The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
Dr. Sleep, by Stephen King. Dunno why it's only showing the back cover. Perhaps just to GIVE ME MORE NIGHTMARES.
Out of Oz, by Gregory Macguire. A satisfying conclusion to The Wicked Years. (Although he HAD to keep us guessing about some things at the end, didn't he?)
Go home, bookshelves. You're drunk.
Quiet, subtle cover. Plus, Smaug!
“Without literature, life is hell.” - Charles Bukowski
The Stand by Stephen King
Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel by David Guterson
In Brooklyn in 1947, Michael Devlin, an 11-year-old Irish kid who spends his days reading Captain Marvel and anticipating the arrival of Jackie Robinson, makes the acquaintance of a recently emigrated Orthodox rabbi. In exchange for lessons in English and baseball, Rabbi Hirsch teaches him Yiddish and tells him of Jewish life in old Prague and of the mysteries of the Kabbalah. Anti-Semitism soon rears its head in the form of a gang of young Irish toughs out to rule the neighborhood. As the gang escalates its violence, it seems that only being as miraculously powerful as Captain Marvel?or a golem?could stop them.
Snow in August by Pete Hamill
ulie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto.
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell. Another one I read ages before the movie. Surprise! The Julie part of the book is better. However, the Julia part of the movie was better. So...a tie?
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Just got this in the mail, from the author. And yes, I'm bragging.