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10x10: The Best Books of the Decade

Best Poetry and Romance

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 27, 2019

This is our fifth (and final!) installment of the best books of the past decade. Each week for five weeks, we’ve presented top-ten lists of the best books of the past decade in two different genres. A total of ten lists of ten: 10 x 10 = 100! This week’s lists are Poetry Collections and Romance. Here are our picks for the top ten of each.

Dig In! A Veritable Buffet of Food-Focused Literature

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 26, 2019

Food writing has never been more ubiquitous. And we love it! This week we serve up up a bevy of books with culinary themes.

Dear Books: You Are the Best Valentine Ever

By Beth Clark • February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day is all about love, and who do you love more than books?? ??

Hot Chocolate (and Other Ways to Warm Up)

By Beth Clark • January 25, 2019

Hot Chocolate is the global go-to after playing in the snow, après-ski (plus peppermint schnapps, of course), or when you're snowed in, so here are some pro tips on making your own hot cocoa, along with some other ways to warm your body and soul in the chilly depths of winter.

Happy Birthday to Book Writer and Streak Shooter Jess Walter

By Beth Clark • July 20, 2018

"A writer needs four things to achieve greatness, Pasquale: desire, disappointment, and the sea." "That's only three." Alvis finished his wine. "You have to do disappointment twice." - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

Modern Stories for Tell a Fairy Tale Day

By Bianca Smith • February 26, 2018

Positive role models for bedtime reading.

6 Book Couples Setting #RelationshipGoals

By Bianca Smith • February 21, 2018

Call it fantasy or aspirational but these couples have relationships we want.

Still in Love, Are You?

By Mike WardFebruary 14, 2018

I found this old love letter in a shoebox of memories and it is with sincere, yet cautious feelings that I share it with you again. I fear your response, yet crave it as I suspect that you continue to feel the same. I feel as strongly now as I did back then. Love is a funny thing, but my passion has not faded.

9 Reasons to Buy Used Books

By Billy Doux • July 20, 2015

We have never had so much choice when it comes to what we pick up and read. Added to time-honored institutions, such as libraries & coffee shops, we now have bucket-loads of content available from our phones, tablets, eBook readers PCs and even watches. So why are we better off buying good old used books?

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