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What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of Unusual Lives

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of Unusual Lives

Originally posted 01/23/2014 05:45PM

Most of us will never live in a harem, manage a pop group or spend time in an Italian prison … but pick up these memoirs and you may feel as if you have. Share your thoughts on our staffers' latest choices – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Historical Fiction

What We're Reading This Weekend: Historical Fiction

Originally posted 01/17/2014 10:00AM

Twelfth-century Germany, Victorian-era America, China in the 1900s: Our staffers are in the mood for some time traveling, and these three novels do the trick.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Coming of Age Novels

What We're Reading This Weekend: Coming of Age Novels

Originally posted 01/09/2014 05:45PM

In '50s Manhattan,'80s New York, or modern-day England, learning the ways of the world can be a tricky, fascinating business.

Tell us what you think of our coming-of-age novel picks – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Self-Improvement for the New Year

What We're Reading This Weekend: Self-Improvement for the New Year

Originally posted 01/02/2014 06:30PM

Want to find a good man, tighten your abs, choose your own fate? Our staffers have found books to help them be their best selves in 2014.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Funny Memoirs

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Funny Memoirs

Originally posted 12/19/2013 05:00PM

As Nora Ephron put it: "The tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next." Our staffers have found three memoirs that use humor to redeem the painful moments and sweeten the happy ones. Let us know what you think – and what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Personal Holiday Favorites

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Personal Holiday Favorites

Originally posted 12/12/2013 05:00PM

It's a time for joy but also contemplation, as our staffers' holiday picks (no, not A Charlie Brown Christmas) reflect. Tell us what you think – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Quirky Nonfiction

What We're Reading This Weekend: Quirky Nonfiction

Originally posted 12/05/2013 05:30PM

Ever wonder what the fashion world's really like, how the Pyramid builders slaked their thirst, or what it's like to work as a junk hauler?

Our staffers are finding out.

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Put These Buzzy New Novels on Your Wish (or Shopping) List

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Buzzy New Novels

Originally posted 11/21/2013 05:15PM

How could you go wrong this holiday season with the latest offerings from literary bestsellers Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb?

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Cookbooks with Thanksgiving Ideas

Originally posted 11/15/2013 04:30PM

The staples are terrific, but it's always fun to add new treats to your turkey day lineup.

Tell us what you think of the books our staffers are consulting for inspiration – and let us know what you're reading.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Family Dramas

What We're Reading This Weekend: Family Dramas

Originally posted 11/07/2013 05:30PM

A dad gets struck by lightning; a baby turns up in a boat; one twin goes to prison while the other wins a Senate seat. Maybe not what happens at your house, but there's plenty everyone can relate to in the family stories our staffers are engrossed in.

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