Books Mentioned on NPR

Ever read an article or listened to a review about a book that you'd like to remember, but still forgot it? Here you will find a list of books that are reviewed on NPR, which will be updated on a regular basis! Please note the availability of each book if you are interested in purchasing it. Not all books are available to order. Books are listed in the order of the articles and in descending order with the most current at the top. For books mentioned in the New York Times, click here.

Here are NPR's Favorite Books of 2019!

Current Listings: 

In 'Dirt,' Bill Buford Is Able To Offer An Authentic Adventure In French Cooking - Eleanor Beardsley
May 8, 2020

Get Everything 'Under Control' With These 3 Quarantine Comfort Reads - Heller Mcalpin
May 7, 2020

What Does 'Hood Feminism' Mean For A Pandemic? - Grigsby Bates
May 6, 2020

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pandemics In 'The End Of October' - Scott Detrow
May 6, 2020

'Girl Gone Viral' Is A Peach Of A Read - Denny S.  Bryce

'Sigh, Gone' Is A Refugee's Chaotic Memoir Of Displacement And Belonging - Maureen Corrigan
April 23, 2020

For April, 3 Romances That Provide Delicious Escapes - Maya Rodale
April 23, 2020

For Spring, 3 YA Tales Of Girls On The Edge - Caitlyn Paxton 

Ever Wonder 'What It's Like To Be A Bird'? David Allen Sibley Has Some Answers - Barbara J. King
April 19, 2020

'Apsara Engine' Doesn't Break The Graphic Novel Rules — It Ignores Them - Etelka Lehoczky
April 18, 2020

Instagram Allowed For Truth To Be Crafted, Despite 'No Filter' Options - Chloee Weiner
April 17, 2020

A Story Of Hero Worship And Connection Runs Through 'What Is The Grass?' - Martha Anne Toll
April 16, 2020

In 'Becoming Wild,' Carl Safina Takes Us Inside The Cultures Of Animals - Barbara J. King
April 15, 2020

Human Moments, Nuggets Of Reflection Are True Treasures In New Albright Memoir - Caityn Kim
April 14, 2020

In 'Notes From An Apocalypse,' The End Of The World Is A State Of Mind - Annalisa Quinn
April 14, 2020

Need A Mental Escape? These Books Offer Solace In Troubled Times - Maureen Corrigan
April 13, 2020

In Cesar Aira's Latest, 'Artforum' Has A Magic Beyond The Page - Kamil Ahsan
April 12, 2020

'Meet Me At Midnight' For A Lively Summer Romp- Alethea Kontis
April 11, 2020

It's 'Alchemy': Alan Zweibel Explains How He Helps 'Funny People Be Funnier' - Elizabeth Blair
April 11, 2020

Set 1,500 Years From Now, 'The Last Emperox' Is Still Pretty Timely - Scott Simon

In 'Mad, Bad & Dangerous,' Romantic Sleuths Uncover A Byronic Secret - Caitlyn Paxson

In 'How Much Of These Hills Is Gold,' This Land Is Not Your Land - Annalisa Quinn
April 10, 2020

'I Don't Want To Die Poor' Maintains Sense Of Humor Amid Stories Of Struggle - Gabino Iglesias
April 9, 2020

Stephen King Is Sorry You Feel Like You're Stuck In A Stephen King Novel - Terry Gross
April 8, 2020

 

Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307271013
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Published: Knopf - May 5th, 2020

All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634697
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307271013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 5th, 2020

Everything Is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374150143
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 21st, 2020

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

The End of October: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658658
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

Girl Gone Viral: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062878137
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Published: Avon - April 21st, 2020

Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250194718
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 21st, 2020

The Happy Ever After Playlist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538715642
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Published: Forever - April 14th, 2020

You Deserve Each Other Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593085424
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 7th, 2020

Island Affair: A Fun Summer Love Story (Keys to Love #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781420150179
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Published: Zebra - April 28th, 2020

When We Were Magic Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534432871
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Published: Simon Pulse - March 3rd, 2020

Be Not Far from Me Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062561626
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 3rd, 2020

The Kingdom of Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524739010
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307957894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

Apsara Engine Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781936932818
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Published: Feminist Press - April 14th, 2020

No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982126803
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 14th, 2020

What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393070224
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 14th, 2020

Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250173331
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 14th, 2020

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062802255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - April 14th, 2020

Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385543002
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Published: Doubleday - April 14th, 2020

The Women in Black: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982134082
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Published: Scribner - February 11th, 2020

Everything Is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374150143
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 21st, 2020

Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko Cover Image
By Sally Ito (Translator), David Jacobson (Translator), Michiko Tsuboi (Translator)
$19.50
ISBN: 9781634059626
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Published: Chin Music - September 13th, 2016

Artforum Cover Image
By César Aira, Katherine Silver (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811229265
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Published: New Directions - March 31st, 2020

Meet Me at Midnight Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250187666
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Published: Tor Teen - April 7th, 2020

Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781419735288
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 14th, 2020

The Last Emperox (The Interdependency #3) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765389169
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Published: Tor Books - April 14th, 2020

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616959890
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Teen - April 7th, 2020

How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

I Don't Want to Die Poor: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982129309
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Published: Atria Books - April 7th, 2020

If It Bleeds Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982137977
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Published: Scribner - April 21st, 2020