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Best of the Bookternet: January 2016

By all accounts, 2016 is off to a great start. This month has been chock-full of interesting articles, exciting news, and passionate advice. Here are some of our favorite essays, blog posts, and lists since the first of the year.

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6 Children’s Books for Road Trips

Summer is finally here and for most families that means road trips and long family car rides. We have scoured our children’s audio books and compiled some of our favorites that are sure to keep you and your family entertained for hours.

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Paradise Lost

Milton was already blind when he began writing Paradise Lost, dictating it to his daughter. Listening to the audiobook version is like being transported back to his home, listening to him compose this epic poem, word by word, enraptured by his beautiful language.

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The Silkworm

Writing as Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling has followed up The Cuckoo’s Calling with another exciting tale of Cormoran Strike. This time he’s on the trail of a missing novelist.

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7 Books for a Stimulating Book Club Discussion

The best book club selections foster discussion, whether it’s for their beauty, their complex characters and plots, or their place in our cultural landscape. From books by David Foster Wallace to Bill O’Reilly, spanning topics from Martin Luther King, Jr., to the Salem witch trials, fast-paced thrillers to humorous essays, these books are sure to get your book club talking.

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Review: The Girl With All the Gifts

Just when you thought there wasn’t anything more to say about zombies comes M.R. Carey’s cerebral journey through the English countryside. Focused on one little girl who holds the key to survival, The Girl With All the Gifts is as dark as it is satisfying.

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