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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Misty Water-Colored Memories

If you're feeling wistful about the past, here's a list to wallow in.

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

A unique and poignant road trip read, historical fiction set during the Blitz, family drama in Shanghai, and more...

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Early and Late Career Prizes for Novels by Michael Kaan and Michael Ondaatje

The big news this week was that Michael Ondaatje had won a Man Booker "Golden" award for the best work of fiction published in the past 50 years. But a certain Canadian prize was an early indicator of Ondaatje's future fame. This year, Michael Kaan won it for his debut novel, "The Water Beetles."

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "There There"

Author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.

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How to Catch Summer in a Jar

Overindulging at the farmer's market these days?  These books offer a multitude of recipes for preserving, pickling, and fermenting, the season's best fruits and vegetables. 

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Chanel Cleeton's Top 5 Historical Fiction Reads

Inspired by the evocative storytelling of Next Year in Havana—now a Reese Witherspoon book club pick for July—we asked Chanel Cleeton to tell us about her own favorite historical novels.

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The Best Young Adult Books of 2018 So Far

What young adult books really stood out for us in the first six months of the year?  We picked our Top 20 and among them you'll find rich fantasy, modern love, alternate history, non-fiction, a graphic novel, and a lot of laughs...

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Immortalists"

Chloe Benjamin is not yet 30 years old, but her writing and wisdom suggest that she has many more years of experience as a reader and a novelist than her age indicates. We asked her which authors had taught her the most about her craft, that this is what she told us.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "Children of Blood and Bone"

Tomi Adeyemi's debut novel is a richly developed fantasy that we loved so much we made it a top 10 pick for our favorite books of 2018 so far. In this Amazon Book Review exclusive originally published earlier this year, Adeyemi shares the influence of her heritage on the book and the risk she took to write it. 

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A Conversation with Riley Sager, author of "Final Girls" and "The Last Time I Lied"

In a few short years, Sager has built quite a writing career. Now the movie people are interested. 

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

A novel about a woman who takes a really long nap, the untold story of the USS Indianapolis, a riveting account of Flint's water crisis, and a prodigal son tale set in contemporary Shanghai...

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of July: 5 Top Picks

While July bulges with new books from established series, these five books are perfect for sci-fi or fantasy readers looking for a great series-starter or standalone.

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Summer Reading Flashback: The 6 Most-Read Books That Readers Enjoyed Last Summer

How different are the three Most Read fiction and the three Most Read nonfiction books of summer 2017 from what people are reading this summer?

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Electric Woman"

Ever wanted to join the circus? Tessa Fontaine, the author of  The Electric Woman, on an unexpected occupational hazard....

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