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What Novels We Read When We Write About Literature: A Syllabus (Part II)

A teacher offers the second part of her composition class reading list, paying close attention to writing in one of these novels, read cover to cover.

The Most Embarrassing Unread Books On My Bookshelves

What books on your unread shelves are the most glaring?

Tender Quotes From Books My Husband Bought Me

"Say yes to someone who understands you will never tire of books, that they are an extension of you, and you carry the narratives in your heart."

8 Favorite Books with Multiple Points of View

A list of 8 favorite books with multiple points of view for fans of reading novels with plots that are told from more than one side.

Fiction Books Featuring Flowers to Read for Spring

Though winter lingers on in the Northern hemisphere, spring is trying to sneak her way back into the world (or ...

Environmental Fiction: A Reading List to Save the World

During an Orlando Illiterati event in May, I listened to novelist Jeff VanderMeer and environmental journalist Amy Green mix environmental science and ...

Complicated Mothers: A Reading List

From Carrie's mom to Mrs. Coulter, the women of literature who put the madness in motherhood.

7 European Novels in Translation

I’ve always loved to read anything set in Europe. I’ve read stacks of European travel memoirs (Four Seasons in Rome ...

48 Excellent World War II Novels

This installment of the Riot Recommendation is sponsored by The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied ...