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49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read. The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014. How Many Books From "Gilmore Girls" Have You Read. Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks. Welcome to AbeBooks' Weird Book Room - heralded by the New York Times, Canada's Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and The Guardian (UK) as the finest source of everything that's bizarre, odd and downright weird in books.

Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks

Everyone's talking about it - author Neil Gaiman is even tweeting about it, posting a link and suggesting his followers: "Go to this link and gaze on the titles and be made happy. Trust me. Required Reading: 10 Books We Read For Class That Will Change Your Life. No summer, no matter how sunny and fun-filled, can last forever, as kids must painfully remember every year with the return of back-to-school shopping and early-morning alarms.

Required Reading: 10 Books We Read For Class That Will Change Your Life

Now that back-to-school season has rolled around once again, kids everywhere are engaging in a time-honored ritual: pulling out the school summer reading lists they've been ignoring since June and groaning with dismay and panic. But it doesn't have to be that way! Sometimes reading books we're assigned to read, rather than those we would pick up on our own, can be a blessing rather than a curse. It can lead us to unexpected treasures, introduce us to unfamiliar and unexpected points of view, and challenge us in surprising ways. HuffPost Entertainment's team rounded up their absolute favorite required reading from their school years and revealed what made those assigned books so memorable. What about yours? Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K.

Mrs. 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life. 35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties. 9 Books That Will Change Your Sex Life. 23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should. 10 Weirdest Science Fiction Novels That You've Never Read. 31 Iconic Books About The South You Need To Read In Your Lifetime. 7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers. Like misfortunes, fantasy novels rarely come singly.

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

Maybe it’s because the great grand-daddy of the genre, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote a trilogy with an in-universe standalone novel and collection of related material. Maybe it’s just good business to write a series. Whatever the reason, it can feel like a commitment to pick up a new fantasy. You could be in for one book, or three, or you know, a jillion. Unless of course, that book is the rarest of all speculative novels — a stand-alone.

Stand-alone fantasy novels are beautiful things. If you like your fantasy to come packaged in one convenient volume, here is a list of one-book fantasies. (Full disclosure, guys: I haven’t read all of them yet. For this list, I stuck to two rules. 7 Standalone Novels for Science Fiction Lovers. Recently, we published a list of standalone novels for fantasy lovers.

7 Standalone Novels for Science Fiction Lovers

But you know what else comes in series? Science fiction. For some reason, it’s slightly easier to find standalone science fiction than it is to find a standalone epic fantasy, but sci-fi is published in trilogies and series almost as often as fantasy is. And that’s fine, but sometimes you might not want to spend three books on the same spaceship or reading about the same intergalactic family drama. 115 Reading Recommendations for Books By Women. Reading Recs for International Women's Day — Storify [Slideshow] 80 Books Every Person Should Read. 1 of 88 Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani Chief book critic for The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the guts to call the work of Philip Roth "flimsy" and that of John Updike "cringe-making.

80 Books Every Person Should Read

" Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 88 The Great Gatsby, by F. The author's darkly luminous masterpiece: the original novel about the American Dream—and the most beautifully written, ever. $9, 3 of 88 Beloved, by Toni Morrison The horrors of slavery are made harrowingly real in a remarkable novel that possesses the intimacy of real life and the epic power of myth. $9, Twenty-one more books every teenager should read.

Every 16-year-old girl needs to read King Kong Theory, Virginie Despentes’s punk coming-of-age memoir, because lurking in every teenage girl’s breast is the beating, bloody heart of a rebel, waiting to make her own choices.

Twenty-one more books every teenager should read

Despentes’s book shows how – and why – women must define their own rules for life, and, even more important, it shows that making a mistake is not the worst thing you can do; conforming is.Chelsea G Summers, writer A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith because it’s about feminism and living your dream; and love and heartbreak; and combating sexual harassment, and strong women and families, and it’s just so good, forever.Jen Doll, author of Save the Date The Sex Myth by Rachel Hills. So many bad decisions are made because we grow up thinking we’re supposed to be having the sex that society tells us everyone else is having, rather than the sex we want. I generally think everyone ought to read as much Margaret Atwood as possible. SEX by Heather Corinna.

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written. 21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read. The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything.

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn’t enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long list of bookmarked Internet longreads, it can be stressful to choose what you should pick up next. Knowing which classics you’re missing from your reading repertoire is easy — it’s a little harder to remember what you’ve missed from three years ago. We’ve done a little bit of the hard work for you (or maybe just increased your book stress... sorry) by pulling together a list of incredible titles from the past few years that you should add to the pile on your bedside table. These books by women are just a few of the incredible titles published recently — an exhaustive list would be hundreds of books longer. Here are 21 books published in the past 5 years that all women should read: