NYTBR 5 July 2009: A Not-So-Short List

Books self is interested in reading after perusing the 5 July 2009 issue of The New York Times Book Review:

1. After reading Walter Kirn’s review of Nick Reding’s Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town:

  • Nick Reding’s Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town

2. After reading Tom Vanderbilt’s review of two books about the sub-prime mortgage crisis, Edmund L. Andrews’ Busted: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown, and Alyssa Katz’s Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us:

3. After reading Dominique Browning’s review of Frances’ Osborne’s The Bolter, a biography of her great-grandmother, Idina Sackville:

  • Frances’ Osborne’s The Bolter

4. After reading Kate Zernike’s review of Sam Apple’s American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland:

  • Michael Lewis’ Home Game

5. After reading David A. Andelman’s review of Norman Stone’s World War One:

  • A. J. P. Taylor’s “brief but dazzling” The First World War
  • Norman Stone’s The Eastern Front 1914 – 1917

6. After reading Joseph Salvatore’s capsule reviews in the Fiction Chronicle:

  • Eric Bogosian’s latest novel, Perforated Heart
  • J. C. Hallman’s fabulist story collection, The Hospital for Bad Poets
  • Two earlier novels by Chuck Palahniuk : Fight Club and Invisible Monsters

7. After reading Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column:

  • Richard Lange’s 2007 story collection, Dead Boys
  • Jennifer McMahon’s Dismantled
  • Thomas H. Cook’s latest, The Fate of Katherine Carr

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