Leisure Reading Picks for Summer 2012

Leisure Reading Picks for Summer 2012
It seems like we read all day long, but so much of it is online and, if you’re like me, you’re also still reading traditional newspapers. But how many books do you read? If you feel like you’re behind in books, summertime is a great season to catch up. For those of you who are not interested in the best-seller, Shades of Grey kind of list, here are 16 titles (erroneously billed as 15) that NPR Books released after asking indie booksellers for their choices. For descriptions of each book, follow this link.
1. I Saw A Peacock With A Fiery Tail, by Jonathan Yamakami and Ramsingh Urveti
2. The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge, And A Small History Of The Big Con, by Amy Reading
3. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, by Jonathan Gottschall
4. Hole In My Life, by Jack Gantos
5. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, by Jeanette Winterson
6. Absolution, by Patrick Flanery
7. The Book Of Jonas, by Stephen Dau
8. A Good American, by Alex George
9. The Healing, by Jonathan Odell
10. Hit Lit: Cracking The Code Of The Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers, by James W. Hall
11. Mr G: A Novel About The Creation, by Alan Lightman
12. Coral Glynn, by Peter Cameron
13. Boleto, by Alyson Hagy
14. Glaciers, by Alexis M. Smith
15. The Cheerleaders Of Doom, by Michael Buckley and Ethen Beavers
16. The Collective, by Don Lee

It seems as if we read all day long, but so much of it is online and, if you’re like me, you’re also still reading traditional newspapers. But how many memoirs, other nonfiction or fiction books do you read? If you feel like you’re behind in books, summertime is a great season to catch up. For those of you who are not interested in the best-seller, Shades of Grey kind of list, here are 16 titles (erroneously billed as 15) that NPR Books released after asking indie booksellers for their choices. For descriptions of each book, follow this link.

1. I Saw A Peacock With A Fiery Tail, by Jonathan Yamakami and Ramsingh Urveti

2. The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge, And A Small History Of The Big Con, by Amy Reading

3. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, by Jonathan Gottschall

4. Hole In My Life, by Jack Gantos

5. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

6. Absolution, by Patrick Flanery

7. The Book Of Jonas, by Stephen Dau

8. A Good American, by Alex George

9. The Healing, by Jonathan Odell

10. Hit Lit: Cracking The Code Of The Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers, by James W. Hall

11. Mr G: A Novel About The Creation, by Alan Lightman

12. Coral Glynn, by Peter Cameron

13. Boleto, by Alyson Hagy

14. Glaciers, by Alexis M. Smith

15. The Cheerleaders Of Doom, by Michael Buckley and Ethen Beavers

16. The Collective, by Don Lee