Book Reviews

Holiday gift books so pretty, no need to wrap

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:28

Dogs, cats, "little humans" and Streisand all star in a bounty of holiday books.

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He's back! 'The Elf on the Shelf' is No. 3

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:21

Book/doll climb USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list again.

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Holiday kids' books: Reindeer and monsters, oh my!

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:32

A monster who wants a puppy, a Christmas tree looking for a home, and good old Rudolph!

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Holiday cookbooks for the food lover on your list

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:26

Ina Garten, Mario Batali and the Cronut man have whipped up new cookbooks.

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Notable Children’s Books of 2014

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 06:00
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s book editor of The New York Times Book Review.

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New Toni Morrison novel due in April

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:34

It's called 'God Help the Child.'

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Kirk Douglas: Lessons from a legend

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:49

Nearly 98, the actor reflects on love, movies, politics and technology.

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Marcus Samuelsson shares his home recipes

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:25

USA TODAY Travel's Ashley Day sits down with Harlem icon chef Marcus Samuelsson for a sneak peek at the recipes from his new book, 'Marcus Off Duty'. See what destinations inspired the dishes.

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‘Stalin,’ by Stephen Kotkin

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:25
The first volume of a new biography argues that Stalin had social as well as organizational skills.

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Bookends: Which Writer’s Letters Are Most Worth Reading?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:43
Dana Stevens on Emily Dickinson’s letters to “Master,” and Francine Prose on Kafka’s letters to Felice.

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J.K. Rowling to publish new book, on Harvard speech

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:58

J.K. Rowling's 2008 Harvard speech was so inspiring, it's being published as new book.

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100 Notable Books of 2014

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 04:00
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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Interview: Sarah Grimm, author of 'Midnight Heat'

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:18

HEA contributor Lea Franczak chats with Sarah Grimm about Midnight Heat, the latest in her Black Phoenix series.

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ArtsBeat: P.J. Harvey to Release a Book of Poetry

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:49
“The Hollow of the Hand,” with photographs by Seamus Murphy, is based on travels to Kosovo, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

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Publisher says novelist Kent Haruf dies at age 71

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:46

Haruf, the author of Plainsong and Eventide, had been battling cancer.

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Must-read romances: 'I Belong to You,' 'Until You Find Me,' 'All for You'

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:16

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou recs reads by Lisa Renee Jones, Jessica Scott, Amber Hart, Cassie Mae and Anthony Lamarr.

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Slow burn to scorching: Why we love contemporaries

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:05

Authors Kara Braden, Megan Mulry, Kristen Proby, Michele Summers, Catherine Bybee and Kathleen Brooks discuss contemporary romances.

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Mark Strand, prize-winning poet, dies at 80

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 13:26

His work was translated into more than 30 languages.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 05:02

Tom Clancy returns in a novel written by Mark Greaney.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:04

Spend your weekend being inspired by Louis Zamperini's new book.

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