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RIF’s Favorite Reads of October

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.


Read a Selection From How to Ruin Everything

From the short story collection Lin-Manuel Miranda calls "funny and subversive."

By GEORGE WATSKY • 1 week ago

Auspicious Beginnings: 7 Excellent, (Mostly) Recent Debuts

These first novels are earth-shatteringly good.

By • 1 week ago

Last Minute Book Report: The Girl on the Train

Comedian Giulia Rozzi tries to guess the plot of the bestselling psychological thriller (apart from, you know, there being a girl on a train).

By • 2 weeks ago

Special Agent Sydney Parnell’s Reading List

Author Barbara Nickless interviews her main character about the books on her bedside table.

By BARBARA NICKLESS • 2 weeks ago

Start Reading Hag-Seed

By Margaret Atwood

Earth is a Planet

By Mike Massimino
Author Essay

Bookstores We’ve Loved and Lost

These stores may be shuttered, but their legacy lives on through art and words in this new book.

By Bob Eckstein • 2 weeks ago

Start Reading Hag-Seed

A sneak peek of Margaret Atwood's retelling of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

By Margaret Atwood • 2 weeks ago
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