Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 15, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Top Five Reads of 2019: Guest Post by Sean Kinch

Book Titles: Lost and Wanted, The Flight Portfolio, Unquiet, Trinity, Inland, The Gay Place

I always pay attention to what Sean Kinch – an extraordinary English teacher, by all reports – is reading. He agreed to share his Top Five Reads of 2019.  “I really enjoyed putting this together, finding ways to tout novels I loved,” he told me. “I kept my top five to 2019 releases but couldn’t resist the chance to advocate for a Billy Lee Brammer …

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September 1, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Bacon: Top Ten for Fall 2019

Book Titles: Say, Say, Say, Olive Again, Fight No More: Stories, The Dutch House, Late Migrations, Inland, Revolution Song, Exhalation, The Testaments, Conviction

I love a list. I especially love a to-do list and the ecstatic feeling of crossing things off. Making a Top 10 list of recommended reading, on the other hand, gets harder each time I do it. What you should read right now is intensely personal… what are you dealing with in your life? What has your best friend just read? Which book has been …

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