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Winter Reading 2020

At, we kicked off 2020 with our sixth annual Winter Reading Contests and Feature. We hosted a series of 24-hour contests spotlighting a book releasing this winter (or a recently published title that we would like to get into your hands now) and gave five lucky readers a chance to win it.

Even though our contests have wrapped up, we encourage you to take a look at this year's featured titles, as these are the books you'll want to read during the winter months --- and into the warmer ones!

Jesse Kornbluth, author of JFK and Mary Meyer: A Love Story

Mary Pinchot Meyer was more than a bedmate of John F. Kennedy. She was his sole female adviser, spending mornings in the Oval Office, and, at night, discussing issues. After the assassination, Mary didn’t believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, and she shared that view in Washington’s most elite circles. On October 10, 1964, a man shot her in the head and the heart. That night, Mary's best friend called her sister. “Mary had a diary,” she said. “Get it.” The diary was filled with sketches, notes for paintings --- and 10 pages about an affair with an unnamed lover. Her sister burned it. In JFK AND MARY MEYER, Jesse Kornbluth recreates the diary Mary might have written. Working from a timeline of Kennedy’s presidency and every documented account of their public relationship, he has written a high-octane thriller that tracks this secret, doomed romance --- and invites readers to solve Mary’s murder.

"Bookreporter Talks To" Videos & Podcasts

“Bookreporter Talks To” is a video and podcast series that delivers a long-form, in-depth author interview every week. For years, Carol Fitzgerald has moderated book festivals and author events around the country. But we know that readers often do not live where they can attend an author event. Our goal is to bring these author interviews to readers, wherever they may be. Watch on video, or listen as a podcast. (The podcasts include audio excerpts.)