It’s been a bit since I’ve updated my LitzyDitz readers on what’s good in the book world. If you want up-to-date reviews, you can always fins me at http://www.chicagonow.com/litzyditz:
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
It’s. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
Alright, voracious readers, what have you been reading this spring? You can catch my full reviews at ChicagoNow.com/LitzyDitz — happy reading!
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
School Board by Mike Freedman
The Bear by Claire Cameron
A Million Ways to Die in the West by Seth McFarlane
How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
It’s that time of year—time for the list of books I read in 2013.
If you’re not a regular follower, you can always find me first at ChicagoNow.com. Head to that blog and you can also find my favorites, along with my most recent book reviews. I’ve got them linked here for you:
Litzy’s Booklist for 2013
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
You are also welcome to come find me on Facebook. The more, the merrier!
Looking for a few good books this fall?
I’ve been blogging over at ChicagoNow, offering up my latest suggestions. You may want to try:
Nine Inches, by Tom Perrotta—a fantastic collection of short stories on the human condition. Beautifully written and well worth the time.
The Measures Between Us—Quiet, understated and sad, but engaging look at several interconnected relationships against the backdrop of rising water.
The Cuckoo’s Calling—That J.K. Rowling has a future in writing, I tell you.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane—Mesmerizing storytelling from Neil Gaiman. Simply enchanting.
The Light in the Ruins—Another strong effort from Chris Bohjalian, this time a historical fiction mystery set in WWII Italy.
You can’t go wrong with any of these, plus the many big releases, including Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep and Malcom Gladwell’s David and Goliath. Happy reading!
Looking for a few more books for your beach bag? I’ve been keeping busy:
Finding Bliss by Dina Silver/Everybody Has Everything by Katrina Onstad
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne
Inferno by Dan Brown
OK, so a quick breakdown—Finding Bliss and Everybody Has Everything are both great, quick, it-s OK to get sand on the pages kind of books. Relationships, babies, infidelity … all that juicy fun stuff. Life After Life is your “Leave me alone, Mommy needs to concentrate” kind of read, Inferno is your summer thriller and The Love Song … was a voyeuristic look at teen pop stardom. All good, all worth your time!
It’s not coming ’til spring, but keep your eyes peeled for “Love, Water, Memory”—you can read what I think about it at ChicagoNow!
First book of the year read …. BAM! Check out my review at ChicagoNow …
Happy New Year, everyone!
As in past years, I’ve got everything I read for the year compiled nto one neat little list. Follow me over to ChicagoNow and take it in!
It’s been a rough weekend for everyone, hasn’t it?
My advice? Read to your kids. Read all that you can for as long as you can—but read with and to your kids. I’ve got a new post up at ChicagoNow with a few suggestions. Check ’em out: