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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September 3, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Top Picks: Labor Day Weekend

Book Titles: The Girls, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, The Art of Travel, Miss Jane, The Fishermen, The Odd Woman and the City, The Dream Life of Astronauts

The serious business of fall is almost upon us:  sporting events, social events, the acquisition of mums.  Almost!  But not today. If you need one last summertime read, you might pick up The Girls, by Emma Cline – a smart, sexy novel that’s spent most of the summer on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s the summer of 1969 and teenager Evie Boyd is bored, unhappy, and unsupervised.  Her best …

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