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20 books that will make you smarter

Sure, it’s annoying when people start talk like a literary snob, but maybe if you joined the conversation, it might be a little more fun than you expected. Read these books that are sure to make you smarter in one way or another.

We love a light and breezy read, but sometimes we want a book that really makes us feel. That’s where these 11 titles come into play. Load up your kindle (and your Amazon cart…with tissues.)

We love a light and breezy read, but sometimes we want a book that really makes us feel.s where these 11 sad books come into play.

More detailed style of illustration using pen? Use colours relating to danger or suspense?

Just one of a myriad of Penguin designs for George Orwell’s classic Nineteen eighty-four (but one of the creepiest).

The Road to Character, in which the New York Times columnists traces how famous figures' decisions and struggles determined how history perceived their character.

Great deals on The Road to Character by David Brooks. Limited-time free and discounted ebook deals for The Road to Character and other great books.

Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could not protect her from her neglectful mother and violent father. Behind closed doors, she suffered years of abuse. Sometimes she talked to an imaginary sister, the only one who understood her pain. Jenny was adopted at six weeks and grew up in Newcastle. An only child, she knew she was loved, and with the support of her parents she went

need to read.My Secret Sister~~ by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith ~~(twins) Neither woman knew of the other's existence until, in her fifties, Jenny went looking for her birth family and found her sister Helen.

7 Books That Changed My Life – Modern Mrs. Darcy

I love to read and constantly have my nose in a book. I’m choosy about what goes in my book stack, and always expect a good book to give me something new to think about. But there are some books that have profoundly changed the way I think and the way …