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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On the bookshelf


For those of you always looking for that next good read, here's what's on my agenda:

My 'Books Worth Reading' book club's slate for 2011-12:
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Unbroken by Laura Hilienbrand
Mary and O’Neill by Justin Cronin
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain & A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

These books were recommended by the ladies of the club for pleasure reading:

The Power and the Glory                                      Room
The Day of the Locust                                          The Book Thief
The Most Famous Man in America                         Gone With the Wind
The Greatest Journey                                            Atlas Shrugged
Moonwalking with Einstein                                     Let the Great World Spin
Wench                                                                  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
The Seamstress of Hollywood Blvd.                        Cutting for Stone
Warmth of the Suns
Match
The Last Child
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Word Catcher
A Week at theAirport
Where We Know
What is Left
Zeitoun
The Quickening
Sisters

Finally, here's a little roundup of various publications summer reading recommendations:

Also, in case you missed it, here's some of Oprah's summer reading recommendations:

USAToday always has some good summer reading suggestions:

And NPR always has some good ideas:

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