Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Update

A few new books from the best seller lists are on order for the library and may already be in..........give Julie a call to check on their availability. The fiction titles are Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy and Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews. Summer Rental is the story of three friends in their mid-30s who spend a month on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The nonfiction books are In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson and Demonic, the new Ann Coulter book in which Ms. Coulter compares the Democratic Party to the mob.
I am about to begin Caleb's Crossing, Geraldine Brooks' new novel. I read whatever she writes, but my favorite remains her first book, The Year of Wonders. Set in the Middle Ages during the plague, it examines how people are changed by catastrophe. My reading was sidetracked by another Jo Nesbo book, Nemesis, the discovery of another Swedish mystery writer, Lars Kepler, who wrote The Hypnotist, and a mystery thriller by Taylor Stevens entitled The Informationist. They were all suspenseful, innovative and absorbing. However, it is time to move on to other genres, and Caleb's Crossing will be next.
What are you reading this summer? Post a comment and let others know what you like and what you don't like.


Paul Griffin said...

Enjoyed your posting. I am reading "The Union War" by Gary Gallagher who teaches history at the University of Virginia and the author of many Civil War books especially about General Lee and his army. As a follow up I hope to read David Potter's well known book entitled "Impeding Crisis" which concerns the events in the late 1850's leading up to the Civil War. We all remember the Compromise of 1850?

J Auclair said...

I confess I didn't remember that Compromise. But I've looked it up and I see why it's interesting.

I've just finished listening to Great Expectations again (this time for book club), and liked it again.