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

Classics with happy endings, for readers needing a little levity right now

Spoiler alert: All's well that ends well in these handful of classics, and that's the kind of story I'm craving right now. Maybe you are too.

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Bored Books

Cooped-up and feeling restless? Maybe this is the perfect time to tap into your creative side. These books can help.

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Best literature and fiction of March

Check out the latest from a two-time Man Booker Prize winner, two National Book Award winners, and others whose writing chops will earn such accolades eventually. Maybe for the books featured here...

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

The first in a sci-fi/thriller series by Hugo award winner, N.K. Jemisin; a rousing memoir by the youngest sommelier at a Michelin-starred restaurant; and the lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret dishes royal secrets...

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Books to help build emotional resilience

We may not be able to control what happens in life, but we do have control over our reaction to it. Here, author and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, Donald Robertson, shares six examples of Stoicism to help us cope with these uncertain times. 

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Amazon's best books of March

Our favorites this month include a fascinating true crime tale; this year's Overstory; and a chilling psychological thriller...

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Unforgettable reads: Short books to read in a day

We hope you enjoy these bite-sized reads as much as we did...

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

The epic conclusion to Hilary Mantel's much ballyhooed Wolf Hall trilogy; a disturbing but thought-provoking debut; a novel that takes a timely look at the race and class divide; and an unusual love story... 

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Announcing the winners of the 2020 Audie Awards

Congratulations to this year's Audie recipients. This award recognizes excellence in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment...

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

The highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of Euphoria; the latest from National Book Award winner James McBride; a moving story inspired by Louise Erdrich's grandfather, and more. 

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Best literature and fiction of February

A historical novel that finds accusations of witchcraft quickly infecting a grieving but resourceful community; a fantastical historical whodunit; a novel that's a blend of Etaf Rum's A Woman Is No Man and Tara Westover's Educated, and more...

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

A heart-wrenching story of two fathers, united in grief and a sense of purpose, to combat the violence that stole what was most precious to them; and a fun romp through the adage “youth is wasted on the young.” 

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Working titles of iconic tomes

War & Peace was originally titled All's Well that Ends Well; Lord of the Flies was called Strangers from Within...Indulge in a little literary trivia by identifying the temporary titles for these famous works...

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

A book that is shaping up to be one of 'the' thrillers of 2020; an illuminating and fresh take on a moment in history that pivoted many Americans toward war; and a nail-biter of a novel for fans of Caroline Kepnes's You (also a hit Netflix series)...

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Abi Daré on "The Girl with the Louding Voice"

"...I was eager to join those who struggle to shed light on this issue in the hope that we can all start a conversation together that will drive us, collectively, to take a step towards positive change."

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