Books

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… >>

Need To Chill?
Need To Chill?

This won't help you with the Fahrenheit, but if you're like me and you get strung out about… >>

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… >>

Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again
Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

You might not expect the autobiography of a Liberian political activist to be a page-turner… >>

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Modern American war novels, including Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, Norman Mailer’s… >>

Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy
Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy

A few months ago, I wrote 11 Convincing Reasons Eating Vegan Isn't Crazy. I knew all the white… >>