Thursday, August 27, 2015
Literary Links: Reading Recommendations
Mockingbird and More: The Literary Class of 1960 [The Booklist Reader]
"So, Harper Lee’s having kind of a big week, right? But she only wrote two books. And, they’re probably not on the shelf right now. Why not remind readers of the other works with remarkable staying power that were published or produced that year?"
8 Raw Westerns to Read This Summer [Lit Reactor]
"There has been some talk of a Western revival of sorts, and a number of interesting titles have found their way to presses this year. With the oncoming heat of summer, it’s the perfect time to catch up on some gunslinging between the hours of waiting in beach traffic and nights spent sleepless thanks to the humidity. You can’t hunt down your enemies for a battle at high noon, but you can live vicariously through fictional characters in front of an air conditioner."
Joss Whedon to Write a New Comic Book Series [GalleyCat]
"The director behind the first two Avengers movies will write the story for a new comic book called Twist. The story, set in the Victorian era, stars a young maid who transforms into a hero. At this point in time, no release date has been set for this six-part mini-series."
'Game of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Would Like to Recommend Some Books [Wall Street Journal]
"In a post Tuesday on his “Not a Blog,” Martin shared his thoughts about some of the books he has read during his recent travels. It’s not all science fiction and fantasy, either. The list also includes two of the current biggest titles in popular fiction and nonfiction. Here’s a glance at Martin’s recent reads and what he thinks about them."
Must-read inspy romances: 'Wonder of You', 'Love Arrives in Pieces', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' [USA Today]
Alexi Wants to Help You Find Your Next Read [The Digital Reader]
"This iPhone app is currently in beta, but when it launches this autumn Alexi will let readers follow well-known literary authors and get their recommendations on books worth reading, and read the ebooks inside the app."
Bonus: Literary travel!
The Ultimate Holiday Reads by Destination [Fly Abu Dhabi]
"From classics like Don Quixote and A Room with a View, to contemporary page-turners such as The Wasp Factory and The Miniaturist, there’s a book for every destination. So, whether you’re looking for a book to keep you entertained on the flight, something to dip into between excursions or an easy beach read, take a look at our Ultimate Holiday Reads infographic for inspiration!"
26 Literary Landmarks in America To Visit Before You Die [Buzzfeed]
"From museums and historic homes to out-of-the-way bookstores and bars, your literary-themed summer roadtrip just got easier to plan."