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Taylor Jenkins Reid’s ‘Malibu Rising’ is a fiery mix of celebrity culture and family drama

As always, Reid balances a tragic tale with just the right amount of joy, love and levity.
  • May 31, 2021

Romance novels to read this summer

Romance novelists make their picks for the season, and they run the gamut from sexy to sweet to a little bit murderous.
  • May 27, 2021

The all-time best summer books, according to our readers

Our Book Club newsletter readers offer a beach read list like no other.
  • May 27, 2021

Amber Share turned negative reviews of national parks into an art form

The creator of the Subpar Parks Instagram account offers tips on how to make the most of a park visit.
  • May 27, 2021

Pick the best fictional detective

Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew? Cast your vote for literature's greatest crime solver.
  • Apr 5, 2021

The top audiobooks of the last year, according to our readers

‘Hamnet,’ written by Maggie O’Farrell and narrated by Ell Potter, was especially popular.
  • Apr 4, 2021

Amanda Gorman reads poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ at Biden inauguration

Los Angeles poet Amanda Gorman delivered a stirring poem at the inauguration Wednesday, titled “The Hill We Climb.”
  • Jan 20, 2021

What does climate change look like? Twelve photographers force us to confront reality.

“Human Nature” brings together the work of photographers documenting the earth’s altered landscape. It’s not all bad news.
  • Jan 5, 2021

The 10 most-read book reviews of 2020

Bestsellers, celebrities and Trump satires were of particular interest this year.
  • Dec 28, 2020

Our readers recommend light classic novels to lift your holiday spirits

Need a pick-me-up? You might try books by Dorothy Sayers and Nancy Mitford.
  • Dec 22, 2020