Your Reading Life

What To Do When You Hate Your Friend’s Favorite Book

What methods have you found most effective for delicately telling your friends you disliked their book recommendations?

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Article

Reader’s Guide for My Life in Middlemarch

A wise and revealing exploration of the ways in which literature shapes our lives, My Life in Middlemarch will delight your reading group. We hope the questions that follow will enrich your journey.

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Your Reading Life

National Book Critics Circle Announces 2014 Finalists

Your TBR pile just got bigger. You're welcome.

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Article

Books to Read When You Have a Cold

Grab your tea and tissues—a sick day calls for seriously good reads.

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Your Reading Life

It Was Me All Along Is a Must-Read Memoir

“Eating made me forget,” she writes. “Filling my belly stuffed my mind so completely that no space existed for sadness.”

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Author Interview

Interview with Peter Buwalda, Author of Bonita Avenue

“A successful writer is living a paradox,” Buwalda says from to his home in Amsterdam, where he moved after his gripping literary debut, Bonita Avenue, became a bestseller in Holland in 2010.

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Author Essay

Huan Hsu on Being Half-American, Half-Chinese

Have you read any books - fiction or non-fiction - set in China? Share it in the comments!

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Author Essay

Should You Judge a Book by Its Cover?

What's the last book you judged by its cover (c'mon, we know you do it!) when you were really right (or really wrong)? Tell us in the comments!

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