Some of this summer's most interesting books will take you places – all the way from the moon to Korea to the seemingly placid Midwest, and from tales of masked vigilantes to the inside workings of the Church of Scientology. Here are five of the July 2011 titles that are drawing the most enthusiastic thumbs-up from the editors at Amazon.com.
Speeding past the US, South Korea will be digitizing reading material in all public schools by 2015.
What does Amazon Germany's early release of the next book in the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series mean for fans?
How – and why – reporters and aid workers survive in some of the world's most dangerous places.
A gripping account of 1776 – a year of "sustained suffering" and "phenomenal courage."
Most readers will swear that they know all there is to know about Mickey Mantle. But how much do you really remember? Take our quiz and find out.
This gripping tale of the American legend blends myth and fact to create a nuanced portrait of The Mick.
A post-apocalyptic landscape, frighteningly familiar.
The Harry Potter movies come to an end on July 15 with the eighth film in the series,"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." How well you really remember the seven that came before? Take our quiz and see!
Jakob Arjouni's Turkish-German private eye Kemal Kayankaya walks the mean streets of Frankfurt with a flair worthy of Bogart.
Two of the most popular summer book genres are mystery and travel, and there's no better way to enjoy both than by reading detective novels set in foreign locations. Check out this list to learn about seven series that will keep you on the edge of your beach chair – all summer long.
A travel writer treks to Machu Picchu in the footsteps of legendary 19th-century explorer Hiram Bingham III.
While we all count the days till Season Two of the HBO series "Game of Thrones," let's make sure that we don't forget the way that Season One signed off. How well do you really know the story adapted from the first book of George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series? Take our quiz on the final episode of Season One and find out!
Many of this year's summer blockbusters are based on books. Put your knowledge of these flicks to the test by taking this fun quiz!