Adrian Liang
Adrian Liang
Adrian is an East Coast transplant to the gorgeous Northwest. One of the fortunate few who has parlayed her English degree into a paying gig, Adrian has been working in the book world for more than twenty years, which makes her feel both a tiny bit old and very, very lucky.

Recent posts by Adrian

10 New Heartwarming Holiday Romances That Sparkle with Christmas Cheer

Light up the Christmas spirit with these fun holiday romances that add ha-ha-ha to the traditional ho-ho-ho.

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of December: 5 Top Picks

These five new SF and fantasy books will keep you staying up late during the long winter nights.

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Diane Setterfield's Lively New Novel Explores the Power of Storytelling

Storytelling, the search for lost things, and a tug-of-war between folklore and science spark an unforgettable historical novel that we chose as one of the ten best books of 2018.

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Best Romances of 2018

We spotlight ten marvelous romances that prove just how complicated (and glorious and nerve-wrecking and euphoric) the path to love can be.

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Celebrity Picks: Stephen King's Favorite Reads of 2018

Stephen King names three of his favorite reads of 2018. And they're all written by Brits.

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Why John Scalzi's "The Consuming Fire" Isn't About Our World Today...but Maybe Kinda Is

John Scalzi talks with us about our interconnected lives, our willful blindness to realities that don't suit us, and the state of science fiction writing today. And because we weren't discussing only serious stuff, he also told us he has a Twitter handle for his cats called The Scamperbeasts.

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Nora Roberts on Her Post-Apocalyptic Book Series That Remakes the World

Nora Roberts talks about The Chronicles of The One, writing (almost) 50 Eve Dallas "In Death" books, and what she's been reading and recommending.

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Now Live: "The Best Biographies of 2018" Podcast Episode - Plus Liane Moriarty

We talk about 12 memoirs and biographies that made a big impact on us this year, plus we chat with Liane Moriarty about her newest bestselling novel as well as season 2 of HBO's Big Little Lies.

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"Big Little Lies" Author Liane Moriarty on Her New Novel, "Nine Perfect Strangers"

At the tail end of a book tour that spanned three continents, Liane Moriarty speaks with us about her new novel set at a remote spa, the shiny promises of personal transformation, and what's next for Big Little Lies season 2.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018

Put these seven SF and fantasy books right at the top of your TBR pile.

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Weekend Reading

The value of friendships, how to become invisible, the paycheck-to-paycheck existence of a young mother, and more are among the topics we're reading about during this lovely long weekend in between bites of pie.

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Now Live: "Announcing the Best Books of 2018" Podcast Episode

The fourth episode of the Amazon Book Review Podcast reveals how we picked the best books of 2018, plus Erin Kodicek interviews Educated author Tara Westover in front of a live audience at Amazon's Seattle campus.

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The Best Books of 2018: "There There" by Tommy Orange

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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Epic Reads: 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Series to Consume This Holiday Weekend

Your turkey dinner gets a challenge this week as it faces off against these five binge-worthy book series.

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The Best Books of 2018: "Indianapolis"

Indianapolis is among our top 3 books of 2018. We spoke with the authors about why the survivors of the torpedoed ship revealed troubling moments that had never been spoken of before, and why it's important that the full story of the disaster has been finally told.

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