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Bark

The incomparable Lorrie Moore, author of Birds of America and Self-Help, has released her first book of short stories in sixteen years, Bark ($19). Short fiction is where she is master of her domain, and her familiar playful tone is a comfort, even as the... [More]

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Damage Control

With so much to read out there, committing to an entire novel can be daunting, which is why we like to cleanse the palate with short stories from time to time. Damage Control ($15) is a collection of short fiction by Amber Dermont that takes... [More]

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Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line

Ever wondered what it's like to work in the kitchen of a famous restaurant? Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line ($18) is hot out of the oven and hot off the presses. The book is getting rave reviews from critics and celebrity chefs alike... [More]

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It's a Punderful Life

Whether you guffaw or groan, you've got to admit, a good pun is an excellent way to break the ice. We're going to go ahead and take it a step further. Company coming over? Keep Gemma Correll's new book, It's a Punderful Life ($12), sitting... [More]

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Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes

If you can't figure out a way to use up that Nutella (as if), get a few ideas from Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes ($8). The recipes all skew towards the pastry and dessert side of things, so if you were thinking this was going... [More]

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New York Jackie: Pictures from Her Life in the City

Though we might consider reading a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, we consider her such a style icon that we'd probably prefer just looking at her clothes. Bridget Watson Payne's book New York Jackie: Pictures from Her Life in the City ($14) largely forgoes text... [More]

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Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors

Have you been known to splice a comma, split an infinitive, and atrophy apostrophes? Then it's time to brush up on your grammatical skills. Rather than turning to an old textbook, try Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar... [More]

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Slices of Life: A Food Writer Cooks through Many a Conundrum

Not everyone has a book full of family recipes with a story to tell, but food columnist Leah Eskin does. Her collection Slices of Life: A Food Writer Cooks through Many a Conundrum ($20) features over two hundred recipes and accompanying quick-to-read true life stories... [More]

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A Letter to My Dog: Notes to Our Best Friends

Want a coffee table book that'll leave you blubbering like a baby? A Letter to My Dog: Notes to Our Best Friends ($21) is a compilation of notes to canine friends from their owners - celebs and ordinary people alike. Each letter is heartfelt and... [More]

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Evolution Bookmarks

If reading is the sign of an evolved mind, it's only appropriate to complement this hobby with Evolution Bookmarks ($10). You don't have to be reading Darwin's The Origin of Species to chart your progress through the pages. Watch how a crouched primate advances into... [More]

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel

Looking for a new read that'll leave you feeling warm and fuzzy? Try Anna Quindlen's latest, Still Life with Bread Crumbs ($16). Her protagonist, Rebecca Winter, is a sixty-year-old photographer in need of a fresh start. She moves from the bustle of NYC to a... [More]

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I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids

No matter how many times comedian Jen Kirkman says she never wants to have kids, there's always somebody who tries to guilt her into reproducing. Kirkman's literary response humorously makes the case for birth control. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a... [More]

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Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

Ever get tired of following just one character through a whole book? Then bestselling author Kate Atkinson may have a twist you'll enjoy: a single character reincarnated as several people over a long span of time. In the novel Life After Life ($28), protagonist Ursula... [More]

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Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde

Contrary to its title, we hope that Jennie Garth's Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde ($23) contains very little depth. Like, we're not exactly reading a memoir by a former 90210 star with the expectation of award-winning literature. Thankfully, reviewers have indicated that the book... [More]

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Thumb Thing Book Page Holders

If book readers are sooo smart, how come it took them so long to think of Thumb Thing Book Page Holders ($6)? Worn on your thumb, this simple contraption keeps the pages spread wide without you having to constantly wrestle them back open. Best of... [More]

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Crabtree

This delightful children's book from McSweeney's ($15) has the protagonist, one blue tux-wearing Alfred Crabtree, searching through all his belongings for his lost set of fake teeth. Luckily for us, that quest leads us through delightful illustrations of all of Crabtree's possessions, including an entire... [More]

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Braids, Buns, and Twists!

Not all of us were lucky enough to grow up with moms or sisters who patiently taught us the ins and outs of fishtail braids, French braids, and chignons. Pinterest has tons of great ideas, but we're a little sick of clicking on pins to... [More]

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American Afterlife

Feeling morbid? Maybe not spend an afternoon at The Museum of Death morbid, but take a stroll around the cemetery and read a couple of obituaries morbid? Then American Afterlife ($19) by Kate Sweeney is right up your alley; Sweeney explores the recent history of... [More]

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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

It should come as no surprise that B.J. Novak, former star of The Office and ongoing BFF of our beloved Mindy Kaling, is funny, yet we were still floored by just how hilarious his book One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories ($22) is. Novak... [More]

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Knit Your Own Zoo

What's the name of that Matt Damon movie that came out in the last couple of years? Was it We Knit A Zoo? We think the plot was something like this: Following the death of his wife, Matt Damon's character moves his family to the... [More]

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