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20 Good Books You Really Should Have Read By Now
Seeing the movie doesn't count! If you skimmed these in school, take a closer, grownup look.
The 18 Best Short Books You’ll Ever Read
The Best Thriller Books of All Time
Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time
13 of the Best Audiobooks to Listen to Right Now
Common British Slang You Didn’t Realize You Knew
Siblings Are Some of the Most Important People in Your Life—Here’s Why
It's a love-hate relationship.
10 Book Gifts for the Person Who’s Got You Stumped
For this holiday season, let us recommend some new and classic titles.
Photos: The Unbearable Cuteness of Wet Puppies
These dog pictures rely on a never-fail formula for joy: 1) Find an adorable pup. 2) Get...
Here’s Proof that No Animals Are Happier than Dogs in Cars
Taking a dog for a drive is the ultimate win-win situation: they revel in the...
When Two Awesome Parents Made the Dinosaurs Go Wild!
One couple's silly plan to thrill their kids went viral. A peek at their new...
6 Lego Sculptures That Will Blow Your Mind
In his new book, The Art of the Brick, Nathan Sawaya shows what happens when...
6 of the Most Intimately Beautiful Gardens in America
In their new book, Great Gardens of America, Tim Richardson and Andrea Jones open up...
Cool Optical Illusions That Make You Look Twice
Believe it: These photographs of cool optical illusions and perspective definitely aren't what they seem...
10 Great New Books From Small Presses
Good things come from small presses, and these novels, stories, and memoirs are top picks...
The Cutest Puppies Are Underwater Puppies: See Why
In his new book, Underwater Puppies, photographer Seth Casteel shows his passion for (wet) pooches.
Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?
A new book by Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas takes us inside...
You Won’t Believe These Flyingfish!
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a…fish with wings! Steve N.G. Howell...
8 Intimate Animal Portraits That Will Stop You in Your Tracks
We're used to seeing animals in vivid color, which may be one reason Boza Ivanovic's...
17 Memoirs Everyone Should Read
Looking for something splendid to read? These brilliant stories, old and new, stand the test...
Reader’s Digest Recommends: What to Read This Summer
From breezy reads to life-changing lit, our books editor has found something new for everyone...
9 Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read
When you pair serious literature with "comic" art, the result can be extraordinary. Here's a...
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23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now
In a fair world, these critically acclaimed authors would be rocking the bestseller list. If...
The Best Vacation Books You Ever Read
Sometimes a book is an indelible part of a journey. Our staffers share their lasting...
Best Short Stories to Read Right Now
These seven memorable books make it clear that short is good.
7 Great Books from Small Presses That Are Worth Your Time
From psychological thrillers to Southern sagas, from stunningly daring narratives to delicious period dramas, great...