Best Books of October

Amazon's Best Books of October: Part Two

Nonfiction fans rejoice! Part Two of the Best Books of October features books about Nixon (yes, there's actually a fascinating, and cringe-worthy, thing or two that you didn’t know about the 37th president), a CIA director, one of George Washington’s...

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of October

Once again we are looking at a wealth of fantastic new YA fiction this month and our Best Books of October list is a who's who of favorite authors including Leigh Bardugo, Patrick Ness, and Rainbow Rowell...

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100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime

Whether you’re a newcomer to this region of literature who is looking for recommendations or a longtime reader checking how many of these stories you’ve read, we hope you will find books on this list that will expand your mind…and some that will surprise you.

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The Road Has Always Led West - A List of Contemporary Westerns

For the most part, westerns and western novels are a uniquely American phenomenon. Wild, wide-open spaces are our heritage--as are the intrepid souls who wander into those spaces and try to make a go of it. When we think of...

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"Everybody Has More Power Than They Think They Do": An Interview with Jim Butcher

This month we selected Jim Butcher’s newest fantasy release, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, as a Best Book in Science Fiction and Fantasy. When Butcher was in town, we spoke to him about his new book, the Dresden Files, and much more.

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Pharrell Williams is Happy!

Going from hit single to picture book may not seem like the obvious choice, but Pharrell Williams explains why he made that jump in this exclusive Q&A...

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From AbeBooks: Gothic Fiction

Gothic fiction is a literary genre that has appealed to readers since the release of ­­The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole in 1764 - considered by many to be the book that launched the genre.

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"What the Hell Am I Doing?": Sloane Crosley on Writing "The Clasp"

Sloane Crosley is one of a kind: what some reviewers have called her "slightly cracked" sense of humor and her wry world view will never be mistaken for anybody else's. She tells us a little bit about how she researched her new novel, The Clasp --a tale that owes a bit to Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace."

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“The Martian” Author Andy Weir Asks: Why Send Humans to Mars?

Andy Weir, author of The Martian, has spent a lot of time thinking about how people can survive on Mars. Learn what he has to say about the Red Planet and the future of humanity.

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Sara Says: Two Women You Never Heard of, Two Memoirs You Won't Soon Forget

Amazon Book Review executive editor Sara Nelson on two novelish memoirs – or maybe they’re memoirish novels – that will introduce you to women you might once have known, and lives you might have thought you wanted to lead. Or not.

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The Best Books of the Month: October, Part One

We are happiest when we make discoveries–when we find books that are a little off the radar. We also, of course, like to get our hands on the things people have been waiting for and talking about for months. In October we got a little bit of both.

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