Monday, June 7, 2010

8 Serious Summer Reads

Have you spent too much of your reading time lately with books you think might be more of the quick and fun and less of the intellectually stimulating? NPR's Morning Edition recently featured selections from three booksellers. While the authors of these books aren't exactly Christopher Moore or Janet Evanovich (two of my personal favorites, actually), they come highly recommended. These titles are weighty, more demanding than a typical beach read, would make great book club selections, and are also available at the Arlington Public Library.

A Day for Night
Frederick Reiken

Big Machine
by Victor LaValle

Alice I Have Been
by Melanie Benjamin

The Kingdom of Ohio
by Matthew Flaming

The Postmistress
by Sarah Blake

The Lonely Polygamist
by Brady Udall

The Prince of Mist
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Anthropology of an American Girl
by Hilary Thayer Hamann

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