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

Natalie Portman’s favorite reads of 2020

The Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist recommends some great books to add to your to-read pile.

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Best literature and fiction of October

A Sliding Doors-esqe novel, an examination of the complicated toll of modern warfare, the latest in Marilynne Robinson's much lauded Gilead series, and more.

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Lili Reinhart's favorite reads of 2020

The mental health awareness advocate, actress, and author of a debut poetry collection recommends some great books to add to your to-read pile.

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

Three sisters make good trouble when they use their supernatural powers to support the suffragette movement, John Grisham continues a popular series he started 31 years ago (!), and Sarah Smarsh celebrates the "organic feminism" of Dolly Parton.  

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Break the silence: Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Tobly McSmith, author of Stay Gold, says: "Coming out is an act of love. Accepting someone is an act of love. Today and every day, let’s celebrate that." Yes, please.

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

CNN's Fareed Zakaria looks ahead at life post-pandemic, Tana French returns with a suspenseful standalone, Romy Hausmann offers a nail-biter for Gone Girl fans, and much more.

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Weekend reading

Autumn is here! And these are the books we're falling for this weekend (oh, somebody had to say it). 

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Amazon's best books of October

It's fall. Time to surround yourselves with decorative gourds and curl up with a pumpkin spice latte and a good book (or five).

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

The latest from Jodi Picoult; a therapist applauds her heroic patients; and a deep dive into how former generations have set Millennials up for failure.   

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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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