Your Reading Life

Top 25 RIF Recommendations
(Plus the 2,600 Runners Up)

We asked you to tell us what you're reading these days and you certainly didn't disappoint!

By • 7 years ago
Your Reading Life

Reader Spotlight: The Dead Do Not Improve

"Odd, dark, comical, confusing," says RIFer Sharon. "It brought to mind Steve Erickson and David Foster Wallace.

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5 Tragic Mothers in Literature

Kira Walton shares her favorite literary Moms - from the classic Mrs. Dalloway to recent bestseller Room to debut novel Mother, Mother.

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The Most Unforgettable “Mom” You’ve Ever Read?

We asked members of the Read It Forward community to tell us about unforgettable literary Moms.

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What’s Your Favorite Mother’s Day Book?

What's your favorite Mother's Day book? It could be a book you've given as a gift to a mom in your life, a book with an unforgettable "Mom" character, or a book you're hoping to get this Mother's Day! Tell us in a comment!

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Reader Spotlight: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

"The story was so very well-written that it stayed in my head after I was done," says RIFer Elizabeth. "I actually went back and read the last chapter again the following day. I look forward to hearing more from Anthony Marra."

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Nichole Bernier: You Never Really Know the Hearts and Minds of Others

Nichole Bernier - author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. - shares a list of books that remind us you never really know the hearts and minds of others.

By Nichole Bernier, author of THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. • 7 years ago
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A (Highly Opinionated) Bibliography of Chicago Novels

Gary Krist, author of City of Scoundrels, shares a (highly opinionated) bibliography of Chicago novels, including classics like Sister Carrie and Native Son as well as some little-known gems.

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