Daily miscellany

  1. From USA Today: A review of Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption, which recounts effort to clear man wrongfully convicted in rape.
  2. From Bustle: 11 books on the history of food that will make you think more about what’s on your plate.
  3. From USA Today: New and noteworthy books.
  4. From Daily Mail: Bestselling author Gill Hornby suggests key novels to help you through the trickier times in life.
  5. From Vox: What Mr. Mercedes understands that most Stephen King adaptations don’t.
  6. From amNY: New culinary books cover cheese, cider, peppers and more.
  7. From USA Today: Why the year 1922 rocked the book world.
  8. From ELLE: 27 of the best books to read this fall.
  9. From The New Yorker: Lauren Groff discusses the inspiration for the short story Dogs Go Wolf, in which two young sisters are trapped alone with a dog in the middle of a storm.
  10. From AOL: The top 20 most reviewed books of all time from Amazon.
  11. From Los Angeles Review of Books: A review of Keri Leigh Merritt’s Masterless Men.
  12. From The Los Angeles Times: Dear Jeff Bezos, If you care about authors, you’ll raise Amazon’s book prices.
  13. NPR reviews The Stone Sky, a powerful, timely finale to a trilogy of a world built on oppression and exploitation.
  14. From NPR: Young Jane Young is the story of a political sex scandal, told through the women who endure it.
  15. Gin Phillips at NPR talks to Scott Simon about her latest novel, Fierce Kingdom, a novel about every parent’s worst nightmare.
  16. From NPR: Set in Nigeria in the 1980s, Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel, Stay With Me, tells the story of a couple who desperately want to have a child in a society where that’s what’s expected of them.
  17. From NPR: Sue Grafton’s latest novel, Y Is For Yesterday, is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries.
  18. From The New York TimesCultural Revolution Selfies, a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.
  19. From The New York Times talks to Patricia Williams about her new memoir, Rabbit, where the standup comedian tells how she overcame a young life of poverty and drug dealing to become a performer.
  20. From Goodreads Blog: The best young adult books of August.
  21. From The New Yorker: Doreen St. Félix reviews Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, a memoir about living in Bedford-Stuyvesant by the filmmaker Brandon Harris.
  22. From The New York Times: A review of Rachel Seiffert’s novel A Boy in Winter, which probes the bonds and betrayals in a Ukrainian town as it succumbs to Hitler’s armies.
  23. From NPR: Anne Gisleson was reeling from a series of family tragedies when she began meeting with friends to discuss books and life in post-Katrina New Orleans. Her new book, The Futilitarians, chronicles a year of those meetings.
  24. From The New York Times: What to read before you head to Botswana.
  25. From NPR: What She Ate examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It’s called What She Ate by Laura Shapiro.
  26. From Omnivoracious: Amazon’s best books of August.
  27. From The New York Times: A review of See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt.
  28. From NYT > Books: A review of The Burning Girl by Claire Messud.
  29. From Omnivoracious: Washington State Book Award finalists announced. We always pay attention to the Washington State Book Awards, organized by The Washington Center for the Book.
  30. From Omnivoracious: Children’s books for back to school.

Author: Ken Booth

I can be found online at kenbooth.net.