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Top 10 Contemporary Romance Books on Goodreads

Beautiful DisasterJamie McGuireThey don’t call him a Walking One-Night Stand for nothing. Well, maybe. From business moguls to college dropouts, from athletes to artists, the unforgettable characters in these books are people you could meet in your everyday life. Bared to Youby Sylvia DayGive in to obsession with Gideon and Eva. Give your love life […]

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Happy National Reading Day!

Happy National Reading Day, fellow readers! This is our kind of annual event, celebrating reading and encouraging young children to pick up a book. Want some ideas for finding a good book today? For those of you looking to get your kids to fall in love with reading, how about this thick list of best […]

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Book-to-Movie Adaptations Dominate Oscar Nominations

Lion (Original title: A Long Way Home)by Saroo BrierleyOther nominations include Dev Patel for best supporting actor, Nicole Kidman for best supporting actress, and best adapted screenplay. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with book-to-film adaptations dominating the race for Best Picture. Hidden Figuresby Margot Lee ShetterlyOther nominations include Octavia […]

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Time for Whisky, Haggis, and Poems: It’s Burns Night

Burns Night is an annual event that honors Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, on his birthday. Get to Know Scotland’s Most Famous Poet: Read more of Burns’s work and add his work to your reading list. You may ask: What is that exactly? posted by Cybil on January, 25 If you’d really like to […]

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Audiobooks with Amazing Casts

For those who love a great audiobook cast, George Saunders’s new novel Lincoln in the Bardo seems especially appealing: The audiobook will feature a cast of 166 narrators including the voices of Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Lena Dunham, Ben Stiller, Julianne Moore, Mary Karr, Don Cheadle, and the author himself. “I love the way that […]

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Year of the Rooster Reader: Top Books from ‘Rooster’ Authors

We’ve rounded up some of Goodreads’ most popular ‘roosters’ and then found their most popular book on the site. Check out more recent blogs:Book-to-Movie Adaptations Dominate Oscar NominationsWhat’s New This Week: 7 Great Books Hitting ShelvesReaders Share the First Book They Read on Their Own posted by Cybil on January, 27 Roosters are (allegedly) observant, […]

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Great Books to Read Aloud During National Storytelling Week

The event, in particular, honors the ancient artform of oral storytelling. Check out this list of Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books or these Great Read-Aloud Fantasy Books and add then to add the to your Want to Read list.Check out more recent blogs:Book-to-Movie Adaptations Dominate Oscar NominationsYear of the Rooster Reader: Top Books from ‘Rooster’ Authors15 […]

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What’s New This Week: 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Long Way Homeby Katie McGarry The third book in the Thunder Road YA contemporary series(Start off the series with Nowhere But Here) Homeby Nnedi OkoraforThe second book in the Binti science fiction series (Start off the series with Binti) Infiniby Krista Ritchie and Becca RitchieThe second book in Aerial Ethereal romance series (Start off the […]

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Filmmaker Wants Readers to Discover James Baldwin

The Fire Next Time opened up the whole world for me,” Peck said. But you can’t stop, these are texts you can keeping coming back to,” said Peck. A new documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book “Remember This House” is introducing one of America’s great writers to a new generation of readers. And I […]

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Your Super Bowl Reading List

But here Plimpton recounts how he talked his way into training camp…not as a reporter but as a player with the Detroit Lions. Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy:Dungy, a former NFL player and coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts, was the first […]

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