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

Resolution Cage Match: "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" versus "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck"

Do more…or do less?

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Celebrity Picks: Dar Williams' Favorite Reads of 2017

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams was inspired by these three books this year as she toured the U.S. and learned firsthand how communities reached for greatness.

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Celebrity Picks: Gail Simmons' Favorite Reads of 2017

Culinary expert and <em>Top Chef</em> judge Gail Simmons is always on the go, but she still makes time to read. Here are three of her favorite books from this year.

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Authors' Favorites: The Best Contemporary Romances of 2017

Romance authors Brenda Jackson, Maisey Yates, Christina Lauren, Alisha Rai, and Donna Grant reveal their favorite contemporary romances of the year.

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Celebrity Picks: Cassandra Clare's Favorite Reads of 2017

Cassandra Clare spotlights three of her favorite books of the year, with a special focus on the otherworldly.

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Celebrity Picks: Jenna Bush Hager's Favorite Reads of 2017

Author, news correspondent, and daughter of a former president Jenna Bush Hager picks a devastating memoir and two critically acclaimed novels as her favorite reads of the year.

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Amazon Charts: 2017—This Year in Books

This week, Amazon Charts takes a look back at 2017 and reveals the Most Read fiction and nonfiction books, which book was most listened to on Alexa, and much more.

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Authors' Favorites: The Best Historical Romances of 2017

Beverly Jenkins, Grace Burrowes, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Katharine Ashe share their favorites from among a wealth of marvelous stories that wowed readers this year.

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The Best Romance Novels of 2017

From dukes to FBI agents, and from football coaches to librarians, we've got you covered in our list of the best romances of the year.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017

Artificial intelligence, angels fallen to earth, Loki, murderbots, apocalyptic doom, and a leap in evolution are among the highlights of this year's best science fiction and fantasy.

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Best Books of the Year: "Priestdaddy" by Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood's "Priestdaddy"—her memoir of growing up in the midwest under the misguided parenting of that rarest of creatures: a married Catholic priest—seized hold of both our hearts and our funny bones and wouldn't let go, winning a spot among the Top 20 in our list of the best books of 2017. 

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Celebrity Picks: Louise Penny's Favorite Reads of 2017

The bestselling author of the beloved Inspector Gamache series tells us what three books inspired her the most this year.

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Celebrity Picks: Russell Brand's Favorite Reads of 2017

Stand-up comedian, actor, and activist Russell Brand tells us his three favorite books he read this year.

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Celebrity Picks: Tina Brown's Favorite Reads of 2017

Tina Brown, who turned magazine journalism on its head, tells us which three books grabbed her attention in 2017 and wouldn't let go.

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Celebrity Picks: Brandon Sanderson's Favorite Reads of 2017

So many books; so little time! Sanderson takes a brief break from writing within his extensive Cosmere universe to recommend three books he read and loved this year.

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