Sunday, July 19, 2009

July/August Bookmarks Magazine

Here's what looked interesting in the July/August Bookmarks Magazine.

Angel's Game, S. Carolos Ruiz Zafon
Devil's Company, David Liss
Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson but read
Girl with the Dragon Tatoo first
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout (S)
Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
Moscow Rules, Daniel Silva but start with first in series
Shadow of the Scorpion, Neal Asher but start with first in Polity series
Black Hole War, Leonard Susskind (NF)
The Company, Robert Littell
Stone's Fall, Ian Pears
The Family Man, Elinor Lipman (S)
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Wells tower (S)
The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters
The World to Come, Dara Horn
How it Ended, Jay McInerney (S)
The Scarecrow, Michael Connelly
Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon
Manual of Detection, Jedediah Berry
Pride Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith
Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Brasyl, Ian McDonald (SF)
something by Paul J. McAuley (SF)
something by Alastair Reynolds (SF)


Oh said...

I've often wondered about BOOKMARKS magazine but haven't picked up it so I was glad to hear you mention it. Worth buying or better to read at the library? (I am a magazine lover as well as a book lover!)

In spite of the spoiler alert, enjoyed the review of the UNCOMMON READER. never heard of it, but like the sound of it.


Moo said...

Oh, I enjoy Bookmarks and have a subscription. Both my husband and I go through it and mark the books that sound good. It is an interesting format because each review includes snippets from published reviews as well as the magazine's comments. Also the web site links to the full length reviews. In addition to lots of book reviews they have articles on specific authors and genres. It is the best magazine of its kind that I have found since Book Magazine went out of business. I have heard good things about newbooks magazine but since I don't live in the UK it is very expensive.

Book Bird Dog said...

I read Girl Who Played with Fire althought didn't read the first book, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, first, as Bookmarks suggested! It was okay, though, as you can get the gist of what happened in the first book.

I've just posted a review of the Girl who Played With Fire if you're interested!