And Then There Were More…What Our Favorite Authors Are Reading This Summer

Where’s that TBR list? More to add!

Adriana Trigiani author of The Supreme Macaroni Company

Reading now-  A Girl Like I by Anita Loos

Next up- So Big by Edna Ferber

Working on- “Big Epic coming out in 2015 and post production of the movie Big Stone Gap!”

twitter- @adrianatrigiani

Cathi Hanauer author of Gone

Reading now- “I’m reading Euphoria, by Lily King, which is blowing me away, it’s so gorgeous and riveting–just what you want from a vacation read (we’re in Southern CA on vacation as i type this)

Next up- “Just Kids, by Patti Smith–I know, I’m a few years behind here–and then Dirt, by David Vann.”

Working on- “Just sold a sequel to The Bitch in the House (to Morrow, like its predecessor)–so far titled BEYOND the Bitch in the House–so that’s what’s next on my list–starting next week when i get home from vaca.”

Jacquelyn Mitchard author of What We Lost In The Dark

Reading now – “I’m reading The Arsonist by Sue Miller right now; just finished We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie.”

Next up- “The Meaning of Everything, by Simon Winchester, which is the story of the Oxford English Dicitonary.”

twitter- @JackieMitchard

Beth Gutcheon author of Gossip: A Novel

Reading now- ” I just finished Lily King’s gorgeous new novel, Euphoria. Still lost in the world of it — it’s beautiful, incredibly smart and absolutely

Next up- “Next up on the page (for a change of pace) Sylvia Juke Morris’s
new volume on Clare Booth Luce. If I can get it away from my husband who
can’t seem to put it down. And for pure fun I am loving Christopher
Buckley’s hilarious collection of essays, Enough About You, trying to make
it last all summer. For Audiobooks, listening on the road and in the
garden, I just finished The Heist, Daniel Silva’s newest thriller and it’s a

Working on- ” I am polishing a first draft of a murder mystery set in a resort hotel in Maine, my first crack at the genre. I thought it was time to have some fun. No title, yet, but to give you an idea, the name of the folder
where I keep the work files for it is Marple.”

twitter- @BethGutcheon

Joe Wallace author of Invasive Species

Reading now- “I’m actually reading two books simultaneously right now. The first is John Crowley’s exceptionally beautiful post-apocalyptic novel Engine Summer, which I think deserves to be better known. (As does Crowley, whose novel Little, Big is also a brilliant work.) I usually only read one book at a time, but when a new student of mine (I work as a writing mentor for students in the local high school) said that I could learn a lot about her by reading The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, how could I say no? This delightful YA novel reminds me a little of J.K. Rowling, a little more of Roald Dahl, but it heads off in all sorts of directions of its own, too.”

Working on- ”
Synchronously, I’m also writing two novels right now. (Again not usual for me.) One is The Slavemakers, the follow-up to Invasive Species, my own apocalyptic novel of last year. The other is very different, a story exploring a tragedy’s consequences on its participants decades later. If I had to name the biggest inspirations for this book, they would be Kate Atkinson’s wonderful Jackson Brodie books and Laura Lippman’s superb recent stand-alone novels.”

twitter- @Joe_Wallace

Happy summer reading!




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