This week in book-related infographics: “24 Books You Can Read in Under an Hour.“
Nathaniel Philbrick answers the question Why Read Moby-Dick: "the level of the language is like no other," but also "it's as close to being our American Bible as we have."
"Let me be frank," writes our own Edan Lepucki for the opening round of this year's Tournament of Books. "I went into this matchup excited to read The Round House, whereas I approached The Fault in Our Stars with curiosity and trepidation." But did she wind up pleasantly surprised? Check out the rest of her write-up to see which tearjerker moved on to the next round. (Bonus: Janet Potter on John Green's heartbreaking novel.)