More of What Our Favorite Authors Are Reading This Summer

Thanks to so many authors who participated, there will be a Part 3 tomorrow!
Here is #2!

Lee Woodruff author of Those We Love Most

“I’ve got my usual summer ‘bag’  of books i keep piling up and savor in the summer. It’s a real mix, from Robert Gates book  Duty to Supersurvivors by Fedlman and Kravetz who looked at the link between suffering and success. I’m  finishing Andrew Solomon’s  Far from the Tree and I’m excited to start Summer House with Swimming Pool  by Herman Koch and am listening on audible to The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings.” Lee continues, “Also up– Liz Gilbert’s  Stern Men— I’ve  always wanted to go back and read her earlier stuff– , David Gilbert’s  & Sons, Lorrie Moore’s  Bark and Lydia Denworth’s  I can Hear You Whisper – how is that for eclectic!”

Next up – ” Yikes– I guess you can grab some of the above titles– I’m  finishing in the car — on CD– Crash of the Titans by Greg Farrell to try to understand the economic crash– and I’m  excited that Sue Miller has a new book out, The Arsonist! I’m a huge fan of hers.”

Working on -“I’m  trying to work on a novel this summer that flashes back and forth from the 70s to today— this one involves more research than things ive done in the past.”


twitter – @leewoodruff

Dani Shapiro author of Still Writing 

“I’m reading a number of books at once — unusual for me. Emma Straub‘s THE VACATIONERS, re-reading Annie Dillard‘s PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK, and just finished Elena Ferrante‘s MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, the first in her trilogy. Up next is my former student and friend Mira Jacob’s first novel, coming out in July, THE SLEEPWALKER’S GUIDE TO DANCING, and Joanna Rakoff’s MY SALINGER YEAR.”

“I’m in the throes of beginning something new. But I’m way too superstitious to talk about it.”

twitter – @danijshapiro

Chris Bohjalian author of Close You Eyes, Hold Hands

Reading now – Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Next up – ALL MY PUNY SORROWS by Miriam Toews

Working on -“Keeping my sanity on 19 regional jets as I tour for CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDS”

twitter -@chrisbohjalian

Julia Fierro author of Cutting Teeth

“I’m in L.A. on my book tour and am reading my best friend’s novel REAL HAPPY FAMILY, by Caeli Wolfson Widger. A fun pageturner of a dysfunctional family drama set in L.A. Also funny.”

“Next up is Courtney Maum‘s hotly anticipated novel I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You and Tiphanie Yanique‘s novel The Land of Love & Drowning. I’m interviewing both writers at Bryant Park’s Word for Word series in NYC on July 16th at 12:30pm. Open to the public.”

“I’m at work on my next novel, tentatively titled The Gypsy Moth Summer, and it is a Romeo & Juliet story set in a suburban Long Island town in the early ’90s–class tension, racism, teens behaving badly, the American dream, and lots of caterpillars.”

twitter – @juliafierro

Sally Koslow author of The Widow Waltz

“I like to mix current books and books that have stood the test of time. Right now I’m reading only fiction.”

Reading now – A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki, Loss for Words, Edward St. Aubyn and The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford

Next up – All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr, Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford, The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson, Appointment in Samarra, John O’Hara and The Liar’s Wife, Mary Gordon, out in August

“I am 50 pp into a new novel.”

twitter -@sallykoslow

Emily Liebert author of When We Fall (Sept 2nd pub)

Reading now – The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman and The One & Only by Emily Giffin

Next up – ” Despite being an author, I feel like I rarely have time to read for pleasure. So this is a long list, but here are the highlights: All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner, Can I Get an Amen? by Sarah Healy, The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch, The
Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarity, Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by
Susan Jane Gilman, and The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller.”

“I feel very fortunate to be at three different stages with three new books right now! I’m full speed ahead on publicity for When We Fall, which comes out on September 2nd! I just submitted the manuscript of my fourth book, Those Secrets We Keep, to my editor. That will be out in June 2015. And I’m currently developing the storyline for my fifth book, which will publish in Spring 2016.”

twitter – @EmilyLiebert

Linda Yellin author of What Nora Knew

Reading now – “The Truth About the Harry Querbert Affair by Joel Dicker. I had to stop and look up the spelling of Querbert.”

Next up – “I keep downloading samples on my Kindle so it will be one of those.”

Working on – “Slashing and burning a draft of a new novel. Feeling ruthless.”

twitter- @lindayellin


Stay tuned…










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