Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 18, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon’s Top Three Novels of 2016 (And Three I’m Reading Right Now)

I know I’m late to the party on top picks of 2016. I got distracted by a disruption in the Force. Taking inspiration from three wishes, three pointers (by the Tarheels), and meat and three’s, here are the three novels I loved most in 2016 (followed by three novels I’m reading right now)….  News of the World, by Paulette Jiles (National Book Award finalist, 2016) This was …

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December 14, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

When the Universe Sends You a Message: Best Novels of 2016

Today, one of the most avid and discerning readers I know shares his “Best of” list for 2016.  I’m taking notes. From Sean Kinch:  I am a devoted reader of “Best of” book lists. Seeing what others consider the cream of the year gives me a chance to learn what I have missed and provides the inspiration to lift a title to the top of …

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