Monday, November 30, 2009

Rev up Your Reading List

This Tuesday's Popular Titles
This week brings several long-awaited sequels and books by authors who do and don't churn 'em out. At the very least, we're wondering what Sue Grafton will do after she makes her way through the remaining five letters of the alphabet.

Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson
The author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea continues the story of his determined efforts to promote peace through education in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Dangerously Funny by David Bianculli
Almost forty years before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert made edgy, liberal leaning political satire fun, the Smothers Brother's Comedy Hour was both a TV hit and a thorn in the side of censors and politicians.

Too Many Murders by Colleen McCullough
Capt. Carmine Delmonico investigates a series of murders in a quiet and fictional Connecticut town. A sequel to On, Off (2006).

Trial by Fire by J.A. Jance
The fifth in Jance's Ali Reynolds thriller series, after Cruel Intent (2008).

Liberating Atlantis by Harry Turtledove
The third in this alternative history writer's Atlantis series.

Cobra Alliance by Timothy Zahn
First in a new sci-fi trilogy featuring the Cobra warriors. Expect interplanetary combat, laser gizmos, nanotechnology, and action galore.

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson
The seventh installment of the Avalon series, written by Diana L. Paxson, Bradley's long-time coauthor. Fans of the Authurian based classic and summer reading regular, Mists of Avalon, are likely to enjoy Paxson's true-blue treatment.

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
PI Kinsey Millhone is back with the "U" mystery, after 2007's "T" mystery. This one's centerpiece is false memory syndrome.