Summer Books 2009
Jul 29, 2009 — Almost 16,000 of you voted in our Best Beach Books poll. Whether such a vote can determine literary quality, who can say? But if there's one thing a multitude of book-loving NPR types can definitely do, it's pick books that appeal ... to book-loving NPR types.
Jul 26, 2009 — Our search for the most fascinating new science books finds true tales of Aztec super-athletes, criminal butterfly collectors, Isaac Newton's unknown detective career and the mysteries of the human stomach and brain.
May 26, 2009 — All too often, "summer reading" is synonymous with brainless and poorly constructed novels that leave you unsatisfied. But here are five books that will suit your palate just fine this summer.
May 26, 2009 — Book critic Maureen Corrigan recommends five gripping works of fiction to keep you on the edge of your seat this summer. From serial killers to stashed jewels to snakes on the loose, these mysteries have it all.
Jul 20, 2009 — For those who just can't wait until we unveil the results July 29, here is the complete list of finalists, nominated by you and the NPR Books Board. Happy reading!
Jun 19, 2009 — Looking to cozy up with some good books? Librarian Nancy Pearl has some great suggestions. Her list includes a somber, genre-defying graphic novel about Doctors Without Borders volunteers, and a whimsical first novel about a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Jun 18, 2009 — NPR is drawing up a list of the best beach books ever, and we need you to help by nominating your favorite summer reads.
May 27, 2009 — The series in which writers to talk about the books that they love but are embarrassed to be seen reading.
Aug 20, 2009 — Having trouble judging our summer reads by their covers? No problem — this is where we open those covers to give you a sample of what's inside.
May 26, 2009 — This year's collection of summer cookbooks features an exploration of the exotic by ferocious, passionate cooks who aren't afraid to reach into the deepest corners of the pantry.