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13 Fantasy Novels That Are Good Despite Their Covers. Sci Fi - Science Fiction - Free Ebook Downloads. The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 So Far. It’s heartening to realize that there’s a surplus of elegantly written nonfiction books these days — books that can take you to another time, place, and location, and even cause a revolution in your mind.

The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 So Far

We live in a time when people can go crazy over a giant and expensive economic tome (Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century), or have a peek into the letters written by our second first lady (Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters by Diane Jacobs) — and that’s just two of the year’s notable books. Here’s a sampling of the ten best nonfiction books that have lingered as the first half of the year draws to a close. 10. The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, illustrated by Canaan White. Best Graphic Novels. Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years.

Best Graphic Novels

There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if you’re looking for a place to start, start here! The world of the graphic novel is one that spans a wide range of authors, artists, styles, and subject matter, and this primer covers all the bases. While the distinction between graphic novels and comic books gets dicey (the term “graphic novel” was only introduced in the late 1970s), for the purposes of this list, they are lengthier, meatier book-like works — and they’re all brilliant for both their literary and visual merit. 2013 Best Books Lists. Welcome to the time of year when Best Books lists start popping up left and right.

2013 Best Books Lists

In order to have all the lists in one place, I will update this blog entry with Best Books lists from October 31 until late January 2014. We kick off the BEST OF season with The New Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2013. My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen. 14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines.

Time may be running short to find the perfect gift for your daughter, niece, or younger sister before Christmas, but fear not: Bookstores will never let you down.

14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines

And the tween or teen girl in your life needs all the inspiration great books can give as much as ever, despite the world of smartphones and online games we live in. Girls growing up today may be given more opportunities than in the past, but the pressure is still on to be feminine, attractive, and demure - not the qualities a glass-ceiling-shattering career woman will need to cultivate. And it’s not just Bratz dolls and pink onesies … it’s YA shelves packed with characters like Bella from Twilight, the ostensible heroine of her series, but in reality a passive, lovelorn damsel in distress who could have been plucked directly from the Dark Ages.

I needed something more, and I began to find it - largely on the shelves of YA fantasy, but also in classic books for girls and novels about contemporary girls breaking the mold. 14 Amazing YA Books With Inspirational Heroines. Reviews of Fantasy and Science Fiction Books. Reviews by title | Reviews by author Last Updated March 26, 2014 Reviews by title The Queen of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief #2) – Megan Whalen Turner May 20, 2010 Zenn Scarlett – Christian Schoon Jun 26, 2013 Reviews by author Aaron, Rachel Abercrombie, Joe Abraham, Daniel Aguirre, Ann.

Reviews of Fantasy and Science Fiction Books

55 great books under 200 pages. You think you won’t be able to finish that novel be the end of your holidays?

55 great books under 200 pages

Why not trying to read something shorter? Half Price Books, one of America’s favorite independent booksellers, asked their customers to recommend books under 200 pages that would be a perfect companion of a booklover. The image below displays top 55 recommendations. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is accompanied by Neil Gaiman’s new book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, or The Girl on the Fridge by Etgar Keret. Check out the original post at Half Price Books Blog for the entire list. 25 Adult Books For Fans Of YA. All-TIME 100 Novels. The Best Books: The Top 100 Novels of All Time - Listmuse.com.

A contemporary list, with an international flavour and a respect for the classics, The Best Books: Top 100 Novels of All Time list contains many of the great works of fiction you'd expect, but with a few surprises to add a little spice to the collection.

The Best Books: The Top 100 Novels of All Time - Listmuse.com

Which books would you omit and which would you add to our list? Please let us know in the comments section below. 1. NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books. 19,692 users · 83,284 views Required scores: 1, 10, 17, 25, 37.

NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books

Your mega summer reading list: 200 books recommended by TEDsters. A look at the famous TED Bookstore at TED2013.

Your mega summer reading list: 200 books recommended by TEDsters

Photo: Michael Brands Books can entertain, sucking you like a tornado into incredible new worlds. Books can teach, giving you a richer understanding of time periods, people and ideas you’ve never been exposed to. But books can do so much more. Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind In today’s talk, TED’s own Lisa Bu introduces us to the concept of “comparative reading,” the practice of reading books in pairs, to give deeper context and reveal new insights. Beehive Husk. Locations Edit Sold by Alchemy Merchants.

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Can be collected from a Beehive. Can be collected from the ground near fallen Beehives. May appear in apothecary satchels. Beehive Husk. 12 book series that are the sci-fi equivalent of A Game of Thrones. Wondering what to do while you're waiting for the rest of George R.R. Martin's saga? We've got nearly a year to wait until the fourth season of Game of Thrones hits HBO, and who knows how long until the sixth book in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is released, so we have to do something to fill the void. 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog - HPB.com. If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band.

Then this list is for you. We asked our 3,000 bibliomaniacs what their favorite SciFi/Fantasy novels were, and here are their top 100 answers. Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. 10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book. Marykate, Charlie, you've totally won my love and neverending devotion for including The Farseer in this list.

There's a part of me that wants to say it's one of the most under-appreciated fantasy series of all time. If I can throw out some of my recommendations: Melanie Rawn's Sunrunner trilogies (six thick books full of magic, intrigue, romance, and a preponderance of twins, which seems to be some weird fetish of Rawn's. 10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them) Gravity's Rainbow is SF? Infinite Jest is not SF and neither is Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (I gave this to a person I didn't much like for Xmas one year). Medieval Studies » mcfarlandpub.com.

What Would a Rational Gryffindor Read? March 18, 2013 by Jesse Galef In the Harry Potter world, Ravenclaws are known for being the smart ones. 10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End. A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown. Sharon Gosling's top 10 children's steampunk books. "The definition of what actually qualifies as steampunk is a debate that continues to rumble on, as does the question of why it has become so widely popular in the past few years. For me, steampunk is the plucky adventurousness of Victorian sensibilities re-imagined with extra, fantastical machinery. 10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies. Top Fantasy Books and Series : Sword Blog.

Teen Book Lists - Greenfield Public Library. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson"After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts. " The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne"Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. " Fantasy - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading.

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The 10 Greatest Fantasy Series Of All Time. Fantasy as a genre is often unfairly maligned. While there are plenty of authors who seem to be paid by the word and are only concerned with churning out volume, there are many authors producing fantastic works that transcend genre and often are even worthy of the word literature. Classics - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering the king, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother.

The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade. Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? Copy of Mensa Reading List. Don't read THIS. Setting book lists. Best Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Flag this list(?) Flagging a list will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. We take abuse seriously in our book lists. Only flag lists that clearly need our attention. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content (eg. pornography, pro-Nazi, child abuse, etc).

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More of the best zombie books you've never read - Denver Zombie.