What is a living book?
Living books are well-written, interesting books, offering the reader rich stories instead of silly or empty fluff. Living books teach about life, character and the human spirit.
How to use the Living Books List
Click the button. Use the controls at the top of the list to search and filter by reading level, subject and more. See a video walkthrough here.
Who am I?
I'm Amy, a reluctant homeschooler. I didn't intend to homeschool my kids, but a less-than-ideal school situation prompted us to consider it. I was terrified at first, with visions of tiny desks in a dank basement and me standing at a blackboard all day. Then a friend said, “Oh no, all you have to do is read.” That statement changed everything.
We made trips to the library and checked out dozens of books at a time (multiple library cards made it possible). We spent our days together on the couch, reading, reading, reading. Living books saved me. I hold them entirely responsible for educating my 4 kids in their younger years.
The first book that Schwalbe recommends is Lin Yutang's The Importance of Living, an interesting work of practical philosophy that Schwalbe returns to over and over. Schwalbe also includes essays on children's books, YA, classics, and recent book such as A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's 2015 novel. Books for Living is a thoughtful book about the power of reading and how books have added meaning to the author's life. Schwalbe is a likable, enthusiastic writer and I related personally to several of these essays, enjoying each of them.
Apple Books is the single destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to. Browse the Book Store, join Oprah’s new Book Club, keep track of what you’ve read and want to read, and listen to enthralling audiobooks. All in one place.
Reading Now. Your digital nightstand.
The new Reading Now tab makes it easy to get to the right page in an instant, whether you’re immersed in a single story or bouncing between books. It’s also where you’ll find personalized recommendations based on what you’ve been reading.
Your library, your way.
Organize your library any way you like. With collections, every one of your books is right where you want it. Create your own collections and get to them easily at any time. You can also revisit an old favorite you’ve already read in the new Finished collection.
The all-new Book Store.
Swipe from book to book to see which book covers, descriptions, and reviews catch your eye, then add the books you’re interested in to your Want to Read list. Choose from today’s bestsellers, check out lists curated by Apple Books editors, or get recommendations based on what you’ve been reading.
Listen while you work. Or play. Or drive.
Discover audiobooks read by top authors, actors, and celebrities. Transport yourself to another world during your commute or learn something new on your run.
Living Books For Mac Computers
For night owls.
Auto-Night mode has been expanded to every section of Apple Books. It automatically switches to white-on-black text for easier reading in the dark — so you can get lost in a story without keeping anyone awake. When the light gets brighter, it switches back.
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