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  1. year in review
    The Best Books Cut Editors Read This YearA mix of new voices and alarmingly fresh insights from the past.
  2. holiday gifts 2022
    The Best Books for Every Type of MomWhether she likes fiction, memoir, or the Real Housewives franchise.
  3. holiday gifts 2022
    The Best (Strategist Approved) Children’s BooksThirty-three titles for babies, toddlers, elementary, and middle-school kids.
  4. father’s day
    The Best Father’s Day Book Gifts, According to Independent BooksellersIncluding books for dads who are mythology buffs and dads who win every WWII pub-quiz round.
  5. reading lists
    The Best Books for First-Graders, According to EducatorsIncluding books to read aloud, easy-reader books, early chapter books, and the most popular books as determined by first-grade students.
  6. graphic novels
    The Best Graphic Novels and Memoirs, According to Experts“This book is a master class in writing.”
  7. reading lists
    So You Want to Read a Sexy BookIf the new Sally Rooney novel left you wanting more, or maybe something a little different, here’s what to read next.
  8. reading lists
    16 Books on British Asian Experience by ESEA Authors, Recommended by ExpertsA reading list — from poetry to coming-of-age novels — for those wanting to read about the British Asian experience, exclusively by ESEA authors.
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    39 Fiction & Non-Fiction Books by Black Britons, Recommended By CreativesA reading list for those looking for fiction and non-fiction recommendations by Black British authors.
  10. reading lists
    23 Black Coffee-Table Books to Add to Your CollectionIncluding a book written by curator Kimberly Drew.
  11. reading lists
    25 Black British History Books, Recommended by Educators and ActivistsA reading list for those wanting to learn more about the history of Britain through an intersectional lens.
  12. reading lists
    The Best Books About Environmental Justice, According to ExpertsFrom a practical guide to farming while Black to a comprehensive history of the conservation movement in America.
  13. reading lists
    The Best Books About Asian American Identity, According to ExpertsIncluding genres from fiction to history to poetry — and authors from Helen Zia to Ocean Vuong to Grace Lee Boggs.
  14. gift guides
    The 11 Best Books to Give As GiftsTitles to satisfy everyone on your list, from fantasy obsessives to die-hard New Yorkers.
  15. reading lists
    The Best Silicon Valley Sagas, According to Silicon Valley ReportersFrom an inside look at the iPhone’s creation to a former White House official’s history of how Big Tech came to dominate American culture.
  16. reading lists
    Books to Better Understand Trans and Nonbinary Lives, Recommended by ActivistsStories (both fiction and nonfiction) that focus on the realities of the transgender and nonbinary community in a nuanced, positive way.
  17. recommended by experts
    The Best LGBTQ+ Books, According to LGBTQ+ Authors“It made my little bisexual heart sing and cry.”
  18. reading lists
    25 Famous Women on Their Favorite BooksReading recommendations from Alice Munro, Zadie Smith, Sonia Sotomayor, and more.
  19. reading lists
    The Best Books on the American Prison System, According to ExpertsFrom the origins of mass incarceration in the U.S. to the movement for prison abolition.
  20. reading lists
    10 Books Recommended by Black-Owned BookstoresBlack-owned bookstores recommended books on their reading lists, including the latest book from Brit Bennett and a book written in 1645.
  21. reading lists
    The Best Histories of U.S. Policing, According to Experts13 experts on the history of policing in the U.S. share the books that they’ve learned from the most.
  22. reading lists
    The Best Bartending Guides and Cocktail Books, According to BartendersLearn to make cocktails as well as you drink them.
  23. reading lists
    The Best Sports Memoirs, According to Sports JournalistsFrom tennis to baseball to soccer, 20 gripping sports memoirs that may be the next best thing to spending hours watching a game itself.
  24. reading lists
    The Best Children’s Books for LGBTQ+ Families, According to ExpertsIncluding one about two penguins who raise an egg.
  25. reading lists
    7 Books About Race to Read to Your KidsA reading list for parents committed to raising anti-racist children.
  26. reading lists
    7 Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and ActivistsBecoming anti-racist is a lifelong commitment, these books are a good place to start.
  27. required reading
    13 Books You Should Read About Black LivesFrom established classics to newer works.
  28. recommendations
    9 Short-Story Collections for Short Attention SpansWhat we’ve been reading when big books won’t do the trick.
  29. recommendations
    The Best Long Books You Finally Have Time to ReadThe Cut staff recommends.
  30. reading lists
    The Books Our Political Writers Are Reaching for Right NowA reading list for finding some perspective in a crisis.
  31. ask a cool person
    23 Authors on 26 Books They’re Reading to Escape the Present MomentAnne Tyler, Ottessa Moshfegh, Garth Greenwell and 20 others weigh in.
  32. reading lists
    What to Read During Self-Quarantine, According to McNally Jackson BooksellersFrom a Silicon Valley memoir to World War II history.
  33. reading lists
    The Best Books for Budding Black Feminists, According to ExpertsFrom hooks to Yamahta-Taylor.
  34. please advise
    Ask Chris Black: What’s On Your Summer Reading List?Plus: A nice-looking, head-to-toe outfit to wear on job interviews (for under $200), and everything Chris sleeps on and under.
  35. reading lists
    The 15 Best Board Books for Babies, According to BooksellersIt’s never too early to start reading to your little one.
  36. reading lists
    The Best Running Books, According to Runners and CoachesAll of them offer the perfect motivation to set a personal best — or just get off the couch.
  37. reading lists
    The 6 Best LSAT Prep Books, According to Tutors and LawyersIncluding textbook-style prep books, practice tests, and specific books to prep for the test’s three sections.
  38. reading lists
    The 16 Best Books About Dealing With Grief, According to PsychologistsCulled from the recommendations of 18 grief specialists.
  39. reading lists
    The 10 Best Books About Adolescence, According to PsychologistsWe polled experts to find the best books about understanding adolescence for both you and your teen.
  40. reading lists
    The Best Books for Understanding Socialism, According to ExpertsFrom Marx to Angela Davis.
  41. reading lists
    The 14 Best Books on Astrology, According to AstrologersIt’s written in the stars.
  42. reading lists
    The Best Books on How to Raise Toddlers, According to Child-Development ExpertsParenting books to help you navigate the terrible twos and beyond.
  43. reading lists
    The 6 Best Books for a Healthy Relationship, According to PsychiatristsWe talked to a handful of relationship savants.
  44. reading lists
    The 13 Best Personal Finance Books, According to Money ExpertsRead how to make a budget, pay off debts, plan for retirement, and more.
  45. reading lists
    The 8 Best Books for Career Advice, According to Executive CoachesWe talked with career coaches, career strategists, and executive coaches to find the best books to read to advance your career.
  46. reading lists
    The 10 Best Books on Skin Care, According to Beauty Experts and EditorsFrom a botanical encylopedia to a guide to beauty innovations past and present.
  47. reading lists
    The Best Books for New Dog OwnersSit, stay, read.
  48. sleep week
    The 7 Best Books for Understanding SleepBecause if you’re a sentient American human, it’s likely you’re not getting much lately.
  49. reading lists
    The 10 Best Books on Productivity, According to People Who Get Things DoneWith strategies to help you quit social media, spend less time in the office, and decide what’s actually important.
  50. reading lists
    The Most Essential Books for Wrapping Your Head Around the Opioid CrisisPrimers on pill mills, Purdue Pharma, and the history of OxyContin.
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