Books

All I Did Was Shoot My Man
All I Did Was Shoot My Man

Walter Mosley delivers another whip-smart — and wildly entertaining — murder mystery in his… >>

Abstract City
Abstract City

Everyday experiences — from looking at leaves to riding city subways — are funny and fresh… >>

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… >>

A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

Dava Sobel, the bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, attempts a repeat… >>

A Halloween Treat for Grownups
A Halloween Treat for Grownups

With Halloween season well underway, it's time to give some props to good old-fashioned ghosts… >>

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… >>

A Dublin Student Doctor
A Dublin Student Doctor

Author Taylor, a born and bred Irish physician himself, has created the Irish Country Doctor… >>

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 Death in Summer
A Death in Summer

Under the name of Benjamin Black, Booker-prize winner John Banville has begun a series of crime… >>

A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>

99 Ways to Tell a Story
99 Ways to Tell a Story

Aside from my job at Reader's Digest, I'm taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One… >>

7 Websites For Book Lovers
7 Websites For Book Lovers

This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest reads. I… >>

Three Treats for Book Lovers
Three Treats for Book Lovers

Are you a book junkie? Are you missing a healthy books section in your local newspaper, or craving… >>

This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift
This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift

Now's the time of year when everyone's compiling "best of" lists—mostly made up of bestsellers… >>

This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost
This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost

Next time you need a brain boost, put down the self help book and pick up some… >>

Amazing LEGO Art
Amazing LEGO Art

A stunning new book proves the versatile LEGO blocks aren't just kids' stuff. Here, five artists… >>

RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs
RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs

Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still beat… >>

The Vampire That Wouldn't Let Anne Rice Go
The Vampire That Wouldn’t Let Anne Rice Go

When Anne Rice, the queen of vampire stories, created her bad-boy star Lestat, she never dreamed… >>

The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek
The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek

Get up close to a few of the special items that will be on display when the National September 11… >>

Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books
Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books

We've heard a lot about Navy SEALS of late—and for very good reason. Last month saw the… >>