The Best Biographies and Memoirs of August

Before the fall behemoths hit the shelves, enjoy these lesser known—though no less rewarding—stories of underdog airplane racers, an unheralded Founding Father, an unlikely fight doctor, and more. And did you know your favorite gelatinous dessert came with a curse? Read on.

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Best Romances of August: 6 Top Picks

A would-be duke hidden in the wilds of Scotland, an FBI agent undercover in her hometown, and a defense attorney who risks her own life to get justice for her client are among the characters in our picks for the best romances of August.

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What Pushes a Parent To Do the Unthinkable?

A conversation between Lisa Wingate and Kristina McMorris, two writers who have been able to take heart-wrenching tragedies from history and turn them into inspiring, emotional reading experiences.

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Books for Getting In The Back-To-School Mood

Starting the school year can be exciting and scary.  Here are ten new books for kids to get them ready for this year's classroom adventures. 

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

Two page-turning mysteries, an apocalyptic satire, and a gritty autobiographical novel...

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15 Highly Anticipated New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for Fall

From Murderbots to magical landmines, and from math geniuses to a young woman who can touch the past, these 15  upcoming science fiction and fantasy books shouldn't be missed.

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Lee Child Talks to Gina Wohlsdorf About "Blood Highway"

A thriller master talks to a rising star about her characters, her craft, and her new novel. 

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Ingrid Rojas Contreras on "Fruit of the Drunken Tree"

This book is so much more than just a pretty cover...

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Kristan Higgins on Women and Self Acceptance

Before publishing her new novel, "Good Luck with That," bestselling author Kristan Higgins "always shied away from writing a character who really struggled with size." 

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Weekend Reading

These four books have found cozy spots in our weekend (reading) bags.

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The Best Nonfiction of the Month: Haiku Edition

In which we present
The best true tales of August
With bad poetry 

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Books We Are Talking About

Here are some of the books we've been talking about. 

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Let's Go to the Park: The Illustration of "National Parks of the USA"

One of our favorite new nonfiction books for kids is a gorgeous illustrated tour of America's most iconic national parks. Check out illustrator Chris Turnham's technique as he went from sketch to final stunning image, taking inspiration from silkscreen and a love of vintage 1930's WPA posters. 

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An Excerpt from David Kirkpatrick's "Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East."

When Kirkpatrick moved to Cairo with his wife and young children, he expected his time as Middle East correspondent for the New York Times would be fairly quiet. But six months into his stay, Egypt exploded into revolution.

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The 2018 Dragon Award Finalists for the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

On Monday, the Dragon Awards - one of the few awards voted on directly by readers and fans - named the 2018 finalists in categories that include best science fiction novel, best fantasy novel, and best horror novel.

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