State of Affairs

Monday, June 8, 2009
What Are You Reading This Summer?
It’s that time again, our annual summer reading show! A good summer read might be the perfect way to kick off those vacation months, but how will you choose a stimulating and relaxing book for at home or the beach? How do you know where to start and where can you find the newest releases from your favorite authors? Join us Monday as we discuss a few of the most highly recommended novels for summer 2009 and perhaps you’ll find your next heart wrenching, exhilarating, can’t-put-it-down page turner.

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The State of Affairs 2009 Summer Reading List!

South of Broad, by Pat Conway

Boone: A Biography, by Robert Morgan

The Road and No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

Taft, Bel Canto, and The Patron Saint of Liars, by Ann Patchett

Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! by Jerome K. Jerome

Renegade, by Richard Wolff

The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz

A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery

The Wheel of Time Series, by Robert Jordan

The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher

Eiffel’s Tower: And the World’s Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count, by Jill Jonnes

Dogged Pursuit, by Robert Rodi

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, by David Grann

Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen

All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren

Galápagos, by Kurt Vonnegut

Daemon, by Daniel Suarez

Vienna 1814, by David King

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South, by W. Ralph Eubanks

Possession: A Romance, by A.S. Byatt

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.