Brain Pickings, a project by writer Maria Popova, has recently caught our eye thanks to its wide range of insightful book reviews, interviews and resources. If you are looking for interesting books covering topics such as psychology, arts, creativity, design, history and science – this website is a formidable reference.

Brain Pickings is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, a subjective lens on what matters in the world and why, bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email that went out to seven friends and eventually brought online, the site was included in the Library of Congress permanent web archive in 2012.

Brain Pickings also offers a free newsletter service – highly recommended if you want to receive good book recommendations directly into your inbox.

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