Thursday, August 26, 2010

New in Paperback, Reviewed Here- Labor Day Weekend Reads

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!


Kathleen said...

So many good books coming in paperback. I will probably be more likely to buy a few of these now.

Anonymous said...

I really want to read Year of the Flood. I hope to get to that sometime this fall.

Zibilee said...

I have three of these books (The Children's Book, Wolf Hall, Year of the Flood) and must say that your great reviews of them are what swayed me to buy them. I am looking forward to grabbing all the books on this list. Thanks, Marie!

Anonymous said...

I have seen these in the stores, also.

Anonymous said...

that is a lovely cover for 'year of the flood'... i really like Atwood's short stories, though this read wasn't too terrible an experience

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

confession - I haven't yet read THE CHILDREN'S BOOK ... I imagine that paperback will call to me on an upcoming trip to the bookshop.

Did you hear any of the grumbles about the cover of the pback? Many have said they should have kept the hardcover pic, that this one make the book look too feminine. What do you think?