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This section includes posts about book recommendations from authors and organizations. You can find a collection of similar lists to help you find great books to read on our Best Books of All Time Lists article.

  • The Books Everyone Lies About Having Read (2016-02-03): The BBC took a poll to discover which books people lie about having read. There are some real surprises on the list.

  • R.L. Stine Recommends Some Scary Summer Reading for Kids (2015-06-18): Goosebumps author R.L. Stine tells the story of how a special librarian introduced him to one of his favorite authors. He recommends a scary book for summer reading.

  • Amazon Editors Reveal Curated List of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (2014-02-09): Amazon editors have revealed a curated list of 100 books to read in a lifetime.

  • Four Novels on President Obama's Martha's Vineyard Vacation Reading List (2011-08-22): President Obama recently purchased several books at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts for his Martha's Vineyard vacation.

  • Stephenie Meyer's Recommendation Sends Wuthering Heights to the Bestseller Lists (2009-08-27): Emily Bronte's classic novel Wuthering Heights has hit the top of the classics bestseller list after the publisher got a big quote from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer about how much she loves the book.

  • Online Library Computer Center Names Top 1000 Books (2006-03-29): The Online Computer Library Center (the "OCLC") member libraries have named the 2005 list of the "Top 1000" titles: the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the "purchase vote" of libraries around the globe.

  • Charlotte's Web Tops Survey of Mom's Favorites (2005-07-26): A recent survey asked 1,100 moms around the country to weigh in on their top 10 book choices for children.