Just going to show that books are just as good in paperback, here are a few of my picks for your weekend reading.
A Land More Kind than Home
One of the best books I read in 2012 is now in paperback! Rural, religious zeal, coming of age, mystery — this book has it all.
From my 5 star review…
Wiley Cash did not so much ease me into the disturbing world of his novel, as grip me by the throat and pull me along…The Appalachian mountains come alive through his descriptions. The characters’ voices practically sing off the page.
Another 5 star review of another harrowing book.
To love Girlchild as much as I did, you have to be willing to understand “raw.” Tupelo Hassman does not shy away from the anger, bitterness or shame that go with the broken down territory.
I am currently reading two books in paperback edition
Finally getting around to reading The Catcher in the Rye, which I’m liking not loving…
and one of absolute favorite books, which I am rereading (and enjoying even more the second time around), The Family Fang, by the uber-talented Kevin Wilson. This was another 5-star review.
What are your weekend picks?
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8 thoughts on “Paperback Pick”
Finishing The Cutting Season, reading along here and there Sister Citizen, and starting Wench.
the catcher in the rye? hmm…. sounds familiar. 🙂
Well I do try to sprinkle the “classics” into my books. Just wish I liked this one more.
just kidding you. that’s one of my favorites. have you read the art of racing in the rain by garth stein? highly recommended.
I have not, although it’s been highly recommended by many. Hopefully I won’t wait 20 years, like with Catcher…
I think it’s hard to love The Catcher in the Rye if you’re not 15 and a boy. I read it when I was 19, and I think I was already to old to really like it much. (Also, I’m a girl. Duh.)
But yay for re-reading The Family Fang! I need to read Kevin Wilson’s short story collection.
Yes, yes, yes — please read it an we’ll compare notes.
I have found some beauty in Catcher… but I’ll never love it.
Was looking for a few summer reads. Adding A Land More Kind then Home and GirlChild! Cannot wait to start reading. 🙂