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Amazon's Best Books of July: Part Two

Shop this article on The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich We hope we whet your appetite on Wednesday with part one of July���s Best Books of the Month.

IndieReader: What You Need to Do to Finish Writing Your Book

This article was originally published by IndieReader. Every Thursday we will publish an article from IndieReader that we think might be of interest to our readers.

Catherine Coulter on How She Sustains Her Bestselling Suspense Series

Shop this article on Amazon Nemesis by Catherine Coulter The Strange Visitation at Wolffe Hall by Catherine Coulter   Catherine Coulter's highly anticipated new suspense novel Nemesis, featuring Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Cal McLain, is the latest in her bestselling FBI series and publishes on July 7.

Kim Stanley Robinson: "The Challenges of Colonizing New Planets"

Shop this article on Amazon Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson   Sci-fi master Kim Stanley Robinson  famously sent explorers to other planets in his Mars series and 2312.

Put This in Your Pipe and Surf It

I recently wrote that fly-fishing is really hard. Well, fly-fishing ain't got nothing on surfing. Last year, I visited Dave Callanan, a friend and former editor here, at his home in Santa Barbara.

Amazon's Best Books of July: Part One

Shop this article on Circling the Sun by Paula McLain We always try to find a range of favorites for our Best Books of the Month list – and we think we’ve done a particularly good job for July.  From the great old fashioned yarn that is Circling the Sun to the  Bill Bryson-ish nonfiction feat, The Oregon Trail, here are the first five of our top ten.

YA Wednesday: Sophie Kinsella

Shop this article on Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella There's been a growing trend among well-established authors of adult fiction to try writing YA for the first time and last month Sophie Kinsella threw her hat in the ring with Finding Audrey.  We loved it's blend of humor and heart so much it was our spotlight pick for June's Best YA Books of the Month.  I recently sent Kinsella a handful of questions via email and here's what she had to say about writing YA, her bookshelf order, a living author she'd like to meet, and more...

A Different Kind of War Novel - Talking to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of "The Sympathizer"

Shop this article on The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen One of our favorite books so far this year is Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel The Sympathizer, a book with one of the best first sentences of any you will come across (more on that later).

Top Authors Tell Us Why We Should Pick up These Thriller Writers' Debut Novels

What is the only thing better than a new book by one of your favorite authors? Discovering a brand-new writer to add to your list of favorite authors.

Mia Alvar on Miracle Workers, Mothers & Being a Citizen of the World

Shop this article on Amazon In the Country by Mia Alvar Mia Alvar’s In the Country is one of the more compelling story collections I’ve read in years.

Women Bring Home the Gold in Locus Awards for Best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  The Locus Awards for the best in science fiction and fantasy were announced on June 27th during a strikingly warm Saturday in Seattle.

Graphic Novel Friday: Interview with Daniel Clowes

Shop this article on The Complete Eightball by Daniel Clowes Cartoonist Daniel Clowes has won every major comics award several times over, including the Eisner, Ignatz, and Harvey, and his career earned a PEN Literary Award for Outstanding Body of Work in Graphic Lit in 2011.

First Chance for Jill Shalvis Fans to Hear about "Second Chance Summer"

Shop this article on Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis Author Jill Shalvis has wowed legions of readers with her sassy, small-town contemporary romances.

Neal Stephenson: On "Seveneves," His Writing, and More

Shop this article on Amazon Seveneves by Neal Stephenson We spoke with Neal Stephenson in person at BookExpo America shortly after the release of his space/science epic, Seveneves, which the Amazon editors selected as one of the Best Books of the Month.

Sara Says: Pack Your Beachbag with Books

Shop this article on Circling the Sun by Paula McLain Summer has officially begun, and if the humidity hasn’t proven that to you yet, the clogged roads to anyplace slightly less citified surely will.  At this time of year, I tend to take less care with the clothes I pack than with the books, which (no matter the form) have to be plentiful.

An Excerpt from Judy Blume's "In the Unlikely Event"

Shop this article on In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume Anytime a Judy Blume book is released, it's cause for celebration.

The Best Books of the Year So Far

We like Best Of lists. We like Best Of lists so much that it's too much to ask of us to hold off on Best of 2015 selections until the end of 2015, so this morning we're happy to announce our choices for the Best Books of the Year So Far.

"Saint Mazie" - An Interview with Author Jami Attenberg

Shop this article on Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg Jami Attenberg’s Saint Mazie is our Best of the Month Spotlight Pick for June.

Not That Superbad After All: Judd Apatow on "Allen Klein"

If you know who Allen Klein is, you probably know him as the manager who broke up the Beatles and bilked the Stones.

"Game of Thrones" Season 5 Is Over - So Now What to Do?

    Feeling adrift after the end of Game of Thrones Season 5? Yearning for devious political gamesmanship, more dragons, or a fascinating world to throw yourself into?