Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 27, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

This Is Why I Read: Top Picks, Fall 2017

The light changes in September – and so does our mood. Beach reads just don’t look as good as they did a few weeks ago. Today’s post features three novels, three memoirs, and one collection of short stories that shine gloriously in the Autumn sun. My top pick for a shiny read right now is Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel, Young Jane Young, the story of …

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August 5, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

A Beach Read for Book Lovers

Book Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Summer comes to a screeching halt for many of the kids in Nashville tomorrow, but it doesn’t have to come to an end for you!  It’s still in the 90’s, for heavens sake.  Turn up the AC and turn off your phone for a sweet, fast read of summer –  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin. A.J. Fikry is a widowed bookseller on Alice Island …

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