Amazon's best books of October: Today's releases

The first short story collection from Zadie Smith; Megan Phelps-Roper reflects on her extreme upbringing; and Leigh Bardugo spins a tale of dark intrigue in her enthralling adult debut.

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Best science fiction and fantasy of October

Put these five sci-fi and fantasy novels right at the top of your TBR pile.

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Amazon's best books of October: Today's releases

Three provocative memoirs, and a novel that reads like one...

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Cathleen Schine on "The Grammarians"

How a love of words informed the writing of this delightfully comic novel...

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The best history books of September

There's a diverse list of histories this month.

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Amazon's best books of September: Today's releases

The first fiction from Between the World and Me author, Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ann Patchett returns with a story of two moneyed siblings whose lives are upended when their stepmother ousts them from the only home they’ve ever known; Alice Hoffman puts a supernatural spin on a WWII novel, and more.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of September

September marks the official opening of blockbuster season.

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Christy Lefteri on "The Beekeeper of Aleppo"

Lefteri describes how volunteering at a UNICEF-supported refugee center in central Athens informed the writing of this profoundly moving novel. 

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Amazon's best books of September: Today's releases

Jacqueline Woodson pens a poignant portrait of a Brooklyn family; Brian Allen Carr tells a tale that's drawing comparisons to The Catcher in the Rye; and Benjamin Moser mines the life of one of the 20th century's most formidable intellectuals.

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Best science fiction and fantasy of September

Our favorite reads from a longer list of 14 fantastic fantasy and SF books hitting shelves in September.

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Best literature and fiction of September

The first novel from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me; a spy thriller that dazzles with real-life literary intrigue; Salman Rushdie pays homage to Miguel de Cervantes, and more.

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Best young adult books of September

This month is loaded with binge-worthy young adult books (adult readers are loving them too)--here's a handful of our favorites.

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Amazon's best books of September: Today's releases

The investigation that became a catalyst for the #MeToo movement; the chilling story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the '50s and ’60s.; and a fanciful debut about love and family (and a trusty dog named Bad)...

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The best nonfiction of September

Mike Isaac's Super Pumped — a riveting tale of ride-sharing pioneer Uber, packed with highs, lows, and bad behavior — leads our list of the best nonfiction of the month. But there's also something for everyone.

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The best biographies and memoirs of September

Clandestine experiments, high school hijinks, lessons in life and leadership, and more.

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