Khaled Hosseini Recommends….

Cindy and Khaled

Hundreds of people packed our second floor last night to hear Khaled Hosseini read from his new novel, And the Mountains Echoed. Before he took to the podium, we chatted with him about – what else – books. Here are a few titles he personally recommends:

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munroe
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann


He told us that right now, he’s reading The Lowland, a new novel by Jhumpa Lahiri that will be on shelves in September. He said it’s “really, really good.” Next on his list: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.



So there’s your summer reading list, as compiled by Khaled Hosseini. While talking books he also managed to sign many, many extra copies of And the Mountains Echoed for us. They’re available on our shelves and via Thanks to everyone who came out to see him, it was an incredible night!

2 thoughts on “Khaled Hosseini Recommends….

  1. Gratifyingly enough, the top two among those recommendations were already on my “to reads.” Glad to know I’m in prestigous company. Ha!

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