Dan Brown's New Novel "Origin" - Prologue and Chapter One

Dan Brown's next thriller Origin will be published on October 3rd, and he's writing at the peak of his talents in this one. Read the prologue and first chapter here.

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Learn Better

Ulrich Boser's Ten Commandments of Learning to Learn

In today's world, you have to always learn more to keep ahead--or just keep up. Here, Ulrich Boser has 10 life-changing tips for learning how to learn.

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Claire Messud on Her New Novel, "The Burning Girl"

What could be more ordinary than suburban American girlhood? In her new novel, The Burning Girl, Claire Messud sees something beautiful, agonized and intense in a period we all thought we knew. This might be the best novel of contemporary female adolescence you’ve ever read.

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Amazon's Best Books of September: Today's Releases

Check out the latest from the author who penned our favorite book of 2014, the true story of a bizarre crime, and a gut-punch of a novel tackles themes that are still horrifyingly resonant today...

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The best SF and fantasy of September

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of September: Our Top 5 Picks

Princess Leia, nobles who can kill with bloodred shadows, a robot assassin who dreams of autonomy, and much more can be found in our favorite science fiction and fantasy books of September.

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As You Wish - The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition

It's been 35 years since the movie. Have you read the book?

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Author Talk: Eleanor Henderson and Brendan Mathews

The authors of The Twelve-Mile Straight (an Amazon Best Book of the Month) and The World of Tomorrow on their new books, the challenges of new projects, and filling a "house" with new characters.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, the story of a famous wolf, a novel inspired by a Camus quote, Richard Branson finds his virginity, and more...

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Best Kids' Books of September

This month our editors' picks lists are a little longer than usual because there are so many amazing children's books coming out that we had to include a few more... Here's a peek at our favorites this month for every age.

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Something Like Happy

When "Something Like Happy" Becomes an Author's Mission

We chat with Eva Woods about her lovely new novel "Something Like Happy" and the small but important ways we can pull ourselves and each other out of dark times.

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