Adding to the lists of spring book picks, The Washington Post just published their Spring Reading list, which we’ve added to the links at the right.
Big names such as Paula Hawkins, Elizabeth Strout, Arundhati Roy, Dennis Lehane, Haruki Murakami, and Roxane Gay make the cut. The 38 titles range widely from political titles to award winners to literary favorites. Below is a sampling:
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes (PRH/Crown; RH Audio). The reporting team that published HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton in 2014 turns their attention on the mistakes of the Clinton 2016 campaign.
House of Names, Colm Tóibín (S&S/Scribner; S&S Audio). After winning readers with Brooklyn and Nora Webster, Tóibín joins the ranks of Aeschylus and Homer to retell the story of of Clytemnestra, the determined wife of Agamemnon in the ancient Greek stories.
The Leavers, Lisa Ko (Workman/Algonquin; HighBridge Audio). Ko won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction (created and funded by Barbara Kingsolver) for this novel about undocumented immigrants, adoption, and culture.
For an indie antidote to the Amazon editors’ selections of the Top Twenty books for spring, we’ve also added a list by Parnassus Bookstore in Nashville, owned by Ann Patchett. They interviewed 5 of their favorite authors for a list of their 10 Upcoming Favorites.
We’ve also added a specialty list for a subject that doesn’t often get attention. Paste magazine writes that it’s been a “great for science books so far.” They see that continuing with a dozen best spring science books coming April through June.