|annecp's Book Lists|
|Interesting New Fiction (Winter 2014) (10 titles)
New or forthcoming fiction titles that look like great escapes for the winter.
|National Book Award Finalists 2013 (20 titles)
The National Book Awards are announced Nov. 20. Here are most of the finalists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and Young People's Literature.
|Man Booker Prize 2013 (8 titles)
Nominees for this year's award.
*Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
*The Kills by Richard House
*The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
*The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
*Unexploded by Alison MacLeod
|Interesting New Nonfiction (Fall 2013) (9 titles)
A fiction reader's list of nonfiction titles that look supremely readable.
|Top 10 for 10 (10 titles)
10 best books I've read during 10 months of 2013.
|The heretic’s daughter : a novel |
by Kathleen Kent
Chilling account of one family during the Salem Witch Trials, based on the author’s ancestors. Kent creates a vivid picture of the paranoid atmosphere of 17th-century Massachusetts and the cruel injustice of those unlucky enough to be accused. posted Dec 2, 2013 at 1:44PM
|Let the great world spin : a novel |
by Colum McCann
Colum McCann's masterpiece is thought-provoking, moving and a little slow for those not taken with his narrative hook: the tightrope walk of Philippe Petit. Worth a read, though, for the author's remarkable ability to understand characters of such varied backgrounds and personalities. He has true compassion for these people, whatever their flaws, and his ability to make each of them human to the reader is a remarkable accomplishment in and of itself. posted Oct 23, 2013 at 9:00AM
by French, Tana
Detective Cassie Maddox, now working in the Domestic Violence unit, is pulled back to her undercover roots when a murdered woman is found who bears an eerie resemblance to Cassie and, worse, a woman who was using one of Cassie’s aliases from years back. Like her brilliant In the Woods, French’s The Likenes is a slow-moving, satisfying read that creates atmosphere through tiny revelations. It is a pleasure to sit down with and explore over an extended period of time, right up to its nail-biting conclusion. posted Oct 4, 2013 at 1:01PM
|American wife : a novel |
by Curtis Sittenfeld
In her fictionalized biography of Laura Bush, Sittenfeld pulls you in from the start with her understanding of time and place, as well as her creation of a complex, intriguing protagonist. Despite a weak final section, you will have a hard time putting this one down. posted Sep 9, 2013 at 10:51AM
|The Burgess boys : a novel |
by Elizabeth Strout
Strout hits it out of the park with her latest novel, an exploration of family relationships at its core. Her characters are fully realized and fascinating, propelling the story forward until its satisfying conclusion. One of the best books I’ve read this summer. posted Sep 9, 2013 at 10:47AM