Reading Lists

Our editors and writers strive to uncover thoughtful reading recommendations you may not consider otherwise. From personal growth and career development to romance and mystery, we’ve got a list of books to spark your curiosity.

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Reading recommendations based on your favorite romance tropes

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11 books to improve your self-talk

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Reading recommendations based on your favorite snack

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August’s Best New Books help end the summer right

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Book recommendations based on your favorite mystery tropes

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July’s Best New Books prove that summer is made for reading

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12 grumpy/sunshine romance audiobooks for long walks on the beach

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9 books to read if you loved Kristin Hannah’s “The Four Winds”

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9 book recommendations based on your Enneagram type

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10 books to inspire your next adventure

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June’s Best New Books just in time for summer reading

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12 books to help you build your brand

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10 must-listen audiobooks for your next road trip

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9 of the best novels set in bookstores

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10 helpful books for boosting your communication skills at work

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7 books that teach important life lessons

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May’s Best New Books offer a wide array of motivation

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8 books to read if you loved Bridgerton

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11 long audiobooks for the epic listener

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12 relatable novels about mothers and daughters

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7 illuminating memoirs that help demystify mental illness

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13 captivating climate change novels

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11 novels for nature lovers

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10 titles to help you bring poetry into your life

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What Scribd employees are reading this month

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10 titles perfect for dog owners

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April’s Best New Books include many highly anticipated titles

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16 DIY guides for every project under the sun

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7 laugh-out-loud books for April Fool’s Day

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5 resources if you want to write a book

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8 titles to embrace frugal living

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8 fantasy retellings of your favorite stories

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March Madness: Timely reads on college basketball and the NBA

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Spring into reading with March’s Best New Books

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15 books featuring iconic female literary characters

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10 titles to help you find your purpose

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8 biographies of fascinating women

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9 books to build a journal writing habit

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12 titles to help you reduce waste

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10 best children’s books to re-read as an adult

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8 inspiring books by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

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10 love stories to read this Valentine’s Day

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11 titles to get you out of a relationship rut

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February’s Best New Books to get through winter

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Celebrating Black history, authors, books, and more

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11 laugh-out-loud books to beat the winter blues

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10 cookbooks ideal for plant-based recipes

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7 titles to spark creativity

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9 motivating titles about doing more with less

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10 nostalgic reads for ’90s kids

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7 books that will change your life, but aren’t self-help

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Start the year right with January’s Best New Books

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12 insightful books to help you rethink your career

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14 Best Books and Podcasts to Improve Your Life

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14 audiobooks to make 2022 your best year yet

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Your 2022 literary resolution-keeping guide

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15 resolution-inspiring books, from fitness to finances

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The 50 best books and audiobooks of 2021

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9 titles for (finally) organizing your house

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9 books on becoming a better listener

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December’s Best New Books is full of debuts from Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winners

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10 Jane Austen retellings to read on her birthday

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8 titles to help you sleep better

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12 titles to read while prepping for the holidays

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7 titles to help you be more mindful

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12 audiobooks for plane, train, or automobile trips

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7 chef-approved books and podcasts for your holiday cooking

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10 sports podcasts for every kind of fan

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November’s Best New Books, From Ray Dalio to Outlander

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8 (almost too) realistic novels about office life

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15 of the best writing books to hone your craft

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7 titles to help cope with dreaded burnout

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10 titles to help you transition back to the office

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8 empowering books to help you de-stress

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11 true crime podcasts and audiobooks to listen to now

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14 reads to get you in the mood for Halloween

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10 classics to read before you watch the movie

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9 titles to make your money work for you

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October’s Best New Books, from Susan Orlean to Jane Goodall

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10 Snapshots to get your life together

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6 memoirs that will change the way you work and live

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Titles to get your remote workday under control

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Scribd staff picks for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Feeling stressed? Try these easy reads

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8 resources to take charge of your financial well-being

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9 titles to read as the world slowly reopens

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10 self-help books to make big life changes

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Murder mysteries, crime novels, and stories by Agatha Christie

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September’s best new books

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20 Years Later: A 9/11 Reading and Listening List

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12 laugh-out-loud books about being back at school

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15 beach books you can read in one sitting

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7 deserted island books for an escape

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10 idyllic books for armchair travelers

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10 easy summer reads to add to your bucket list

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August’s best new books

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11 titles to get excited for The Games

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New from Scribd Audio in June

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June’s best new books

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New from Scribd Audio in May

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May’s best new books

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New from Scribd Audio in April

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April’s best new books

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New from Scribd Audio in March

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March’s best new books

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February’s best new books

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January’s best new books

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December’s best new books

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November’s best new books

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What to read if you loved Where the Crawdads Sing

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October’s best new books

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20 books to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary

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A COVID-19 Reading List: 16 of the Best Books About Pandemics

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The Best Books of the Decade, According to Our Editors

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Books Starring Jennifer Lawrence