Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ten Books Not To Miss This Summer

John Searles, book editor for Cosmopolitan magazine, shares his list of the season's sizzling reads:

Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
After being stranded at O'Hare airport for an eternity, the author writes a scathing letter to American Airlines. This letter ends up turning into a funny and mesmerizing novel that tells the story of his life.

The Writing Class by Jincy Willett
The tale of a writing teacher who presides over a class full of oddballs. When one of her students turns up dead, she sets out to solve the mystery.

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown
A smart, darkly comic book in which a woman's life is turned upside down when she finds out that her husband is leaving her for his tennis partner.

An Absolute Scandal by Penny Vincenzi
The perfect page turner for the beach -- a few wealthy families are drawn together during a financial downturn and the results are scandalous.

The Beach House by Jane Green
An elderly woman rents out her Nantucket home one summer and finds her life filled with a cast of characters.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow.
This novel is about a book club formed as an alibi during World War II in order to protect its members from arrest by German soldiers.

Careless in Red by Elizabeth George
The newest installment in the Inspector Lynley series by an American author who writes the most authentic British mysteries.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Crazy tales and essays inspired by his real life.

Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau
The title of this book says it all.

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
This novel is based on the true story of the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and a woman named Mamah Cheney.

We have a few of these titles now, but be on the look out for the others to be added to our collection soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for those insights! And anything by David Sedaris or his sister Amy, well... always MUST-reads for anyone with heart! Hysterical and true.