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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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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"Say Cheese" Doesn't Cut It: Photography Secrets from the Masters

Face it: If you own any camera bigger than a deck of cards, you've probably fantasized about becoming the next Brandon Stanton. If it were only that easy. Photographing humans, in New York or elsewhere, requires not just proper technique,...

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Better Living Through Video Games

In 2009, award-winning video game designer Jane McGonigal suffered a serious concussion that left her depressed and chronically disoriented. Even getting out bed became difficult. Desperate, she transformed her talent for game development into home-brew therapy, setting goals and parameters...

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Best of September

Amazon's Best Books of September: Part Two

In part two of our coverage of the Best Books of September, we feature a funny book about mental illness (seriously), a Man Booker Prize nominee, and a YA novel so highly anticipated that...

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Do People in This Country Really Live on $2.00 a Day?

A book that I read recently, one that left a slightly unexpected mark on me, was $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer.

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Let the Race Begin! The Best Must-Read Political Books

Love it or hate it, the election race is upon us, and the candidates are off the starting line. These books about the great game of politics will remind you why your vote counts.

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Chasing Blazes: A Q&A with "On the Burning Edge" Author Kyle Dickman

The West is on fire. And it doesn't just seem so. As of September 2, over eight million acres have burned, with 2015 on pace to become the worst year on record. Years of drought, combined with the decades-old policy...

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Best of the Month

Amazon's Best Books of September: Part One

As the poet never said, September is the busiest month. Maybe it’s the back to school effect, but every fall we see an abundance of great books to read. Here are the first five titles in our Best of the...

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Dog Days of Summer: Book Suggestions from our Furry Friends

The Amazon book editors are moving this week, so while we pack up our books, we're handing the book recommendation reins over to our fuzzy dog companions in the office, who have managed to dodge packing duties due to lack...

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