Tuesday Morning Book News

Tuesday Morning Book News

A few weeks ago I shared two best of 2011 lists. This week I have one more list to share along with a few great events and posts from around the web.

  • The New York Times released their list of Notable Books of 2011. The funny thing about this list is that I haven’t heard of many of the books on it! I did see about four books that I’ve already read or plan to read some day: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman, and Harlem is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith.
  • If you’re like me and not planning to go shopping this Thanksgiving weekend, why not sign up for the Thankfully Reading Weekend?
  • MotherReader released her annual Ways to Give a Book post. I love reading the things she comes up with for this gift-giving season.
  • Kristi over at The Plugged-In Librarian has written a great post about Penguin USA’s decision to pull all their e-books from OverDrive. The good thing about this is that it’s only the Kindle versions. What kills me though is that libraries that paid a license for these books didn’t have proper warning. It’s a reminder that once you buy a book in print, it’s yours.
  • Last but not least, Marce from Tea with Marce is hosting a read-along on December 9th of Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk about Kevin. I’ve read nothing but great things about this book, so I think I’m going to join.
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11 thoughts on “Tuesday Morning Book News”

  1. Oh, I do hope that you join along for the Kevin readalong! It’s such a great book, but be warned, it will really disturb you! Thanks for sharing all these bookish things with us today!

  2. I read Buddha in the Attic on the train to Chicago and truly enjoyed it. It’s one that lingers with you especially as a teacher because there’s so much you can do with it.

  3. I can’t wait to get my hands on that NY Times list. I’m afraid my wish list is going to burst at the seams after I read through the list!

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