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

Announcing the Amazon Editors' Best Books of 2020

While 2020 has fallen wildly short of many expectations, it's been a boon for readers who enjoy great books. Here are the ones you don't want to miss.

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A peek inside the best books process

We unveil our list of the Best Books of 2020 on Thursday. Here's how the sausage is made, so to speak.

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Weekend reading

It’s another mixed bag of reading this weekend, cause we’re a mixed bag. A little sci-fi, a little mystery, a little Kristin Hannah, and two other titles that will make you ponder and think differently about the world.

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Amazon's best books of November

This week is the culmination of a grueling election season. No matter how things shake out, who among us isn't emotionally exhausted and looking for ways to escape and recharge? Reading a great book is one way to accomplish that, and there are many on offer this month.

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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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