End the Distractions, Be Enchanted

End the Distractions, Be Enchanted

The power of reading aloud “The time we spend reading aloud is like no other time,” Meghan Cox Gurdon writes in her new book, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age…

A new Rowling opus

A new Rowling opus

J. K. Rowling in New York City, 2016 (Andrew Kelly / Reuters) The Harry Potter novelist vs. Jeremy Corbyn; the U.S. and its allies; and more Three days before Christmas, J. K. Rowling delivered herself of…

Michelle Obamas Becoming is USA TODAYs No. 1…

"Becoming" by Michelle Obama. (Photo: Crown) While the majority of the top 100 best-sellers in 2018 are fiction, it was one heartfelt memoir that topped this year's list. Former first lady Michelle Obama, a.k.a. America’s most admired…

The 50 most anticipated books of 2019

1 of 51 Little, Brown and Company; Henry Holt and Co.; Knopf; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Penguin Press; Hogarth; Riverhead Books (2); Random House; Another year, another (long) reading list From hotly anticipated…

Three Good Men, Three Great Kids’ Books

These authors share a deep commitment to compassion, acceptance & empathy. Men get a bad rap. They’re blamed collectively for rape culture, violence, war, poverty, climate change, and all other manner of global suffering. They’re…

2018: A Year in Reading

(Book covers via Amazon; Lily Bowers/Reuters) Accounts of Reagan, behind the scenes in Hollywood and at the White House, military history, Jewish books, sports, self-help: Picks for everyone! For the past five years, based on…

A new book from a Trump insider with…

St. Martin's Press A book proposal by a White House aide, shared with just a few publishers, had the author’s name and identifying details stripped out. But the tale was so fascinating that it immediately…

Karina Longworth recommends 10 films to pair with…

When it comes to the history of the Golden Age of Hollywood, there are few sources audiences love more than You Must Remember This podcast host Karina Longworth. Longworth, who launched the podcast devoted to the “secret…