Now Read This: June

Books

Highlighting Liberty Hardy's list of the top 10 books coming out this month is the first release from The God of Small Things author Arundhati Roy in nearly 20 years. Check out the full list here.

Now Read This: May

Books

May brings some impressive new works, including novels, memoirs, a graphic novel, and the English premiere of a Chinese classic. Here are some of the top titles coming out this month.

Grace under fire

Books

A health issue forced Anita Shreve to cancel the book tour that would have brought her to Portsmouth in early May, but you can read a Q&A with the author about her new novel here.

Now Read This: April

Books

Some of the new titles coming out in April seem particularly timely in light of the current national discourse. Here’s our guide to the top 10 most anticipated books scheduled for publication this month.

A hermit’s tale

Books, Outdoor

Journalist Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods, shares the true story of a man who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years. Finkel will be in Portsmouth next week.

Now Read This: March

Books

Among the most highly anticipated books slated for publication in March is the true story of a Maine-based hermit, authored by Michael Finkel, who will soon discuss the book in Portsmouth. Learn more about that and other top titles here.

Now Read This: February

Books

The shortest month of the year brings no shortage of compelling, engrossing, and often mystifying new books. Here are 10 of the most anticipated highlights slated for publication in February.

From prayer beads to poetry

Books

Biographer Brad Gooch, author of Rumi's Secret, discusses the Sufi poet's life and transcendent work in advance of his appearance at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

Now Read This: January

Books

The New Year begins with a new batch of books, including novels, short stories, memoirs, and a couple of stunning debuts. Here are 10 highlights slated for publication in the month of January.

True stories

Books

Beyond the Binding, a new storytelling series presented by Seacoast Area Libraries, brings local storytellers to 18 public libraries during the month of January.

Page weight

Books

Despite the avalanche of Kindles, iPads, and Nooks that will inevitably be under countless Christmas trees this year, print books are still alive and well. For Granite State publishers and writers, print remains one of the most practical, visceral ways to connect with readers.

Now Read This: Signal Boost

Books

With such a vast number of books published each year, it’s easy to miss some true literary gems. With that in mind, Liberty Hardy offers up her top 12 underrated books of the year. Keep them in mind as potential gifts for avid readers.

Top-five things to do

Books, Music

The devilish mayhem of Halloween is over, but there is still plenty of fun to be had this first weekend of November. Here are some highlights from around the Seacoast.

Now Read This: November

Books

Page-guzzling Seacoast reader Liberty Hardy shares her guide to the top 10 most highly anticipated books coming out in the month of November.

Top-five things to do

Art, Books, Film, Music

Halloween is Monday, and trick-or-treating in most communities is this weekend. But there are, in fact, some non-Halloween events coming up that are worthy of mention too. Here are some highlights.

Our man in Moscow

Books

Amor Towles will present his new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow at The Music Hall Loft next week. He talked to The Sound about real-life stories of the Metropol, Russian literature, “Casablanca,” and the fine art of traveling.

Top-five things to do

Art, Books, Lifestyle, Music

The weekend is mere hours away. You can make it. And when you do, you’ll have numerous options for entertainment, including great music, theater, and art events. Here’s a roundup of highlights.

Now Read This: October

Books

With Halloween lurking around the corner, it's time to whet your appetite with nonfiction books about America's haunted places and '80s horror movies. October also brings the latest from Margaret Atwood and several other great authors. Here are 10 strong reading recommendations.

Road warrior

Books

Author Craig Johnson talks about motorcycles, small-town mysteries, and the latest installment of his popular Longmire series in advance of his upcoming appearance at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

Now Read This: September

Books

A number of highly anticipated novels, short stories, and essay collections are slated to hit shelves during the month of September. Seacoast bookworm Liberty Hardy provides a guide to 10 of the best.

Now Read This: August

Books

A number of spellbinding works of fiction and nonfiction are set for publication during the month of August. Here’s a roundup of some of the most anticipated new titles coming soon to a bookstore near you.

A conversation with Judy Blume

Books

Author Judy Blume, who is on her way to The Music Hall as a guest in the Writers on a New England Stage series, discusses her new book, In the Unlikely Event, which she expects to be her final novel.