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

Award winners and more in Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is better than ever and here are some books that prove it.

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Your favorite podcast is now a book!

Podcasts are still having a moment, and lucky for us, the moment has created books from many of our favorite podcasts.

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Nicholas Sparks' favorite recent reads

The bestselling author of 'The Notebook', 'Dear John,' and most recently, 'The Return,' shares some of his favorite novels he's read recently.

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An ode to California dreamin'

An incomplete collection of classic and contemporary novels that conjure the magic of California.

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Maria Hinojosa on her memoir "Once I Was You"

Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa, shares an original essay about writing her new memoir, "Once I Was You."

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The National Book Award longlists

Congratulations to the authors, translators, and publishers of the 2020 National Book Award longlisted books!

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month

From mysteries and thrillers, to literary road trips, family reunions, and classic love stories these novels are worth reading—this month, and every month.

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Our picks from this month's Amazon First Reads selections

A rom-com, a World War II novel, a thriller in the vein of Raymond Chandler, and a nonfiction book about anxiety, are the books we recommend from September's Amazon First Reads collection.

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An interview with Brittany K. Barnett

We named "A Knock at Midnight" one of our Best Books of September and we caught up with the author to talk about racial justice, Martin Luther King, inspiration, family, and Beyoncé. 

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The best biographies and memoirs of September

These are stories of legends, of giants, of those that have changed the world (for better or for worse), and of those who will change the world.

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Weekend Reading

We are truly a team of many tastes—books about genius and wellness, a comedy about video-gamers, auto-fictions, and novels that lay out a "new vision for the 21st century novel," make up our weekend reading list.

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What to read after "The Vanishing Half"

The Amazon Book Editors are here to help—here's a round-up of timeless novels that like Bennett's investigate sisterhood, identity, and how the past, whether two years or five decades ago, finds it's way into the present.

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The best memoirs of August

In each of these memoirs, writers (scientists, poets, historians, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and mothers) grapple with the notion of identity, home, and place. 

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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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From Goodreads: "Wandering in Strange Lands"

Author Morgan Jerkins talks about journeying across the country to retrace Black history.

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