Jon Foro
Jon Foro
Jon has spent over 25 years in the book business--and over 16 years at—buying, selling, and writing about books. He enjoys narrative nonfiction, literary fiction, and adventure and nature writing, especially books about bears.

Recent posts by Jon

Celebrity Picks: Jeff Tweedy's Favorite Reads of 2018

The Wilco frontman and author of Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)—a genuinely disarming, personal, and entertaining memoir spanning a lifetime of music—shares his favorite books of the year.

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Celebrity Picks: Anne Lamott's Favorite Reads of 2018

The bestselling author of Almost Everything: Notes on Hope shares the books that have given her hope (or at least a diversion) over the last year.

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Celebrity Picks: Tana French's Favorite Reads of 2018

The award-winning author of the bestselling thrillers  In the Woods, Broken Harbor, and The Witch Elm shares the books that have thrilled her this year. 

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The Amazon Book Review Podcast: Our Favorite Mysteries of 2018 and an Interview with Markus Zusak

The Amazon Books editors recap a thrilling year for thrillers, and Seira Wilson talks to Markus Zusak about Bridge of Clay, his long-awaited follow-up to The Book Thief.

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Weekend Reading

A daring debut, an epic family saga, and a romance so suspenseful that it just might twist your stomach into knots!

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Best Books of the Year: Humor & Entertainment

Because humor is universal, am I right?

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Celebrity Picks: Tiffani Thiessen's Favorite Reads of 2018

The star of Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, and  Dinner at Tiffani's—and author of Pull Up a Chair—shares the books that inspire her to create homes and parties that are both warm and welcoming.

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Celebrity Picks: Marlon James's Favorite Reads of 2018

Find out what the Man Booker Prize-winner and author of the forthcoming Black Leopard, Red Wolf reads for enjoyment and inspiration.

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Celebrity Picks: Janet Evanovich's Favorite Reads of 2018

What does the author of the bestselling Stephanie Plum series—including the latest, Look Alive Twenty-Five—read for fun? The answers may surprise you.

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Celebrity Picks: Dorie Greenspan's Favorite Reads of 2018

When we asked the bestselling and beloved cookbook author about her favorite books of the year, she had a hard time limiting herself to just three. 

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Celebrity Picks: Megan Mullally's Favorite Reads of 2018

The co-author of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History—and one half of an all-time Hollywood Power Love-Duo with Nick Offerman—shares her favorite books of the year.

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The Best Nonfiction of 2018

The best true tales of the year not otherwise classified (by us) as history, biography, business, cooking, or any number of other categories that are not fiction. What does that leave? Plenty!

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2018

The trouble with picking the best biographies of the year? Too many deserving books. We did our best.

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The Best Books of the Year: Art & Photography

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how could anyone expect to put together a list of the "best" art and photography books? We gave it a shot, anyway.

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Best Books of the Month: Biographies & Memoirs

The Amazon Books Editors' selections for the best new biographies include: an amiable book by a widely respected, amiable rock star (who almost certainly wouldn't call himself a rock star); the life and tragic death of an iconoclastic war correspondent; a rowdy love letter from the Beastie Boys to their fans; and the struggles of an Antarctic adventurer following in the footsteps of that continent’s most famous explorer.

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Lists + Reviews

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