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 15+ years. She enjoys literary fiction, narrative-driven nonfiction, and a well-written menu.

Recent posts by Erin

The Best Books of 2018: Tara Westover on "Educated"

Tara Westover's Educated—a stirring chronicle of her path from a survivalist upbringing to Cambridge University—is our top pick for the best books of 2018. Here's our interview with Westover, originally published on February 20, 2018.

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Amazon's Best Books of November

A fantastical and frightening work of speculative fiction, a taut and timely story from Stephen King, a raucous ride through Beastie Boys history, and more.

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Announcing the Best Books of 2018

We reveal our favorites in over twelve categories from biographies, to literary fiction, to romance and sci-fi (and everything in between).

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Finish 2018 In Style with these Strong Short Reads

Five recent favorites that’ll dominate your attention but not your time...

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Amazon's Best Books of November: Today's Releases

A gritty novel about the brutal battle to win the West, the latest by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty, a book that explores the gap between achievement and success, and more.

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Weekend Reading

An optimistic look at women and aging (yup, I wrote that right), growing pains for Cuba, Korean crime fiction, and more.

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Light Reads in Dark Times

Need a palate cleanser for these politically charged times? Here are some funny, moving, and warmhearted reads that will hopefully hit the spot. 

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on Composing "Friday Black"

"I like to use humor to highlight the absurdity of cruelty..."

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The Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction

The latest from Barbara Kingsolver, Jodi Picoult, Leif Enger, and more.

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Amazon's Best Books of October

The definitive biography of one of the most important African-Americans of the 19th century, a moving novel by a war veteran, the first in an impressive fantasy quartet, and more.

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Understanding Life & Love While Trying to Promote Your Debut Novel

Elliot Reed, the author of A Key to Treehouse Living, channels his main character in a charming glossary-style essay...

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Nicholas Sparks on the Special Place that Inspired "Every Breath"

You'll have to hold your breath just a little while longer...The latest novel by the beloved author of The Notebook and Nights at Rodanthe will be available on October 16!

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Amazon's Best Books of October: Today's Releases

Check out highly anticipated fall releases from Leif Enger, Ransom Riggs, Andre Dubus III, Jodi Picoult, and more. 

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Weekend Reading

An Antarctic adventure by one of our favorite authors, a book to help us balance logic and emotion, a young adult novel inspired by an infamous cult, and more...

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The National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Honorees

Congratulations to these young literary overachievers...And readers! You'll want to make note of them. 

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