Good Minds Suggest
Find book recommendations from your favorite authors! Every month we pick a different writer's brain to plumb.
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His Favorite Books About Good vs. Evil: The master of supernatural gore offers a hell-raising top five in honor of his new work of horror, The Scarlet Gospels.
His Favorite Books About the Future: Water is scarce in his sci-fi thriller, The Water Knife, which peers into our possible future, along with these five recs.
The Fug Girls Favorite Books About Royalty: Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan dish on Windsors, Tudors, and more in time for their new Kate-and-Wills-inspired romp, The Royal We.
His Favorite Fiction About Historical Characters: Fact and fiction blend in these recs from the author of the new mystery The Fifth Heart, starring Henry James and Sherlock Holmes.
Her Favorite Books About Living on Your Own Terms (or What Happens When You Don't): Try this top list from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, a set of essays exploring the decision not to have children.
Mary Doria Russell
Her Favorite Westerns: Not just for gunslingers, the real Wild West comes to life in these five frontier tales recommended by the author of Epitaph.
His Favorite Books About Vatican Crime: Murder, greed, and conspiracy in the Holy See—try these recs from the suspense writer whose latest thrill ride is The Fifth Gospel.
Her Favorite Steampunk: Visit the steam-powered Wild West in Karen Memory, the latest from the speculative fiction author who offers her top five.
John Robert Lewis
Books that Influenced Me: An icon of the civil rights movement, longtime congressman, and the author of the graphic memoir March shares a personal book list.
Her Favorite Magic Realism: The short fiction writer recommends "books of the uncanny and the strange," not unlike her new story collection, Get in Trouble.
Her Favorite Recent Books by Women in Which Women Have Sex: The filmmaker and artist celebrates the sex lives of women in these recs and her new novel, The First Bad Man.
Jayne Ann Krentz
Her Favorite Romantic Suspense Novels: She serves up love affairs with a side of pulse-pounding danger in her new thriller, Trust No One, and in these steamy picks.
Her Favorite Young Adult Books for Readers of All Ages: Not just for teens! Try these recs from the author of We Were Liars, the Goodreads Choice Winner for Young Adult Fiction.
His Favorite Cookbooks: The author of My Paris Kitchen, a Choice Finalist for Best Food & Cookbooks, offers some mouth-watering picks.
Her Favorite Books About Vaccination: The author of On Immunity shares five books that informed her critique of the myths and fears surrounding vaccination.
His Favorite Works of World-Building: Visit far-flung realms in these recs from the fantasy writer whose magic-steeped new novella is The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
Hans Ulrich Obrist
His Favorite Books About Artists: Computer code and Neanderthal DNA are among the topics covered in these picks from the art-world author of Ways of Curating.
Her Favorite Mother-Daughter Books: Try these five books to better understand the unique mother-daughter bond, selected by the bestselling author of Leaving Time.
Her Favorite Books About Why We Read: Reading is like breathing for many of us, including the author of The Republic of Imagination, who shares a special list.
Her Favorite Books About Secrets: No spoilers here! Reveal nothing after reading this Dubliner's new mystery, The Secret Place, and her enigmatic recs.
His Favorite Historical Ripsnorters: Try some history that will blow your hair back in these picks from the noir stylist, whose new novel, Perfidia, is set in 1941 L.A.
His Favorite Books About Epidemics: Put on your hazmat suit before reading these infectious picks from the author of Lock In, a near-future thriller about a global pandemic.
Her Favorite Books About Suburbia: Visit the not-so-mundane suburbs in Big Little Lies, the suspenseful new novel from the bestseller who shares her top-five list.
Her Favorite Pop Culture Books for Thinkers: The cultural critic and relentlessly honest author of Bad Feminist offers five insightful recs for the media lover in all of us.
Gene Luen Yang
His Favorite Superheroes: Just in time for his revival of the Green Turtle in The Shadow Hero, the comic book creator names his top five iconic characters.
His Favorite Narrators Who Will Break Your Heart: His new novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, follows the chaos of a nuclear meltdown, and these stirring recs will make you melt down!
Her Favorite Underrated Books by Women: Discover unsung masterpieces by female writers, recommended by the author of the witty, forthright new book All Fall Down.