Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 14, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Old Friends and New Enchantments: Guest Post by Sean Kinch

Sean Kinch returns to Bacon today with a delicious fiction roundup featuring his favorite novels published in 2017. Stop in and enjoy this tempting Top Ten! You’ll recognize old friends – and discover new enchantments. From Sean: Twenty-seventeen started slowly on the fiction front, but by mid-year the pace quickened. As the fall heavyweights rolled off presses, I felt like Lucille Ball in the candy …

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June 8, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Beach Read, Reach Read: Summon Your Courage, Guest Post by Sean Kinch

Sean Kinch, the Pekka Rinne of reading, is back at Bacon today with a fantastic round-up of summer reads and some powerful encouragement to go big this summer. From Sean: For me, summer is the time to clear the nightstand – and by “nightstand” I mean wherever you collect books you intend to read in the near (if undefined) future. In my house, books tend to accumulate …

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March 9, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Six Spring Reads: Goin Outta My Mind

Book Titles: Exit West, All Grown Up, Swing Time, Her Every Fear, Lincoln in the Bardo, Transit

Mindfulness has a stellar reputation these days, well deserved – but sometimes you don’t want to be where you are (more mindfully). Today’s post – at Styleblueprint – features six compelling, delightful, harrowing, entertaining, funny, and/or challenging current reads that promise to take you out of your own head. Below are a few Bacon bits to get your mouth watering…  We’re on a Road to Nowhere …

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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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