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The most famous book set in every state

From the California coast to the forests of Maine, American authors have drawn inspiration from every corner of the United States. Based on staff recommendations and internet research, Business Insider compiled a list of the most famous books set in each state. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Do […]
The most famous book set in every state
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10 classic children’s books that haven’t aged well

Some classic children’s books have not stood the test of time. While J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” is beloved by many, his depiction of the Native Americans in Neverland are problematic for readers today. Hugh Lofting’s “Dr. Dolittle,” was revised posthumously to edit out passages with racist material. Visit INSIDER’s […]
10 classic children’s books that haven’t aged well
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The 30 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon editors picked their top books of 2018. They range from memoirs to novels to young adult fiction, from first-time authors to New York Times bestsellers. From memoirs to novels to young adult fiction, 2018 was full of riveting books that readers just couldn’t put down. First-time authors and New […]
The 30 best books of the year, according to Amazon
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15 bestselling books that readers love but critics hate

Just because a book is beloved by the masses, doesn’t mean it’s a hit for critics. Novels that became Hollywood franchises like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” didn’t recieve much love from critics. Even classics like “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Great Gatsby” didn’t impress critics when they […]
15 bestselling books that readers love but critics hate
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12 literary one-hit wonders we wish had written more

When we talk about one-hit wonders, it’s assumed that musicians and songs are being discussed. However, there are a fair few literary one-hit wonders – authors who wrote one huge hit novel, and then nothing ever again. Ahead of National Book Lovers Day on August 9, we’ve compiled a list […]
12 literary one-hit wonders we wish had written more
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10 books that have been banned in schools

Classic books and contemporary young adult novels have been banned in schools. Language, sexual content, and even “Satanic” themes have all been the subject of complaints. Some districts have allowed the books after pushback from students and faculty, though many remain blacklisted. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Both classic […]
10 books that have been banned in schools
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20 books that are more terrifying than any horror film

Although movies like “Halloween” and “Get Out” can make audiences scream out loud, some books have the ability to truly keep readers up at night. In fact, most horror movies use famous novels as source material. Everything from “The Shining” to Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” originated as stories […]
20 books that are more terrifying than any horror film