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I love re-reading certain books, particularly those that take me on their journey. I cry when they're hurting, or trying not to laugh out loud when commuting. I tend to find people look at me with a weird expression. All I can say to them is, "It's a great book, you should read it."

The Ultimate Summer Reading List: 100 Beach Reads

This book was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years, and for good reason. A story about women, for women, by a woman.

Possibly my favorite book of all time. I see something new in it every time I read it. I loved it so much I stole a copy from my high school library.

Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

10 unusual and beautiful public libraries

Richard F. Boi Memorial Library, First Little Free Library, Hudson, Wisconsin, 2012 Little Free Library is a community movement in the United States and worldwide started by Todd Boi and now co-directed by Rick Brooks. Boi started the idea as a tribute to his mother, who was a book lover and school teacher. He mounted a wooden container designed to look like a schoolhouse on a post on his lawn. Library owners can create their own library box, usually about the size of a ...