Book Reviews

Quidditch Pong is the Harry Potter drinking game you've been looking for

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 12:50

It's like beer pong, only more magical.

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Allende's 'Japanese Lover' is magical

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 16:11

Isabel Allende's historical novel explores myriad forms of love.

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10 books we loved reading in 2015

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 15:01

Jonathan Franzen, Stacy Schiff, Patti Smith and David Lagercrantz make the list.

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Author of the Year: Paula Hawkins of 'Train' fame

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 12:07

'The Girl on the Train' was a runaway smash in 2015.

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'Star Wars' titles hit best-seller list

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 11:07

The movie is a blockbuster, so companion books are selling, too.

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Buckley finds the funny in medieval quest

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 13:02

Novelist Christopher Buckley leaves modern politics behind to time-travel to 1517.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 05:05

USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

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Hannah Rothschild's novel depicts a riveting art scandal

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 13:04

'The Improbability of Love' tells the story of a lost (fictional) Watteau masterpiece.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 05:01

Spend your weekend chuckling along with 'The Comedians.'

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'Pioneer Woman' cooks up another best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 14:38

Ree Drummond has been in USA TODAY's top 10 for nine straight weeks.

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Holiday gift books: Weddings, dogs, 'Downton'

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/21/2015 - 13:55

Something for everyone, from movie buffs to dog lovers - to 'Downton Abbey' devotees.

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Cozy up with these four Christmas novels

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/20/2015 - 07:01

A sequel to 'A Christmas Carol,' plus Debbie Macomber and Richard Paul Evans.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/20/2015 - 05:05

Bob, the street cat from London, celebrates Christmas.

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Strong women are at heart of 'Along the Infinite Sea'

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/19/2015 - 13:00

Beatriz Williams' new novel links stories from the 1930s and 1960s.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/19/2015 - 05:09

Spend your weekend reading Mary-Louise Parker's unconventional memoir.

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Carrie Fisher revisits 'Star Wars' past as 'Princess Diarist'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 17:46

Her latest book is based on journals she kept while filming the original 1977 movie.

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Kids' books are hits this holiday season

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 16:52

From 'Wimpy Kid' to the 'Grinch,' USA TODAY's best seller list reflects strong sales.

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Peggy Noonan: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 06:30
The author, most recently, of “The Time of Our Lives” isn’t impressed with recent books by presidential contenders: “They were mostly unreal and insincere.”

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Exclusive excerpt: Rick Yancey's 'The Last Star'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 05:00

Get a first look at the final '5th Wave' book.

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Children’s Books: A Place to Learn

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/16/2015 - 15:26
A picture book offers a look at a home-schooling family’s day.

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