All Blogs / Entertainment / Books / Popular

Boston Area Bitches Assemble!

We’re planning another meetup in the Boston area! Reader Nam has generously agreed to have us at her house in Coolidge Corner (so accessible by T and bus) for an evening of book talk and book-swapping and snacking. Bring baked good to share if you can (there might be some historically-based things from my kitchen) (no, there definitely will be). Show More Summary

New from Diane Williams

In the most recent issue of Pank, read new fiction from Diane Williams. We review her collection Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: David Hare’s Memoir

Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper,” and Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.”

The Shortlist: Faction

New novels include roles for Friedrich Engels, Alice James and Mark Twain.

Author’s Note: Aural Sex

Audio recordings of erotic fiction are a booming business.

‘The Money Makers,’ by Eric Rauchway

Monetary policy’s role in overcoming the Great Depression.

‘Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty,’ by Dan Jones

Magna Carta’s historical importance is still debated, but the story behind it has its own merits.

Millionaire Within by E. Brian Rose Delivers Entertaining Entrepreneurship Lessons

Have you ever opened a business book and thought it should be a Hollywood movie? They're out there. Few and far between, but they are out there. And now you can add Millionaire Within: Untold Stories from the Internet Underworld by E. Show More Summary

Joe Klein’s ‘Charlie Mike’

A group of veterans start a volunteer organization for soldiers who have returned to civilian life.

‘Lights Out,’ by Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel says a cyberattack on the nation’s power sources is likely, and we’re nowhere near ready.

‘Soda Politics’ and ‘Saving Gotham’

Two books examine the dire health consequences of soda, and the effort to limit them.

‘Augustine: Conversions to Confessions,’ by Robin Lane Fox

A British historian covers roughly the first half of ­Augustine’s life, running from his youth to the writing of “Confessions.”

Mary Beard’s ‘SPQR’ and Tom Holland’s ‘Dynasty’

One history of ancient Rome and another of the first five Roman emperors.

Audiobooks: Simon Winchester’s ‘Pacific’

A survey of the Pacific includes chapters on coral reefs, thermonuclear bombs and cyclones.

‘Custer’s Trials,’ by T. J. Stiles

The Little Bighorn duly noted, a book recalls George Custer’s brash, colorful life.

Umberto Eco’s ‘Numero Zero’

A novel by Umberto Eco recalls a political scandal in Italy in 1992.

‘Thirteen Ways of Looking,’ by Colum McCann

The Wallace Stevens poem from which it takes its title helps structure the novella anchoring Colum McCann’s book of short fiction.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC