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Donna Tartt Countdown

Hi there,

I’m writing today to inform you, apropos of nothing, that we have only 120 days left until Donna Tartt’s new book, The Goldfinch, is out.

And here’s what I’ve been up to, reading wise.

Recently read

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud: Angry and excellent.

Joyland by Stephen King: I’m in love with the woman on the cover.

Hyperion by Dan Simmons: Weird, weird, weird science fiction. The Shrike is a great name for an evil god.

The Dinner by Herman Koch: Loved the bits about how obnoxious the snootiness of fancy restaurants can be. A funny, nasty book.

The Empress of Blandings books by PG Wodehouse: I love pigs. I don’t know why. I love Wodehouse as well.

The Rosie Project by Simsion Graeme: won’t say too much yet. It’s going to be big.



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  • Jack M June 24, 2013, 11:01 am

    Stoner by John Williams is amazing. It was published in the Sixties, I believe, but is now being “rediscovered” and enjoying renewed popularity. It’s truly one of the great twentieth-century American novels.

  • Jennifer June 24, 2013, 1:13 pm

    I’m itching to get my hands on a copy of The Rosie Project. Itching I tell you!

    The gal on the cover of Joyland is smoking isn’t she? I recently read King’s Under the Dome and I’m looking forward to the show of the same name, premiering tonight!

    Right now I’m reading The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill. It’s not blowing my mind but it’s a decent read. Up next? I think I’ll be reading The Translator by Nina Schuyler.

    Happy reading Josh!

  • Melody Tolson June 27, 2013, 3:04 pm

    I don’t have a clue how long it is until Christmas but The New Donna Tartt Book??? That is definitely worth counting down to. Right now, I’m tag-teaming between A Tale of Two Cities (I’ve recently fallen madly, desperately in love with Dickens), Consider the Fork, which is making me stand in my kitchen, stare at my cooking pots and just ponder, and The Wanted Man by Lee Child (good ole dependable Reacher.)