The Longlist: 2019 National Book Award for Fiction

Drumroll, please...and the 10 books of fiction longlisted for this year's award are...

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Snakes on a... book

This season's book cover design trend? Snakes. 

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The Longlist: 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature

Here is the longlist for the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

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Highly rated heartfelt fiction

Readers sing the praises of these five new novels that tug at the heartstrings.

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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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Reality bites: Addle your brain with five conspiracy-soaked novels

Are Templars hoarding the Holy Grail while broadcasting their secrets in coded messages on dollar bills? The answer might be in these books.

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Amazon First Reads for September

Discover the new books available in Amazon First Reads for September - from Patricia Cornwell's new novel to Stieg Larsson's quest to uncover the murderer of the Prime Minister of Sweden.

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Celebrity picks: Stephen King’s favorite recent reads

We asked Stephen King what books he has read and loved lately. 

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Fall Reading

It's time to think about fall reading.

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More to read after Hilderbrand's "Summer of ’69"

Summer might be almost over, but the magic of summer reading doesn't have to end.

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2019 Booker Shortlist Announced

The UK's most important literary prize has winnowed its list down to six. 

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"Quichotte" by Salman Rushdie: an excerpt

Check out the first chapter of Salman Rushdie's latest--and I think--one of his best.

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Weekend reading

We hope you can get in a little reading yourself over this long weekend.

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Sean Gandert on "American Saint"

The author of Lost in Arcadia on the power, and magic, of stories, and the family folklore that spurred the writing of his latest novel.   

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Books we are talking about

Summer is drawing to an end. Here are a few books to look forward to, as well as a few that are finding a wider audience.

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