New York Times Book Review, 30 May 2010: A Semi-Short List

Books self is interested in reading after perusing The New York Times Book Review of 30 May 2010:

  • After reading David Kamp’s review of the final installment of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest:

All the books in the trilogy:  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, in the new translation by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier

  • After reading Andrew Ervin’s review of Julie Orringer’s novel, The Invisible Bridge:

Julie Orringer’s story collection, How to Breathe Underwater

David Foster Wallace’s “dense, challenging, wildly satiric, at times profoundly sad and gruesome 1,079-page novel,” Infinite Jest

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Nomad:  From Islam to America:  A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

  • After reading Geoff Nicholson’s end-paper essay, “A Matter of Fact,” about reference books:

The Guinness Book of Records (any year)

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