Wall Street Journal Books, July 23 – 24, 2016

Self found a couple of books to add to her reading list while perusing the Books section of the July 23 – July 24 Wall Street Journal:

  • Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln, by Charles B. Strozier (Columbia)
  • The Castle of Kings, by Oliver Potzsch (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) — historical fiction, set in 1524 Germany
  • Abahn Sabana David, by Marguerite Duras (Open Letter) — “minimal, dream-like setting” and narration that has “the bluntness of stage directions.” Self adores Duras.
  • The Brotherhood of the Wheel, by R. S. Belcher (Tor) — Resourceful residents of a small town use a HEXapp — an actual HEXapp! LOL LOL — to show the most recent sightings of the local spectre!
  • Richard Cohen, literary critic and Tolstoy expert, shares his favorite British crime novels: The Cask, by Freeman Wills Crofts; Tragedy at Law, by Cyril Hare; Reputation for a Song, by Edward Grierson; The Shortest Way to Hades, by Sarah Caudwell
  • Brazillionaires, by Alex Cuadros (Spiegel & Grau) — nonfiction by a journalist

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


  1. July 29, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Thank you for sharing! I am stealing 2 of these, for I am in a book drought.

    • July 29, 2016 at 1:09 am

      YAY! Which 2? You have me very curious!

      • July 29, 2016 at 1:41 am

        I chose Brotherhood of the Wheel and the Castle of Kings, solely based on those titles. I lovelall King Arthur legends, and medieval lit was my major. Even if these titles are in no way related to these topics, still, this one way to choose what to read next!

  2. July 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I’ll post something more about those two titles. Turns out those were the two I was most interested in reading as well!

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