Books that caught my eye

Stephanie and I went to the bookstore last night so she could use a gift certificate she received, and I wrote down a bunch of interesting books that I intend to either buy, check out from the library, or investigate further at some point in the future. Let me know if you’ve read any of them and if they’re worth picking up. Also, if any of them sound interesting for book club, throw those out, too.


The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
Metropolis: A Novel by Elizabeth Gaffney
The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Something Rotten (Thursday Next Novels) by Jasper Fforde
[I’ve read the rest in this very funny series, but haven’t gotten around to picking this one up yet.]
The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre: A Novel by Dominic Smith


Denison, Iowa: Searching for the Soul of America Through the Secrets of a Midwest Town by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson
We Know What You Want: How They Change Your Mind by Martin Howard
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart Ehrman
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered The World by Francis Wheen
Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit by Laura Penny
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold
The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation’s Most Ordinary Citizen by Kevin O’Keefe
No Touch Monkey: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late by Ayun Halliday
I Hate Other People’s Kids by Adrianne Frost and Wilson Swain
[I’m putting this one on the list because of blogger Mike’s recent travails with the stroller set at the public library.]

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. mike

    No fair! I’ve just gotten my reading list down to a reasonable number.

  2. Steph Mineart

    I hear ya; I can’t get through the huge backlog of books I already own, which is the only reason why I didn’t buy any of these at the time.

  3. Mom

    I have the book Something Rotten, so don’t buy it. I haven’t read it, but I got it at employee discount sale from the bargain table.
    I am reading another one from Jasper Fforde, and I love it. I own it, so I will let you read it later. It is called
    “The Big Over Easy”. Start of an Nursery Rhyme Crime Series. Hilarious. Add this to your list!

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