Editor's Picks

It's Not Dark Yet, But It's Getting There.

At first glance, some of our picks for the best Biographies & Memoirs of January seem a little bit grim. But read deeper and you'll find more that's uplifting than discouraging. We promise.

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Not Your 1950s Housewife...

Besides having one of my favorite book covers in recent memory, "American Housewife" is funny, smart, and one of the best short story collections I've read in a long time...

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Recipe Road Test: Chiles Rellenos Casserole from "Eating Clean with a Dirty Mind"

Pastry chef Vanessa Barajas has a host of inspired desserts and confections for those living a paleo lifestyle, but she also rocks a Chiles Rellenos Casserole that's out of this world...

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The Best History Books of January

January was a great month for nonfiction. Here's a sampling of some of our favorites from this month.

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Shame and the Modern Celebrity

Four celebrities included So You've Been Publicly Shamed in lists of their favorite books of 2015. You see, they're just like you and me after all.

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The Doctor Who Became a Patient

Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson on When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi's moving, posthumous account of his struggle with terminal cancer.

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Sara Says: All I Want for New Year’s...

Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson sneak-previews her most anticipated novels of 2016.

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Best of January

Amazon's Best Books of January: Part One

Well, it’s finally winter--and a good thing, too, as we’ve got a bunch of great hunker-down books to keep you busy this month. From brand-new voices to beloved tried-and-trues, here are our first five books from our Best of the...

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The Best Books of 2015: Crafts, Home and Garden

Gardening for the novice or expert, home decor, art projects and artistic ideas--the books in "crafts, home and garden" run the gambit of all things house and home related. So it makes perfect sense that the best books of the year are also a mix...

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Bring on the Bling

Most of us have probably heard the expression “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”--but have we ever asked ourselves why? What is it REALLY that makes a diamond, an emerald, a Fabergé egg, or even glass beads so desirable? Aja Raden debunks the myths, spills some secrets, and tells us the truth in this exclusive essay...

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