Breast Cancer Awareness: Books that Help Us Through Troubled Times

We asked readers to recommend their favorite books of comfort and discovery. Here are 42, a library to recommend to friends and family from those who have been there. 

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7 Signs Geek Girls Are Taking Over The World

Leslie Simon on how fangirls, bookworms, Indie Chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world 

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Unfaithful: 11 Cheaters in Books

What do great writers have to say about marriage? Just look at the number of cheaters in their plots.

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Worst Book Reviews

Bad book reviews: the older they are the meaner they were. Here are 25 nasty comments that make Kakutani look tame.

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Outrageous Writers: Jail Time, Murder, and Being Chosen By God

12 things maybe you didn’t want to know about the literary and famous

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Book Adaptations: What Readers Want to See on Television Now

Fourteen authors: guess how many aren't men?

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The Classics Some People Still Love to Hate: Banned Books Week 2011

Some are more than 120 years old and are still among the most frequently challenged books of the century.



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Best Books Set on Campus, College or Otherwise

It happened on campus -- you’ll love these books!

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School Pictures: Awkward Family Photos’ Most Embarrassing Back to School Moments

Got an awkward back to school picture? Show us on Facebook or Twitter.

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"One Day" Book and Movie: 12 of the Best Love Stories in which Time Is the Main Character

Time has been the main character in many great books and movies, forcing the development of feelings to slow down or speed up. What it brings to a plot is uncertainty: You never know when love will begin or end or under what circumstances. And oh, the questions it raises...

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Growing Up: Favorite Book Character You Most Wanted to Be

Guess which 7 characters and books got the most votes and tell us what your choice says about you on Facebook and Twitter #ohgrowup.

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The Help Book and Movie: 11 of the Strongest Southern Women Characters and the Stories We Can't Get Enough Of

The movie based on the runaway bestseller is just one in a long line of big hits that feature a strong Southern Woman. What is it that we find so irresistible?

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Undateable In Literature: Book Characters You'd Never Want to Take Home

Match the #undateableinlit tweets with the right books, come to Facebook or Twitter  (#undateableinlitmismatch) with your answers.

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Catch-22 50th anniversary

How could you talk about a bad situation, a corrupt small town, or being monitored on the Internet without these classic titles?

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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.