Books
Books
Dec. 4 2015 7:34 AMThe Best Audiobooks of 2015The perfect combinations of voice and story to accompany a short walk or a long commute.
Dec. 3 2015 10:00 AMThe First Parenting Book That Truly Understands MeIt’s Emily Flake’s sharp and funny cartoon guide to modern child-rearing. Heh … rearing.
Dec. 3 2015 5:42 AMLaura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015The year publishing discovered that discovery is still a task at which humans excel.
Dec. 1 2015 11:39 AMThe 23 Best Lines of 2015Great metaphors, terrible sex, and talking dogs in some of the most memorable sentences of the year. 
Nov. 16 2015 11:40 AMInto the WoodsA memoir of two years as a hermit plumbs the modern fantasy of escape.
Nov. 6 2015 5:16 PMWhen He Was CruelElvis Costello’s memoir is most potent when it wrestles with the sins of the past—and his relationship with his bandleader father.
Nov. 5 2015 4:22 PMBeautiful and Surprising Maps of the Worlds Within BooksAndrew DeGraff’s remarkable “literary atlas” Plotted.
Nov. 4 2015 11:29 AMOh, the HumanityA mind-bending, award-winning science fiction trilogy that expertly investigates the way we live now.
Nov. 3 2015 2:51 PMKing Michael of Times SquareThe glorious, entertaining, phony, doomed reign of Broadway reporter Michael Riedel.
Nov. 3 2015 9:30 AMMaternal InstinctsMary Gaitskill’s novel uses the story of a young girl and a horse to ask: Does motherhood make you a “normal” woman?
Nov. 2 2015 9:06 AMFounding Father FailsSarah Vowell on embracing the inconsistencies and personal shortcomings of great men.
Oct. 23 2015 9:34 AMA Whole Different Order of NothingPaul Murray’s new novel is the funniest book ever written about the international banking system.
Oct. 9 2015 11:53 AMPortrait of an English VillageRonald Blythe’s Akenfield demonstrates that the strongest link between past and future is the living memories of our neighbors.
Oct. 8 2015 12:25 PMConnection and ReleaseSloane Crosley’s sparkling novel The Clasp.
Oct. 7 2015 2:38 PMCharm MachineHow Elizabeth Gilbert evolved from magazine writer to self-help guru.
Dec. 3 2015 10:54 AMIn the Great Green RoomMargaret Wise Brown, Gertrude Stein, and Goodnight Moon.
Dec. 3 2015 5:43 AMKaty Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015A year in which marginalized voices spoke powerfully to the mainstream, and perished voices rose from the dead.
Dec. 2 2015 9:53 AMThe 10 Best Comics of 2015Slate Book Review critics on the cartoon stories that moved and surprised them the most.
Nov. 30 2015 10:19 AMThe Overlooked Books of 2015Slate Book Review critics recommend 27 books you’d probably love if only you knew about them.
Nov. 12 2015 3:31 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 9.
Nov. 6 2015 10:15 AMAlice in UnderlandGregory Maguire’s latest fairy tale sends her into the afterlife.
Nov. 5 2015 9:15 AMA Conversation With Philip PullmanThe Golden Compass author on loneliness, Romanticism, the meaning of the “young adult” label, and why we all want daemons. 
Nov. 4 2015 9:30 AMTruth or Beauty—Pick OneThe harder Carl Phillips’ poems look for beauty, the further they go from home.
Nov. 3 2015 11:57 AMA Suburb of HellStacy Schiff’s history of the Salem witch trials.
Nov. 3 2015 7:00 AMYou May Say I’m a DreamerJohn Lennon visits his tiny, private Irish island in Kevin Barry’s riotous Beatlebone.
Nov. 2 2015 5:52 AMThe Unmaking of AmericaA new history asks: Has all the progress of the past 100 years come undone?
Oct. 9 2015 12:09 PMThe Girl, the Psycho, and the Nice GuyA comic about teenagers that understands just how frustrating they can be.
Oct. 8 2015 1:29 PMThe Redemption of Neil StraussThe journalist-turned–pickup artist tries to reclaim his soul.
Oct. 7 2015 3:48 PMSad RomanceJojo Moyes’ best-sellers make happy ever after a bit more complicated.
Oct. 6 2015 3:41 PMThe Odd Case of the Nazi JudgeKonrad Morgen claimed he worked to undermine the Nazi regime by rigorously enforcing its own laws.

READ MORE STORIES