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10 Must-Read Dystopian Novels for the Socially Conscious

Have you ever experienced the bizarre feeling of waking up in a parallel universe where values, beliefs, and social mores have been knocked upside-down to the point where you no longer make sense of your social reality? Have you ever felt completely abandoned and isolated, second-guessing your assumptions of normality? Have you ever felt your […]

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 Banned Books That You Must (Not) Read [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 […]

How Reading Novels Is Beneficial To Your Health

Why 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 […]