The Lives of Others (Longreads)

by Lindsay Jones | Longreads Two women gave birth on the same day in a place called Come By Chance. They didn’t know each other, and never would. Half a century later, their children made a shocking discovery. Longreads ONE Rita Hynes lugged her pregnant body up the rural hospital’s wooden steps. It was the night […]

The best fiction of 2020 (so far).

During the first weeks of quarantine, giddy at the thought of having time to read, we loaded up on dozens of critically reviewed literary titles. But as the weeks went by and dread sank in, we craved quirkier lighter fare. Our top picks consist of an eclectic mix of heavy and lightweight reading. Not everything […]

The Best Books of 2020 (So Far)

By Thrillist Entertainment Another year, another one trillion new books coming out. The pace and sheer volume of book releases can be daunting, with every piece of marketing copy claiming that this will be the read that changes your life. How can you tell which is actually going to be worth your time? Leave that […]

Ways Reading Benefits Your Body

5 Fascinating Ways Reading Benefits Your Body by Elyse Hauser When you pick up a book, you might look forward to the intellectual benefits it will bring you: new knowledge, an expanded vocabulary, or even a chance to get more in touch with your feelings. But did you know that reading is good for your […]

Top 10 Checkouts of All Time

Since The New York Public Library’s founding in 1895, millions of books have been checked out by patrons of all ages throughout the city. In honor of the 125th anniversary, a team of experts from the Library carefully evaluated a series of key factors to determine the most borrowed books, including historic checkout and circulation […]

Why I’m Not an Atheist

Excerpt from Lewis’ work Mere Christianity, Lewis writes “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe […]

Abridged Classics: Summaries of Books You Were Supposed to Read (But Probably Didn’t)

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Want to read more than 100 famous works of literature in no time? John Atkinson, the cartoonist at Wrong Hands, has the perfect book for you. In Abridged Classics, just published by HarperCollins, he compiles super-succinct summaries of literary classics in the light-hearted, humorous style that his blog readers have grown…