Sorry to say, I don’t have an actual picture of my book list this week. Everything I’m currently reading is in eBook format and, as it’s a Friday in summer, frankly I’m too lazy to gather individual cover shots and Photoshop them into a nice collage. So for this week we’ll just have to make do with a text list. On to the list!
- When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. This is a collection of blog posts by the authors of Freakonomics. It’s likely to be as entertaining as their other works. They have a unique way of looking at simple problems that makes you think.
- No Place Like Oz, The Witch Must Burn, and The Wizard Returns, by Danielle Paige. These are short prequel novellas that complement the Dorothy Must Die series, which is a re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. The YA series imagines Dorothy as a power-mad girl rather than the sweet, naive girl that she was in the original books.
- In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume. I grew up reading Judy Blume’s books and, while this one is for adults, I’m sure it will be as good as all of her other work. What can I say? I’m a fangirl.
- Live Right and Find Happiness, by Dave Barry. I’ve loved Barry’s work since I was in high school when I discovered that he could make me laugh during what was a fairly dark period of my life. (If you enjoyed high school, I’m convinced you’re lying.) He doesn’t put out as many books as he once did, so I look forward to every new release.
(Photo courtesy of pippalou)