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Best Books of the Month

Kindle: Best Books of March, 2011

Browse this month's editors' picks below, and see more of the best new books in our Editors' Picks Store

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)

Patrick Rothfuss Kindle Edition

“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me. So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view—a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller... Read more

My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store

Ben Ryder Howe Kindle Edition

This warm and funny tale of an earnest preppy editor finding himself trapped behind the counter of a Brooklyn convenience store is about family, culture and identity in an age of discombobulation. It starts with a gift, when Ben Ryder Howe's wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents... Read more

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

James Gleick Kindle Edition

James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world. The story of information begins in... Read more

The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge

T. J. English Kindle Edition

“T.J. English has the mastered the hybrid narrative art form of social history and underworld thriller. The Savage City is a truly gripping read filled with unexpected twists and turns.” —Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge In The Savage City, T.J. English, author of the New York Times bestselling... Read more

The Paris Wife: A Novel

Paula McLain Kindle Edition

“A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and as one’s own woman.”—Entertainment Weekly A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is... Read more

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Best Books for Young Adults

I am J by Cris Beam
I am J Thoughtfully researched and written, I am J is ultimately an inspiring novel about deciding to lead the life one is meant to--no matter what the cost. J's conflicted character and complex emotional journey will resonate well beyond the final page.

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Between Shades of Grey After being shipped to a Siberian work camp by Stalin, Lithuanian-born Lina Vilkas and her family try to survive in Between Shades of Grey, a beautifully-written, harrowing story about a place and people often unexplored in WWII literature.

Chime by Franny Billingsley
Chime Cloaked with guilt about her family's tragedies, self-hating Briony Larkin closely guards her secret witch status. When her sister is infected with a deadly swamp cough, however, Briony must unravel the truth behind her own identity in Chime, a rich, perfectly-paced new fantasy.

Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
Human.4 Told through a series of top-secret cassette recordings, narrator Kyle Straker relays the new world--one without TVs, computers, or his language--that he awoke to after being hypnotized at a state fair. Suspenseful and imaginative, Human.4 explores what can happen when technology goes too far.

Best Books for Middle-Grade Readers

A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
A World Without Heroes The first book in a new series by the author of the bestselling Fablehaven books, A World Without Heroes is an addictive tale of fantasy, humor, and a heroic quest to discover the secret word that would end an evil wizard's rule.

Hothead by Cal Ripken Jr.
Hothead The hero in Hothead, Connor Sullivan is an All-Star third baseman on his Babe Ruth League team, the Orioles. He can hit and field with the best of them, but he's got one big problem: his temper. Can he overcome his tantrums before they alienate him from his teammates and his fans?

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II by Maryrose Wood
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place actually were. As the children explore London with their new governess, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about their mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways.

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
The Trouble with Chickens Bestselling author Doreen Cronin uses her deadpan humor to pitch-perfect effect in her first novel for young readers. The Trouble with Chickens is the humorous tale of a retired search-and-rescue dog who is recruited by two demanding young chicks determined to track down their missing siblings.