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Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in August

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...

The Thrill of the (Used Bookstore) Hunt

I’m stubborn in life. I’m stubborn with my habits.  I’m just plain stubborn. So of course this would extend to ...

On Long Sentences

I love long sentences; ever since I moved beyond the Berenstain Bears, I’ve adored a sentence bristling with commas and ...

Read This, Then That: THE LUMINARIES and THE MOONSTONE

In Read This, Then That, we pair new books with classics that have similar themes, structures, and stories. Last year, ...

Our Reading Lives: Why I Like Difficult Novels

When I first read David Foster Wallace’s notoriously difficult novel Infinite Jest in the fall of 2008, just weeks after ...

Confessions of a Booker Prize Judge

Stuart Kelly, Booker Prize judge, reveals the behind the scenes process that led to Eleanor Catton winning the 2013 prize for The Luminaries