Al Woodworth
Al Woodworth
Al has spent more than ten years in the book industry, championing authors and their work — and can’t get enough of it. She made her publishing debut at the age of six, before self-publishing was a thing. She’s never without a book or four in her bag and is happiest reading literary fiction, especially sprawling stories that cross generations and countries. She lives in Brooklyn.

Recent posts by Al

The beauty of highlighting: life quotes from recent reads

Here are seven quotes on life that stand out for their humor and insight.

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Our picks from this month's Amazon First Reads selections

Every month,  Amazon First Reads offers a collection of titles available a month early to readers. You can select one new pre-release Kindle book each month for $1.99 or one free if you’re a Prime member.

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The best biographies and memoirs of May

Wild and true stories of extreme childhoods, discovering your mother is not quite what she seemed, learning to cook French food, and more page-turning memoirs await this month.

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Books to give every type of mother this Mother's Day

From memoirs of sommeliers and British Royalty, to novels about generations, mother-in-laws, and fiery children - here are 11 books to give the mothers in your life.

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13 quotes from literature on mothers

From the novels of Maya Angelou, Jacqueline Woodson, and J.K. Rowling, to the memoirs of Adrienne Brodeur and Maya Shanbhag Lang, here are 13 quotes about the power of mothers.

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5 books that capture the hilarity of office life

Whether you're missing the banter of your co-workers, the quiet and focus of your desk, the excitement of an office crush - here are five books to transport you to your cubicle.

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Weekend reading

Books on food and restaurants, memoirs of swimming and immigration - these are just a few of the books the editors are reading this weekend.

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Organizing your bookshelves? This is how 8 authors do it

Bestselling authors like Lily King, Dean Koontz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Brit Bennett, Veronica Roth, and others share how they organize their beloved books.

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Craving sports? These books will jog your competitive edge

There's nothing like the anticipation of a start line, the glory of a touch down, the crack of the bat and the home run that follows, and the celebration of a winning team. So here are 10 books - nonfiction and fiction - to get you back into the sports arena.

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7 security blanket books to cozy up with

From philosophers, meditations on humanity, and memoirs of grandmothers, to mysteries and light-hearted novels, these are the books that the editors are turning to for comfort, reassurance, and entertainment.

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15 books from around the world to celebrate World Book Day

From the freezing and lonesome expanse of Antarctica and the hot stick of Jamaica, to hotel rooms in Moscow and post-colonial Zambia, here's a list of books that will remind you that literature has no bounds.

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Our picks from this month's Amazon First Reads selections

Every month,  Amazon First Reads offers a collection of titles available a month early to readers. You can select one new pre-release Kindle book each month for $1.99 or one free if you’re a Prime member.

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The best biographies and memoirs of April

Inspiring, maddening, saddening, and comedic true stories await readers in the best biographies and memoirs publishing this month. 

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Some of our favorite literary brothers and sisters

7 novels where sibling dynamics are on full display. 

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Here is the 2020 International Booker Prize Shortlist


Celebrating a single work of fiction translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland (all of which, are conveniently available in the US).

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