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Celebrity Picks: John Grisham's Favorite Reads of 2015

What does the master of the legal thriller read for fun? We asked John Grisham--author of the new book, Rogue Lawyer--for his top books of the year.

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YA Wednesday: The Best of 2015

Choosing the Best Young Adult Books of 2015 is one of the hardest lists to compile because there can only be 20 titles. I know that sounds like a lot but believe me, when you start looking over that shelf of favorites it seems like a very small number. That said, for me the number one YA novel this year can only be...

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Celebrity Picks: Carly Simon's Favorite Reads of 2015

The singer/songwriter of "Anticipation" and "You're So Vain"--and now the author of her memoir, Boys in the Trees--shares her 2015 favorites. We asked for three, and she gave us four!

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Celebrity Picks: Norman Lear's Favorite Reads of 2015

We love Norman Lear, the avuncular genius behind All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. And Norman Lear loves to read. Here are his favorite books of 2015.

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Best Children's Books of 2015

Looking back on the year, there are books that immediately come to mind as the best of what came out in 2015. In the case of children's books, that covers a lot of ground (as it should) so we chose our favorite books for babies and toddlers, picture books, chapter books, exciting nonfiction, and of course the novels...

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Celebrity Picks: Nathan Lane's Favorite Reads of 2015

We begin week three of our Celebrity Picks with Nathan Lane, whose iconic and often hilarious roles in The Birdcage, The Lion King, Modern Family, and The Producers, just to name a few, have made him a legend of stage and screen.

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Celebrity Picks: Diana Gabaldon's Favorite Reads of 2015

Since the publication of Outlander--over 20 years ago!--Diana Gabaldon has enchanted readers with her somewhat unclassifiable tales of time-tripping romance in the 18th century Scottish Highlands. Here she shares her own favorite reads of 2015.

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Celebrity Picks: Pharrell Williams's Favorite Reads of 2015

Pharrell Williams has earned ten Grammy Awards for his work as a singer, songwriter, and producer, including the hit song "Happy!"--which is now a children's book of the same title. Here he shares his picks for his own favorite reads of 2015.

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Celebrity Picks: Erik Larson's Favorite Reads of 2015

Erik Larson is one of the best-selling nonfiction writers of our time, because he also happens to be one of our greatest storytellers. It's a combination of talents has produced a series of classic works of narrative nonfiction Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, one of our Best Books of the Year. See Larsons's own favorite books of 2015.

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On the Side: Thanksgiving with "V is for Vegetables"

Somehow Thanksgiving is just around the corner and once again I'm looking for a new side dish to try. Enter Michael Anthony's recipe for Parsnip & Kale Gratin...

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