Best of the Year

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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Celebrity Picks: Mary-Louise Parker's Favorite Reads of 2015

Week two of our Celebrity Picks continues with a writer dear to our own hearts: Mary-Louise Parker, whose Dear Mr. You we described as "more revealing than most memoirs and more satisfying than a diary" when we made it our top pick for the Best Books of November.

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Celebrity Picks: Nicholas Sparks's Favorite Reads of 2015

We kick off week two of our Celebrity Picks onslaught with one of the most popular writers of our time: Nicholas Sparks, author of over a dozen best-sellers including The Notebook and See Me, published this month.

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Celebrity Picks: Jesse Eisenberg's Favorite Reads of 2015

Our fourth Celebrity Picks installment of 2015 features actor Jesse Eisenberg--Zombieland, The Social Network, and the forthcoming Batman vs. Superman, among others--who is also the author of the short story collection, Bream Gives Me Hiccups.

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