep hearing wonderful things about this book! 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? 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.”

20 Books That Make You A Better Twentysomething. Gorgeously Creepy Photographs of the Bejeweled Skulls of Saints. Today, Thames & Hudson publishes Paul Koudounaris’ Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.

Gorgeously Creepy Photographs of the Bejeweled Skulls of Saints

These skeletons were installed by the Catholic church in towns across Europe after an outbreak of literal iconoclasm (i.e., destruction of religious art) in the 16th century. The Church knew that most of the skeletons, which it dug up from the catacombs under Rome, weren’t actually saints, but for, you know, a 16th-century version of fun, each one was decorated as though it were. Koudounaris set out a few years ago to photograph all the “catacomb saints” still kicking around. 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.

Best Wedding Reading Quotes - Famous Literary Quotes

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.

The Independent recently published a pretty fascinating list of David Bowie’s 100 favorite books.

An Annotated Guide to 15 of David Bowie’s Favorite Books

It was well stocked with classics — The Iliad, Madam Bovary, The Great Gatsby, 1984, and The Stranger all feature — but there are also a heap of fascinating lesser-known books, so much so that we thought we’d put together an annotated guide to some of the titles that caught our attention. Here are 15 that we can either vouch for directly or have added to our collective Flavorwire reading list. R. D. Laing — The Divided Self. 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. 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. (This post was updated at 10 a.m.) hide captionThe winners of the National Book Awards will be announced Nov. 20. NationalBook.org The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. The National Book Awards' fiction longlist was announced Thursday morning, and includes 10 novelists ranging from established writers such as the legendary Thomas Pynchon to debut novelist Anthony Marra.

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. 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. 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. 50 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels That Everyone Should Read. The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers. 10 Must-Read Books for August. Which Books Should You Read If You Want To Get Laid? 2013′s 10 Best Paperbacks (So Far)

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