March 12, 2012 The Ides of March — that infamous day that saw the death of Julius Caesar — are nearly upon us. And to commemorate it, author Myla Goldberg recommends three tales of back-stabbing. Have a favorite story of disloyalty? Tell us in the comments.
March 6, 2012 Fold, founder, flop: That's what the protagonists of these three books do well. Author Lysley Tenorio recommends stories about men whose good intentions are undeniable, if not always admirable. Have a favorite story about failure? Tell us what it is in the comments below.
February 23, 2012 Have you ever had the feeling that you've overstepped your boundaries? Author Tim Wu has — or, at least, he's read about it. He recommends three books on the disastrous consequences it can have. Tell us about a time you should have known your limits in the comments section.
February 16, 2012 The parties, mansions — ah, to be rich and famous. Author Emma Straub might not lead a life of luxury, but she recommends three books that give a glimpse into those who do.
February 13, 2012 For some people, Feb. 14 is not all hearts and candy. Without a sweetheart, the holiday can be dreary. For those not in love this year, author Alex Gilvarry prescribes three books that will cure the worst of those Valentine's Day blues.
January 19, 2012 Science has a way of getting inside our heads — especially when it comes to the powers of the mind. Author and neurologist Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa recommends three brilliant brain-teasing books.
January 16, 2012 Reading about dysfunction can be dismal. But done well, memoirs can be more excellent than exhibitionist. Author Marion Winik recommends three edgy, honest, and provocative tell-alls.
January 16, 2012 January can be a hard time: It's cold, dark and you're still recovering from the holidays. If this month has you feeling a little down, author Kelly McGonigal has you covered. She recommends three books that will help you remember to let yourself off the hook.
January 4, 2012 Say farewell to prissy princesses. Author Heather Havrilesky recommends three page turners with plucky female protagonists. These satisfying sisters will lift your spirits and open your eyes.
January 2, 2012 As society makes astonishing technological advances, some think our future looks brighter than ever. But author Drew Magary isn't getting his hopes up. He has three books that set the bar pretty low for what the next generations will experience.
December 27, 2011 Society has a fascination with crime — we can't seem to look away from the yellow police tape. Author Duane Swierczynski recommends three thrilling crime stories told in graphic-novel form.
December 13, 2011 Impostors can be scheming, even villainous, but their stories tempt us with an attractive possibility — the chance to wear a mask. Writer David Anthony suggests three tales about nefarious characters that let us indulge in our fascination with the art of manipulating outward appearances.
December 2, 2011 Few things are creepier than the idea of eating another person — even in extreme circumstances. Author Mitchell Zuckoff recommends these three stories where humans are the main course, whether on account of tribal ritual, or of extreme desperation.
November 25, 2011 Crime might not pay, but it does deliver in the world of fiction. Author Tony D'Souza recommends three of his favorite books about illicit activities. They'll have you contemplating a life of misdeeds and malfeasance.
November 21, 2011 'Tis the season to be thankful — especially for those pioneering patriots, our nation's founders. Author David O. Stewart recommends three page-turners that tell the true story of early America.