Amazon. 20 Authors' First Books to Read in Your Twenties. Is there any better time to be a reader than in your twenties?
Freed from the assigned reading lists of the first two decades of your life, but with plenty of room left in your brain for new stories and ideas, you may never be more receptive to the book that will change your life than you are in these ten years. Sure, there are the celebrity memoirs to scroll through on your phone while you’re waiting for the train, and there are the million-dollar-deal first novels of the moment by writers your age (or younger) to at least be familiar enough with to pronounce disappointing and overhyped.
But there are also the books written by writers who, whether in their twenties or much older, would go on to be legends, whether they wrote twenty more books, or never published again. 10 Non-Fiction Books That Changed My Life. I read a lot of non-fiction books.
Mostly for self-improvement, ideas and inspiration. Top 10 books about the Australian bush. There is no experience more enchanting than waking in a tent, deep in the Australian bush, and listening to the play of birdsong on the air: strange, haunting melodies so unlike the dawn chorus we have grown accustomed to at home.
To a foreigner, the curling, coiling tangle of the bush seems strange indeed: the medicinal aroma of the eucalypts, their slender slips of leaves; dropped branches littering the ground, fallen clean away like lizards’ tails; dark-eyed possums creeping in the dark. But much as the legend of the wild west has come to define American identity, so the Australian bush is firmly embedded in the national psyche.
100 Must-Read Works of Jewish Fiction. “Jewish continuity has always hinged on uttered and written words….ours is not a bloodline but a textline,” say Fania Oz-Salzberger and Amos Oz in their beautiful book, Jews and Words.
I am a returnee to the tradition–my great-grandparents left it; I converted back in after seminary. But I’ve always loved books, and, particularly, Jewish literature. The Ozes’ words thrilled through me the first time I read them; maybe that love was something inherent. In any case: reading through the diverse and ever-expanding Jewish literary canon is a natural way to work toward understanding a community that, while comparatively small, is incredibly diverse. This list draws Jewish voices in from all corners of the diaspora, from several continents as well as from Israel itself. If we’re to believe Oz and his daughter: that diversity itself is something of a mitzvah. One hundred Jewish writers, or writers writing about Jews, on this list: that means at least, what? Amazon. 16 New Releases to Read for Summer 2016. I work in a public library, so I start thinking about summer reading as I ring in the new year, because that’s when we start planning for all the events and activities over the summer and ordering new releases for our busiest season.
About that time I also start planning my own summer reading list, with a mix of backlist titles I’ve been dying to get to as well as the new releases I’m itching to get my hands on. These are the new releases I’m most looking forward to seeing hit shelves this June, July, and August. 5 Picture Books About Famous Authors.
It’s never too early to start a child’s literary education.
This is evidenced by the hugely popular Baby Lit books. As a child ages, it makes sense that this education be taken further. With that goal in mind, check out these picture books about famous authors and the inspirations for their greatest works. 12 great books to read to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. 10 Great Mysteries and Thrillers. This post is sponsored by The Sisters by Claire Douglas.
For fans of The Girl on the Train comes a striking new psychological thriller. 6 YA Must-Reads for Girls Who Code — The B&N Teen Blog. There has been a real push IRL (as they say) to get girls and young women into coding, spawning organizations like Girls Who Code, Google’s Made with Code project, and even games like GoldieBlox.
The YA world has always had girls who code—gamer girls, hacker girls, and otherwise math/sciencey girls—and here’s a list of 6 favorites, featuring kickass STEM heroines. Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay KristoffIlluminae is an incredible work of science fiction that combines elements of “found footage” ephemera, straight narrative, and fictionalized code. StumbleUpon. 100 Must-Read Books about Libraries & Bookstores. This post is sponsored by The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.
One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction… Manga Hype: Summer 2016. Summer is my convention season, which means that panels from publishers like VIZ and Kodansha fill my reading list with manga.
Here are the spring/summer 2016 releases that I’ve bumped to the top of my list: Behind the Scenes!! 100 Must-Read California Books. 41+ of Your Favorite Time Travel Books. This giveaway is sponsored by The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood. This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone.