Johno

Johno

4 Quick Classics

Ever thought about reading the classics but didn’t fancy committing to the twelve hundred pages of War and Peace or the 1,000 pages of Don Quixote? Fear not! There are many great classics that can be read in a day…

Ask a reader: Tina Roth Eisenberg

Eight quick-fire questions for readers. 1. Recommend 3 books you love get this book get this book get this book get this book 2. What are you currently reading? Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman (narrated by Thomas Judd).…

Book of the Month

I Who Have Never Known Men February 2024 Of the many excellent books I read in February, one stands out as particularly special. I stumbled upon this book in an online bookstore in Vietnam. I bought it because I was…

A Taste of Japan

Japanese fiction: Where to begin? Curious about Japanese literature but wondering where to begin? With thousands of Japanese novels now translated into English, we’re spoiled for choice. I’ve read scores of Japanese novels (I lived there for a decade), but…

5 tips to read more

There are countless benefits to reading, from improving memory and cognition to reducing stress. Reading even physically alters the brain—in a good way. Reading, especially fiction, exposes us to many kinds of people who see the world differently from us…