7.9.04

Notes from Mt. Bookpile

It's the offical end of summer: school starts today. My main goal this summer was to rest and relax and reading was a major part of that plan. So here's a list of what was read:

Fiction
Yoga Hotel, Maura Moynihan
Lucky Girls, Nell Freudenberger
The Lemon Table, Julian Barnes
The Train Now Departing, Martha Grimes
Little Black Book of Stories, A.S. Byatt
The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler

Non-Fiction
The Language Police, Diane Ravitch
All the President's Spin, Bryan Keefer, Ben Fritz, and Brendan Nyhan
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
Parallel Myths, J.F. Breulin
The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester
Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson
Idiot Proof, Frances Wheen
When Good People Write Bad Sentences, Robert Harris

Young Adult/Children's
Stormchaser and Beyond the Deepwoods, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
People of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau
Midnight for Charlie Bone, Jenny Nimmo
Homeward Bounders and Merlin Conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones
The Stones of Green Knowe, L.M. Boston
Eragon, Christopher Paolini
Running Out of Time and Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mister Monday, Garth Nix
Confessions of a Not It Girl, Melissa Kantor
Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist


Mystery
The Winds of Change, Martha Grimes
Devil's Hearth and Witch's Grave, Phillip DePoy
A Cry From the Dark, Robert Barnard
Burglar on the Prowl, Lawrence Block
Black and Blue and Walks the Plank, Ian Rankin
Amber Room, Steve Berry
Bookman's Promise, John Dunning
Eyes at the Window, Evie Yoder Miller
The Rule of Four, Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
Unsigned, Unbound, Untitled, Uncataloged, and Unsolicited, Julie Kaewert
The Intelligencer, Leslie Silbert

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Hat Full of Sky, Terry Prachett
Lyra's Oxford, Philip Pullman

Stay tuned and see what descends from Mt. Bookpile next!

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