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Find recommendations for all your reading needs. Whether you are looking for a page turner or a book to expand your mind, you can find recommendations from the bestsellers list here.
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Good Books to Read in Winter

Good books are always a pleasure to read, but some books have a setting or tone that matches a season. These good books to read in winter are books that complement the short, cold days and long winter nights. They are not only good books to read, they are especially good books to read cuddled up in a blanket, holding a mug of cocoa, on a sofa next to a fire.

Good Books to Read in Fall
Good books are always a pleasure to read, but some books have a setting or tone that matches a season. These good books to read in fall are books involving change that reflect on life.

Good Books to Read in Fall - Readers Pick Good Books to Read in Fall
Good books have a feel to them, and sometimes a book especially fits a certain season. Readers share their favorite books to read in fall. These are good books to read in a season that emphasizes change and nostalgia.

Good Books to Read in Spring
Good books are always a pleasure to read, but some books have a setting or tone that matches a season. These good books to read in spring are books where the characters blossom and where there is hope in the midst of struggles, like flowers on bare branches.

Good Books to Read in Spring - Readers Pick Good Books to Read in Spring
Good books have a feel to them, and sometimes a book especially fits a certain season. Readers share their favorite books to read in spring. These are good books to read when new life is all around.

Good Books to Read in Winter - Readers Pick Good Books to Read in Winter
Good books have a feel to them, and sometimes a book especially fits a certain season. Readers share their favorite books to read in winter. These are good books to read on long nights under a warm blanket.

Funny Holiday Books
The holiday season can be hectic. Whether you love November and December or dread the string of parties and get-togethers, all of us have moments when we could use some comic relief. These holiday books are witty, sometimes moving and laugh out loud funny.

Favorite Holiday Books - Readers' Recommendations
Here are some reader recommendations for good books to read during the holidays.

Good Books About Love
Here are some of the best books about love from the past decade.

What is Your Favorite Book about Love - Readers Choose Love Stories
Readers choose their favorite books about love.

Beach Reading - Readers Recommend Beach Books - Best Books to Read at…
Wondering what books to throw in your beach bag? A good beach book is engaging and a quick enough read that you can finish most of it on the beach before your sunscreen wears off. Here readers recommend their favorite beach books.

Good Books About India
India is a country with an interesting history and rich culture. Want to travel to India? Try one of these books about India, and experience Indian culture from many viewpoints.

Top Inspirational Books
Looking for an inspirational book? These inpirational books are true stories that will keep you reading.

Inspirational Books - Readers Choose the Most Inspirational Books
We all need a little inspiration, and often that inspiration comes in the form of a good book. Here, readers share their favorite inspirational books and why they love them.

Smart Beach Reads
Beach reading, by definition, is not very heavy. It is difficult to contemplate weighty content with sand between your toes and a frisbee being thrown over your head. But just because you need a fun book for the beach, doesn't mean you have to read something completely fluffy. These five books were some of the best from the past year, but they are also light enough to throw in your beach bag.

Books About the Future
Many of us were required to read dystopia books about the future during high school. I am extremely thankful to my teachers for assigning some of these books, and glad I chose to read the others. Books about the future remain some of my favorite novels of all time, providing great and haunting stories that can enlighten our current social...

Best Barack Obama Commemorative Photo Books
Barack Obama's election as the 44th President of the United States was historic for many reasons. Obama inspired hope in millions of American, and many became excited about politics like never before. If you are a fan of Barack Obama and want to commemorate his election, there are many books about him to choose from. Which, you might wonder, is the best Barack Obama book?

Airport Reads - Books to Read While You Wait at the Airport
Airport reading needs to be fast paced enough to make your wait fly by and engaging enough to keep your attention from people watching or starring at whatever is playing on the airport news channel.

Top Books to Bring on Vacation
Looking for bestsellers to throw in your back pack and read on the plane or the beach? Here's a list of books that are perfect to bring with you on vacation.

Mystery Novel Series
Mystery novels can be some of the most entertaining books. When the main character is a likable detective, the mystery is suspenseful and the pace is fast, I often want more when the book is done. That's why a series is so great! There is always another mystery for your favorite detective to solve.

Relationship Books About Relationship Struggles & Mistakes
These books about relationships are great for women interested in reading about family drama, marriage and the struggles that shape relationships. These are some of the best fiction relationship books from the past few years.

Young Adult Books for Adults
Good young adult books--books that have interesting stories and compelling characters--are not only good reads for teens, they can also be very enjoyable for adults. These six young adult books will delight readers young and old alike.

Books about Islam and America
As the "War on Terror" rages on, it is clear that most of us have a lot to learn about the history, culture and religion of the Islamic world. Fortunately, there is a way to learn more about Islam and America without reading dry, political books. Check out this list of best books on Islam and America for interesting and informative reads.

Books from High School Summer Reading Lists
High school summer reading lists are legendary. Many of us, however, managed to make it out of high school without being assigned some essential summer reading titles. This summer, why not pick up a book from this list of the best high school summer reading books? These books are so entertaining they will make you wonder why you ever dreaded summer reading.

Books to Read at the Beach
Find beach reading recommendations for all kinds of readers -- whether you like thrillers, romance or books that are easy but not fluff.

Books to Share with Your Best Friend - Top Books for Women
Looking for a list of books you are sure to love? These books are entertaining, intelligent, heart rending, captivating and written so well that you will believe they are true. They are great picks for book clubs and the kind of books you'll want to pass on to your mother, sister and best friend.

Top Five Chick Lit Authors - Prolific Writers for Women
Looking for something easy and not too deep to read? Need a fun, girly story for the beach? Check out this list of chick lit authors and see if you can find any of their books at the local library.

Top Bestsellers for Broadening Worldview - Books that Entertain and Inform
Want to broaden your worldview, learn about different cultures or delve into economic and political issues while being entertained? These books are bestsellers because they are both entertaining and informative.

Back to School Books
There are certain books that make school seem like an adventure. They remind you that extraordinary things can happen between books, homework and homeroom.

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