Amelia Bedelia

The first book featuring the now-classic, hilariously literal-minded character Amelia Bedelia. More

The Cat in the Hat

This iconic Dr. Seuss book is one of the bestselling children’s books of all time. More

V. Raghunathan

Mark Twain’s quote “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read” had a significant influence on me in my early years, which helped me take to reading seriously. More

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien’s enchanting tale became an instant success when it was first published. More

Sabriel

A revolutionary story that made Nix a rising star in the fantasy genre. More

The Odyssey of Homer

Hailed as “the best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet” (New York Times Book Review). More

Freakonomics

Multimillion-copy bestseller that helped launch a wave of interest in behavioral economics and statistics. More

Harry the Dirty Dog

Classic dog story; childhood favorite that has charmed readers for more than fifty years. More

Wolf Hall

Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. More

Blonde

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More

Flat Stanley

This series celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014 and has sold more than one million copies. More

A Game of Thrones

First volume in the internationally bestselling series that has sold upward of 70 million copies. More

A Woman of Substance

With her unforgettable heroine Emma Harte, Bradford popularized the rags-to-riches family saga. More

Tracy Chevalier

I read because I want to know what it’s like to look at the world through someone else’s eyes, and reading is a remarkably efficient and vigorous way of doing that. More