Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4)

2015-08-21T11:53:29-05:00

Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? Cormorant Books, 2015 For

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4)2015-08-21T11:53:29-05:00

Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013) and The Silkworm (2014)

2014-12-19T17:44:16-05:00

Readers are introduced to Cormoran Strike in a moment of need. His. “A double fee. Strike’s conscience, once firm and inelastic, had been weakened by repeated blows of fate; this was the knockout punch. His baser self was already gamboling off into the realms of happy speculation: a month’s work

Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013) and The Silkworm (2014)2014-12-19T17:44:16-05:00

Page-turners: sometimes mysterious

2017-07-24T15:36:17-05:00

Nothing like a good mystery. Some serial fun, with Giles Blunt, Ian Hamilton, Louise Penny, or my most recent discovery, the Nina Borg series by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis. But one can find a good page-turner in the standalone novels on the fiction shelves too. Take Claire Cameron's freshly published The Bear, longlisted

Page-turners: sometimes mysterious2017-07-24T15:36:17-05:00

Arjun Basu’s Waiting for the Man (2014)

2014-07-11T16:34:12-05:00

“We crave narrative,” Joe tells us. And the Reader who picks up Arjun Basu’s Waiting for the Man nods: a narrative craver. ECW Press, 2014 “We believe we are uninteresting without a compelling story.” But Joe himself no longer finds his story compelling. The Reader meets Joe when

Arjun Basu’s Waiting for the Man (2014)2014-07-11T16:34:12-05:00

Teddy Wayne’s The Love Song of Jonny Valentine (2013)

2014-03-20T20:16:44-05:00

When we meet Jonny, he can't sleep; he turns on the light to play The Secret Land of Zenon. Simon & Schuster, 2013 In this first sentence of Teddy Wayne's novel, Jonny might be any eleven-year-old boy. But even while listening to the background music for Zenon, Jonny

Teddy Wayne’s The Love Song of Jonny Valentine (2013)2014-03-20T20:16:44-05:00
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