Monday, July 22, 2013

SUMMERTIME AND THE READING IS EASY



So what are you reading this summer? Fiction? Non-Fiction? Romance? Mystery?  Humor? Adventure?  With the sun out and maybe a little bit of free time, what’s on your reading list?  Here are some brand new titles that will tickle your reading fancy, whether you are at the beach or in your backyard. 

With Bad Monkey mystery writer Carl Hiassen returns to his favorite Florida setting and spins a hilarious story of an ex-cop and some misbehaving bad guys who get their come-uppance. 

I once heard someone say that essayist David Sedaris is laugh out loud funny.  Another critic said that he has the ability to "take everyday events and spin them into yarn long enough to knit a bulky sweater."  Sedaris' newest book is called Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls, which not only finds humor in life's smallest events, but manages to find a love story in each. 

Susan Wiggs writes gentle romances and family stories that readers like to tell their friends about.  Set in Sonoma, The Apple Orchard is about Tess Delaney, who unexpectedly inherits a farm and then learns that the other half has been inherited by a sister she never knew. 

Like a book where you can pick it up and put it down? Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs: More of America's Greatest Newspaper Columns is written by journalists unknown to us and some favorite contemporary writers, like Peggy Noonan and Mitch Albom. The topics, people and places covered in this thought-provoking book will make you fall in love with good writing all over again.

Edward Rutherford writes grand epics of historical fiction whose locations play as important a role as do the many characters.  His newest is Paris.  Here the many generations of the de Cygne family grow up as the City of Light evolves from 1261 to 1968.  For summer readers who love a big story.


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