These College Reading Recommendations Will Totally School You

These College Reading Recommendations Will Totally School You

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We’re now in August, and no matter how hard we try to fight it the fall semester and another year of school is fast approaching. For the upcoming academic year, Penguin Random House has compiled a comprehensive list of 440 reading programs and their title sections. For example, Stanford has its unique Three Books program and Brown has its First Readings program. Among the plethora of recommendations from various programs, we’ve selected the best picks of the bunch for you to get your hands on.   Even if you are not a college student, there’s no reason for you to ditch this …

This Website Breaks Down HOW To Finish The 1,079-Page Novel “Infinite Jest” In A Summer

This Website Breaks Down HOW To Finish The 1,079-Page Novel “Infinite Jest” In A Summer

Let’s be honest, many summer to-do lists are often chock-full of unchecked boxes by the end of August, normally with items like “rewatch GoT,” or “go on a hike,” but on some people’s list is to to finish “Infinite Jest.” That’s right, that billion and a half page novel by David Foster Wallace (OK, it’s really 1,079 pages but close enough!) is able to be completed within one season AND many people have done it.   “Infinite Jest” is the quintessential novel for the pretentious and proud. Set in a North American dystopian land, this novel covers the tropes of …

9 Books Guaranteed To Give You That Summer Feeling

9 Books Guaranteed To Give You That Summer Feeling

  This time of year, newspapers and websites are filled with “Best Summer Books of 2017”, “Greatest Beach Reads Of All Time” and so on. But how many of these books actually involve the zany, wondrous season that is summer? These 9 books, spanning many decades and several genres, stirring up all conceivable emotions with only one thing in common: a summer setting. Just remember to wear your sunscreen.     Summerland by Michael Chabon     Chabon has made a name for himself based of his brilliant world-building talents, and they are seldom as sizzling as they are in this stab at the …

20 Books for Your Ultimate Summer Reading List

20 Books for Your Ultimate Summer Reading List

  From our friends at BookSparks Summer is here, and that means our reading appetites are in full swing. We rounded up 20 of this summer’s most buzzed about titles that are sure to make a big splash in the literary world and compliment all of your summer adventures. From sweet suspense and epic family dramas to quintessential beach reads, add these reads to your summer picnic basket to satisfy your literary cravings.    Into the Water by Paula Hawkins     The bestselling author of The Girl on the Train returns with a summer blockbuster of engrossing literary suspense: Into the Water. When …

12 Books About Adult Friendship to Read with Your BFF

12 Books About Adult Friendship to Read with Your BFF

Originally posted on Early Bird Books Being a kid is tough, being a teen is tougher, and being an adult is perhaps the toughest of all. But getting through life’s difficult times—and remembering the past—isn’t quite so bad when you have a friend at your side (who is preferably offering dessert and The Golden Girls boxed set). Whether you still keep in touch with your middle school lunch buddies or you’ve just found a pal at the office happy hour, these 12 books pay tribute to the crazy roller coaster rides we take with the families we choose.   Summer Friends by Holly …