Seira Wilson
Seira Wilson
Seira can’t remember a time when she wasn’t infatuated with reading--19 years in the book industry later, her house is brimming with shelves upon shelves of memoirs, cookbooks, coffee table books, all manner of fiction, and an insane number of children's books and YA novels. Don’t judge, just borrow a book.

Recent posts by Seira

August Debut Spotlight: "Meet Me at the Museum"

Our debut spotlight title this month is a charming epistolary novel called Meet Me at the Museum.  Author Anne Youngson shares the unusual source of inspiration behind her first novel. 

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Books for Getting In The Back-To-School Mood

Starting the school year can be exciting and scary.  Here are ten new books for kids to get them ready for this year's classroom adventures. 

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Let's Go to the Park: The Illustration of "National Parks of the USA"

One of our favorite new nonfiction books for kids is a gorgeous illustrated tour of America's most iconic national parks. Check out illustrator Chris Turnham's technique as he went from sketch to final stunning image, taking inspiration from silkscreen and a love of vintage 1930's WPA posters. 

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Thrills for a Thriller Writer: Gina Wohlsdorf's Top 10 List

Her debut novel was one of our favorite books of 2016, and Gina Wohlsdorf has us on edge once again with her latest thriller, Blood Highway. We asked Wohlsdorf what books have kept her up late into the night...

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Getting to the Heart of "Soul": Our Top Cookbook of 2018 So Far

Todd Richards' debut cookbook stole our hearts and appetites this year with his winning combination of creativity, style, and Soul food roots. We asked Richards what cookbooks are on his shelf, the must-have kitchen trifecta, and more...

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YA Wednesday: Best Books of August

This month's picks for the best new young adult books and why they made the list.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: Cooking, Food & Wine

A look at the top five of our editors' picks for the best in cookbooks and food writing that we've seen in the first half of 2018. I hope you're hungry....

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The Perfect Summer Read: "When Life Gives You Lululemons"

Lauren Weisberger's latest novel is laugh-out-loud funny and the star is none other than Emily Charlton, who we first met in The Devil Wears Prada.  If this is your first introduction to Emily, prepare to love her. Weisberger tells us why she does.

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Weekend Reading

What are you thinking about reading this weekend? Our collective to-be-read pile includes supervillains, an epistolary novel, Canada, and body hair.  It's shaping up to to be quite the weekend!

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New Summer Reads for Kids

Iconic sandcastles, monsters going camping, and summer friendships formed in the pages of a graphic novel--here are ten new children's books that celebrate summer. 

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Prime Day's Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets--And The Cookbooks To Go With Them

It's Prime Day and a trio of the most popular kitchen gadgets are included in today's deals.  Here they are, along with a couple of my favorite cookbooks to go with each one.

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How to Catch Summer in a Jar

Overindulging at the farmer's market these days?  These books offer a multitude of recipes for preserving, pickling, and fermenting, the season's best fruits and vegetables. 

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The Best Young Adult Books of 2018 So Far

What young adult books really stood out for us in the first six months of the year?  We picked our Top 20 and among them you'll find rich fantasy, modern love, alternate history, non-fiction, a graphic novel, and a lot of laughs...

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "Children of Blood and Bone"

Tomi Adeyemi's debut novel is a richly developed fantasy that we loved so much we made it a top 10 pick for our favorite books of 2018 so far. In this Amazon Book Review exclusive originally published earlier this year, Adeyemi shares the influence of her heritage on the book and the risk she took to write it. 

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The Best Children's Book of the Year So Far: "The Night Diary"

The author of our number one pick for the best kids' books of 2018 so far shares the story that inspired The Night Diary.

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