Your Reading Life

25 Authors on the Best Books They’ve Ever Received

Authors Karin Slaughter, Robert Trachtenberg, Jenni Fagan, and more reveal the literary gifts they’ll never forget.

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Author Essay

Homicide Detective Roy Grace’s Reading List

Crime fiction writer Peter James interviews the main character from his thriller series about the books he reads when he's off-duty.

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Author Essay

Reading Blind is Best

One author on why you should avoid reading the flap copy.

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Your Reading Life

What Does It Mean to Have ‘Read’ a Book?

Have you ever lied and said you finished a book when you hadn't? Here's why.

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Podcast

Episode 13: Jade Chang

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Bookshelf

Dysfunctional Families in Literature

14 novels that will make you grateful you didn’t spend Thanksgiving with these folks.

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Author Essay

Why Wacky Families Are Fun to Write

Embrace Thanksgiving with help from the author of The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness.

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Bookshelf

A Cornucopia of Dystopia

7 recent glimpses into our (pretty bleak) future.

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