How to 'Lose Well,' and 5 more invaluable lessons from Chris Gethard's self-help book

In his new self-help book 'Lose Well,' comedian Chris Gethard says you don't need to hit rock bottom to turn your life around.

      
 
 

Posted on 21 October 2018 | 5:30 pm

5 new books not to miss this week: John Grisham, Roger Daltrey, RuPaul

Look for "The Reckoning," the latest legal thriller from John Grisham. Plus more books on sale Oct. 23.

      
 
 

Posted on 21 October 2018 | 10:00 am

Best bets for your weekend reading: "Reagan: An American Journey" and more

Spend your weekend reading 'Reagan: An American Journey.' Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.

      
 
 

Posted on 20 October 2018 | 10:00 am

Battle of the weepies: Nicholas Sparks v. Mitch Albom. Who made us cry more?

We got out our tissues to read Nicholas Sparks' new romance "Every Breath" and Mitch Albom's weepie "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven."

      
 
 

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 4:40 pm

The 6 best celebrity anecdotes in Busy Philipps' book, from Lady Gaga to James Franco

In her new memoir, "This Will Only Hurt a Little," Busy Philipps breaks down interesting celebrity anecdotes, including Lady Gaga and James Franco.

      
 
 

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 12:00 pm

Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel 'Milkman'

Anna Burns won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for fiction at a ceremony in London on Tuesday, the first Northern Irish writer to do so.

      
 
 

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 9:13 pm

If you love libraries and books, Susan Orlean's 'The Library Book' is for you

Susan Orlean's new nonfiction book 'The Library Book' recounts the devastating 1986 fire at L.A.'s Central Library. A 3.5-book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 8:01 pm

The 5 most shocking revelations in Tina Turner's new memoir, 'My Love Story'

Tina Turner's memoir 'My Love Story' details the harrowing ordeals the 78-year-old singer has overcome in her decades in the spotlight.

      
 
 

Posted on 16 October 2018 | 12:21 pm

The 5 most hilarious moments from Ellie Kemper's 'My Squirrel Days' book

In "My Squirrel Days," Ellie Kemper opens up about her funny encounters with celebrities and her childhood misadventures with squirrels.

      
 
 

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 8:16 pm

Barbara Kingsolver's 'Unsheltered': A family suffers in a divided 2016 America

In Barbara Kingsolver's novel 'Unsheltered,' a family struggles in modern-day New Jersey, but can links to the past save them? A 3-star book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 15 October 2018 | 3:36 pm

Women are angry, and Rebecca Traister's new book 'Good and Mad' explains the rage

In her new book "Good and Mad,' Rebecca Traister explores the roots and 'revolutionary' power of women's anger. A 3-star book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 4:03 pm

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Nicholas Sparks, Tina Turner

Look for new books on sale Oct. 16 including Nicholas Sparks' latest weepie, a Tina Turner memoir, and bios of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Babe Ruth.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 10:00 am

JFK's spirited sis 'Kick' Kennedy grabs the spotlight in a new historical novel

Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy steals the show in 'The Kennedy Debutante,' a novel about JFK's sister, who fell in love with an Englishman. A book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 9 October 2018 | 10:15 pm

Are U.S. presidents warmongers? In new history, Michael Beschloss looks at power grab

In "Presidents of War," historian Michael Beschloss looks at how U.S. presidents have bypassed Congress to go to war. A book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 9 October 2018 | 5:16 pm

Best-selling author Michael Lewis slams Trump administration in 'The Fifth Risk'

Michael Lewis, author of 'Moneyball' and other best-sellers, looks at how the Trump administration is choking the federal government. A 4-star review.

      
 
 

Posted on 2 October 2018 | 4:47 pm

Who was Ronald Reagan? Illuminating new bio sheds light on enigmatic president

In the biography 'Reagan: An American Journey,' writer Bob Spitz delivers a solid, sweeping, one-volume perspective on the president. A review.

      
 
 

Posted on 2 October 2018 | 3:34 pm

Memoir: Life has been one big flying circus for Monty Python's funny Eric Idle

Eric Idle of Monty Python fame has written 'Always Look On the Bright Side of Life, a book he calls a 'sortabiography.' A 3-star review.

      
 
 

Posted on 2 October 2018 | 3:21 pm

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman together: It really is a great love (and like) story

Actors Megan Mullally ('Will & Grace') and Nick Offerman ('Making It') wrote a book about their marriage. We caught up with the funny couple.

      
 
 

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 11:44 pm

Jodi Picoult's new novel: A deadly shooting at a Mississippi abortion clinic

Best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult's 'A Spark of Light' is about a deadly shooting at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. A book review.

      
 
 

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 3:27 pm

Dip into 4 new mysteries for fall, including Kate Atkinson's spy novel 'Transcription'

Big fall mysteries have arrived, and we have reviews of four, including 'Transcription' by Kate Atkinson and the new title from George Pelecanos.

      
 
 

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 3:46 pm