2012 an excellent year for reading!
The reading choices of 2012 have been amazing so
far! Here is a brief listing of some of my favorites.
The Bookworm started the year off with 11/22/63
by Stephen King; another epic by this beloved author that combines time travel and the assassination of JFK.
Another great choice was You Know When the Men Are Gone, a marvelous debut by Sibohan Fallon, an unforgettable collection of interconnected short stories.
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan was a wonderful contemporary read about family, choices
made and secrets held.
Anne Tyler’s The Beginners Goodbye is
another shining example of this author’s literary
A Young Adult novel that would appeal to adult readers of historical fiction is Between Shades
of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. A story of a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941 and her long, harrowing
journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia.
For Non-Fiction fans some recommended choices
include: Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and
Enjoy Every Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal MD
For additional choices and information go to www.goodreads.com where you can list and
create your favorite reads and find you next favorite book.
Recommendation of the month
The Bookworm's top pick so far this year would have to be The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. This is a marvelous debut. A story of New York that begins on the last night of 1937. A chance encounter involving twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent, her boardinghouse roommate and Tinker Grey, a handsome banker with royal blue eyes and a tempered smile. The startling consequences of this encounter propel Katey on a yearlong journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool toward the upper echelons of New York society. The best way to sum up this execptional novel is a review found on the bookjacket: "The best novels are the ones that completely transport you to another time and place. This beautifully written novel does just that."
Rediscover a Classic...
Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
A twentieth-century classic, Appointment
in Samarra brilliantly captures the personal politics and easy bitterness of small-town life circa 1930. It is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement, and a
lasting testament to the keen social intelligence of a major American novelist.