Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Dec 6, 2013 — The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
Dec 6, 2013 — National Book Award winner James McBride tells a slave's story in The Good Lord Bird, at No. 14.
Dec 6, 2013 — Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath, a study of upsets in balances of power, returns to No. 1.
Dec 6, 2013 — At No. 12, M.L. Stedman confronts miscarriages and a failing marriage in The Light Between Oceans.
Dec 6, 2013 — Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, at No. 12, is Jon Meacham's portrait of the third president.
Dec 6, 2013 — For 25 seasons, The Simpsons writers have been smuggling math onto Americans' TV screens. Author Simon Singh helps Ira decode the show's numberplay, while former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen remembers how he helped Homer solve Fermat's Last Theorem (sort of).
Dec 6, 2013 — Also: Ursula K. Le Guin on being called a "sci-fi writer"; new poems from John Ashbery; Richard Brody on Eichmann in Jerusalem.
Dec 6, 2013 — This week — inspired by our brand new book app — we're sharing some of our hosts' and journalists' favorite books of the entire year. Audie Cornish, David Greene, Michel Martin and Deb Amos are just a few of the app's staff contributors.
Dec 5, 2013 — Also: Queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz has died; Norway is digitizing books written in Norwegian; Gary Shteyngart spices up 19th century British literature.