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 July

It's difficult enough narrowing the number of best books of the month selections to just ten, and occasionally there comes a month when it's impossible. These are the months we especially love.

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Talia Hibbert's 2020 summer reads

The best-selling author of sexy, diverse romances is also a certified bookworm, especially in the summer: "Funny reads suit me best this time of year. Especially if they’re hot, too!"

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Flawed fathers: Catherine Adel West on "Saving Ruby King"

Catherine Adel West explains how the problematic relationship she has with her own father informed the writing of her heart-wrenching debut.

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Announcing the Amazon Editors' Best Books of 2020 So Far

We reveal our favorite reads published between January and June.

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"A story is a story." Jennifer Weiner on Instagram

The bestselling author of Big Summer on how she ultimately embraced the confounding, perilous world of one of social media's most popular platforms.

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

A harrowing page-turner, the queen of the summer read pays homage to the film Same Time Next Year, and a perverse and gritty novel set against the backdrop of a meditation retreat.

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Best literature and fiction of June

A story that takes a deep dive into grief, loss and guilt, a perverse and gritty novel set against the backdrop of a meditation retreat, Elin Hilderbrand pays literary homage to the film Same Time Next Year, and more.

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Amazon's best books of June

A rousing biography from the first woman to be awarded three Michelin Stars, the chilling third book in Michael Connelly’s Jack McEvoy series, and a wholly original and fascinating travelogue that explores what’s at stake when we cultivate wild foods. 

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

Summer reading season is in full swing with a novel reminiscent of a modern classic from Toni Morrison, a provocative debut, and a literary thriller. 

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Gabrielle Union's 2020 summer reads

See which books actor, voice artist, activist and author Gabrielle Union recommends.

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Jonathan Van Ness' 2020 summer reads

See which books the grooming guru, podcaster, and television personality recommends, and how he defines the perfect summer read.

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Weekend reading

It’s been sunny in Seattle but the rain returns this weekend, and the Amazon Books editors return to our to-read piles.

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Amazon's best books of May

A raucous memoir from the frontman of indie rock band the Airborne Toxic Event, a heartwarming tale of villagers who join forces to save the house that Jane Austen once lived in, and the latest courtroom drama from bestselling author Scott Turow. 

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Amazon's best books of May

A summer surprise for Hunger Games fans hungry for more, a propulsive debut about a gay teenager who can bring plants and animals back to life, and an unnerving work of psychological suspense.

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Unforgettable reads: Books that made us laugh out loud

They say laughter is the best medicine. Here are four books sure to tickle your funny bone. 

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