My Year in (the best) Books | Public Radio TulsaThey say a vacation is only as good as the book you bring with you. And these days it feels like there are as many ways to consume science writing as there are fields of science. Had a tough time picking my favorite book for this year. Douglas Stone as my top choice. I know, I recommended it last year, but it is a gift that keeps on giving. But: Still check out the others for an eclectic summer reading list. This is a historical retelling of how the FDA came to be, and how we demanded that ingredients labels be put on our foods.
Best Books Lists 2018
It's the most wonderful time of the year—especially for readers. Over titles from NPR staff are here in lists as unique as the readers who will enjoy them. Debut novelist Ayobami Adebayo gives us the story of a marriage that falters under societal expectations and secrecy. This novel is ultimately a hopeful and powerful statement about how we must rewrite longstanding narratives to create the families we desire. Give me Wolizter over Franzen any day! Like much travel abroad, this journey ended up less about acquiring knowledge and more about dismantling her assumptions. The messy, dangling threads of our lives got pulled into a braid--tied to the back of everything we'd been doing all along to get us here.
Looking for the perfect book to throw in the suitcase or take to the beach? Let us help. Whether you want something breezy, laugh-out-loud funny, terrifying, thought-provoking, or anything else, really, we've got you covered. My favorite reads from last year were the bestselling Illuminae series, which Kaufman and Kristoff cowrote. An SF YA with an ensemble cast of misfits, blistering sarcasm, and characters who are really good at what they do but terrible when interacting with other people?
Each fall, we reach out to our staffers and trusted critics and ask them to nominate their favorite books of the year. They respond with hundreds of titles. Then, the editors and producers at NPR Books sit down with a huge spreadsheet of responses; we select our favorites, resolve duplications, note omissions and consider the overall mix and balance of books recommended. Back in the NPR Books staff was suffering from an acute case of list fatigue. So we teamed up with our friends at NPR Visuals, and started to think about a site that would be more Venn diagram-y than list-y — a site that could help you seek out the best biographies that were also love stories, or the best mysteries that were also set in the past.
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Thrillers to memoirs. Great escapes to illumination. The best beach reads of Laurie Hertzel , senior books editor for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. President of the National Book Critics Circle. Coordinator for Oprah's Book Club. Miriam Toews' " Women Talking " is a fictional reaction to a very real life horror story.
Skip to main content. Npr Book Recommendations. Ordinary Grace. In Stock. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is anything but an ordinary book. It is filled with wonderful insight, characters that you grow to know like your own friends, lives that are rich and bountiful, despair and heartbreak, and spiritual wisdom that takes a place in your heart. The book is narrated by Frank Drum in the year