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From prestigious Pulitzer Prize winners to books that have been praised by Oprah herself, we scoured several best-seller lists and award archives to find the most popular book published every year since 1945. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972, this story of discovery follows wheelchair user and ex-historian Lyman Ward in his quest to write his grandparents' biography.
If you're looking to broaden your reading list, may we suggest you start by adding more books by Latinx authors to your TBR pile. Regardless of one's cultural background or ethnicity, reading books written by people with experiences and perspectives that differ from our own can introduce us to worlds that don't look and function like ours and new ways of navigating the society we live in. For far too long, the racial makeup of many bookshelves haven't looked like the people who fill them, and that has a lot to do with the makeup of the publishing industry from the top on down.
This month we have a collection of short fiction centered on California's Cambodian community by a promising young author who passed away last year, a quirky debut novel about nuns in Rhode Island, and a generational epic set against the backdrop of the Redwood forests. There's a spine-tingling story of a woman who suspects her husband of murder and a historical opus tracing one family's lineage over the course of centuries. There's also new faves by some old faves: Mexican Gothic author Silvia Moreno-Garcia returns with a 1970s-set noir, while the bestselling scribe behind The Dog Stars and The River, Peter Heller, returns with an eerie mystery that takes place at a nature retreat for the super-wealthy.
Before the successful Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, Forrest Gump was a book written by Winston Groom. After giving away his college fund to charity and burning the remaining cash he had in his wallet, Christopher Johnson McCandless set out in the Alaskan wilderness to invent a new life for himself. Author Jon Krakauer adapted Into the Wild from a 9,000-word article written on McCandless' life.
The good reads we are delving into while basking in the glorious summer weather. Social dynamics were fraying in the lead up to the Thirty Years' War, disagreements between neighbors turned poisonous, the most vulnerable became scapegoats.
From everyday reads to seasonal favorites we revisit every Halloween and Christmas, the world is full of some incredibly funny—and touching—books for children. For that reason, our list of the best children's books spans a wide age range: We cover everything from board books to chapter books.
A plethora of classic novels boast beautiful homes as part of the setting—mansions, cottages, and countryside estates alike—and we would happily live (or quarantine) in any of them, although, some abodes are better than others (see: Gatsby’s château-style mansion that’s so grand the word ‘house’ feels like an insult). Below, House Beautiful has assembled a list of homes that we wish could jump right off of the pages and exist in real life, but the vivid imagery that depicts them will have to do. Little Women, which is based on author Louisa May Alcott’s own life, is proof that something as simple (or as complicated) as being home with family can become a timeless story and a bestselling novel.
If you're planning on taking a trip this summer, follow these tips to avoid travel scams online.
From historical fiction to modern-day spellbooks, these witch books are sure to enchant. Witches Steeped in Gold is a richly detailed fantasy novel that follows Iraya and Jazmyne, witches who are sworn enemies from different worlds.
Plus, they’ll last much longer than the real thing.
Category is (drumroll please!) nature. Rest assured that because a book qualifies as a nature read doesn’t mean it’ll teach you how to bird watch or survive the great outdoors. It also doesn’t have to be a science textbook.
Summer doesn’t truly begin until you’ve indulged in your first s’more of the season: a dreamy combination of...
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Yes, the movie adaptations are scary, but there's nothing more terrifying than King's words. Okay, so this isn't the most highly-regarded novel King's ever written, but maybe it's time that the final major work set in the fictional town of Castle Rock got a critical reassessment. King is masterful at weaving together diverse storylines from one community, and that skill is more than on display here.
Find the vacation with the most meaning to you and book it. Also, work with a brand you trust and a travel advisor who can work around COVID hurdles.
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All you have to do is prep the meal and set the slow cooker. Once you've combined the ingredients needed to make any of these easy crockpot recipes, you can forget about it for the rest of the day and come home to a fully cooked meal. Regardless of what meal you’re in the mood for, chances are you can make it in a slow cooker.
While winter boots are designed to keep you warm when trudging through snow, summer boots are just focused on fashion and style. The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab is comprised of footwear experts who put all types of shoes to the test, including walking sneakers, hiking shoes and rain boots. To avoid overheating, our experts recommend opting for summer boots without additional inner linings or pairs with cut-outs and perforations for increased airflow.
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Say it ain’t so, “Arthur.” The beloved PBS cartoon — and the longest-running children’s cartoon in U.S. television history — is calling it quits. The last episode will air in the winter of 2022, which will mark the end of its 25th season, IGN first reported. Though speculation had been swirling for a while, Kathy […]