January 6, 2013 After more than 20 years, The Wheel of Time series is ending with the release of the 14th volume, A Memory of Light. NPR's Petra Mayer has read all of the books — plus the prequel — and she says that while the writing is workmanlike, the vast world that author Robert Jordan created will suck you in.
January 6, 2013 In Jerry Spinelli's latest book, the Hokey Pokey is much more than a children's song and dance. Hokey Pokey is the name of a magical universe where kids are in charge with no adults in sight. There are herds of bikes, endless cartoons, a cuddle station and dessert for lunch every day.
January 4, 2013 At No. 9, Kevin Powers' The Yellow Birds details the friendship between two Iraq War vets.
January 4, 2013 At No. 7, Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise challenges myths about the art of prediction.
January 4, 2013 At No. 9, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder takes readers to the depths of the Amazon.
January 4, 2013 At No. 5, Tina Fey's Bossypants delivers a humorous account of the comedienne's life.
January 3, 2013 Poet Kevin Young picks out his favorite poetry books from 2012, including works from the U.S. poet laureate to up-and-coming writers.