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Book recommendations from the BGL retreat

I’m just back from the BG Literary annual retreat; as always, inspired, happy to meet new folks & catch up with friends, sorry to miss seeing people who couldn’t make it this year. And like last year, one of the discussions was about recent books we’d enjoyed/admired/otherwise appreciated and endorsed. Here they are.

Wig In The Window, Kristen Kittscher

The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker

The Different Girl, Gordon Dahlquist

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

The Fault In Our Stars, John Green

The Bedlam Detective, Stephen Gallagher

The Rook, Daniel O’Malley

Cold Cereal, Adam Rex

The Night Circus, Erin Morganstern

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

The Lucy Variations, Sara Zarr

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

Prince of Cats, Ron Wimberly

Life After Life, Kate Atkinson

Proxy, Alex London

The Shambling Guide to New York City, Mur Lafferty

Tenth of December, George Saunders

All That Is, James Salter

The Fish Wife, Kim Antieau

House of Rumour, Jake Arnott

September Girls, Bennett Madison

The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson

Ghost Hawk, Susan Cooper

The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Lord

2312, Kim Stanley Robinson

YOU: a novel, Austin Grossman

Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson

Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Still Life, Louise Penny

Dodger, Terry Pratchett

Redshirts, Jon Scalzi

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  • Jeff C
    August 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Of those listed, I’ve only read Cold Cereal and I also recommend it.

  • Katherine
    August 10, 2013 at 2:30 am

    I second The Golem and the Jinni, Redshirts, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Tenth of December…well, lots of them.