50 Classics From (Almost) Everyone’s High School Reading List

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Research shows that reading fiction encourages empathy. While more high school curriculums should include modern, diverse writers like Amy Tan and Malala Yousafzai, certain classics—like John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” and Sandra Cisneros’s “The House on Mango Street”—endure. George … Read More

100 Monumental Novels From Literary History


Almost 4,000 years ago, an unknown scholar in ancient Mesopotamia wrote the first known book on a series of clay tablets. The story was “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” a fictionalized recounting of the life of an ancient king of Uruk. … Read More

20 Great Books by Asian American Authors

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate than to stack your to-be-read lists with some of the many incredible works from Asian American authors. Although much of popular culture in America still … Read More

21 of the Best Books Debuted in 2021


In his 1994 novel “The New Life,” Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk writes, “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” A good book can not only change us, but it can make … Read More