July 6, 2011 Any one of these five sizzling new nonfiction books could be the next Hollywood blockbuster. Our advice? Read them all before the Hollywood execs do.
June 30, 2011 LeVar Burton is stoking the flames of nostalgia by announcing a "Reading Rainbow Flash Mob." Do you still know the theme song by heart?
June 23, 2011 Poet Kelle Groom crams so much pain into her new memoir that it's almost hard to believe. But ultimately it's her spare and vital voice — not the tragic circumstances of her life — that makes I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of A Girl so exhilarating.
May 31, 2011 The season of pleasure reading is upon us, and the publishing world has readied a handful of thrilling titles to be released just in time for the summer heat. After surveying the crop, here are our picks for fun reading in the sun.
May 11, 2011 Rachel Syme considers whether the '90s retro trend might extend to books next. If it does, she's got a reading list — from legal thrillers to dinosaur bones — to take you through the whole thing.
April 15, 2011 Tina Fey came to Washington last night for a live appearance where she was interviewed by NPR's Michel Martin, then took questions from the audience. Rachel Syme offers some thoughts about the appearance.
April 10, 2011 After ten years, author Francine Pascal has written an update to her classic Sweet Valley High series — and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is writing a movie about the original Sweet Valley books. Rachel Syme reports on the continuing phenomenon that is the Wakefield sisters.
March 23, 2011 Want to read about the woman who defined glamour and Hollywood royalty? Here are three suggestions for great reads about Elizabeth Taylor.
March 23, 2011 Friday is the deadline to sign up for the chance to have author Abraham Verghese drop in on your local discussion of this month's NPR Book Club selection, the bestselling Cutting for Stone. Find out how to register.
March 4, 2011 Danielle Evans, a young writer whose recent short story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, made several "Best of 2010" lists, stopped by NPR for a reading in honor of Black History Month. In this video, she reads from her story, "Wherever You Go, There You Are."
March 3, 2011 Between Tiger, Tiger, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and The Tiger's Wife, we thought you might need a handy guide to telling your tiger books apart.
February 24, 2011 Take a look at the most-promising 2011 films based on books — from Dragon Tattoo to Something Borrowed to Too Big To Fail.
December 21, 2010 This year, not all of the best books made it onto best-seller lists. NPR's Rachel Syme picks her favorite under-the-radar reads that are worth a second look.