Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 20 reads book people actually want this year

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To understand the Trump era, a Post critic read 150 books

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Tell Us Your Favorite Fall Food and We’ll Tell You What National Book Award Nominee to Read

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Black Bookstore Selling Out of Books For First Time in 30 Years: Critical Linking, June 14, 2020

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For a lot of book lovers, rereading old favorites is the only reading they can manage at the moment

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The NYPL was founded 125 years ago. Here are their 125 favorite books published since then.

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David Lynch’s 5 favorite books include these surprising beach reads!

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