Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Dec 2, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Ellen Meister resurrects a literary icon, Ryan McIlvain sends elders door to door, and William H. Gass strikes the key to an identity crisis. In nonfiction, Monte Reel tells of the Victorian who chased after gorillas, and Bill Streever explores the thermometer's upper frontiers.
Dec 2, 2013 — At No. 6, Jojo Moyes' Me Before You describes the romance between a disabled man and his caretaker.
Nov 8, 2013 — Debuting at No. 11, S. is J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst's tale of a mysterious author and two readers.
Oct 3, 2013 — Former IT consultant Graeme Simsion's debut novel, The Rosie Project, is a scientific romp about a probably-Asperger's-affected genetics professor who falls in love with a free-spirited woman during a search for her biological father. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says it's an "utterly winning screwball comedy."
Sep 22, 2013 — As Banned Books Week begins, we take a look at one frequently banned genre: romance. Romance novels have a long history of censorship, and author Maya Rodale argues that it's not just the naughty bits that get the censors upset — it's the idea that women can love freely and still live happily ever after.
Aug 23, 2013 — Javier Marias describes a seemingly senseless murder in The Infatuations. It debuts at No. 13.
Aug 23, 2013 — At No. 9, Jojo Moyes' Me Before You explores the relationship between a man and his caregiver.
Aug 18, 2013 — Debbie Macomber's books don't get a lot of critical attention, but they've sold in the hundreds of millions. Her fans feel like they know and love the woman behind the words, so her publisher threw a party for them.
Aug 12, 2013 — Spanish novelist Javier Marķas is well-known in Europe, but not as popular in the United States. Critic John Powers says Marķas' latest work — an unsettling, slightly sinister twist on the mystery novel — ought to raise the author's profile here in America.