I logged a lot of air miles in August, criss-crossing the country so often that I memorized several scenes from the in-flight movie. Missed my family but enjoyed a lot of great books. Besides the short reads that I always favor, I managed to devour Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (one of those authors who only comes around once in a generation) and Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas (who, coincidentally, shares a lot of witty pieces on Eggers’s McSweeney’s website), really learned a lot of great tips from Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (Po Bronson also wrote the excellent What Should I Do with My Life?) and got my first taste of why Charlaine Harris is such a hot commodity by reading From Dead to Worse.
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful September, and enjoy your books!