President Obama’s Vacation Reads

Even the president relaxes with a good book.  President Obama took these books on vacation to Marth’a Vineyard:

                Cutting for Stone    by Abraham Verghese

                To the End of the Land     by David Grossman

                The Warmth of Other Suns     by Isabel Wilkerson

                The Bayou Trilogy    by Daniel Woodrell

                Rodin’s Debutante     by Ward S. Just

Winner Jennifer Egan

She won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “A Visit From the Goon Squad.”  Now Time magazine has selected her as one of this year’s “”Time 100,” the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people.  Things just keep getting better, “A Visit From the Goon Squad ” is being made into an HBO series.

Congratulations Jennifer Egan!


The New York Times bestselling book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis, will be released in September as a movie starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Seymour Hoffman.

What a Difference a Day Makes

You think you had a rough day, try these circadian novels (books that take place during 24 hours):

Saturday    by Ian McEwan

Ulysses    by James Joyce

Mrs. Dalloway   by Virginia Woolf

Seize the Day    by Saul Bellow

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich    by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Mr. Phillips    by John Lanchester

The Light of Day   by Graham Swift

Arlington Park   by Rachel Cusk

French Lessons   by Ellen Sussman

Under the Volcano    by Malcolm Lowry

A Single Man   by Christopher Isherwood

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?    by Philip K. Dick

The Hours     by Michael Cunningham

Cosmopolis    by Don DeLillo

After Dark   by Haruki Murakami

Man in the Dark     by Paul Auster

On Chesil Beach     by Ian McEwan

Run    by Ann Patchett

Dear American Airlines    by Jonathan Miles

Embers    by Sandor Marai

The Following Story     by Cees Nooteboom

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things    by Jon McGregor

Vox    by Nicholson Baker

Vertical Run   by Joseph R. Garber

Odd Thomas    by Dean Koontz

Between the Acts    by Virginia Woolf

Molly Fox’s Birthday     by Deidre Madden

Next   by James Hynes

Where Are The Children?     by Mary Higgins Clark

The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shanty, Gentleman     by Laurence Sterne

Last Night at the Lobster   by Stewart O’Nan

Blast From the Past    by Ben Elton

Windows on the World    by Frederic Beigbeder

Death of a River Guide    by Richard Flanagan

The Reluctant Fundamentalist    by Mohsin Hamid

The Colorado Kid    by Stephen King

The Almost Moon     by Alice Sebold

Lincoln Lawyer Fans

If you liked the movie Lincoln Lawyer , with Matthew McConaughey, read the book by Michael Connelly and other titles in the Mickey Haller/Lincoln Lawyer series:

Also, be on the lookout for the TV series on ABC.

Have you seen the hit movie The Help?

It is based on Kathryn Stockett’s debut bestselling novel with the same title.  If you liked the movie, try these books: