Books We Are Talking About

Here are some of the books we have been talking about this week. 

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"Versions of Truth" - Lisa Gardner Talks to Author Hank Phillippi Ryan About Writing and Her New Novel

I listened to him practice his closing argument, and was utterly convinced that his client was innocent. But then I imagined, somewhere across town in Boston, the wife of the prosecutor listening to her husband give his closing argument. In which that very same defendant was guilty. They had used exactly the same evidence to come up with two polar opposite results. How can that be? And I thought... My book my book my book! -- Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Carlton Cuse: Creating a New Chapter with "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan"

TV series creator Carlton Cuse talks about modernizing CIA analyst Jack Ryan to step up to today's challenges while staying true to Tom Clancy's vision in the first season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

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A Crash Course in This Brave New World

Yuval Noah Harari's  21 Lessons for the 21st Century addresses urgent, shape-shifting topics that will impact our present and near future—in other words, everything you're not supposed to talk about at Thanksgiving. Here are brief descriptions for five of his theses, and they're not reassuring. 

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The Flight That Led to "Fly Girls"

Keith O'Brien's remarkable work of narrative nonfiction tells the story of five trailblazing women who made aviation history. In this exclusive piece for Amazon Book Review readers, O'Brien tells us how a flight of his own led to the story...

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What Did You Really Read This Summer?

Way back in June, magazines, newspapers, and blogs -- including ours -- were full of lists recommending summer reading. But what did people actually read this summer? 

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

The votes are in! See which books in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and graphic novel categories won the Dragon Awards over the weekend.

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

A provocative memoir by the daughter of Steve Jobs, a love story that takes place in a very unlikely place, Gary Shteyngart takes a playful poke at the 0.1 percent, and more.

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The Most Anticipated Books of Fall

The end is nigh! As summer turns to fall, get a jump on your TBR pile with the biggest and best books coming out through the end of the year.

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Get Your Kicks... Your Strange, Strange Kicks

From infamous gangsters and ghostly hitchhikers to something called  Giganticus Headicus, Michael Karl Witzel's Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem, and Other Weirdness on Route 66 collects the weird, fun, and occasionally spooky tales and attractions spread across 2,448 miles of iconic American blacktop.

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Weekend Reading

The last long weekend of summer is here and we're spending at least some of it catching up on books from our teetering To Be Read stacks.

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Conversation Starters

Looking for something to get your book club talking? Try one of these and see who speaks up first. 

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Books We Are Talking About

Here are some of the books the Amazon editors are talking about this week.

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Brenna Thummler Recommends 5 Great Graphic Novels for Kids

"Sheets" author Brenna Thummler tells us why these five books are her favorite recent reads--and perfect for kids looking for graphic novels to pack in their school bag.

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"Dopesick": Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis in America

We talked to the author of our spotlight pick for the Best Books of August about her timely and important new book.

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