Grady Smith
June 29, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

No book has circulated around the EW offices faster than this thriller from former TV critic Flynn. Its twisty mystery helped the breakout novel hit No. 4 on the New York Times best-seller list (behind three Fifty Shades books, of course).

David Browne, Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970

Browne’s meticulously researched history is out in paperback July 3.

Tim Carvell, Planet Tad

This kids’ novel captures all the awkwardness — and the horror — of seventh grade.

A.J. Jacobs, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

The Year of Living Biblically author decided to morph from an out-of-shape slob into a buff dieting machine.

Jeff Jarvis, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live

Jarvis argues that Internet connections (both relational and physical) are making society stronger.

Gutenberg the Geek

Here Jarvis asserts that long before Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, Johannes Gutenberg — the inventor of the modern printing press — was paving the way for all future geeks.

Jeff Jensen, The Green River Killer: A True Detective Story

In this graphic novel, EW’s senior writer chronicles his detective dad’s search for one of America’s most notorious serial killers, who terrorized the Seattle area in the 1980s.

Richard Sanders, Dead Time Story

Sanders’ latest follows a physicist who’s able to bring time back to life by manipulating DNA. This gives him the ability to answer some of history’s nagging questions, like ”Who shot JFK?”

Joel Stein, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

The former EW columnist set out to discover the meaning of manhood when he became a father.

Jennifer Reese, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn’t Cook From Scratch to Save Time and Money

The do-it-yourself food movement is certainly trendy, but is it practical? Reese investigates.

Karen Valby, Welcome to Utopia: Notes From a Small Town

Valby’s profile of four citizens of off-the-pop-culture-radar town Utopia, Tex., is now out in paperback.

Upcoming Books By … Us
Jennifer Armstrong, Mary & Lou & Ted & Rhoda: A History of The Mary Tyler Moore Show


Anthony Breznican, Brutal Youth


Juliann Garey, Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See


Sean Howe, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story


Bronwen Hruska, Accelerated: A Novel


Chris Nashawaty, Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman, King of the B-Movie


Benjamin Svetkey, Leading Man


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