Ask the Editors: Expectant Mother Seeks Rocking-Chair Reading

Chicklit, mysteries, and a handful of classics for reading in the wee small hours.

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"A Desperate Attempt to Speak with the Past": Stefan Merrill Block on "Oliver Loving"

Why read fiction? In this guest post, the author of one of our Best of the Month picks for January, offers a very compelling reason... 

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Epic Reads: 6 Binge-worthy Science Fiction and Fantasy Series

Six fantasy and science fiction series that will keep you flipping pages long after the rest of your household has gone to sleep.

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"A Woman's Place" by Sujata Massey

Introducing a memorable new heroine, based in part on the first female lawyer in the British Empire.

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National Book Critics Circle Announces 2017 Finalists

Today the NBCC announced its 30 finalists across six categories, "honoring outstanding writing and fostering a national conversation about reading."

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Inside the Lab: "Modernist Bread"

Take a peek inside the mad-scientist-meets-home-ec kitchen where this bread baking masterpiece was born.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, one of our favorite memoirs of last year, a classic you should revisit before it hits the big screen, a mystery reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith, and more.

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The Question of the Month: Would You Want to Be Immortal?

Longing for longevity? Five books consider the costs and benefits. 

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The Book Between Them: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Explain How to be a Great Writing Team

How to write a book together.

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New Year, New Books - 10 Books We're Looking Forward to Reading in Early 2018

Ten brand-new books that we're recommending to everyone—or that we can't wait to read in the next few months.

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of January

If you happen to be stuck in bed with a head cold or the flu this month, these new science fiction and fantasy books will give you a good reason to linger until you're back in tip-top health.

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Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow

In the spirit of the season and a new movie, a list of whistleblowers, sneaks, truth-tellers, spies, and tattletales (depending on you point of view) and books by or about them.

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For the Dog Days of Winter

To warm you during this cold season, we offer you ten recent books about dogs -- wonderful, adorable, cute, courageous dogs. Take your pick of the litter!

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"We All Rose Up Together": The Organizers of the Women's March Commemorate Its One-Year Anniversary

Transparent creator Jill Soloway gets the inside story behind the largest political demonstration since the 1960s...

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

Includes a novel about a school shooting that will punch you in the heart, a collection of short stories from the late great Denis Johnson, and a magical memoir about magic.

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