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End-of-the-Year Contest 2023

Congratulations to the winners of our 2023 End-of-the-Year Contest! One reader received all 44 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2023, while 11 others won four of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2023's Bets On selections.

If you would like to know more about these books, be sure to check out this video and podcast where Carol talks about each of her 44 picks.

Summer Reading 2023

All summer long, we at have been sharing some great summer book picks with our Summer Reading Feature. While our series of 24-hour contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at our featured titles for some sizzling summer reading ideas.

» Click here to see the winners of this year's Summer Reading contests.

Best Books for Dad 2023

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men in our lives who have raised and loved us. Why not show him your appreciation by inspiring him with a great book? We have six titles that are perfect gift-giving suggestions for Dad, keeping him busy through the rest of the year.


Congratulations to the five winners of our 18th Annual Father’s Day Contest! Each winner received a prize package that includes all of the titles in this year’s feature.

Linwood Barclay, author of The Lie Maker

Your dad’s not a good person. Your dad killed people, son. These are some of the last words that Jack Givins’ father spoke to him before he was whisked away by witness protection, leaving Jack and his mother to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives as best they could. Years later, Jack is a talented but struggling author. So when the U.S. Marshals approach him with a lucrative opportunity, he’s in no position to turn them down. They’re recruiting writers like Jack to create false histories for people in witness protection. Jack soon realizes this may be a chance to find his dad. But Jack’s father hasn’t made contact with his handlers recently, and they have no idea where he is. He could be in serious danger, and Jack may be the only one who can find him.

The Lie Maker by Linwood Barclay

June 2023

It’s no secret to Bookreporter readers that Linwood Barclay is one of my favorite authors. With THE LIE MAKER, he has written what I think is his best book. I love the way that he introduces us to characters, and as we come to know them, we immediately start thinking, Hmmmm, how are these people all going to come together?

Week of April 8, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of April 8th include THE LIE MAKER, a twisty, fast-paced thriller from Linwood Barclay in which a man desperately tries to track down his father --- who was taken into witness protection years ago --- before his enemies can get to him; FOR YOU AND ONLY YOU, the fourth entry in Caroline Kepnes' acclaimed You series, which follows Joe Goldberg to the hallowed halls of Harvard, where he leaves crimson in his wake; LeBRON, Jeff Benedict's definitive biography of basketball superstar LeBron James, based on three years of exhaustive research and more than 250 interviews; THE FIRST LADY OF WORLD WAR II by Shannon McKenna Schmidt, the first book to tell the full story of Eleanor Roosevelt's unprecedented and courageous trip to the Pacific Theater during World War II; and the paperback original A KILLING ON THE HILL, a gripping thriller from Robert Dugoni about the Great Depression, high-level corruption, and a murder that’s about to become Seattle’s hottest mystery.