Books

The Snow Child
The Snow Child

An old Russian folk tale has it that a childless couple, living on the edge of the woods, build… >>

The Scaredy-Pants Handbook
The Scaredy-Pants Handbook

Are you one of those people who, as you walk along a city street, stare toward the skies convinced… >>

The New Republic
The New Republic

Poor Edgar Kellogg, would-be journalist, gets sent to a Portuguese backwater with a terrorist… >>

The Might Have Been
The Might Have Been

Eventually, all of us have to grapple our might-have-beens. This is the moving story of a man whose… >>

The Invisible Ones
The Invisible Ones

It would take far longer than this space to explain the dense plot of this highly impressive… >>

The Ice Ballooon
The Ice Ballooon

An arctic expedition in 1897 was a daunting enough endeavor—but in a hydrogen balloon? The true… >>

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism
The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism

Inspired by a poem called “The Golden Hat,” written by Thorsteinsson, who has autism, Winslet… >>

The Final Note
The Final Note

If you like Nicholas Sparks, you’ll like Kevin Alan Milne. In this story, a starry-eyed young… >>

The Drop
The Drop

In the latest Harry Bosch mystery, Michael Connelly once again demonstrates why he’s the best… >>

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."… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

The Best New Gift-Shopping Site
The Best New Gift-Shopping Site

I've never been one for online shopping. I prefer tactile gift-buying, going through rows of… >>

The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever
The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever

The original hardcover edition. Every now and then a great writer finds his ideal subject. Herman… >>

The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding

Henry Skrimshander arrives at Westish College on the shores of Lake Michigan with a book called The… >>

The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey
The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s… >>

Still Worth the Hype: Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl'
Still Worth the Hype: Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’

I tend to be wary of books that everyone’s talking about. Too often, all that buzz ends in… >>

Stay Awake
Stay Awake

National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon writes truly unnerving stories—and that is meant as a… >>

Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring
Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring

Literary awards season is upon us, with National Book Award finalists named yesterday and the Nobel… >>

No One Is Here Except All of Us
No One Is Here Except All of Us

This beautifully written debut novel takes us to a remote Romanian village in 1939, where the… >>

New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker
New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker is a legend thanks to his most famous work, Dracula, but there's more to the author… >>