The Best Nonfiction of the Year So Far

A look at a few of our favorite true stories from the first half of 2018, including a bird-brained heist caper, the dirty secrets behind massive fraud in Silicon Valley, the mysterious disappearances of two explorers in the Borneo wilderness, and more.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: Tara Westover on "Educated"

Tara Westover's  Educated—a stirring chronicle of her path from a survivalist upbringing to Cambridge University—is our top pick for the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Westover, originally published on February 20, 2018.

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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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The Amazon Editors' Best Books of 2018 So Far

Drum roll, please...

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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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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of June: 5 Top Picks

Five of our favorite new science fiction and fantasy books of the month, including a new genre-busting novel that's winning comparisons to "Station Eleven."

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Native American Tradition and Modern Oakland Spark Conflict and Hope in "There There"

"There There" author Tommy Orange speaks with us about identity, Gertrude Stein, and the challenges of growing up as a Native American in urban Oakland, California.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of June

This month, our picks include an inspirational first-personal journey through the challenges of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, the memoirs of one of our most celebrated (and controversial) journalists, the latest collection from master self-deprecator David Sedaris, and an ingenious biography of director David Lynch.

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Best Romances of June: 7 Top Picks

From house-flippers in the Hamptons to a Scotswoman who disguises herself as a man so she can train to become a surgeon, here are the best new romances of June.

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Best Books of the Month

The latest from beloved humorist David Sedaris, a enthralling history of heredity, and an autobiography of a "magnificent weirdo" also described as one of the most important directors of this era...

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from Lauren Groff and Rachel Kusk, a literary thriller inspired by the Nabokov's marriage, and more. 

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Publish and Perish: Cosmologist Brian Keating on "Losing the Nobel Prize"

What's it like to think you were about to change the world and then find out you didn't? It might be good to know that you weren't the first. Keating reflects on other cases where expedience trumped peer-review—featuring one very famous astronomer—revealing both the consequences and limits of over-examination. 

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The Best Nonfiction Books of June

Our picks for the best true tales of the month, including: our complicated relationship with an apex predator; the not-so-inevitable fates written in your genes; and the brave new intersection of technology, data, and advertising.

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Amazon's Best Books of June: Today's Releases

An poignant debut from a new literary talent, sci-fi for fans of Station Eleven, the latest from National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff, and much more.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best Comics of May

This May, we feature seven graphic novels involving the dark web, self-image, household pets-turned-sleuths, family secrets, and superhero dating.

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