USATODAY - Books Top Stories
13 Nov 2016
  • 'Wimpy Kid' flies high, hits No. 1 on USA TODAY's list
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:34:12 -0500
    Greg Heffley and Jeff Kinney are back as 'Double Down' lands in the top spot.
          
     
     
  • Screenwriting is different 'Beast' for 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling
    Sun, 13 Nov 2016 00:49:34 -0500
    The first film in the new 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise opens Friday nationwide.
          
     
     
  • Chat live with best-selling author Lee Child
    Wed, 2 Nov 2016 16:57:13 -0400
    The author of the Jack Reacher thrillers will do a chat on Nov. 14.
          
     
     
  • Historical fiction: From 'Monticello' to Lincoln's assassin
    Sun, 6 Nov 2016 08:02:03 -0500
    Four new titles include Paulette Jiles' National Book Award-nominated Western.
          
     
     
  • Stephenie Meyer brews a tasty thriller with 'The Chemist'
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016 18:02:40 -0500
    The author of 'Twilight' tries her hand at a new genre, with impressive results.
          
     
     
  • Zadie Smith has another hit with 'Swing Time'
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016 07:06:23 -0500
    Her new novel is about a friendship between two women.
          
     
     
  • Lean story of McDonald's will leave you hungry for more
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016 06:02:05 -0500
    'Ray & Joan' tells the story of the couple behind the mega-chain.
          
     
     
  • New book goes inside world-famous Bellevue Hospital
    Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:00:02 -0500
    Author David Oshinsky covers three centuries of health care in Manhattan.
          
     
     
  • Weekend picks for book lovers
    Sat, 12 Nov 2016 06:00:09 -0500
    Spend your weekend reading 'The Chemist' by Stephenie Meyer.
          
     
     
  • Megyn Kelly takes issue with 'NYT' book review
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:22:40 -0500
    "The New York Times" implied Kelly thought she was poisoned and that Trump was leaked a debate question.
          
     
     
  • New paperbacks: From Bill Bryson to Burt Reynolds
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:39:25 -0500
    Titles by Elizabeth Strout, Elvis Costello and Jon Meacham also are out in paperback.
          
     
     
  • Alice Hoffman's new novel will reward 'Faithful' fans
    Tue, 1 Nov 2016 17:25:08 -0400
    A guilt-ridden teenager struggles to cope after a car accident.
          
     
     
  • Books: New and noteworthy
    Sun, 6 Nov 2016 06:03:55 -0500
    Look for new thrillers from Stephenie Meyer and Lee Child.
          
     
     
  • Grisham is king of USA TODAY's list - again
    Thu, 3 Nov 2016 18:54:10 -0400
    'The Whistler' lands at No. 1; Garten, Bourdain have best-selling cookbooks.
          
     
     
  • Tippi Hedren says Hitchcock sexually assaulted her
    Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:52:54 -0400
    In 'Tippi,' the actress writes that Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with her.
          
     
     
  • Grisham shows strengths, flaws In 'The Whistler'
    Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:32:41 -0400
    A corrupt judge and a Native American casino are central to the plot this time.
          
     
     
  • Books: New and noteworthy
    Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:02:39 -0400
    Look for new books from Bob Dylan, Tippi Hedren, Michael Connelly and Tommy Hilfiger.
          
     
     
  • 'Best American' collections speak volumes
    Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:02:03 -0400
    We sample '2016' short stories, essays, travel writing and comics.
          
     
     
  • From 'Fixer Upper' to a USA TODAY best seller
    Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:33:00 -0400
    Chip and Joanna Gaines land high on our best-seller list with 'Magnolia Story.'
          
     
     
  • A secret is at the heart of 'The Mothers'
    Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:00:19 -0400
    Brit Bennett's wise debut novel is set in a black community in California.
          
     
     
  • For The Beatles, 1966 sparked a revolution
    Thu, 3 Nov 2016 19:03:45 -0400
    Pre-'Pepper,' it was the year when we would all discover that the band had changed.
          
     
     
  • This would-be spy was no James Bond
    Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:00:42 -0400
    A misfit in the U.S. government tried to sell military secrets to Libya.
          
     
     
  • What's behind Robert Langdon's enduring appeal?
    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:43:49 -0400
    Dan Brown's modern multimedia hero is in action again in 'Inferno'
          
     
     
  • Short but sweet e-book prequels are grabbing readers
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:43:03 -0400
    Authors like John Grisham, Jodi Picoult and Jeffery Deaver are signing on.
          
     
     
  • New book captures 'Heart' of Pat Conroy's writing
    Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:42:51 -0400
    The popular writer, who died earlier this year, leaves behind a new collection.
          
     
     
  • Fall books preview: Rowling, Springsteen, Wally Lamb and more
    Sun, 4 Sep 2016 08:00:08 -0400
    Hot titles include celebrity memoirs, thrillers, mysteries and literary fiction.
         
     
     
  • You'll fall for Jojo Moyes' romantic 'Paris for One'
    Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:03:15 -0400
    The author of 'Me Before You' has a new story collection.
          
     
     
  • 'Truevine': How black brothers became sideshow attraction
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:02:02 -0400
    Beth Macy's poignant book 'Truevine' tells true story from the Jim Crow South.
          
     
     
  • Ulysses S. Grant emerges a hero in new bio
    Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:20:04 -0400
    'American Ulysses' offers a revisionist portrait of Grant's presidency.
          
     
     
  • 20 years after 'The Notebook,' Sparks keeps the hits coming
    Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:02:28 -0400
    Sparks' new novel is No. 2 on USA TODAY's list; Maria Semple has a best seller, too.
         
     
     
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