Animal Farm

Can You Read 30 Books in 30 Days?

Over the next 30 days I want to help you read a book each day. We call this initiative the 30-Day Book Challenge and it’s an open invite to anyone who wants to get more reading done. For each of the next 30 days, you’ll be challenged to read a book every day. I’ll show […]

Banned Books

15 Must (Not) Read Books [VIDEO]

In the spirit of defying mob rule and maintaining our freedom of thought and expression, here is a follow up to our Banned Books post. These books represent not only our willingness to learn and choose to read what we want, but also our resilience to move forward and not forget the past. Share this […]

How Reading Novels Is Beneficial To Your Health

How Reading Is Beneficial To Your Health

You’ve probably seen that inspirational poster with the tagline “Minds are like parachutes; They work best when open.” It’s a clever quip, but it also begs the question: how exactly do you open your mind? Well, a growing body of scientific evidence shows that reading (and fiction reading in particular) contributes to higher intelligence, more […]

13 Horror Books to Make Your Skin Crawl

13 Horror Books To Make Your Skin Crawl [VIDEO]

It’s that time of the year once again, when we look into the darkest corners of the night for that thrill one can only get from a good horror story. Whether it is psychological, supernatural, or surreal fear, these 13 books will make your skin crawl and hopefully aid in your search for that which […]

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How Many Books Does the Average Person Read?

Last year the Pew Research Center released their latest data on American reading habits, and the results show some interesting — and somewhat surprising — trends. Roughly 72 percent of American adults read a book in 2015, continuing a gradual decline over the last 5 years (from 79 percent in 2011). However, these stats include […]