The Best Books of 2022: Leading authors reveal the books that seduced them this year 

The Best Books of 2022: Leading authors reveal the books that seduced them this year 

Gyles Brandreth (Elizabeth: An Intimate Biography, Michael Joseph) My book of the year was published in 1941. Looking For Trouble by Virginia Cowles is a young American reporter’s account of being on the front-line during the Spanish Civil War and the first years of World War II. Now reissued by Faber, I began reading it … Read more

WH staffer cringed at Biden’s ‘dumb’ Afghanistan withdrawal comment

WH staffer cringed at Biden’s ‘dumb’ Afghanistan withdrawal comment

A month before the disastrous US withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden dismissed comparisons of the situation to the US exit from Vietnam 46 years earlier in comments that at least one White House staffer found “dumb” at the time, a forthcoming book claims.  Author Chris Whipple claims in “The Fight of His Life,” that when … Read more

12 Must Have Books And Podcasts For Leaders In 2023

12 Must Have Books And Podcasts For Leaders In 2023

The Book Shop, 1899. From The Book of Shops, 1899. (Photo by Historica Graphica Collection/Heritage … [+] Images/Getty Images) Getty Images As we get ready to enter the new year, I’ve compiled a list of my top reads (and podcasts) from the past year that have inspired, enlightened, uplifted, and motivated me as a leader. … Read more

Michelle Obama admits she couldn’t stand husband Barack for 10 years

Michelle Obama admits she couldn’t stand husband Barack for 10 years

Former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed this month she “couldn’t stand” ex-President Barack Obama for about a decade when the couple’s two daughters were young. During a roundtable interview with Revolt TV, Michelle discussed the challenges of raising two young daughters as the power couple was advancing their careers — and the strain it put … Read more

Best Books 2022 | The Year in SLJ Covers

Best Books 2022 | The Year in SLJ Covers

This year’s SLJ Best Books cover, was created by Guojing, author/illustrator of The Flamingo, a 2022 SLJ Best Book. Guojing is the 25th cover artist in an annual tradition of Best Books covers that began in 1998.   This year’s SLJ December Best Books cover, was created by Guojing, the author/illustrator behind The Flamingo, a 2022 SLJ Best Book … Read more

Libraries now offering much more than just good books

Libraries now offering much more than just good books

SHELBURNE, Vt. (WCAX) – When was the last time you visited your local library? If it’s been a while, you might be surprised to learn that many libraries aren’t just for books anymore. Inside the Pierson Library in Shelburne, it’s a busy week for books. “Our busiest times tend to be the breaks and the … Read more

The bestselling books in Canada for 2022

The bestselling books in Canada for 2022

There are two big takeaways from the Star’s rankings of 2022’s bestselling books. The first is that social media — TikTok, I’m looking at you — has upturned the publishing business in connecting readers to books. The second, closely related, is that there is a generational gender gap that has fundamentally changed which books sell … Read more

Best of Books 2022 | Christianity Today

Best of Books 2022 | Christianity Today

“Through reading, I can imagine situations that I ordinarily would never encounter.” So says Russell Moore on this final episode of the year. All about books, the conversation between Russell and producer Ashley Hales covers everything from storytelling and genre to categorizing books and cultivating a love of reading in childhood. Take a peek into … Read more

Essential Minnesota Books to Read from 2022

Essential Minnesota Books to Read from 2022

Till The Wheels Fall Off by Brad Zellar Local writer Brad Zellar’s debut novel, released in July 2022, is a very, very loosely autobiographical tale of Matthew, a kid in 1980s small-town southern Minnesota consistently plagued by insomnia, and finds solace in music. When Matthew returns to his town, years later, his life and family … Read more