Erin Kodicek
Erin Kodicek
Before Erin was born, her mother worried that she’d be the only Kodicek to take pleasure in reading anything more substantial than a take-out menu. Erin has been happily hawking books for 20+ years. She enjoys literary fiction, narrative-driven nonfiction, and a well-written menu.

Recent posts by Erin

Amazon's best books of December: Today's releases

A probing and profound road trip memoir; an unusual murder mystery; and a moving novel about a fractured relationship between mother and daughter...    

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Researching in Wild Country

Labyrinth of Ice author Buddy Levy on why, despite the dangers, he is compelled to "immerse [himself] in the landscapes and environs of the places that the historical figures [he's] chronicling explored."

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Amazon's best books of December: Today's releases

The highly anticipated second book in the Legacy of Orisha series; the thrilling story of a perilous polar adventure; a chilling work of speculative fiction; and the fascinating story of the Congo river basin and lands west...

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Celebrity picks: David Baldacci's favorite reads of 2019

One book features two of his favorite fictional characters, another is from this generation's Agatha Christie, and more. 

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Lisa Jewell on her leap to the dark side

"All I had to do was throw someone under the bus..."

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Celebrity picks: James Patterson's favorite reads of 2019

One of the most prolific and popular writers of our time shares the books that have inspired him the most this year.

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Best books of 2019: Literature and fiction

We name the novels you need to read this year...

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Celebrity picks: Adam Rippon's favorite reads of 2019

"I laughed. I cried. I reread full chapters because I did both and wanted to do it again."

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The best books of 2019

Our picks for the year's most essential reads. 

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Amazon's best books of November

A poignant, laugh-out-loud tribute to the trials and treasures of being a parent; the highly-anticipated follow-up to André Aciman's Call Me By Your Name; and Jack Reacher gets himself into yet another jam...

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Amazon's best books of November: Today's releases

Today's releases include the highly anticipated new novel by the author of The Night Circus; Susannah Cahalan does a deep dive into an infamous 50-year-old experiment; Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his origin story, and more.

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Top titles with the most weeks at #1

Which books dominated the Amazon Charts Most Read list?

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Beloved Books That Almost Weren't

Can you imagine a world without Harry Potter? Here are a handful of literary treasures that almost didn't find readers...

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Jami Attenberg on "All This Could Be Yours"

"One of the greatest challenges of writing my seventh book was setting it in my recently adopted home of New Orleans."

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Best literature and fiction of October

The first short story collection from Zadie Smith; auto-fiction from Ben Lerner; the latest from the author of Olive Kitteridge; and an unsettling, but powerful, family drama...

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