Books

A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built
A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built

In my earliest days of reading, Roald Dahl's fantastic collection of children's books left a… >>

The Day I Met J.K. Rowling: An Editor's Story
The Day I Met J.K. Rowling: An Editor’s Story

Here at Reader's Digest, we have a long-running feature called "My Most Unforgettable Character."… >>

Top 3 Websites for Grown-Up Story Time
Top 3 Websites for Grown-Up Story Time

When I'm not writing and editing stories at the office, I'm attending readings in every corner of… >>

9 Funny Books that Make Great Bathroom Reading
9 Funny Books that Make Great Bathroom Reading

Stuck in the bathroom? Keep one of these fun, fascinating titles on hand. >>

A Drink with Holden: 10 Perfect Book-Cocktail Pairings
A Drink with Holden: 10 Perfect Book-Cocktail Pairings

A small secret: I enjoy a drink with my reading every now and then, but I'm not fancy. After… >>

A Reader's Reminder: Books Still Provide
A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”

As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of books. I also read a lot… >>

Must-Read Book: 'Bringing in Finn'
Must-Read Book: ‘Bringing in Finn’

Most births don't make headlines unless the mother is, say, Snooki. But the arrival of Chicago mom… >>

6 Reasons Our Love-Hate Relationship with Jack Reacher Grows
6 Reasons Our Love-Hate Relationship with Jack Reacher Grows

1. He's an ugly hero. Jack Reacher is big and tall, ragged and unkempt. In A Wanted Man, the… >>

Can't-Miss Book: 'Beautiful Ruins' by Jess Walter
Can’t-Miss Book: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

Sometimes a good book is all about balance. It should be accessible, yet challenging. Funny, yet… >>

Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing
Where Hope Begins: Teens Gain Strength Through Writing

An interesting thing happens when you take 14 troubled teens and help them write their stories:… >>