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 Horror Villains: Try not to shudder as you read this fiendish lineup selected by the twisted creator of NOS4A2, a chilling tale of a child kidnapper.
Her Favorite Immigrant Stories: Change can be both harrowing and freeing in these picks from the memoirist who left Shanghai for Chicago in The Cooked Seed.
Her Favorite Historical Romances: Pert heroines and adorable rakes indulge in naughty liaisons in these recs from the author of the new saga The Ashford Affair.
His Favorite Books About Baseball: Hey, batter batter! Load your bases with five recs from the superfan behind 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die.
His Favorite Rags-to-Riches Stories: Fortunes fluctuate in his new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and on this author's top list for the archetypal plotline.
Her Favorite Folklore-Inspired Fiction: Find age-old tales made new in these picks from the fantasy author of Sister Mine, who writes about troublesome mythological gods.
Her Favorite Books About Duos: A twin relates the emotional bond she and her sister shared in the debut memoir, Her, and offers five recs about close-knit pairs.
His Favorite Books That Could Save a Life: Why do we read? The nonfiction writer offers insight in How Literature Saved My Life and shares his list of life-changing books.
Her Favorite Books About Dating: Online dating unmasked! The digital media expert decodes finding love in Data, A Love Story and offers further reading for singles.
His Favorite Books About India's New Soul: India's burgeoning future becomes clear in these top five recs from the author of a new novel set in Mumbai, The City of Devi.
His Favorite Books About Traditional Societies: The scholar offers wisdom gleaned from ancient lifestyles in this nonfiction list and in his new book, The World Until Yesterday.
Her Favorite Paranormal Romances: Find demons and their ilk in the throes of passion with these picks from the author whose steamy latest is Last Kiss Goodnight.
His Favorite Business Books: Creativity meets business acumen in the marketing guru's new release, The Icarus Deception, and in his top five recs.
His Favorite Gifts for Mystery Lovers: The former journalist brings back famed L.A. detective Harry Bosch in The Black Box and offers his favorite hard-boiled crime fiction.
Their Favorite Gifts for Fantasy Readers: Try these fantasy recs from the creators of the paranormal thriller City of Dark Magic, in which Beethoven's Prague comes alive.
His Favorite Gifts for Trivia Buffs: The Jeopardy! champion compiles parental wisdom and myth in Because I Said So! and shares his top five gifts for trivia hounds.
His Favorite History Books: The Pulitzer-winning author of the new biography Thomas Jefferson picks his favorite works of historical scholarship.
His Favorite Novels About Religious Figures: A spiritual icon is reimagined in his new novel, The Testament of Mary, and in these recommended works of fiction.
Her Favorite Native American Books: A hate crime causes upheaval in The Round House, the latest from the Ojibwa author who celebrates her heritage with five picks.
Mark Z. Danielewski
His Favorite Ghost Stories: The innovator in all things macabre selects five disturbing books just in time for the new release of his novel, The Fifty Year Sword.
His Favorite Concept Books: The cartoonist shares his favorite books that come in unique packages, not unlike his new graphic boxed set, Building Stories.
Her Favorite Books About Gender: The writer-activist shares her top five books in honor of her newest about female sexuality and identity, Vagina: A New Biography.
His Favorite Books About Addiction: The Trainspotting author revives his gang of Edinburgh heroin junkies in a new book, Skagboys, and offers five recs about addicts.
Her Favorite Books About Typography: The art of lettering takes shape in these selections from this graphic designer with a new retrospective, Elegantissima.
Her Favorite Motivational Books: The gold-medal gymnast and author of the memoir Winning Balance offers her top five inspirational books for peak performance.
His Favorite Books About Fencing: Foil, saber, or épée? Choose your weapon and read these recs from the Olympic silver medalist and author of American Fencer.
His Favorite Sports Books: The Major League pitching phenom and gold medalist lines up his top five athletic reads in honor of his autobiography, Imperfect.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
His Favorite Books About Books: Visit 1950s Barcelona in his new gothic thriller, The Prisoner of Heaven, and try these recs that celebrate storytelling.
His Favorite Science Books for Nonscientists: No need for a lab coat. Enjoy these picks from the science writer behind The Violinist's Thumb, an in-depth look at our genetic code.
His Favorite Books About Artists in Love: The avant-garde meets bohemian passion in these selections from the author of the counterculture romance Office Girl.