If you’re on vacation without a book, are you really on vacation at all? After all, what’s a day at the beach without a sensational beach read? And why even travel if it won’t provide some quality reading time? As any booklover can attest, no summer break is complete without ample reading material, because when it comes down to it, vacation is wherever your book is.
Finding a good book to read shouldn’t take more than a few minutes thanks to the reviews readers leave on Amazon. Here are the 20 most-reviewed books.
Customer reviews are one of Amazon’s most valuable features. Before ever actually paying for a product — be it a $300 RoboVac or a $13 all-natural cleaner— we have access to sometimes thousands of reviews telling us how something will perform once we’re holding that something in our hands.
The best men’s style books are as diverse as men themselves. From dressing like an Italian to a book about sneakers, these are the best.
Good books have the power to transform you—and that’s as true for fiction and history as it is for books about style. While there’s no shortage of books on the subject, the best of them have the tendency to do double duty as coffee-table-worthy decorations and didactic guides on looking your best. A few also offer up compelling etymologies on specific style movements (here’s looking at you, punks and preppies) and items made famous by the best-dressed men in the world.
The fantasy genre has exploded in recent years with the popularity of hit series like Harry Potter and A Song Of Ice And Fire. Fantasy first hit its stride in popular culture with old, pulp sword-and-sorcery stories like Conan the Barbarian and sword-and-planet fare like The Princess Of Mars.
Later, J.R.R. Tolkien sparked the modern era of fantasy fiction with The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, which in turn inspired countless other authors to pen myriad tales of magic and adventure, and even led to the advent of Dungeons & Dragons and hundreds of other tabletop games.
The following novels and series are not an exhaustive look at the best fantasy novels of all time, but rather a sampling taken from various eras from the past to the present. There are many more terrific fantasy books out there for you to read, but these are some of the essentials.
William Shakespeare left an incredible legacy on the world of literature. His work has inspired generation after generation of academics, readers, and aspiring writers. If you’re a fan of the playwright, then you’ll want to include some of the most Shakespeare-central destinations on your next itinerary.
Among the locations that were significant to Shakespeare are places that he lived in and visited, as well as locations that served as the setting for some of his most famous works. Many of the towns and cities that are known as Shakespeare attractions now offer tours and festivals highlighting his work.
Check out these 10 destinations that all Shakespeare fans need to visit.
It’s truly a great time to be a fan of true crime. With more biopics, documentaries and podcasts coming out than ever before, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to content. If like me, you’re the kind of person who likes nothing more than scaring yourself before bed, here are the seven best true crime books written by women. In a market that’s incredibly saturated by male writers, there are women out there making serious moves. Prepare for some serious spine tingles.One of the reasons I love true crime books is because an author can take a case that you feel like you know so well and flip it on its head. It’s like you’re hearing it for the very first time and is completely gripping. Women may once have been stereotyped as the fairer sex but according to Crime Reads, they’re now the ones driving what’s been dubbed as the true crime renaissance. If you can’t get enough of a good murder mystery, serial killer, or cult scandal and need a new book to take to the beach with you this summer then each of these seven read will give you the true crime fix you crave.
Adventure is best experienced firsthand, but the next best thing is a well-written tale that takes you along for the ride vicariously. The adventures in these seven books come in many forms, from an exploration of urban subterranean landscapes to an Oregon man’s struggle to protect the world’s last, best stronghold for salmon in the Russian Far East. There’s a new collection of stories from outdoor writer extraordinaire Jon Krakauer and a fascinating account of hunting a deadly Royal Bengal tiger at the turn of the 20th century in India. So look, leap—and leap again.
From hunting a deadly Royal Bengal tiger at the turn of the 20th century, to an urban adventurer who specializes in exploring caves, subways, catacombs, sewers and more around the world—the adventures in these 7 books come in many forms. … continue reading The Best Adventure Books for Summer Reading
Let’s take a look at some of the best comic book covers of all time, from classic designs to jaw-dropping work from today’s best artists.
Book Riot has talked about the best comic book artists working todayand what makes a great cover in general. Now, it’s time to present 26 of the absolute best comic book covers of all time!
Because I am terrible at ranking things, I’ve just put them in chronological order. I’ll start with a few age-old classics that have been referenced and parodied a thousand times, then move on to the modern masterpieces that deserve their own place in comics history.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some fantastic—and sometimes historic—comic book covers! Continue at Source: 26 Of The Best Comic Book Covers of All Time | Book Riot
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Going vegan after an entire life spent eating everything and beyond, is not easy, let’s be honest. There is no such a thing as waking up one morning and hating the smell of bacon, or being disgusted by cheese because a documentary pointed out that dairy farms are polluting the planet more than cars.
All these acknowledgements are fundamental to the decision to take the leap to plant-based eating, but they don’t make the transition much easier. London is a real vegan Mecca, with new plant-based restaurants popping up everyday, everywhere in the city. In reality though, being vegan can be challenging. Continue at Source: The 12 best vegan cookbooks to read if you are going plant-based
Get inspired for cookout season with these new works of culinary lit.
Though Independence Day has passed, there’s still plenty of time to get your barbecue on this summer. With cookout season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to break out some food-related reading material, and fortunately, there are plenty of great new books on the menu. Below, EW presents a sample platter of brand-new options, several of which include recipes (in case you need some culinary inspiration). Hopefully you’ll walk away with an appetite for at least one of these tomes. Just don’t leave it too close to the grill. Continue at Source: 7 amazing, mouth-watering new food memoirs for summer reading (and cookout inspiration)