NYTBR 27 September 2009: The Short List

Books self is interested in reading after perusing the September 27, 2009 issue of The New York Times Book Review:

1. After reading Susann Cokal’s review of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, Her Fearful Symmetry:

2. After reading Edmund White’s review of Michael Greenberg’s Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life:

  • Michael Greenberg’s Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life

3. After reading Geoff Nicholson’s review of Bycicle Diaries, David Byrne’s account of riding his bike around in cities like London, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Manila:

  • David Byrne’s Bycicle Diaries

4. After reading Josh Bazell’s review of Tom Gilling’s new mystery, Seven Mile Beach:

  • Two earlier novels (“brilliant if occasionally precious”) by Tom Gilling: The Sooterkin and The Adventures of Miles and Isabel
  • Tom Gilling’s latest, Seven Mile Beach

5.    After reading Alison McCulloch’s review of Kate Grenville’s new novel, The Lieutenant:

  • Kate Grenville’s earlier novel (winner of the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize), The Secret River

6.    After reading Maria Russo’s short reviews in the Fiction Chronicle:

  • Jill McCorkle’s story collection, Going Away Shoes
  • Michelle Huneven’s novel about “a boozy college professor who wakes up one day in jail, having run down a mother and daughter with her car during an alcohol-induced blackout,” Blame

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