Monday, June 8, 2009

More Summer Read Picks

Summer is a great time for reading and there are any number of places to go for good book recommendations. I will try to link to some of the more interesting lists as the summer progresses. Thanks to Shelf Awareness for this link:

NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook featured "Summer reads '09," with recommendations from Liesl Schillinger of the New York Times Book Review, Laurie Hertzel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Jamil Zaidi, manager at the Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Wash.

Jamil's picks:

  • The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larson
  • The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball
  • Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
  • The Dark Side of Love by Rafik Schami
  • The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
  • Wonderful World by Javier Calvo
  • The Housekeeper & The Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  • The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  • The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
  • The Dark Volume by Gordon Dahlquist
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Drood by Dan Simmons
  • Wanting by Richard Flanagan
  • The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
I am going to put a couple of these on my To Be Read list for the summer and I concur with his recommendation for several others -- Beat the Reaper, The Angel's Game, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for starters.

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