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

Favorite autobiographical fiction

They say life is stranger than fiction. Here are five books that brilliantly blend the two.

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Amazon's best books of September: This week's releases

Check out the thrilling prequel to Ken Follett’s beloved Kingsbridge series, and best of the month selections in the mystery, biography, and science fiction genres.

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Best literature and fiction of September

This month is an embarrassment of riches with highly anticipated releases from Yaa Gyasi and Elena Ferrante, fan favorites Fredrik Backman and Jodi Picoult, the prequel to Ken Follett's phenomenal Kingsbridge series, and a debut that is drawing lots of well deserved attention.

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Amazon's best books of September: This week's releases

A powerful memoir that examines the ways in which institutionalized racism permeates our judicial system, Fredrick Backman returns with another endearing yarn that will expand your empathy in unlikely places, and Claudia Rankine challenges herself and her readers to confront questions about about privilege and bias.   

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Amazon's best books of September

This month offers an addictive debut, a powerful memoir that examines the ways in which institutionalized racism permeates our judicial system, the latest from Louise Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Gamache series, and more.

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An excerpt from Bill Hayes' "How We Live Now"

In photos and stories, Hayes offers a different kind of love letter to New York city, one penned in the early days of the pandemic.

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Amazon's best books of August: This week's releases

Helen Macdonald returns with a collection of essays that uncovers the poetry and power of the natural world, David Heska Wanbli Weiden has penned an impressive thriller set on a Native American reservation, and Amanda McCrina offers a novel about WWII which will please teen and adult audiences alike.

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Weekend reading

These are the books we’ll be happily buried in for the next few days.

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Amazon's best books of August

A heart-wrenching memoir from a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, another from "an astronomical Indiana Jones," and the latest thriller from the author of Anatomy of a Scandal

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High profile prequels of 2020

This is a great opportunity to learn about the origins of these popular series, or to start them anew.

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Best literature and fiction of August

Here is what some of the Amazon Books editors had to say about the fantastic fictions on offer this month.

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Amazon's best books of August

This year has been a disappointment in many ways, but not where great reads are concerned. Once again we felt compelled to extend our typical list of top ten favorites to twelve, and we're delighted to share them with you.

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Literature & fiction: Our editors’ recent favorites

While 2020 has been a disappointment in many ways, it’s been a boon for books. And thank goodness! Because who hasn’t needed an escape, to be inspired, to learn something or be transported. Who hasn’t needed help making sense of the messiness of life? These novels will do that for you and more.  

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Don't judge a book by its title

Don't let a weird title turn you off from a great read.

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Karin Slaughter's 2020 summer reads

When it comes to summer reading, the best-selling thriller author enjoys page-turners that rival her own. Here are some recent favorites.

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