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20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Jesmyn Ward award-winning Sing, Unburied, Sing novel is told from multiple perspectives (alive and dead). Despite, or maybe even because of, the absence of chronological structure, the stakes feel high throughout the story of a contemporary black Mississippi family’s struggle. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Amazing Books, Best Classic Books, National Book Award Winners, Books By Black Authors, Free Ebooks, Reading Online

20 Classic Books You Should Have Read By Now

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Jesmyn Ward award-winning Sing, Unburied, Sing novel is told from multiple perspectives (alive and dead). Despite, or maybe even because of, the absence of chronological structure, the stakes feel high throughout the story of a contemporary black Mississippi family’s struggle. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | When Margaret Atwood was asked how she came up with the plot for her dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, she answered that every detail was borrowed from real events in the world. The novel is more complex and even better than the recent television show. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Have Read By Now

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | When Margaret Atwood was asked how she came up with the plot for her dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, she answered that every detail was borrowed from real events in the world. The novel is more complex and even better than the recent television show. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse is a novel told from a variety of third-person perspectives. It allows us to see the life of a marriage unfold across decades from the perspective of both spouses, a painter observing them, and even their summer home throughout the ravages of World War I. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread 100 Best Books, Best Books Of All Time, Great Books, Emily Bronte, Al Faro Virginia Woolf, Virginia Wolf, Book Club Books, Books To Read, Book Clubs

20 Classic Books You Should Have Read By Now

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse is a novel told from a variety of third-person perspectives. It allows us to see the life of a marriage unfold across decades from the perspective of both spouses, a painter observing them, and even their summer home throughout the ravages of World War I. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Nineteenth-century British novels have a reputation for being slow to unfold, but Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre involves a secret marriage, arson, and one of the most intense, sexually-charged relationships in literature. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Have Read By Now

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Nineteenth-century British novels have a reputation for being slow to unfold, but Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre involves a secret marriage, arson, and one of the most intense, sexually-charged relationships in literature. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | When In Cold Blood was published in 1959, Truman Capote’s book was called a “nonfiction novel”—a contradictory genre-defying term. Capote traveled to rural Kansas to report on the violent murder of the Clutter family, and the result is this suspenseful, disturbing, empathetic, and troubling narrative. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Have Read By Now

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | When In Cold Blood was published in 1959, Truman Capote’s book was called a “nonfiction novel”—a contradictory genre-defying term. Capote traveled to rural Kansas to report on the violent murder of the Clutter family, and the result is this suspenseful, disturbing, empathetic, and troubling narrative. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | It’s unclear how the event that occurs just before the beginning of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road happened, but it proves irrelevant. Somehow amid the depravity of a post-apocalyptic world, the moments of love and hope between father and son are what endure. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Have Read By Now

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | It’s unclear how the event that occurs just before the beginning of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road happened, but it proves irrelevant. Somehow amid the depravity of a post-apocalyptic world, the moments of love and hope between father and son are what endure. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Kate Chopin’s The Awakening was one of the first novels to openly address a woman’s ambiguity about motherhood. Chopin’s writing has become known as much for her Modernist style as for the feminist questions it poses. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Books, Books To Read For Women, Life Changing Books, Day Book, Book Week, Classic Books, Classic Literature

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20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Kate Chopin’s The Awakening was one of the first novels to openly address a woman’s ambiguity about motherhood. Chopin’s writing has become known as much for her Modernist style as for the feminist questions it poses. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is dark and surprisingly timely (it was first published in 1880) novel about the risks of narcissism and obsession with youth. Even with Wilde’s wit, the novel is sobering. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread 100 Best Books, Best Books Of All Time, Good Books, Books To Read, Dorian Gray, Free Reading, Reading Lists, Emily Brontë, British Books

20 Classic Books You Should Have Read By Now

20 Classic Books You Should Add to Your Must-Read List | Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is dark and surprisingly timely (it was first published in 1880) novel about the risks of narcissism and obsession with youth. Even with Wilde’s wit, the novel is sobering. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

18 Great Books for Mom for Mother’s Day

It’s no secret that sometimes the hardest person to shop for is also one of the most special: your mom. That’s why whenever we’re in doubt or can’t find that perfect gift for her birthday or Mother’s Day, we look to books. (They’re good for much more than inspiring Mother’s Day quotes.) Whether your mom has only a few precious minutes a week to read, she devotes time every day to devour the latest bestseller, or you’re constantly exchanging mother-daughter books, there are plenty of…

18 Great Books for Mom for Mother’s Day | From cookbooks to historical fiction novels, we’ve got great book ideas for moms of all tastes on our list of the best books for moms. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread Historical Fiction Novels, Best Titles, Books For Moms, Real Simple, Great Books, Books To Read, Entertaining, Reading, Day

18 Great Books for Mom for Mother’s Day

18 Great Books for Mom for Mother’s Day | From cookbooks to historical fiction novels, we’ve got great book ideas for moms of all tastes on our list of the best books for moms. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | Call the Midwife is a firsthand account of life as a midwife’s apprentice in the slums of post-war London. She’s completely candid about the beauty and the occasional horror of learning to deliver babies in the 1950s, making for a tense, ultimately life-affirming story of birth and rebirth that mothers and daughters will both appreciate. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread I Love Books, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Library Books, Becoming A Midwife, Jennifer Worth, Bbc History, Modern History

9 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | Call the Midwife is a firsthand account of life as a midwife’s apprentice in the slums of post-war London. She’s completely candid about the beauty and the occasional horror of learning to deliver babies in the 1950s, making for a tense, ultimately life-affirming story of birth and rebirth that mothers and daughters will both appreciate. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | One of our favorite books of 2020 was this debut novel, centered around a Black babysitter and her employer—and how a single racist incident threatens to unravel both of their lives. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread New York Times, Books For Moms, Good Books, My Books, Iowa, Sunshine Books, Books By Black Authors, Workshop, Page Turner

9 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | One of our favorite books of 2020 was this debut novel, centered around a Black babysitter and her employer—and how a single racist incident threatens to unravel both of their lives. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | This uplifting, based-on-a-true-story tale follows a set of women who served as traveling librarians in Kentucky during the Great Depression. It offers a vivid depiction of female friendship—and it's about to be made into a movie (perfect for a mother-daughter movie night). #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread 100 Books To Read, New Books, Good Books, Best Selling Books Must Read, Books To Read For Women, Book Club List, Book Lists, Reese Witherspoon Book Club, Sunshine Books

9 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | This uplifting, based-on-a-true-story tale follows a set of women who served as traveling librarians in Kentucky during the Great Depression. It offers a vivid depiction of female friendship—and it's about to be made into a movie (perfect for a mother-daughter movie night). #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | Adichie’s love story centers around the self-assured Ifemelu and the thoughtful Obinze, two high school sweethearts. Readers of any generation will be able to identify with Ifemelu’s dating pitfalls, her political awakening, and her ongoing search for a sense of self while caught between two different worlds. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread Book Club Books, Book Lists, Good Books, Books To Read, Book Art, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Books For Moms, 12th Book, Library Programs

9 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | Adichie’s love story centers around the self-assured Ifemelu and the thoughtful Obinze, two high school sweethearts. Readers of any generation will be able to identify with Ifemelu’s dating pitfalls, her political awakening, and her ongoing search for a sense of self while caught between two different worlds. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | This memoir takes a clear-eyed view of the impact of growing up Asian-American in a white adoptive family on the author—and her search for her birth family in the wake of the birth of her own daughter. Even if your family wasn't touched by adoption, this could prompt some deep discussions about the idea of family and belonging. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread Great Books, New Books, Books To Read, Fall Books, Ad Hoc, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Happy Reading, Books For Moms

9 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | This memoir takes a clear-eyed view of the impact of growing up Asian-American in a white adoptive family on the author—and her search for her birth family in the wake of the birth of her own daughter. Even if your family wasn't touched by adoption, this could prompt some deep discussions about the idea of family and belonging. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | If you and your mother experienced loss in the past year, consider this beautiful book with grief at its center. Yui lost both her mother and daughter tragically—and travels to a disused telephone booth where grieving people speak to their lost loved ones. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread Telephone Booth, Books For Moms, 12th Book, Lost Love, Pencil Art Drawings, Yui, Real Simple, Free Time, Grief

9 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love

12 Books Both You and Your Mom Will Love | If you and your mother experienced loss in the past year, consider this beautiful book with grief at its center. Yui lost both her mother and daughter tragically—and travels to a disused telephone booth where grieving people speak to their lost loved ones. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread