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10 books we loved reading in 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 05:00

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

       
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John le Carre: The man behind the spies

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 13:05

The popular espionage writer is the subject of a new biography.

        
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Adult coloring books promise stress relief

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 11:51

Research suggests the activity can have benefits -- but it's not therapy, experts say.

        
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Mystery roundup: Gillian Flynn, Connelly

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 07:00

We check out four thrillers, including new titles from Gillian Flynn and MIchael Connelly.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 05:02

James Rollins' new Sigma Force thriller goes on sale Dec. 15.

        
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