Bookshelf

14 Nonfiction Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017

True story: these are the memoirs, exposés, graphic histories and essay collections we're eagerly anticipating.

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Excerpt

An Excerpt from My Time with the Kings

An Associated Press reporter’s recollections of Martin, Coretta, and the Civil Rights Movement.

By Kathryn Johnson • 5 days ago
Article

17 Books Mindy Kaling Recommends on Instagram

You might know her work on The Office and The Mindy Project, but do you know what she reads?

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Video

Surviving 8 Wacky Celeb Diets

Rebecca Harrington, author of I'll Have What She's Having, attempts to copy celeb diets. Does she live? Watch and see.

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Article

Some Notes on the Genreless Freedom—and Subsequent Power—of Journals

When is paint on canvas not a painting—words on a page not literature?

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Article

Read it Forward’s Favorite Books of 2016

As we look back on a difficult year, we are more thankful than ever for the existence of books.

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The Love of Language, the Language of Love

How Jhumpa Lahiri taught me to forgive a language.

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Your Reading Life

25 Books That Shaped These Authors

From Agatha Christie to Tolkien to Elizabeth Gilbert and Seamus Heaney, 25 authors reveal the books they received as gifts that went on to affect their own writing.

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