good book

noun, often capitalized G&B

Definition of good book 

: bible

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Rice also has won three Tony Awards, including best book of a musical and original score in 1980 for his work for Evita, and original score in 2000 for Aida. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "With Emmy Noms, John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Get Closer to EGOT," 12 July 2018 The contest aimed to select the best book to win the Man Booker Prize, which was first awarded in 1969. Michael Schaub,, "'The English Patient' was voted the best book to win Booker Prize in 50 years," 9 July 2018 In spite of a public career, Janet was an introvert who loved her time alone with a good book., "Janet Kniffin," 14 June 2018 Shirley enjoyed the simple things in life like spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, playing Bunco, and going to the movies., "Deaths in South Florida: 6/24," 24 June 2018 Nothing is better than feeling a summer breeze on your face while taking a nap, or listening to the rain while reading a good book. Dan Bawden, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Get ready to get outside," 27 May 2018 Her second was named one of the best books of 2012 by The Washington Post and The New York Times. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "'Fates and Furies' author Lauren Groff comes to Baltimore to read from her new short story collection," 8 June 2018 The Drama Desk Awards were given out Monday night at Town Hall in Manhattan, and Upper Darby’s Tina Fey won for best book for her musical Mean Girls. John Timpane,, "Tina Fey takes a Drama Desk award for Broadway's 'Mean Girls'. Is a Tony next?," 4 June 2018 One of the best books ever written about the appeal of right-wing movements is one that is not explicitly political. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The religious hunger that drives Jordan Peterson’s fandom," 1 June 2018

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1651, in the meaning defined above

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