Friday Book Lists: 30 September 2016
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Citizen Reading: 3 October 2016

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

Trending now in nonfiction: time travel.

Novels about the misery of work. Can I get an amen from the choir!

Reading is popping up in crime sentencing. (And you can see why: this infographic clearly outlines the value of reading).

Who knew? Reese Witherspoon is turning into a force behind popular books and their movie adaptations.

Booklist: Spotlight on series nonfiction and food.

Trailer: Anne of Green Gables (the new one). Okay, I'm intrigued by the casting choice of Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert. Still and all, it's going to be VERY HARD to top the original (or the original Gilbert Blythe).

New Adult Romance: An introduction.

Have they finally figured out who Elena Ferrante really is? Here's my question: why does everyone care so much?

National Medal of Arts winner: Sandra Cisneros.

2017 will bring...more Dan Brown! Thank goodness. How I've missed Dan Brown. (Although compared to James Patterson and his insta-books that at this point he surely must just be excreting from his pores...or somewhere...Dan Brown's works look like lovingly crafted works of literary artistry.)

Lonely Planet to launch a new food imprint.

Okay, have you seen this AWESOME CONTEST? Go forth and enter right now!

"Lusty Librarian Romance."

Students still prefer textbooks in print.

Okay, you know what? Algorithms do not know everything, people, and they certainly can't tell you what's going to be a bestseller.

Love Bookshelves of Doom? Then you're probably going to enjoy The Backlist too!


In the New York Times: new nonfiction about the power struggle at Ground Zero; Games people play; and Shirley Jackson.

A new Iraq War memoir.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, another book on how to design a perfect life. Where's the book titled, Oh, Just Give Up Already and Try to Enjoy the Shit Life You Have, You're Too Tired to Do Anything Else Anyway? I'd BUY that book.


BBC Radio 4 to adapt Neil Gaiman's Stardust.