Book Recommendations Newsletter - August 2009
Update your summer reading list with these new recommendations that are perfect for the lazy, hot days of August. Browse our subscriptions for couples and families to find fun and unique summer hostess gifts.
August Book Recommendations
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Children's Book Recommendations
Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - This clever tale, from the creators of Little Hoot, is about a decidedly different pig that has a serious problem - he wants to be clean. Part of our Great New Picture Books Age 2-5 collection.
Let's Do Nothing by Tony Fucile - This smart and comical tale from the animator of
Best Friends and Drama Queens by Meg Cabot - "Boys can seriously be so stupid sometimes" is one of Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls in this funny new addition to the popular series from Meg Cabot. Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 8-10 collection.
When Your Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - In this unusual, thought-provoking mystery set in New York City in 1979, Miranda grapples with normal six-grade angst until four mysterious letters change her world forever. Part of our Great New Releases 10-12 collection.
Dull Boy by Sarah Cross - This rousing adventure story of a misunderstood teenager with mysterious superpowers has plenty of action and humor, but also tackles the struggles of teenagers who don't fit in. Part of our Favorites for Boys Age 12-14 collection.
Teen Book Recommendations
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - In this melancholy, romantic novel - that is much more than a Twilight wannabe - Sam, who is a werewolf, must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever. Part of our Fiction for Teen Girls collection.
Jack Tumor by Anthony McGowan - In this delightfully twisted and deeply moving novel that won the Booktrust Teenage Prize in the UK, Hector is being harassed by an unlikely bully - a talking brain tumor. Part of our Fiction for Teen Boys collection.
Swimming by Nicola Keegan - For Philomena, a rising young Olympic swimming star, everything makes sense when she's in the water; it's her relationships out of the water that have her floundering. Part of our Adult Hardcover Fiction for Teens collection.
Adult Book Recommendations
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy - Full of insight and unexpected poignancy, Meloy's newest short story collection explores complex lives with a masterful ability to capture feelings. Part of our Fiction for Women collection.
Ravens by George Dawes Green - The Boatwrights have just won the lottery, but they are about to have the worst day of their lives in this stellar thriller of fear, greed and delusions of power. Part of our Fiction for Men collection.
Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon by Craig Nelson - This richly detailed and dramatic account of one of the greatest achievements of humankind celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Mission. Part of our Great New Hardcover Nonfiction collection.
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo - From Pulitzer prize-winner Russo, this dense, but wryly funny novel, tells the story of a marriage and of all the other ties that bind. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa by Mark Seal - Much more than just a gripping real-life murder mystery of the shocking killing in Kenya of world-renowned environmentalist Joan Root, this mesmerizing account of her remarkable life is also a story of adventure, passion and heartbreak. Part of our Biographies & Memoirs collection.
Family Book Recommendations
Unplugged Play: No Batteries. No Plugs. Pure Fun. by Bobbi Conner - The perfect choice if you are looking for ideas for those long summer days, Connor offers over 700 games and activities that provide the creative and physical benefits of plain, old-fashioned play. Part of our Family Activities Age 3-8 collection.
The Strain: Book One of the Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro - This epic battle for survival against a vampire virus, from the creator of Pan's Labyrinth, is dark, bloody, and packed full of mayhem and mythology. Part of our Hardcover Parent & Teen Reads collection.
We hope you share our love of literature and passion to inspire people of all ages to read and will consider GiftLit for your next gift purchase.