Enjoy a Book
Some Like it Marilyn!
August marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. Like James Dean, she still captures public interest so long after her passing. Here are some titles to help you explore the mystique of Marilyn.
The Empty Glass by J. I. Baker ( a novel) 2012
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by Randi Taraborrelli 2009
Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner
You may also enjoy these other works of nonfiction:
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years by Keith Badman
Marilyn Monroe by Frank Lefkowitz
Marilyn at Rainbow’s End: Sex, Lies, Murder, and the Great Cover-up by Darwin Porter
And these novels based on her life:
Misfit: A Novel by Adam Braver 2012
Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins
Marilyn Monroe: Murder on 5th Helena Drive by Keya Morgan 2012
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Blue Ribbon Romances!
The Romance Writers of America (RWA) picked the top books of 2012 at their annual July conference. Winners were picked in several categories. Their award is called the RITA. All the 2012 RITA winners and runners up can be seen on the RWA website.
Literary Pulitzer Prizes Announced!
For the first time since 1977, no Pulitzer Prize was awarded for fiction this year.
Still, there are pleny of good books to read!
Here are the 2012 winners:
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
Swamplandia by Karen Russell
The Pale King by David Foster
History Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
Biography George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
Poetry Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
Nonfiction The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by
Best Books of the Year!
Whether a books is good is a personal call, but here are the best books of 2011 according to some well-known publications and critics. You'll find fiction and nonfiction selections in these lists. Any maybe you'll hook up with a good read for you!
And for those of you who know when to beat ‘em and when to fold ‘em, these cookbooks created quite a stir in 2011: