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

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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Superiority Burger: The Food, The Cookbook

The tiny low-key NYC restaurant that everyone's talking about...now has a cookbook.  And it's as fabulous as the food. 

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Woman in the Window"

With twists that will have you gasping out loud, this Hitchcockian noir thriller landed at number four on our list of the best books of 2018 so far. In this piece originally published on January 10, 2018, author A.J. Finn reflects on his influences and inspirations.

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Keeping History and Hope Alive: The Inspiration for "PRIDE"

Rob Sanders, the author of PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, shares his story of inspiration and a handful of children's book recommendations as part of LGBT History month.

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The 20th Anniversary Covers: Brian Selznick's Take on Harry Potter

What did Brian Selznick think when he got tapped to create 20th anniversary covers for Harry Potter? We asked him that and more...

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Marisha Pessl: Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl, author of the highly acclaimed novels Night Film and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, recently published her first young adult novel. We met over biscuits to talk about it.

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Best Kids' Books of 2018 So Far

We're halfway through 2018 and it's the time of the year when we look back and choose our favorite books. Here are our top picks for kids of all ages:

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Suspense in Seattle: When Ruth Ware Came to Town

We caught up with bestselling mystery-thriller author Ruth Ware on the Seattle leg of her book tour for The Death of Mrs. Westaway.  And now we can't wait for her to return.  

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Cue It Up. Barbecue, That Is

Outdoor cooking has never looked so good.  From the best new barbecue books to a welcome trend in camp cuisine that looks better than what I made last night in my kitchen, here are some favorites for Father's Day or just summer inspiration...

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Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain, the internationally renowned and much loved chef, author, and television personality.

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Weekend Reading

We seem to be on a nonfiction tear this weekend: from biographies to the art of conversation with a wildly fraudulent biotech company in between...

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