June 30, 2009

B&N Standouts

My thoughts on the best of Barnes & Nobles' Review for the month of June.

Five Books - One subject per week, five books per subject.
In the 4 weeks of June the subjects covered D-Day, Grilling, Fathers and Australia. Of the 20 books offered for consideration these are the books I found most interesting:
--The Bookmaker's Daughter by Shirley Abbott
--Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
--In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
--The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

Guest Books - Notable readers share their favorite books.
I was most interested in Issac Slade of the band The Fray
--In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
--The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
--The Plague by Albert Camus

The Long List - 50 books, CDS, and DVDs to know about now.
These looked good:
--Hello Goodbye by Emily Chenoweth (novel)
--The Blue Hour by Lillian Pizzichini (biography)
--Home Schooling by Carol Windley (short stories)
--The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (children's)


Sarah said...

The Byrson book is hilarious, I'd highly reccomend it.

I'm reading The Fatal Shore at the moment and finding it harrowing- very good though.

Sue said...

I started Leif Enger's second book today, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, and am thoroughly enjoying his prose. I'd love to be able to write some sentences like he does!