Nonfiction

TRUE CRIME

14 Books to Read if You’re Hooked on “Serial”

14 Books to Read if You’re Hooked on “Serial”

Since it first aired in October, Sarah Koenig’s “Serial” podcast has been drawing people to their radios (okay, computers) to listen to the story of Adnan Syed, currently sitting in jail for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min […]

by × December 18, 2014 ×

GUEST POSTS

David Pogue Shares 7 Time-Saving Techie Tips from Pogue’s Basics

David Pogue Shares 7 Time-Saving Techie Tips from Pogue’s Basics

David Pogue wants you to get to know your favorite devices a whole lot better, through tech’s best-kept usability secrets. The author, speaker, former New York Times columnist, and founder of Yahoo Tech has put these essential tips together into Pogue’s Basics, the […]

by × December 9, 2014 ×

SUPERHEROES

15 Amazing Revelations from The Secret History of Wonder Woman

15 Amazing Revelations from The Secret History of Wonder Woman

What does Wonder Woman, the superhero who first appeared in 1941, have to do with polyamory, pessaries, and the polygraph? As Jill Lepore reports in her fascinating new work of nonfiction, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, everything. Here are some of the […]

by × October 27, 2014 ×

BEHIND THE SCENES

5 Facts About The Princess Bride We Learned From As You Wish

5 Facts About The Princess Bride We Learned From As You Wish

If there is a universal cultural touchstone in this fractured world, it is, perhaps, The Princess Bride. Between the ever-quotable Rob Reiner movie and the equally beloved book by William Goldman, at this point, only a very few particularly isolated tribal […]

by × October 17, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

7 Things I Learned from Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal

7 Things I Learned from Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal

Sometimes the right book comes your way at exactly the right time. I’ve always loved Atul Gawande’s writing—with his compassion and common sense, he’s the kind of doctor you pray to get at the hospital—and in Being Mortal: Medicine and What […]

by × October 6, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

Will Boast’s Haunting Memoir Epilogue Tells the Story of a Family Lost, and Found

Will Boast’s Haunting Memoir Epilogue Tells the Story of a Family Lost, and Found

Toward the end of Will Boast’s moving new memoir, Epilogue, a friend of the narrator’s wonders aloud how much tragedy one person can take. It’s an apt question considering the fact that, by the age of twenty-four, Boast lost his […]

by × September 12, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

4 Gripping Works of Nonfiction for Readers Who Loved Unbroken

4 Gripping Works of Nonfiction for Readers Who Loved Unbroken

Since 2010 Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand’s white-knuckle account of the near-fatal plane crash and subsequent internment of World War II hero and former Olympian Louis Zamperini, has captured the imagination of readers around the world. It’s landed on best-seller lists and reader […]

by × August 5, 2014 ×

ADVENTURE

4 Books About Adventures Abroad

4 Books About Adventures Abroad

Faraway lands filled with exotic accents and mysterious strangers—one of the pleasures of reading is that it takes us places we might never see otherwise. While in real life I’ve only managed to see Europe twice, “armchair traveling” has let […]

by × July 28, 2014 ×

VACATION READING

A Definitive List of Books for All Vacation Occasions

A Definitive List of Books for All Vacation Occasions

It’s already July 23, and we need to have a talk: Have you taken a summer vacation yet? Seriously…have you? For real, Americans are notorious for this gross oversight. Yes, sure—we don’t get enough vacation days in general, but if […]

by × July 23, 2014 ×