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Three Of The Best-Selling Books Of The Year Have Something Unexpected In Common

Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska have a few big things in common: They’re all YA, they’re all currently or soon to be major motion pictures, and they all made the top of Nielsen’s list of the bestselling books of 2014 so far. Publisher’s Weekly put out the whole list, and […]

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3 Decorating Tricks for Book-Lovers

From the Plato and Shakespeare you pored over in college to the latest best-seller you ripped through on vacation, books are essentially a grown-up growth chart; your collection helps tell the story of who you are and where you’ve been. Given that, is it really any wonder that people struggle to part with their personal libraries? Still, finding room in […]

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Where to Find Great Short Stories

If you like a good short story, personal essay, investigative piece, or long-form writing in general, keep these two well-curated resources in your arsenal. You’ll thank yourself the next time you’re waiting in a long line!: Kindle Singles Did you know Amazon sells writing in singles form? Think of it like when you used to buy a single on a […]

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What Should You Read Next?

For an avid reader, there are few things worse than finishing a great novel without having your next book lined up. Luckily, there are plenty of solutions for that. These three ideas are free, easy, and sure to deliver a great option for your on-deck circle. Bookbub Keep your reading list and your wallet full by using Bookbub to find […]

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A Map of America’s Favorite Books

Looking for a new book? See what your neighbors are reading with this fun map, brought to you by the e-book start-up Scribd and The Washington Post. Scribd tracked the reading habits of their 80 million monthly readers in all 50 states to find which books are most popular, relatively speaking. (Note: These aren’t the absolute most popular books of […]

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100 Must-Read Books

What’s on your reading-list? Amazon.com’s Book Editors just named their 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime—a handful of which we’ve pored over in our No-Obligation Book Club—and half the fun is seeing which novels you’ve already read. It’s also not a stuffy bill of the same literary classics that you see on typical book lists: This one goes across […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Most Checked-Out Books in 2013

AM New York reports that The New York Public library has just released its most frequently checked-out books across its 91 library branches—and female authors are at the top of both fiction and nonfiction titles. For fiction, No-Obligation Book Club readers won’t be too surprised to see Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl as the number one title, while J.K. Rowling’s The […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas: More New Cookbooks

If these three cookbooks don’t fit anyone on your list, try these new options for holiday gift-giving: For the Baker Payard Desserts, Francois Payard with Tish Boyle World-famous pastry chef Francois Payard  offers up this mouthwatering collection of sophisticated sweets, including tarts, pastries, custards, ice creams, and more. Along the way, you’ll get his expert tips gleaned from years spent […]

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New Cookbooks for Your Favorite Foodie

Now that Thanksgiving—and all its wonderful deliciousness—has come and gone, it’s time to face the next to-do in your holiday lineup: shopping for gifts. Here are a few recently released cookbooks that are sure to please any foodie on your list. For the Entertainer The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, Ree Drummond The much-beloved blogger and Food Network […]

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How to Find a Good Book

Looking for a great book? Simply follow the hashtag #FridayReads on Twitter.

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