Mar 28, 2014 — Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan's tale of an unusual shopkeeper's secrets, hits half a year on the list.
Dec 27, 2013 — At No. 2, John Grisham's Sycamore Row returns to the world of his first novel, A Time to Kill.
Dec 20, 2013 — The Aviator's Wife, at No. 12, is Melanie Benjamin's retelling of the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Dec 13, 2013 — The Gods of Guilt, Michael Connelly's latest Lincoln Lawyer thriller, debuts at No. 9.
Dec 11, 2013 — Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that 9 of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery and more.
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.
Nov 8, 2013 — Debuting at No. 11, S. is J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst's tale of a mysterious author and two readers.
Nov 1, 2013 — The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, is an epic 771-page tale of love, loss and art. It debuts at No. 1.
Oct 31, 2013 — Donna Tartt is a writer who takes her time — she's published just one novel per decade since her debut in 1992. But critic Maureen Corrigan says she'd gladly wait another 10 years for a book as extraordinary as Tartt's latest work, The Goldfinch, an "exuberantly plotted triumph."
Oct 21, 2013 — The author of The Secret History returns with a novel about art, love and loss that's drawn comparisons to Oliver Twist and the Harry Potter series. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says The Goldfinch marks a departure from Tartt's previous work, but it's a rich, absorbing read — all 771 pages of it.