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Reading lists

Mary's book picks for summer and other seasons.

  • A reading list to while away waning winter

    Today, my not-quite-annual cabin fever book list. Some of the books are new, a couple are old, but all are ones I enjoyed in the past year. 1. "Ghosting" by Jennie Erdal. For years Erdal worked for a famous, flamboyant London publisher and writer. What did she do? No one knew until in this astonishing,...

  • Need a book for summer? Pick up these

    Are you one of those people who spends half your summer reading time reading summer reading lists? Good. Here's another one. Not the newest books around, these are merely a few books I've enjoyed since my 2002 summer list, which can be found at Click on "reading...

  • Summertime and reading is bold, breezy

    If it's summer, it must be time for way too many summer reading lists. Here's mine. Some are new books, some are old. All are books I enjoyed discovering in the past year. 1. "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett. In an unnamed South American country seeking business investment, a Japanese CEO is invited...

  • Summer no time to be listless or without a book

    To: Eric "Beach Boy" Zorn From: Mary Schmich Here it is, another jewel of a summer day, and I'll bet you're not about to spend it lolling around with a book from some pundit's summer reading list. Right? So why do we persist with the fiction that summer is more of a reading season than, say, winter,...