- 5 books not to miss: Imbolo Mbue’s ‘How Beautiful We Were,’ Brian Alexander’s ‘The Hospital’by USA TODAY on March 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Imbolo Mbue, author of “Behold the Dreamers,” returns with new novel “How Beautiful They Were,” plus more of this week’s new releases.
- ‘You better look out’: Joe Exotic plans a ‘Tiger King’ tell-all bookby USA TODAY on March 4, 2021 at 5:33 pm
The former wildlife park owner and Netflix star who is serving time for his role in a 2017 murder-for-hire plot is telling his side of the story.
- Dr. Seuss sales spike amid controversy, author’s stepdaughter reacts to books being pulledby USA TODAY on March 4, 2021 at 3:29 pm
Sales for some popular Dr. Seuss titles have soared on Amazon and Barnes and Noble following news six would stop publishing because of racist imagery.
- Mariah Carey’s brother joins sister in suing pop star for emotional distress caused by memoirby USA TODAY on March 3, 2021 at 11:52 pm
Mariah Carey is being sued by her older brother Morgan for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress in her recent memoir.
- Stephen King talks new novel ‘Later,’ kid protagonists and storytelling during COVID-19by USA TODAY on March 3, 2021 at 10:30 pm
Stephen King marries crime and horror again with his new “Later,” which features the latest in a long line of the legendary author’s kid protagonists.
- Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel laureate, returns with timeless ‘Klara and the Sun’by USA TODAY on March 3, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Klara is an Artificial Friend who observes humanity in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun,” his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in 2017.
- Luvvie Ajayi Jones wants to ‘loan courage’ in fear-fighter manual ‘Professional Troublemaker’by USA TODAY on March 3, 2021 at 4:16 pm
“Fear is natural and that’s the piece that we need to normalize,” Ajayi Jones tells USA TODAY. Her new book is out March 2.
- Reese Witherspoon picks ‘Infinite Country’ by Patricia Engel for March’s book club readby USA TODAY on March 2, 2021 at 6:11 pm
Looking for a good book? Actress, producer and passionate book-lover Reese Witherspoon has quite a few to recommend via her Hello Sunshine book club.
- ‘The Committed’: Viet Thanh Nguyen follows up Pulitzer winner with more of a good thingby USA TODAY on March 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer” delivers more of a good thing.
- Willie Nelson is sending ‘Letters to America’ in his new book out in Juneby Nashville Tennessean on February 27, 2021 at 4:50 pm
He might be waiting to get back on the road again, but Willie Nelson hasn’t been twiddling his thumbs this past year. He wrote another book.
- 5 books not to miss: Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro returns, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Committed’by USA TODAY on February 27, 2021 at 12:01 pm
Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro returns with his much-anticipated new novel “Klara and the Sun,” while Viet Thanh Nguyen releases sequel “The Committed.”
- 50 Black YA authors you should read, from Angie Thomas to Walter Dean Myersby USA TODAY on February 24, 2021 at 5:13 pm
“There is no one Black experience,” says LaKeshia N. Darden, chair of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Jury. Meet 50 Black YA authors to start reading now.
- Woody Allen’s own memoir didn’t do much to absolve him of Dylan and Mia Farrow’s accusationsby USA TODAY on February 23, 2021 at 9:18 pm
“Apropos of Nothing,” Woody Allen’s memoir, reads like the long-winded tale of the world’s most tiresome, self-pitying dinner party guest.
- ‘Blood Gun Money’ review: Journalist Ioan Grillo gets to the root of firearm proliferationby USA TODAY on February 22, 2021 at 4:10 pm
In his third book, “Blood Gun Money: Firearms Trafficking Along America’s Iron River,” Ioan Grillo tackles the issue of proliferating firearms.
- Brian Stelter’s Trump book ‘Hoax’ to get updated, expanded paperback release in Juneby USA TODAY on February 21, 2021 at 4:37 pm
CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter is reworking his book “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth,” adding 20,000 words.
- 5 books not to miss: Romantic ‘Honey Girl,’ Hermione Lee’s Tom Stoppard bioby USA TODAY on February 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Biographer Hermione Lee tackles the towering career of Tom Stoppard, and Morgan Rogers’ “Honey Girl” is sure to charm.
- Review: Talib Kweli’s Vibrate: A Rap Story’ speaks to the history of Black liberationby USA TODAY on February 18, 2021 at 3:41 pm
Brooklyn-raised MC Talib Kweli invites readers into his life as a student of hip-hop, Black liberation and Pan-Africanism in “Vibrate Higher.”
- Looking for books about racism? Experts suggest these must-read titles for adults and kidsby USA TODAY on February 18, 2021 at 2:13 pm
Black History Month this February follows months of calls for discussions on racism and police brutality. Books have arisen as an important resource.
- 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read, from Abi Daré to Zora Neale Hurstonby USA TODAY on February 18, 2021 at 2:13 pm
Fiction humanizes the Black experience and enlightens readers by helping them see the world through a Black author’s perspective.
- ‘The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee’: Absorbing bio details dismantles myths surrounding Marvel comics iconby USA TODAY on February 17, 2021 at 11:03 pm
Allegations of abuse, creative theft and dashed dreams of success. Here’s a look inside the pages of incendiary new bio “The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee.”
- Cicely Tyson’s death comes days after her memoir was released. These are the book’s most poignant momentsby USA TODAY on February 15, 2021 at 1:22 pm
In the same week she died, Cicely Tyson shared memories from her seven-decade-long career in her first memoir, “Just As I Am.”
- Review: Patricia Lockwood explores life online, and off, in ‘No One Is Talking About This’by USA TODAY on February 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Patricia Lockwood (“Priestdaddy”) explores life online, and off, in her first novel, “No One Is Talking About This.”
- 5 books not to miss: ‘The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee,’ Bill Gates on avoiding climate disasterby USA TODAY on February 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm
“True Believer” paints a revelatory portrait of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, and Bill Gates offers solutions to impending climate disaster.