Reading List

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A look at the Most Popular Books May 2017 list shows you deities had a big month. Neil Gaman’s “American Gods” shot up 16 spots and “The Bible” returned to its nearly perennial position atop the list. The first season of “American Gods” the TV show aired on April 30. As we see each month, TV…

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Big news: The Bible is not first on the Most Popular Books April 2017 list. What book supplanted The Bible at number one? Jay Asher’s “Thirteen Reasons Why,” which jumped 15 spots on the list. This comes one month after first appearing on the list after the debut of the Netflix show based on the book. It’s…

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What are the best baseball books? Getting any two baseball fans to agree on the best books about baseball may be as difficult as bringing Yankees and Red Sox fans together. After all, a sport as old and storied as baseball has a seemingly unlimited number of books written about it. There are books that…

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Look at the Most Popular Books March 2017 list and you’ll see it doesn’t take a blockbuster movie to boost a book’s popularity. A movie based on “The Shack,” the 2007 novel by William P. Young, was released in early March. The book appeared on Google’s 20 most popular books in February 2017 list. And even though…

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"38 Books to Read in 2017" written above 38 book icons. "38 Books to Read in 2017" written above 38 book icons.

At first, my books to read in 2017 list wasn’t for you. It was for me. But of course, a reading list is a great way to discover your next book. After all, we glom over Stephen King’s reading list. A popular book blog regularly publishes reading lists. Another blog, Brain Pickings, highlights notable folks’ reading recommendations. And…

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What were the most popular books in February 2017? Below are the 20 books searched for the most on Google in the United States last month. Movies based on three of the most popular books were released in February. These books are “Fifty Shades Darker,” “The Space Between Us,” and “The Shack.” And a movie…

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With St. Patrick’s Day coming, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of famous Irish authors. You’ll find the list below. I intend to use this list of Irish authors as a resource. It’s important for my reading practice to include a diversity of authors and works. That’s why, for example, my…

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Update: Four books have been added to the 2017 reading list. Find out what it’s included in the 38 books to read in 2017 list. Tis the season for new endeavors and an annual reading list fits the bill. Below is my 2017 reading list. Maybe you’ve always kept a yearly list of books you want to…

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There were classics and there were new books. There were two weeks in China in which books about China accompanied me. There were authors newly discovered and previously read authors revisited. More than anything, 2016 was the year in which I rededicated myself to reading. Halfway through 2016, I realized my folly. Actually, Stephen King helped…

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