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10 Best New Novels and Non-Fiction Books of 2021
What new books did we value the most this year? Which ones would we recommend to dear friends and family as we settle into the year-end holiday break? We'll have lots of time to read in the coming weeks, and happily there are a lot of great books out there. What should you read right now among the best new books of the year 2021 including fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs and other non-fiction? Our correspondent Abbie Greenbaum has curated our highly subjective and personal list of the 10 best new novels and non-fiction books of 2021. 
What are The Songs That Best Define the Year 2020?
If you had to describe the year 2020 using only the songs and music that defined the mood, vibe and tone of the year, what would they be? Our correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has taken on this formidable task and curated our playlist of the 20 defining songs of 2020 - the ones that best define the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and capture the vibe and the new normal we're living in right now. You can find it on Spotify here. Press play. And kiss 2020 goodbye.
The Irresistibly Powerful 20 Best Books of the Year 2020
What new books did we value the most this year? Which ones would we recommend to dear friends and family as we settle into the year-end holiday break and curl up with a big pile of books? We'll have lots of time to read in the coming weeks, and happily there are a lot of great books out there. What to read right now among the best new books of the year 2020? In fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs and other non-fiction, here are our picks for the 20 best books of 2020. What's on your list?
The Fashion that Best Defines the Look of the Year 2020
When you look back on 2020, what are the looks and fashion trends that you'll point to that defined this year and had a lasting impact on the way we dress and think about fashion? We discussed that pressing question among ourselves, did some research, and consulted some experts. And now we've got a consensus point of view. These are the top 10 luxury designer fashion trends in apparel and accessories that made a real statement - and best define the look of the year 2020.
Our Picks for the Best Films of the Decade
As we say goodbye to the 2010's - The Teens? - it's time to reflect on the top 10 movies of the past decade. It's a tough job, given how many outstanding films graced the big screen. But our expert correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has waded into the fray. Here are our picks for the best films of the decade that's now drawing to a close.
Our Picks for the Best New Luxury Tech of the Decade
In a decade of head-spinning, rapid and deeply transformational technological advances, which of the many new products, services and tech gadgets merit addition to the top 10 list of the best new tech innovations of the decade? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has compiled our picks of the 10 best new luxury tech innovations of the past decade.
recommended reads: the best business books of 2018
So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, every month we’ll share our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea. In this edition, we’re sharing our picks for the best business books of 2018.
recommended reads: the best books of 2018
So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, every month we’ll share our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea. In this edition, we're sharing our picks for the best books of 2018.
These Were the Most Popular Posts of the Year
Lots of publications share their lists of the Best of, the Most Read, the Most Emailed, and other superlatives at this time of year. We’re not exactly sure why. Is it because they want to be sure that if we missed something, we have a chance to go back and read it? Is it because the staff is on holiday, and round-up stories are really quick and easy to write? Or could it be that the process of analyzing and sharing the most popular topics of the year tells us a lot about ourselves – as a community, as a publication, as individuals?
Recommended reads: what was the best book of the year?
So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, every month we’ll share our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea. As the year draws to a close, it's the season for Top 10 Lists, and Best of 2017 Lists. Of course these are arbitrary constraints -- we're happy to report that we read more than 10 newly-published books this year that we really enjoyed. And when you think about it, the arrival of the new year is irrelevant when determining which books are worthy of spending time with. What difference does that make? Plus, the passage of time proves to be a pretty good arbiter of what's a truly great read -- some books are just ahead of their time, and others really don't wear well.

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