Lee Child

Three thrillers by guys named Joe picked by a master of the genre.

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Madeline Miller

The author of The Song of Achilles picks three favorites that have lingered in her imagination.

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Dustin Thomason

Three favorites from the 12.21 author's shelves.

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Lizz Winstead

The co-creator of The Daily Show picks three favorites.

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Laura Moriarty

The author of The Chaperone chooses her three favorite works of historical fiction.

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Tana French

The mystery author picks three favorites.

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Marcus Samuelsson

Flavorful reading from the chef's shelves -- and kitchen.

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Jenny Lawson

The Bloggess recommends three books to remind readers of the darker side of life.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Reading favorites selected by the singer-songwriter.

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Mark Haddon

Mind-expanding reading from the novelists bookshelf.

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Shawn Colvin

The singer-songwriter recommends three favorites.

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Paul French

The author of Midnight in Peking on masterpieces of true crime writing.

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Linda Fairstein

Three classics from the bestselling author's bookshelf.

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Antony Beevor

The author and historian on books that shed light on a global cataclysm.

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Kevin Bleyer

The author of Me the People has some modest proposals for your reading list.

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Ridley Pearson

Adventures in reading from the author's bookshelf.

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Daniel H. Wilson

The author of Amped recommends three books that unveil astonishing worlds.

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Andrew Keen

The Silicon Valley critic picks three vertigious reads.

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Adriana Trigiani

Three wide-ranging reads from the novelist's shelves.

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Buzz Bissinger

Selections from the sportswriter and memoirist's bookshelf.

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Catherine Chung

The novelist on unforgettable voices ancient and modern.

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Frances Mayes

Three transporting novels selected by the author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

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Chris Pavone

The author of The Expats picks his favorite books of the last year.

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Peter Cameron

The Coral Glynn author attempts the impossible: picking three favorite books.

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Bhi Bhiman

Favorites from the singer-songwriter's shelves.

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Graham Swift

Imaginative classics from the novelist's bookshelf.

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Rachael Sage

The singer recommends three moving reads.

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Amanda Quick

The author of Crystal Gardens on haunting works of Victorian mystery.

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Susan Vreeland

A treasure trove of good reading from the author's shelves.

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Vanessa and Helen Williams

Inspiring reading recommendations from a mother-daughter duo.

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).