Friday Book Lists: 16 September 2016
Nancy Isenberg's White Trash.

Citizen Reading: 19 September 2016

"Fifty Shades Darker": Trailer. Please note: The first go-round made $570 million worldwide (even though it was terrible). (Related: E.L. James is going back to the well again, with the next installment in the "Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian's Point of View" series coming out soon.)

Fall Preview wrap-up over at EarlyWord.

The new Librarian of Congress was sworn in last week.

William Patrick Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe (on which "Field of Dreams" was based): has died.

Most American readers still prefer print books.

Happy 75th birthday, Curious George!

Oh, I'm so sad. Can you believe it's been eight years since David Foster Wallace died?

National Book Award longlists: Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction. Actually, the nonfiction list is interesting. And it's composed almost entirely of books I've never even heard of. It is humbling to know how much I don't know.

Lots of award news this week: here's the Booker Prize shortlist as well.

Love "Mad Men"? You might be interested to know the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, has a novel coming out next year.

Here's your review of Bridget Jones's Baby. I saw it this weekend, and you know what? I enjoyed it. God love Bridget Jones, and Renee Zellweger, whatever else you think of her, has made that role her own. Oh, and Emma Thompson? Emma Thompson is THE BEST. If you liked the first film, I think you'll like this one too.

Even USA Today is sick of Bill O'Reilly's "killing" books.

James Patterson's new BookShot is about...snore...screw it, I don't even care enough to finish this headline.

Lena Dunham: your new spokesperson for Indies First.

Booklist: Focus on Romance and Travel.

Temple Grandin will write a book for kids.

2016: Emmy winners list.


A new advice book--from Eleanor Roosevelt?

Comedian Norm Macdonald has a memoir coming out...and you can chat with him about it.

A group biography of the Mitford sisters, who evidently all kept quite busy.

For all you lovers of books about work: here you go.

Maureen Dowd on "the year of voting dangerously."

A disturbing look (is there any other kind?) at drug-dealing: Wolf Boys.

Former President George W. Bush will publish a book of his painted portraits of veterans in February 2017, titled Portraits of Courage. I enjoyed this take on his artistic style: Bush "paints in a similar fashion to the way he talks – affecting a folksy, homespun, plain-speaking tone, with just enough ham-fisted strangeness and bungling missteps to keep things interesting."

Well, I suppose it had to happen: Prince's ex-wife to publish an "intimate memoir" about her life with him.

A new book on Bill Clinton.


Not only will Neil Gaiman's new book about Norse mythology be published in the UK, it will include a "Christmas illustrated edition in 2018."