Weekend Reading

What are you thinking about reading this weekend? Our collective to-be-read pile includes supervillains, an epistolary novel, Canada, and body hair.  It's shaping up to to be quite the weekend!

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It's Time to Beef Up Your Cyber

Are you scared yet? You should be. Here are three books—all reasonably paranoid—with plenty of practical advice that will help you batten down the digital hatches at home, work, and the spaces in between.  

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From Hogwarts to St. Paul's: Our Favorite Boarding-School Books

Some of the best coming-of-age stories take place at boarding schools – even though only a tiny percentage of real-world kids attend them. But what a plot device to draw upon! The potential for drama and shenanigans is almost limitless.

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Books We Are Talking About

Yes, that's an Instant Pot Cookbook.

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Fredrik Backman on "Us Against You"

The author of A Man Called Ove discusses one of our favorite fiction books of the year so far...

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Debbie Macomber on 35 Years of Storytelling—and Still Going Strong

Debbie Macomber talks about how she launched her career against all odds and what she's learned along the way.

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Around the World in 80 Ways - Travel Stories from the Associated Press

Since 1846, the Associated Press has been bringing us news from around the world. They also do some excellent travel writing.

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Let It Bleed

On December 6, 1969, 300,000 fans converged for "Woodstock West," a free concert at the Altamont Speedway outside of San Francisco, featuring Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, and more. The Hells Angels provided security—in exchange for free beer. Everything went wrong.

Just a Shot Away author Saul Austerlitz runs down the cast of characters involved in the event commonly described as "the death of the '60s."

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A Video Interview with Allison Pearson

The (very funny) author of "I Don't Know How She Does It" discusses her (hilarious!) follow-up novel, "How Hard Can It Be?"

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New Summer Reads for Kids

Iconic sandcastles, monsters going camping, and summer friendships formed in the pages of a graphic novel--here are ten new children's books that celebrate summer. 

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Gail Carriger's Favorite Historically Set Fantasy Novels

Gail Carriger, the master of the comic paranormal Victorian steampunk novel, explains why these four historical fantasy novels are among her top reads.

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Prime Day's Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets--And The Cookbooks To Go With Them

It's Prime Day and a trio of the most popular kitchen gadgets are included in today's deals.  Here they are, along with a couple of my favorite cookbooks to go with each one.

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Fatima Farheen Mirza on "A Place for Us"

Turns out Sarah Jessica Parker has good taste when it comes to fashion, and books...

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The 2018 Thriller Award Winners

On July 14, the International Thriller Writers announced the awards for best hardcover novel, best original paperback novel, best e-original novel, best first novel, and best young adult novel in a ceremony headlined by George R. R. Martin.

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Weekend Reading

A perfect poolside read, two highly anticipated novels, and an investigation into the history of our humanity will keep us happily reading through the summery weekend.

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