September 3, 2012

August 2012 Reads

Seasonal Love

69 Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
70 Cogan's Trade byGeorge V. Higgins
71 The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
72 The Absent One by Jussi Akler-Olsen
73 The Odds by Stewart O'Nan
74 The Bartender's Tale Ivan Doig

I can't remember the last time I only read six books in a month!  (I just checked the book list I've kept since 2005, one time January 2010, I only read five.)

I read Cogan's Trade by Higgins, because there's going to be a movie based on it.  I wasn't disappointed, it was a good read.  The movie will be titled "Killing Them Softly", starring Brad Pitt.

Two fabulous recommendations this month are The Light Between Oceans, a great debut, and The Bartender's Tale.  Ivan Doig is one of my favorite authors: The Bartender's Tale is fiction, but it reads like a memior.  Loved The Light Between Oceans, can't wait for more books by Stedman.

Stewart O'Nan didn't disappoint, the The Odds.  It's a great read about one mans' struggle to save his marriage.

I read many Scandinavian authors; I like their different world-view.  The absent One is a Danish police procedural, and it's a great read.

Telegraph Avenue by Chabon is seems huge, at 480 pages.  It is huge it's about race, class, gender, and generation lines, showing how they continue to define us even as they're crossed.  A good read.

What are you reading?

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