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 January: Today's releases

One of the most buzzed-about books of early 2020, William Gibson's highly anticipated sequel to The Peripheral, and a choice selection from our mystery/thriller category list...

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Announcing the National Book Critics Circle Award finalists

"Fostering a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature since 1974."

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Amazon's best books of January

A timely memoir that serves as a cautionary tale, a perfect New Year-New You read, a page-turning psychological thriller, and more.

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Best literature and fiction of January

An emotional story of struggle and resilience; one of the most buzz-worthy books of early 2020; a complicated portrait of modern India; the latest from a literary legend, and more.  

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

A Dennis Lehane-esqe thriller, Peggy Orenstein's follow-up to Girls & Sex, "the first great history book" of the decade, and more.

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Unforgettable Reads

Books we can't stop recommending. 

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Celebrity picks: Lindy West's favorite reads of 2019

"Are you kidding me, Herman??????" The author, performer, and culture writer for GQ sings the praises of Moby Dick, and more. 

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Top 5 dysfunctional families I’d invite home for the holidays

If you read Kristen Arnett’s wry and heartrending debut, Mostly Dead Things, the Morton family will top your list...

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Weekend reading

A few of the Amazon editors are looking forward to escaping into some great books during flights home to loved ones for the holidays, but they are not dipping into merry fare...

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Celebrity picks: Flea's favorite reads of 2019

As you can imagine, the bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has eclectic taste...

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Celebrity picks: Ryan Serhant's favorite reads of 2019

One of the stars of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York shares the books that have inspired him this year.

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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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