Summer reading is over; long live fall reading! It’s not that reading — that thing that I would do all day were it not for the necessity of going to an office and earning a living — knows a particular season. But we’re approaching the cozy time of year, when even the most outdoorsy among us might find themselves in an armchair with a cup of tea, gazing out at the rain before letting their eyes drift down to a printed page. (Or, OK, a Kindle.) I love the idea, on a gray afternoon, of thinking of readers all over town curled up quietly, lost in books. Should you need a recommendation, here are a few books that I’ve recently read and enjoyed. The great pleasure of my job, with an endless parade of books streaming in from publishers, is that I’m never at a loss for reading material — and, if I get started on something and it’s just not clicking, off it goes to the floor and on I go to the next. (Yes, there are a lot of books piled by my bed. Some of them I might try again, another day.) These selections range from blockbuster… Read full this story
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