NYTBR Jan. 21, 2007

Books I Am Interested in Reading (After Perusing the Jan. 21, 2007 Issue of the New York Times Book Review):

(1) After reading Lee Siegel’s review of Norman Mailer’s The Castle in the Forest:

Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night

(2) After reading Lorraine Adams‘s review of Elif Shafak‘s novel, The Bastard of Istanbul:

Elif Shafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul

(3) After reading Liesl Schillinger’s review of Roddy Doyle‘s new novel, Paula Spencer:

Allison Pearson’s best-selling novel, I Don’t Know How She Does It

(4) After reading Ada Calhoun’s review of Allen Rucker‘s memoir, The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life:

Allen Rucker’s memoir, The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life

(5) After reading Henry Alford‘s review of They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books:

They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

(6) After reading Joe Queenan‘s hilarious end-paper essay, “Astonish Me”, the following “astonishing” books:

Alice McDermott’s new novel, After This
Alice Munro’s new story collection, The View From Castle Rock
J. M. Coetzee’s Slow Man
Orhan Pamuk’s The New Life
James Ellroy’s My Dark Places
Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
Abigail Thomas’s A Three Dog Life


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