Presented by\nThe second best thing about Christmas is having the time to just sit back, relax and pull out a great book. The first is, of course, receiving presents. So I guess that makes receiving a book as a present the absolute best thing about Christmas.\nA good, long novel is fun to pass the time, educational and enlightening. It's the gift that keeps on giving -- especially if you take ages to finish the thing.\nView this post on Instagram Giorno 7 #librisinoanatale #booksuntilchristmas 🎄🎄🎄 Buonanotte #readers con questa bellissima foto gentilmente concessa da @pinterest 😅 fonte di illimitate foto stupende! Ogni tanto ci sta, vorrei essere brava come tante di voi che pubblicano foto da riviste! #pinterest #inspiring #csmphotoprompt #christmastime #christmasphoto #christmasbook #christmasreading #christmasfeelings #candycane #christmassocks #wrappingpaper #scrapbooking #giftgiving #coffee #booksandcoffee #booksandtea #bookstagram #bookstagramitalia #bookstagramfeature #booklover #booknerd #reading #alwaysreading A post shared by Books and other stories (@read_and_color) on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:58pm PST\nIf you're looking for a great book or two to put on your Christmas list and bury your nose in during the holiday break, take a look at the eight options below. These stellar books have been consistently rated as the best books to read in 2018, so don't miss your chance to get into them before the year is gone:\nBecoming by Michelle Obama\nView this post on Instagram The former First Lady of the United States gets more personal than ever in a memoir that's being hailed as "intimate, powerful, and inspiring." Plus, she's narrating the audiobook! Listen to @michelleobama reading Becoming now: plstr.co/2StxXZy #linkinbio . . . . #audiobook #audiobooks #michelleobama #Obama #memoir #flotus #firstlady #bio #biography #autobiography #book #bestseller #bookstagram #bookish #becoming A post shared by Playster (@playstermedia) on Dec 3, 2018 at 12:35pm PST\nThis intimate and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. In her book, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.\nInterested in reading this bestseller? It's available on Playster, the world’s first all-in-one entertainment streaming app that brings together a wide range of books and audiobooks for you to read at your leisure, along with music, TV shows, movies, and games -- all in one single app.\nCrazy Rich Asians\nView this post on Instagram Certified fresh and a $34 million opening weekend - @CrazyRichAsians is officially a smash hit! Relive the magic of the book in #audiobook form before seeing it on the big screen 💅: plstr.co/2OVBTAA #linkinbio . . . . #crazyrichasians #audiobook #book #kevinkwan #kevinkwanbooks #singapore #Asia #movie #film #bookish #bookstagram #filmadaptation #constancewu #henrygolding #rich #certifiedfresh A post shared by Playster (@playstermedia) on Aug 23, 2018 at 8:29am PDT\nYou've heard all the buzz around it and probably LOVED the film - now it's time to read this fantastic novel! Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian Jet Set, a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money, and between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese. It's a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and filthy, filthy rich.\nI'll Be There For You\nView this post on Instagram "I mean this book could have been called 'Be Your Own Wind Keeper, Rachel!'" . Now I know my coffee isn't from Central Perk.... but it's just so fitting with this book!! . Just started I'll Be There for You and I'm BEYOND excited!! . . . #illbethereforyou #theoneaboutfriends #kelseymiller #friends #centralperk #book #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookfeaturepage #mybookfeatures #bookphotography #nonfiction #friendstvshow #decemberreads #december #starbucks #winter #winterreads #ootd #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #bookslut #read #booksandcoffee #coffee #starbucks #womenwednesday #womenauthors #womeninliterature A post shared by Jessica (@a_readers_diary) on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:30pm PST\nAny fan of Friends, the 90s, or sitcoms in general will find that this book is exactly up their alley. I'll Be There For You tells tales from behind the scenes and relives the wonderful - and maybe tempestuous? - time that was the era of Friends!\nThe Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck\nView this post on Instagram a book you never knew you needed 🧡 (solemnly swore to not spill anything on it and got privileged to read it first before the owner hahaha love u siz @yhenxhen ) #thesubtleartofnotgivingaf #subway #goodreads A post shared by Jireh Desabelle (@jireh_tan) on Nov 14, 2018 at 8:31pm PST\nSuperstar blogger and now superstar author Mark Manson cuts through the crap in this awesome book to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.\nThis much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk is filled with ruthless humour and entertaining stories. It's a refreshing slap in the face for anyone living in the 21st century. You can find it on Playster in both ebook and audiobook format!\nBrief Answers To The Big Questions\nView this post on Instagram @randomhouse #partner Do you ever read non-fiction? If so, what has been your favorite one that you’ve read lately? . I totally spaced on posting yesterday because I was finishing up my thesis for my master’s program. But now that it’s done, I’m looking forward to reading again and taking some new pictures for bookstagram! . I’ve been wanting to read Stephen Hawking’s books for a while so I was so excited when @randomhouse sent me this one! Each question is it’s own section so I’m going to try to read one a day 😊 . . #stephenhawking #briefanswerstothebigquestions #nonfiction #nonfictionbooks #tbr #booksandtea #nonfictionnovember #randomhouse #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #prettybooks #booksbooksbooks #reader #readersofig #readersofinsta #bookishlove #bookishfeature #bookphotography A post shared by Tara Michelle (@spinatale) on Nov 3, 2018 at 11:56am PDT\nIf you haven't gotten around to reading Stephen Hawking's incredible Brief Answers To The Big Questions, do that first ASAP. This groundbreaking text serves to answer the big questions - like where did we come from? Is time travel possible? Can we predict the future? And a whole lot more - in a scientific but easy to digest way.\nYou can get your copy of Stephen Hawking's book on audiobook over at Playster - which, BTW, is currently hosting a promotion where you can get access to unlimited audiobooks, ebooks, music, movies and games for $6/month for the first two months. Deal of the century? Yep!\nFire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones\nView this post on Instagram "300 years before @GameOfThrones, dragons ruled Westeros." 🐲 Discover the thrilling history of the Targaryens (including how Aegon the Conqueror came to create the Iron Throne) in Fire & Blood, the first half of George R R Martin's new two-part novel: plstr.co/2BHFoa1 #linkinbio . . . . #got #gameofthrones #georgerrmartin #fireandblood #book #prequel #audiobooks #audiobook #bookish #bookstagram #listening #dragon #westeros #ironthrone #targaryen A post shared by Playster (@playstermedia) on Nov 29, 2018 at 12:56pm PST\nObsessed with Game of Thrones? Put this bad boy on your Christmas wishlist. This book takes readers on an adventure 300 years before A Game of Thrones to explore the beginnings of House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria.\nFire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat.\nThe Hate U Give\nView this post on Instagram A young lady came to my event tonight so I could sign her copy of #TheHateUGive. Her family lost everything in a fire, except for it - it was the only item to survive. But from what I can tell, she’s even stronger than this book ❤️. It was an honor to sign it. A post shared by Angie Thomas (@angiethomas) on Dec 4, 2018 at 6:01pm PST\nSixteen-year-old Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds - the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the wealthy, suburban prep school that she attends.\nThe uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer, while Khalil was unarmed. It's a super thought-provoking and relevant read, perfect for pulling yourself out of the holiday bubble.\nNine Perfect Strangers\nView this post on Instagram She's given us #BigLittleLies and a slew of other binge-worthy stories and now, #LianeMoriarty is taking us to a place we didn't expect: a health resort. Could 10 days in such a place really change you forever? Only one way to find out: plstr.co/2GazzWW #linkinbio . . . . #Audiobooks #audiobook #nineperfectstrangers #author #book #health #resort #9perfectstrangers #binge #listen #listening #bookish #bookstagram A post shared by Playster (@playstermedia) on Dec 5, 2018 at 1:16pm PST\nFrom the bestselling author of Big Little Lies comes Nine Perfect Strangers, a continually surprising and frequently funny page-turner. In her latest novel, Liane Moriarty writes about the lives of nine people who gather at the same remote health resort.\nAmidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days involve some real work, but none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.\nIf the thought of burying your nose into any of these great reads excites you, then you'll want to download Playster. Members pay one flat monthly fee ($34.95 for all-media or just $14.95 for unlimited ebooks or audiobooks) and get unlimited access to millions of premium titles. They can also sign up for single media plans, starting at $3.95 per month. Streaming is available both online and offline via the website and custom Android and iOS apps.\nView this post on Instagram Some of you ask - where do I buy books in English and is it good to learn the language from literature. Well, I mostly buy foreign books on Amazon but I’ve also recently discovered @playstermedia - a platform where you can read or listen to English literature. It works just as Creativebug - there’s a monthly fee but it’s cheap and you have access to films, crafty books, literature in general AND (my favourite) audiobooks! Audiobooks are the best - they are such a great replacement for podcasts which get me easily bored. They are also a great way to learn English - you listen to natives and even though you don’t understand every single word, you know what the book or the fragment is about. So what can I say more - if you want to be better in English, try listening to audiobooks or reading foreign books instead of watching films! #marysza #maryszkowe #playster #audiobooks #neilgaiman #viewfromthecheapseats #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #vzcopoland #learningenglish #learningenglisheveryday #jaciebrosze #yarn #knitting #workshop #workspace #craftroom #workspacegoals #workspacestyling #urbanjungle #polishjungle A post shared by Marysza (@maryszkowe) on Nov 27, 2017 at 11:18pm PST\nIt's an unlimited service, so you can stream as much as you want and the price will never go up. Playster also works directly with book publishers, music studios and movie providers to constantly update their content, so new titles are added every day!\n@gypsea_lustembedded via\nThe best part, though, is what they're offering MTLBlog readers right now. Anyone looking to sign up can currently get 60 days of Playster Unlimited (unlimited music, audiobooks, ebooks, movies and more) for $6 -- that's a $69.90 value, so 90% off! Now that's the ultimate Christmas gift!\nSign up to Playster now and enter the promo code MTL60 to get 60 days of Playster Unlimited for $6! And check them out on Facebook and Instagram!