Best of the Month

12 Days of Cocktails Day 1: The Dead Rabbit's Irish Coffee

'Tis the season to gather some friends and whip up some festive drinks, so we asked top chefs and mixologists what they like to serve. First up in our 12 days of cocktails...

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The Bourbon Kings

Best Romances of 2015

As I look back at all the marvelous romances that were published in 2015, I have to say that this was a pretty great year if you like to read about people falling in love despite a whole bunch of...

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Fates and Furies

Best Books of 2015: Fiction

If you're lucky, you stuffed yourself silly this Thanksgiving. And for those of you not engaging in the bloodsport that is Black Friday shopping, today is a day to decompress. What better way to do that than with a great...

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Between the World and Me

The Winners of the 2015 National Book Awards

The 2015 National Book Awards presentation in New York was a packed affair, better attended than in recent years and elegant as always in the old Wall Street bank that is now Cipriani. There were no overtly political speeches about...

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Sarah MacLean Talks to Lisa Kleypas about Her Return to Historical Romance

With her new book, Cold-Hearted Rake, beloved romance author Lisa Kleypas brings her big-hearted stories back to the lush world of historical romance, much to the delight of her fans. Learn why.

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On the Side: Thanksgiving with "V is for Vegetables"

Somehow Thanksgiving is just around the corner and once again I'm looking for a new side dish to try. Enter Michael Anthony's recipe for Parsnip & Kale Gratin...

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Best of November

Amazon's Best Books of November: Part Two

Yes, we just revealed our picks for the Best Books of 2015—a list that is compiled, in part, from culling Best of the Month selections. In fact, the November pick, The Witches, is included, and had we not had to...

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How Loreth Anne White Creates Chilling Romantic Suspense

Romantic suspense author Loreth Anne White pens thrilling novels that will give you the spooks—in the most creepy and satisfying way. Learn how she crafts these stories that will make you check under the bed before you go to sleep.

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Best Books of 2015

Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015

"What are you reading and loving right now?"--One of my favorite questions that came up again over dinner a couple nights ago, eliciting an unusually effusive response from a colleague who had just discovered Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. "These may...

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Guest Review: Andrew Solomon on "Dear Mr. You"

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon and Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity reviews our selection for the Best Book of November, Mary-Louise Parker's Dear Mr. You.

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