What a bookish Christmas I’ve had! I received so many wonderful new books for my birthday and Christmas that I worry about how I’ll ever find the time to read them all. Here they are, in no particular order, all of them linked to further descriptions on amazon.com:
- The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears: From what I can tell, this is a historical murder mystery. Thanks, David and Melissa.
- Case Histories by Kate Atkinson: A mystery novel that I read about in a New York Times review. Thanks, Tracy.
- Found, edited/collected by Davy Rothbart: A heartbreaking, poignant, and hilarious collection of found letters, photos, and other personal objects. Thanks, Brian and Sara.
- The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, edited by Robert Mankoff: Every single cartoon ever published by the New Yorker from 1925 to 2004 in a very large book. Thanks, Nicole.
- The Double by Jose Saramago: I blogged about this one already. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks, Tracy.
- The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason: Someone called this a Davinci Code for people who think, or something like that. Thanks, Sara.
- Don’t Think of an Elephant! by George Lakoff: The author is a super-famous linguist who is also a political progressive and an all-around smart guy. Thanks, Laura.
So what’s in your queue? What are you reading now? What books that you’ve just read would you strongly recommend?