Friday Book Lists: 2 September 2016
A pair of graphic novels I either could have done without, or really needed.

Citizen Reading: 5 September 2016

A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.

I have no idea who Thomas Kunkel is, or what the Sperber Award is, but I do so love Joseph Mitchell (author of, among other nonfiction gems, Up in the Old Hotel).

USA TODAY: Fall Books Preview. Thank God (said with heavy sarcasm), there's a new Nicholas Sparks coming.

Do you know about the IndieFabs Award? You should!

Oprah has already chosen her next Book Club book.

New Agatha Christie adaptations are expected from the BBC! [Related: the BBC's going crazy with the adaptations! They'll also be bringing the novel The Miniaturist to the screen.)

Well, that's creepy. Know what Charles Manson's favorite book was?

Author Eimear McBride feels most sex written about today is "either completely overblown and ridiculous or else it’s disgusting and horrible." Do you agree?

2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards: Winners.

"Group reading in the digital age." Article about Wired's new online book club. I should care but I got bored by this article about two paragraphs in. Wired magazine simultaneously bores me and weirds me out, so I would assume their book club choices will do the same.

Lena Dunham set to publish a book of short stories.

Oh, Nora Ephron, I miss you.


This Blood in the Water title, about the Attica prison uprising, seems to be shaping up to be one of the hottest books of the fall.

The Curse of Cash suggests that paper money is on the way out.

Will this season's big micro-history be a history of chairs?

Tim Ferriss plans to write a new book titled Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Whatever. I am just totally bored by Tim Ferriss. Talk about being a titan tool.

This new title wonders, do parents really matter?

Lawrence Wright has a new book out titled The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State.

Rachel Cusk (I love her): reviews books on assisted reproduction.


Neil Gaiman shares advice on how to get over heartbreak.