While browsing in my local bookstores, I noticed a bumper crop of great new paperbacks out. Here are some favorites that I reviewed in hardcover:
A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book. I loved it; granted, it's not for everybody but historical-lit-fic types will love it.
The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood. Page-turning dystopia from one of my favorite writers. And what a pretty paperback it is!
The Night Counter, by Alia Yunis. This is a terrific light book for those who loved The Hakawati or just enjoy Middle Eastern-themed fiction and family stories.
Going Away Shoes, by Jill McCorkle. Short stories about women and relationships. A nice read from the always-reliable Algonquin Books.
This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper. The paperback came out a while ago but again, a great read for summer. Hysterically funny.
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel. Last year's Man Booker winner is a fantastic historical novel about Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell.
This list also counts as my dog-days-of-summer, last-ditch-vacation-reads recommendations. Enjoy the rest of your summer!