The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Every week I like to check out the book reviews in People magazine. I never read the reviews. I like to see what books are getting talked about and how many stars the critics give them, but I never read the actual review. I am the kind of person … Continue reading Cassie recommends….
The short list of nominees for the Man Booker Award was announced yesterday and while I am still bitter about the amazing debut novel, Netherland, being omitted there are still some incredible books on the list - a few of which have long been BookPeople staff favorites. The nominees are: The Northern Clemency by Philip … Continue reading Man Booker Prize Short List Announced
Last night I was talking to my aunt & cousin (two of my very favorite people on earth) about nothing in particular when the subject of books came up. Okay, it didn't just come up, I brought it up. Which is something I love to do in general, but especially when I am reading something … Continue reading What do YOU recommend?
The nameless narrator of The Gargoyle has lived the life of a despicable man. A womanizer and pornographer, he learned the lesson of emotional detachment early in life. When he is caught in a fiery car crash, it is as though his outer body, covered almost completely with 3rd degree burns, has come to match … Continue reading Allison L recommends…
Last year, Stephanie Elizondo Griest was all over Austin. Her fabulous book, Around the Bloc, was chosen as the Mayor's Book Club book for 2007. Thousands of Austinites read this book, if her BookPeople book sales are any indication. Around the Bloc is Stephanie's travel memoir from her trips in communist (or formerly communist) countries. … Continue reading Mexican Enough
If you only read one book this year, I don’t know that we could ever be friends. Who only reads one book a year? It’s absurd. Nonetheless, if you plan to read 5 books this year (and that is still far too few), allow me to make some recommendations: First up is Home by Marilynne … Continue reading 5 Must Reads
Why aren't you reading this book? Okay, I understand that you may have been busy these past 3 months--jet-setting to exotic countries, taming wild horses, and learning how to perfectly apply liquid eyeliner. But now that you have a moment, I need you to get down to BookPeople & buy this book. Pronto! ASAP! While … Continue reading Staff Reviews: Cassie recommends….