Book Reviews

Must-read YAs: 'Wonder,' 'Rite of Rejection,' 'Losing Romeo'

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:10

HEA contributor Serena Chase recs reads by Travis Thrasher, Sarah Negovetich and Cindi Madsen.

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'American Sniper' is No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:03

'The Girl on the Train' lands at No. 2.

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Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:17
In “Ghettoside,” Jill Leovy describes a homicide case in South Los Angeles to examine the epidemic of unsolved murders of African-American men in America.

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Romance authors' keeper authors: Jane Austen, SEP and L.M. Montgomery

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:16

Alexandra Ivy, Amy Lillard and Lin Stepp share some of the books on their keeper shelves.

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ArtsBeat: Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards Are Announced

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:20
Among the writers whose books were nominated: Thomas Piketty, Phil Klay, Chang-rae Lee, Marlon James, and Marilynne Robinson.

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ArtsBeat: James Patterson’s Most Expensive, Exploding Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:11
His next book “Private Vegas,” to be published on Jan. 26, will have a special, exploding edition, to be sold for $294,038.

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ArtsBeat: ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ Delays Plans for Broadway

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:10
The play will extend its run in Toronto; advance sales for a Broadway run have been sluggish.
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Kim Kardashian's revealing book jacket

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 13:33

Her new book, 'Selfish,' is a collection of selfies.

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‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 13:19
“Guantánamo Diary” is a profound account by a current detainee of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.

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'Last American Vampire' is all blood, but no bite

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:48

Seth Grahame-Smith's sequel to 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' is lifeless, crowded.

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Morrison honored, NBCC announces nominees

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:26

Book critics' nominees include 'Lila' and a biography of Tennessee Williams.

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Bookends: Which Literary Figure Is Overdue for a Biography?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:22
Thomas Mallon and Ayana Mathis on authors whose life stories should be told.
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Interview: A.G. Howard, author of the Splintered series

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:16

HEA contributor Serena Chase chats with A.G. Howard, author of the Splintered series, No. 3 of which, Ensnared, came out earlier this month.

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Elley Arden: It's the year of the fictional female athlete

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:05

Elley Arden, author of Running Interference, highlights some romances that feature female athletes and asks the authors to comment on their heroines.

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ArtsBeat: Benanti and Radnor to Star in ‘She Loves Me’ on Broadway

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:01
The revival will open in the spring of 2016.

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ArtsBeat: Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:19
Mr. Bond discusses the new Paddington film, his life and the enduring popularity of his most famous creation.

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Novels feast on Hemingway, Fitzgerald, their wives

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:07

Two great American writers from the 20th century are catnip to today's novelists.

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Five novels about Fitzgerald, Hemingway

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:04

Stewart O'Nan and Paula McLain find fodder in American literary giants.

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Must-read romances: 'The Nightingale,' 'Where Secrets Sleep,' 'Full Tilt'

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 23:20

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou recs reads by Kristin Hannah, Marta Perry and Rick Mofina.

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