After a long holiday weekend filled with out of town visitors, friends, and family, I neglected my RSS feeds. Here then is a compilation of the best of what I missed. Hope they help you to get back into the work week swing.
- The Book Beast's 10 Must-Read Summer Books
- From NPR: Beach Reads For Those Who'd Prefer Not To Acknowledge That They Are at the Beach (I personally know a few of these people)
- Also from NPR: Indy Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads
- Why Not Make It 3 in a Row (it is the magic number): Robert Siegel interviews Gary Shteyngart about his Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction on All Things Considered. He was the first American to win the prize.
- Amazon.com released a list of the Most Well-Read Cities in America and The Book Bench (The New Yorker's Books blog) posted this commentary on said list
- Stephen King's Summer Reading List 2011 in EW but reproduced on Book Group Buzz
- Also from EW's blog Shelf Life, there is this coverage of the LAMDA Literary Awards. Kudos to EW for covering the highest GLBTQ literary honors ceremony. Click here to see the full list of nominees.
- There are a lot of books of note coming out this first unofficial week of Summer, click here for RA Online's full compiled list
- The USA Today's Bestseller list got a facelift
- WSJ has this article on the proliferation of literary supernatural options
- New Dork Review of Books' most anticipated books for the rest of 2011
- The Morning News had this great essay on the fine line between historical and literary fiction
- The Atlantic's list of the top 10 Books for a Thought Provoking Summer
- Because there are too many BEA reports, click here to see Early Word's compiled coverage aimed at the librarian audience
- And finally, someone leaked the trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Welcome back to work.