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RIF’s Favorite Reads of October

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

By • 12 hours ago
Author Essay

What Would Babe Do?

Asks Melanie Benjamin, author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue.

By Melanie Benjamin • 2 days ago

Judge A Book: The Long Room by Francesca Kay

Watch as Brooklyn Book Festival attendees try to guess this novel's plot only by looking at its cover image.

By • 5 days ago

Read These Books Before the November Election

21 books that cover the major issues facing our nation, from climate change to #BlackLivesMatter.

By • 7 days ago
Author Essay

Tonight We’re Going to Eat Like it’s 1959

The author of The Longest Night cooks recipes from her novel for her family.

By ANDRIA WILLIAMS • 1 week ago

Auspicious Beginnings: 7 Excellent, (Mostly) Recent Debuts

These first novels are earth-shatteringly good.

By • 2 weeks 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

Start Reading Hag-Seed

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

By Margaret Atwood • 2 weeks ago