Binge reading

I Like Binge Books and I Cannot Lie...

Bring on the bounteous romances and fill up your beach bag or Kindle! Whether you like sizzling encounters, romantic suspense, small-town romances, or guys in uniform, you'll find a series to dive headlong into among our recommendations.

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Gene

Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A selection of some of our favorite nonfiction picks for May, including a "biography" of the gene, a meditation on tribal culture--across all cultures--from Sebastian Junger, and a story of modern China as told through the lens of a single Shanghai street.

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Walking-Himalayas

Not Just Another Walk in the Woods

Spectacular images from Walking the Himalayas, the latest of two epic accounts of travel and adventure on foot by Levison Wood.

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Smoke

An Addictive and Dickensian Genre-Bender: Dan Vyleta’s “Smoke”

On a sunny and unusually warm spring day in Seattle, Dan Vyleta and I sat down with iced coffees and talked about his new literary genre-breaker. Smoke is set in an alternative vision of nineteenth-century England, where a person’s morality...

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YA Wednesday: Tips from a Star-Touched Queen

From the author of one of our recent Best YA Books of the Month picks--The Star-Touched Queen--an otherworldly list of life hacks...

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A Terrible Crime Revisited: Emily Winslow's "Jane Doe January: My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice"

Emily Winslow was a young drama student at Carnegie Mellon University’s elite conservatory in Pittsburgh when a man brutally attacked and raped her in January 1992. While the police's search for her rapist proved futile, Emily reclaimed her life. Over...

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Sport-of-Kings

Best Books of May: Literature & Fiction

A selection of some of our favorite novels of May, including an epic novel of lineage, legacy, and race horses, a beautiful and compelling story about fracking (!), and an apocalyptic thriller that's anything but typical.

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Kate DiCamillo's Summer Reading List

Suddenly school is almost out and it's time to load the kids up with books for summer vacation--but what? Multiple-award winning author Kate DiCamillo has a few ideas...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of May

If I had to describe the five books I've selected to write about from our list of the Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense of May, I'd have to call it "Southern Gothic-meets-Gone Girl-meets-the Apocalypse." If that's not a gumbo recipe...

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Summer-Reading

Summer Reading: We're Going to Need a Bigger Bag

Sometimes you just can’t help using a cliché. So, with beach brain kicking in a little early this year, let me say.... It’s Summertime and the reading is... easy? Long? Light? Heavy? Full of pictures? All of the above, probably – as evidenced by our Summer Reading Roundup.

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Smokin' Numbers: A Soundtrack for Joe Hill's "The Fireman"

Joe Hill shares the songs he listened to while writing The Fireman, a chilling post-apocalyptic novel starring a scrappy nurse who loves Mary Poppins.

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