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31 books you can finish in a month

Books for every reader picked specially to help break your reading rut, spend more time reading, and hit your reading goals in just minutes per day.

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Banned books worth reading

These books are well-known and beloved by readers--and are often challenged and even banned. But they have a lot to teach readers of every age.

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How to fill our lives with more meaning (and less stuff)

In his new book, All We Want, journalist Michael Harris looks at the meaning of our endless appetite for stuff--and how to get what we really want.

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The best books on the Trump presidency

We've combed through dozens of books to come up with the essential reads for understanding the administration of the 45th president of the United States.

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The unseen side of showbiz

Get a backstage look at The Sopranos, I Love Lucy, Saturday Night Live, The Wizard of Oz and more with these eBooks.

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Must-read books on investing

eBooks on trading stocks, saving for retirement, and getting into cryptocurrency, from a 2021 perspective on personal finance and personal investing.

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Physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein tells the stories of the stars

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical physicist and the author of The Disordered Cosmos, a moving and enlightening book about the science of the stars.

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Janelle Shane on why artificial intelligence often seems dumb

We spoke with Janelle Shane, author of the book You Look Like a Thing and I Love You, about pickup lines, recipes, and assorted other AI weirdness.

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Jesse Wente: storyteller and truth-seeker

Jesse Wente, Anishinaabe broadcaster and arts leader, spoke with us about his new book and what he sees as the main obstacles to achieving reconciliation.

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