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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April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.