NPR stories about Best Books of 2008
November 23, 2008 If there's any unforeseen upside of the economic crisis, it's this: People are cooking again. This year's collection of cookbooks promises surprisingly delicious weeknight dinners that don't dirty every pot you own, made from ordinary ingredients.
November 20, 2008 Reading shouldn't be work; it should be pleasure, even as it teaches us something about ourselves, or about the world of history and time.
November 19, 2008 Get all of NPR's 2008 best book recommendations in one place! Presenting: the complete list of recommended reading and holiday books.
November 18, 2008 To swipe the immortal lines uttered by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, a great mystery should take "the lid off life and let [you] look at the works." Maureen Corrigan's picks for the top five crime novels of the year do just that.